Navigating to DCP is as easy as typing dcp.cisco.com in your favorite browser. Most common browsers are supported.
To log in you will have to provide your cisco.com login and password.
When you land on DCP, you will find a page as shown below. Wherever you go through DCP, the page structure will be similar to ease your navigation. This article describes the placement of the main components and provides a summary of what it does. For detailed explanation, each component will be covered separately throughout this user guide.
- The functional area selector is your navigator menu that allows you to go to the different functional areas: content management, time entry, delivery management, staffing management and market place. Depending on your role, some functional areas might not be available to you. A Cisco customer or partner only has access to content management.
- All DCP is organizing its information in tables. As such the main component of each functional area is the table grid. Depending on the functional area, different information will be shown in the table grid. Each table grid is organized in columns. The table can be filtered in 3 ways: using the column header filters, the preset and custom table configurator and the left pane filter.
- The preset and custom table configurator consists of 2 components : the table configuration selection menu and right from it, the configurator itself.The menu is a quick select that allows you to choose from preset table configurations and from your own created custom table configurations. The configurator allows you to define your own custom table configurations.
- The Left Pane filter is yet another filter that allows you, during a session, to focus on a specific workview, a customer or project. A workview is a collection of projects and is explained in detail in a separate article.
- The action pane lists all actions available for a particular artifact that is highlighted (using the checkbox in the first column of the table grid). The action pane is context driven. Actions vary depending of the state of the selected artifact as well as your role against the artifact.
- The notification center keeps you updated on recent activity. It lists action requests that requires your attention and recent activity on artifacts of your interest. Furthermore, the DCP Control in the top-right corner provides you access to the search functionality to search documents, contact management that allows you to manage your contacts in contact-groups, some preferences settings and this user guide.
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- Just above the table grid, you will find an annotation of how many records are shown in the table, a refresh button that allows you to retrieve data from the server per the current combined filter setting (left pane filter + selected table configuration and column filters). Finally an export function allows you to export the table data per the current combined filter setting.
Please note that, depending on the functional area, some components might be disabled or differ slightly from the standard described here above. The specifics will be described in the respective articles of this user guide.