So, the other day, the Paladin Logic team was sitting back for a brief, but well-earned, rest and we started talking about the convenient display of information with respect to our (and your) favorite ERP system.
With so much happening in an xTuple system it sure would be handy to have the most salient information available in an easily accessible form all in one place …
Yes, we do use words like “salient” at Paladin Logic … but that isn’t important here. As software developers and systems integrators, that kind of statement generates a specific result: a solution.
Voilà! The ERP Calendar was born.
Complexity is an essential characteristic of an ERP system. That is easy to see because an enterprise (whose resources are being planned) is essentially complex. Planning as an activity is essentially complex as well – as anybody who has ever tried to plan a vacation knows.
Abstraction is the most powerful intellectual tool we have for combating complexity. Abstraction simply means taking something away – stripping away unneeded information so we can focus on what is important. Counter-intuitively, the presentation of information is often made more useful by presenting less information.
So, with so much going on in a comprehensive system like xTuple, we thought that it would be handy to have a synopsis — an abstraction — of that information laid out in a calendar. A bird’s eye view of the state of the business.
The ERP Calendar combines sixteen different crucial business planning documents — including work orders, sales orders, purchase orders, projects, and ToDo items — in monthly, weekly and daily views. See what needs to be completed today, this week, this month, or next month.
The ERP Calendar is an installable extension that enhances the xTuple client to give you a view of and access to key business activities in an integrated visual calendar. We thought it was so cool that we wanted everybody who uses PostBooks (or better) to have one … so we priced it so low that you will want to get yours today before they are all gone!
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