Account Feed - Portfolio Management
Setting up the integration:
There are multiple components to the Orion Advisor integration: 1) an account feed, 2) two-way sync of contact data, 3) New Account Wizard, 4) Trading Platform, 5) Insight, 6) Reports and 7) Orion Connect.
For the account feed, contact Orion's Integrations Support Team and they will provide you with the necessary information to establish the account feed into Redtail. Once you have this information, send it to Redtail Support at email@example.com where the feed can be set up.
In addition to the account feed, you'll have the other options mentioned above accessible to you from within Redtail via the Integrations icon. To enable those options, you'll need to enable the Orion integration within your database. Instructions for enabling integrations can be found here.
After enabling the integration, each database user that needs access to the additional Orion options will then need to choose Settings from the gear icon for Orion in that same area:
After clicking Settings, they will then see the below:
Click "Authorize Access to Orion" and then enter your Orion credentials and click "Sign In":
You will then see the following:
Once these steps have been completed, go back to your Manage Integrations page in Redtail and click the Settings option for Orion again. You'll see the below:
Check off the box here that says "Enable 2 way sync with Orion Advisor and click save.
All components of the Orion integration will then be accessible to you.
- Account feed data is pushed from Orion Advisor to Redtail based off of the Tax ID Number. You can read how to work with Unlinked Accounts here.
- To access the other Orion options, while within a Contact Record in Redtail, click your Integrations Menu and then select Orion Advisor. You'll then see the below (though all of these won't be available until you have linked the client to their household within Orion):
Let's take a look at these other components of the integration accessible from the Integrations modal:
New Account Wizard
After clicking this option, if you haven't previously sent the client to Orion, you'll be prompted to select a representative:
If you click inside that Representative box, you'll see a list you can select from. Once you've done so, click the "send to orion" button. This will open up a new Orion screen, where you'll be on the New Account Wizard within Orion's New Accounts Center:
You can follow onscreen prompts and enter any required data to set up your new account here. Note that this is also where you can set up household linking for clients, and using this option automatically creates a new Head of Household. Until you've linked the client to their Orion household, many of the below options on the Orion integrations modal in Redtail won't be available to you.
If the household does currently exist in Orion, the client record will autolink based upon the SSN on the household if there is a match found. When that's the case,
- while within a Contact Record in Redtail, click your Integrations Menu and then select Orion Advisor. You'll then see the below:
- If there are multiple SSN matches, as in the example above, you will be given the option to select which household you want to link the client to.
After you've linked a household, two-way syncing will automatically occur between Redtail and Orion for the below data fields within a contact record:
Below is a recording of a webinar we did with Orion going over the details of this two-way sync:
Clicking this option will refresh the area directly below these Orion options in the Orion integrations modal within Redtail. You'll then see something like the below in this area, though of course it will be populated with trade data should the client have any to display here:
Insight are the default data that is displayed directly below these Orion options in the Orion integrations modal within Redtail. What you'll see here are a number of tiles (scroll to see them all) with information relevant to the client from the different integrations you've established with your Orion account.
Clicking the Reports option changes the data displayed directly beneath these Orion options, allowing you to click-to-run any of number of Custom or Standard Orion Reports:
After selecting a report in this area, click that Next button beneath the list of Reports and you'll then see onscreen prompts to allow you to set additional parameters for the data you'd like to see included in your chosen Report.
If you click Orion Connect, a new page within Orion will open where you'll have direct access to a list of Orion Applications:
Orion Advisor resources:
The Orion Advisor resource page
The Orion Advisor Sales Team
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