RDB Native360 - Managing quota

idibu's Quota settings allow you to cap (or limit the amount of) postings that can be made by any user or team, in any given timeframe. They can also control the number of 'live' ads on a job board at any one time

To manage quotas, just access the idibu Native360 plugin control panel in RDB, and select Quota Management. After selecting the board you'd like to set limits for, you'll be given two options:

  • Slots Quota 
  • Period Quota

Please be aware that you must select the quota 'type' that matches your job board account. For an explanation of both 'slots' and 'period based' quota, please read on..


Slots Quota

A 'Slots based' system is whereby you purchase 'X' amount of job slots (or spaces) on a job board, or in other words, you hold a contract that allows you set a particular number of live jobs at any one time.. 

In this scenario, slots -based quota allows you to set specific limits per-user, so that your jobs can be equally distributed by your team (and not on a first come first-served basis).

Deleting ads (always via idibu), will 'free-up' those slots, and allow you to post more jobs in their place. Please be aware that the 'slots-based' system are much less popular than 'period-based' (see below), so be sure to check with your Account Managers on the job board-side exactly how your account works.

To set the slots available to any user or team, simply add the maximum number of live jobs you'd like them to have access to - then hit Save:

*Remember, deleting live ads via idibu will simply free up those slots as required.


Period Quota

Period quotas allow you to set posting limitations based on time periods. You can decide how many posts can your consultant(s) make to a particular board within specified period boundaries. Each post and post update consumes the amount of credits based on the post duration.

You will need to select on how often the quotas reset (if monthly or annually, please also provide the reset day), how do we deduct the credits (if one post is one credit, or do we count a credit for each week a job is live. This means that a job posted for 28 days will use up 4 credits) and what to do with the unused quota -> if we should just forget it, or carry it over to the next period.

Note on "Reset to Value": this field enables you to make current quotas temporary, and allow them to refresh "Reset To" value at the beginning of the next quota period.

For e.g. each of your consultants have 20 credits for November. By the 15th one of them has used nearly all, but another still has 20 credits remaining.

Admin can view the quotas and allocate between consultants accordingly at any time. They should simply remove a number of credits from one consultant profile (reducing the figure from 20 > 15 for example) and then add to another (from say 2 > 7).

On the renewal date, each consultant will simply be allocated the number of credits supplied in the 'Reset To' field.

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