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Welcome to the Openbravo 3 User Guide.
This user oriented document has been designed with the aim of guiding you through the process of learning Openbravo 3.
Openbravo 3 User Interface
If this is the first time you take a look into Openbravo, this is the right place to get valuable information which will help you at the time you first use Openbravo, as this part gives an overview of the navigation, grid and form editing, tabs, filtering and interface customization.
If Openbravo is not new for you, you will discover new user interface capabilities which will make your daily work activities much more efficient
This part lists and briefly explains a set of business flows.
There are several key business areas such as planning, procurement, inventory, sales etc., which can be present in an organization or not depending on the nature of its business.
Those key business areas are related between each others, which leads us to the definition of the business flows.
To put us in context, each business flow is listed and briefly explained below:
- Procure to Pay manages the life-cycle of a procure process from the moment the company requests or orders goods, all way through warehouse staff receives the goods and until the supplier invoice is paid.
- Supplier Returns manages the return of goods to supliers for debit or for replacement.
- Order to Cash manages the life-cycle of a sales process, from the moment a customer requests a quotation or orders goods, all way through warehouse staff ships the goods and until the customer pays the invoice.
- Customer Returns manages the return of goods from customers for credit or for replacement.
- Inventory Accuracy implies inventory tracking and goods movements between storage bins or warehouses as well as the valuation of inventory and stock counting.
- MRP Management manages the material and production requirements of a company, by tracking several inputs such as sales forecast and current stocks levels.
- Production Management is in charge of the managing the making of products that either consist of a few components (bill of materials), or are a result of a more complex production process.
- Projects and Services Management addresses Company's Projects of any type.
- Payables and Receivables Management addresses customer collections and supplier payments.
- Bank Statement to Bank Reconciliation addresses the business process for entering and reconciling bank statements with account payable or receivable transactions and cash balances in the general ledger.
- Period End Close to Financial Report manages daily accounting activities as well as the life-cycle of an accounting period.
It also allows the business processes for the production of internal and external financial and tax reports.
- Asset Acquisition to Dispose manages global assets life cycle from acquisition to disposition, including depreciation and other write-downs.
- Budget Analysis is all about taking an holistic approach for managing budgets to achieve a single view of the company.
Each of above listed business flow is explained in deep within the Openbravo application area where it can be executed.
Common Concepts & Processes
Openbravo 3 has been designed to allow an easy and intuitive way of working.
This approach implies that many concepts and process are common ones, therefore are present all along Openbravo.
This section lists and describes Openbravo concepts and processes with the aim of avoiding that the same concept or process is explained more than once.
Openbravo Application Areas
Openbravo is split into different application areas. Each area is represented by a separate folder accessible from the Application menu in the top navigation screen area:
Each business area includes separates folders:
- Setup - the setup or configuration required for that business area to work
- Transactions - the transactions which can be executed within that business area
- Analysis Tools - the reports which can be launched to get accurate and relevant data about that specific business area
- and the advanced features which can also be executed once shown within that business area.
Therefore this section of the User Guide details:
- how to configure
- how to use
- and how to analyze
each Openbravo application area within the corresponding business flow.