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An introduction to Sabisu Communities

What are Sabisu Communities?

Sabisu Communities are the cornerstone of Sabisu, they underpin the security and dictate how you share information in the Sabisu Platform.

Communities exist throughout your organisation already; they are formed in response to business initiatives, around projects or around operational processes. They are loose social groupings that do not necessarily reflect the published organisation structure. They expand and contract; are created and deprecated without fanfare. However they are social groupings and they drive social engagement, curation and collaboration.

Communities are vital to curators of data as they describe a constituency; by opting into, say, an Energy Reduction community, users are indicating that this is an initiative or subject about which they care and they wish to be kept informed. Communities also drive collaboration, as the disclosure of opinions and dissemination of information leads to teams working jointly to resolve issues and problems, which itself involves further social interaction

‘Communities’ are self-organising groups of users, typically managed by end-users (though centralised administration is also possible) and are usually created in response to a new business initiative, project or area of common interest.

How to use Communities

 Create a Community

There are 3 types of Community you can create:

  1. Private – Hidden, invitation only
  2. Protected – Visible, but invitations must be approved by an admin
  3. Public – Anyone can join

When setting up a Community you can sit it under a parent Community or create a stand alone one. You need to make sure you complete all the required fields before it can be created. Sometimes a Community will need to be approved by the Premise Administrator before it can be created.

Find your communities from the navigation pane on the top left of your Sabisu screen. Referred to as the Community Portal later, select Communities and the tiles appear as seen below. Existing communities will display, but you can click Create Community to set up new ones

Community wiki

Invite a user to a Community

You can invite a user to a Community either by going into the Community Portal or by using the quick add button (you’ll find this in the top navigation bar it’s the “+” icon). If you’re an admin of the Community the invitee will get inserted into it straight away. If you’re not an admin then an approval request will be sent out.

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Find a Community

You can search for communities you are not a member of as well as those you’re already in. If you’re not a member of a Community you can send a join request to the administrator.

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Publish a page to a Community

If you have created a new page and wish to share it with a Community or have made updates to a Community Page you will need to publish it to the selected Community.

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Where next?

Now you’ve created a Community of like minded individuals why not build up a collaborative dashboard. Create your own pages, and construct your own widgets using Sabisu Pipelines,  and query historians or spreadsheets and get your data into the platform using Sabisu Go.

Help & Support 

  • Send an email to support@sabisu.co
  • If you would like further training email training@sabisu.co
  • Search the blog and wiki
  • Use Sabisu Live Chat and one of our team can talk to you directly about any queries you may have.