A shared job is a type of Sharing that assigns the Vendor organization only to separate Jobs within the Project in the Buyer’s account. If the organization shares only a job, a new project appears in the Vendor organization’s account as if it was directly created in it.
Inside the project, the Vendor is able to see the Project overview, but only the assigned Jobs are visible within the project, even though the Buyer’s project may contain more.
You can also notice that the Edit, Save as, Share and Delete buttons are not available in the Vendor’s Project, since in the Shared Job scenario, Vendors are not allowed to change any of the Project Settings.
In the Shared Job scenario, the Vendor functions similarly to the Linguist user, but has some additional Project Management rights (ability to assign jobs to own Linguists, attach additional translation memories and term bases, run an analysis, etc.)
In this type of Sharing, the organization’s Project Manager shares the whole project and provides additional rights to the Vendor’s Project Manager (as opposed to Shared Job scenario).
Also, Shared Projects can be distinguished by a different icon in the Project header.
In this scenario, the Buyer and the Vendor see exactly the same, even the Project Settings are shared and if any of the parties changes an option within the scope of the Shared Project, the changes are applied across the entire supply chain. This does not apply to Machine Translation settings, since these can only be defined by the Buyer.
Like in the Shared Job scenario, the Vendor’s Project Manager can assign internal resource (Linguists, Translation Memories, etc.). In addition to this, Vendors can attach their internal Workflow Steps to comply with the internal processes set up within the organization. These, however, need to have a higher hierarchical order than the steps existing in the project and set up by the Buyer. Otherwise, these would fall into the same category as the Buyer’s Workflow Steps and the Vendor would not be able to select them. Please note that Workflow Steps are only available in some Memsource editions.