In the Assessments application, assessment administrators create and administer metric
types and assessable records.
A metric type defines a set of records an organization wants
to evaluate, such as vendors, projects, or employees. For each type, the system generates unique
assessable records that link the type to records that need to be evaluated, such as the
individual records for the vendors Amazon and Intel. There may be multiple assessable records
for the same source record if the source record meets the criteria for more than one type.
For example, you might want to evaluate a record on the Company table, such as Intel, as a vendor
and as a manufacturer, with different categories and metrics.
For configuration suggestions, see Assessment Administrator tasks.
An assessable record links a source record you want to evaluate, such as the company record
for Amazon or the user record for a sales representative, to a metric type, such as vendors
You use assessments to evaluate the assessable record. The system generates assessable
records from the source records that match the table and conditions set on the Assessment
Metric Type form. You evaluate the assessable records with metric categories and metrics,
which define traits and values to assess. For metric types with the On
demand schedule type, you can generate on-demand assessments from the Assessable Record form. This method of
assessment generation makes it easy to create and preview short questionnaires or to quickly
obtain assessment results for specific assessable records.
You can set up an assessment description that includes information from multiple fields on
an assessable record and is displayed on multiple lines. This provides the user who is
taking the assessment with a more detailed and understandable description of the information
being requested on the assessment questionnaire. Create a multi-line description using table
titles, which can be defined to use one or more fields from the selected table. See
Customize the mobile list title
for more information.