The Sage ERP Accpac 6.0A Portal
The Sage ERP Accpac 6 Portal is the new Desktop that runs in a browser. Sometimes the word Portal beings up connotations of other things, I’m not sure if a better name is Landing Page, Home Page, Web Desktop, or Start Page. But when you run Accpac 6, this is where you will begin. The primary goal of this Portal is to allow you to navigate into the Accpac application as quickly and intuitively as possible.
When you login to the new Portal, rather than being presented with a tree of icons, you get a dashboard of information useful for doing your job. You can start work by drilling down from the dashboard to get to more detailed reports and inquiry screens. You can run screens by using the “My Shortcuts” area to run frequently accessed screens. Then if you really need the full tree of icons it is available under the Tasks menu.
Customization of the “Home” page and “My Shortcuts” area has been mad as easy as possible, so that any user can easily set these up in an optimal way for their role.
As you run additional tasks, new tabs are opened and you can switch back and forth between them.
Reports still use Crystal Reports but show the results using the Crystal web view in a separate tab in the Portal.
Hopefully this gives an idea of where we are going with the new Sage ERP Accpac 6 Web Desktop/Portal/Home Page. We feel we have come a long way from our original desktop, adding a lot of usability and making the product far more friendly to new and experienced users.