This one here must be our proudest achievement for the v7.0.! We have been working on usability for 6.0. and 6.1., but we needed to step it up a notch. We are strong believers that using an ERP should not be a challenge. On the contrary, it should be an asset and utility for your business. That’s why, with v7.0. you can now go through a flow in about 10 clicks, with no documentation needed. The flows are set up in such a way that you are simply guided through the actions you have to take.

In this respect, we have fixed the main problems that were making the flows slightly confusing. First of all, when following a flow, the buttons pose a real problem as they were many, spread out and at times the user was not sure of what to do next. So, we have simplified most of the views to correct that.

Now, throughout the navigation, the buttons are always visible in the same place, so that the user doesn’t need to search for them. We have also made the state bar more visible, so that the user can visualize at which stage he’s at, whenever he proceeds. Finally, the breadcrumbs make it possible to easily go back to the previous pages. This one is an exciting features and works even better than a Back button, since you can actually choose on which form you want to return.

Let’s look at an example of a sales flow. As soon as you Install the Sales module, you are asked to Configure your Chart of accounts.

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