Modules and Registers


Standard ERP is divided into several different areas, or modules. Each module corresponds to a different department in a normal company. Each one contains the tools that the equivalent company department requires to carry out its daily tasks. For example, the Sales Ledger module contains the tools to raise Invoices, receive money and manage debt-chasing campaigns.

To change to a different module, click the [Switch Module] button in the Navigation Centre, or use the Ctrl-0 (zero) (Windows and Linux) or ⌘-0 (Mac OS X) keyboard shortcuts. The following list window appears:

Choose a module by double-clicking. If you prefer to use the keyboard, type the first few characters of the name of the module you want and then press the Enter or Return key twice. You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard to help with navigation.

As soon as you change module, the register buttons in the lower part of the Navigation Centre panel will change to represent the registers in the new module. If you have any list windows open (e.g. lists of settings, forms or reports) when you change module, the options listed in those windows will be changed, to represent the options in the new module.


Each module contains a number of Registers or Files, in which your data is stored. You can open each register using the buttons in the bottom section of the Navigation Centre. The following illustration shows the registers available in each module. Please refer to the appropriate sections of these web pages for full details about each register.

To work with a register (for example, if you need to enter a new Sales Order), first go into the appropriate module using the [Switch Module] button in the Navigation Centre or the Ctrl-0/⌘-0 keyboard shortcut. Click the relevant register button in the Navigation Centre. A browse window will open, listing all the existing records in the register (in this example, all Sales Orders). Then, select 'New' from the Create menu and a blank record window will appear in which you can enter a new record. You can also create new records directly from the Navigation Centre by selecting an option from the + menu in the button bar.

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