Explaining Administrator, Trend Manager, Trend Scout, and Read Only rights

FIBRES has four different user rights levels: Administrator, Trend Manager, Trend Scout and Read Only. 

How user rights work in FIBRES


Administrator users can invite, edit, and revoke users’ access to your FIBRES Account. Naturally, an Administrator has full user rights to all FIBRES functionalities available to lower user rights levels as well.

This is the user rights level for people who are responsible for the whole process of using FIBRES in your organization, such as head of foresight, trend manager, innovation manager, strategy lead,  or head of business. We recommend having two Administrators at a minimum.

Trend Manager

Trend Managers can add, edit and remove all content throughout FIBRES. Main difference to an Administrator is that a Trend Manager can only invite new users for Trend Scout and Read Only roles.

A Trend Manager is typically a person who actually works on Signals but even more on Signal Clusters and Trends. Perhaps this is a role in your process also with responsibilities for trend impact assessments, and for facilitating the work of others.

Trend Scout

Trend Scouts can add and edit Signals and Signal Clusters with read and commenting rights to other Articles.

This is the perfect user rights level for people responsible for horizon scanning and spotting of new Signals.

Read Only

Users with Read Only rights can read and comment all content, but can not edit anything. They can also participate in Joint Evaluations and Polls for voting purposes, if this premium feature set is activated on your FIBRES Account.

This is the correct user rights level for those who are not expected to give their active contribution to the trend or strategy work but who you want to keep updated on what is going on.

How to invite new users

FIBRES is more fun with colleagues.

  1. Open the drop-down menu in the top right corner of FIBRES.
  2. Click Your community.
  3. Enter the email of the person you wish to invite. 
  4. Select a role from Administrator, Trend Manager, Trend Scout, or Read Only.
  5. Edit the invite message if you wish.
  6. Click Send invitation.

How user rights work for Collections

Using the premium Collect feature set allows for high flexibility regarding access rights to selected sets of data.

All users except a Read Only user are then allowed to create Collections. Each Collection itself is either Private to its creator, or open for editing also to invited Collection Collaborators. Furthermore, a Collection can be made Public so that all users on your FIBRES Account gain read-only access to it.

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