I am creating an webpage that will allow our support team to create licenses for different use cases. For example, we sometimes need to generate a temporary "Emergency" license for the client if something went wrong with their system.
The idea is to simplify the interface so that generating these emergency licenses is easy enough for anyone on our support team can generate them. We also have another use case but I'll leave that out for now.
Anyways, the different use cases for the license generation require different information (We can default a lot for the emergency licenses). But one field is the same for all of them.
My idea was to just have this field occur on all of the tabs in the same spot, we could even have the typed in data for this field persist when you switch tabs. However, somebody else recommended pulling this field above the tabs so it is always visible. Is there a standard for this? How do I assess this in terms of a better UI/UX?