More Gain, Less Pain getting started in 3.6 (Xtuple)

Posted Thu, 10/28/2010 – 18:36 by jrogelstad

We have really ramped up our efforts this year to increase the appeal and usability of the user interface. From the new Desktop and Quick Start Wizard, to  improved search functionality we have focused efforts on making it easier to get started and use xTuple.  Version 3.6, now in Beta, will continue that trend by allowing users to launch virtually any document from any other document.   That’s right:  No more hunting around the menu system trying to find the edit list for the records you are searching.  Just jump to where you need to go from right where you are.

The new search cluster introduced in 3.5 now replaces all searchable widgets including customer, vendor and work order, and now you can create documents from any of those by selecting “New” on the menu list.  Similarly The combo box pictured on the left also includes the ability to jump directly to the edit list for those items (provided you have privileges of course).

But that’s not all.  We’ve completely reorganized and consolidated the maintenance areas of xTuple in one common and easy to understand “Setup” screen.

The new Setup screen in 3.6 allows you to view all the available setup modules and lists from one convenient place.  Broken down by module It almost reads like a To-Do list of things that affect the set up of your system.  The list is broken into 3 types of items:  Configuration, Accounting Mappings, and Master Information.

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About fblauer

Fred Blauer is a senior consultant with more than 20 years of experience providing information systems consulting, ERP implementation, syste
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