The MAPICS Browser gives you an efficient, task-oriented way to view application information contained in MAPICS XA applications. The MAPICS Browser lets you customize how you view the application information.
With the MAPICS Browser, you can:
· Arrange application information into multiple groupings and sequences that make sense for your job.
· Hide information that does not apply to a particular job or task.
· Subset records to show only the information that applies to the job or task you are performing.
· Customize the information for an individual user, for a group of users, or for all users.
The MAPICS Browser uses application objects to show information. Objects in the MAPICS Browser appear in seven groups on the main MAPICS Browser window. The MAPICS applications you have installed on your system control the content of each object.
Four tabs contain objects related primarily to the MAPICS XA applications COM, IM, PC&C, REP, and IFM:
· Customer Service contains information about your customers, orders placed by customers, and shipments sent to the customers to fulfill those orders. The Customer Service objects appear on two tabs. The Customers and Orders tab contains objects related to open customer orders. The Shipments and Invoices tab contains objects related to fulfilling the customer orders.
· Inventory contains information about the items in your inventory, such as on-hand amounts, which items have been allocated to orders, and where the items are located in your warehouses.
· Production contains information about manufacturing orders issued to produce order-based items and schedules issued to produce rate-based items.
· Finance contains information about your company’s financial transactions. The Finance objects appear on three tabs. The Payables tab contains objects related to payment transactions. The Receivables tab contains objects related to receipt transactions. The General tab contains objects used for either type of financial transaction, as well as the General Ledger.
The Engineering and Procurement tabs contain objects relating to three other MAPICS applications, specifically, Procurement Management, PDMPlus and Enterprise PDM, which your company may or may not have acquired. If you have acquired them, then some maintenance options will be available in some MAPICS Browser objects. If you have not acquired either of these applications, then the objects in the MAPICS Browser are for inquiry only.
The MAPICS tab contains options for navigating in the MAPICS Browser and for including information from files outside of the MAPICS database.
The MAPICS Browser arranges all of the MAPICS objects into list windows, card files and cards. The lists, card files and cards function like a collection of rooms. Each room has windows to information in other rooms. Every room has connecting doors. This arrangement means that you do not have to exit from one object to see information in another object.
The application objects replace menus and eliminate the boundaries between application information. Your view of the application information appears seamless even though the information you are viewing is stored in files with the same boundaries as in the MAPICS XA applications.
Easy movement between application objects is only one of the MAPICS Browser’s productivity-enhancing features. The customizable features give you the power to create your own arrangements of application information. You can:
· include and exclude fields as required for the job you are performing;
· include and exclude object records based on criteria you specify; and
· create multiple customized versions of application information for each application object.
The customizable features let you manipulate the application information in the MAPICS Browser to obtain the information you need for a specific task.
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