Talk:How to Use the Accounting Background Process
- use short and clear setences, that helps to better understand.
- please use a formal tone, avoid the use of "You should...." make it impersonal.
- do not use Openbravo application images unless what it is going to be shown is very relevant. All these images need to be customized and we want to avoid putting a lot of effort on maintaining customized images all along documentation.
- to me this article makes more sense if it first describes the bussines process or business needs regarding this topic (see below Objective section feedback) and then describes one or two very intuitive and useful examples of accounting schedulling. (see below Execution Steps feedback).
This section is intended to describe the business process or business scenario which is going to be later executed in Openbravo.
Therefore, I would mention that accouting processing may differ from company to company. There are companies which may prefer not to automate any accounting process as there is an accounting department which aim is to manually post accounting entries.
There are companies which may automate part of the accounting process which is later on reviewed by accountant...and so on so forth.
Explain that this "Article" is going to cover the option of automating the accounting as a background process. Explain what this mean, I mean, explain the fact that this process is transparent to the end-user as pending to be post transactions will be automatically post by Openbravo. Remark that it is always possible to unpost an already posted transaction and besides accountants are able to review, unpost and fix if needed accounting entries by using the reset process...and so on so forth. More about this in the next section.
Anyway, highlight what the advantanges are of this kind of processes.
Finally, I would remove this sentence:
"Most known processes are Alert process and Background Accounting process, but you can develop new ones. "
Do not mention here any other process but just the accounting one as this article is about how to activate the accounting background process.
There are many articles related to this topic you can find in the user guide, those ones are also related to accounting practices. These are the ones I would add. Mention the ones you believe it make sense within a context:
On the other hand, here we could also mention other processes which can be automated as described here: Process Request but I'm not 100% sure about it. Let me know your opinion. --Psanjuan 11:50, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
As always start this section by saying: "In Openbravo, the company in this example will have to.....(briefly list every step to be later on explained more in deep).
I've renamed a little bit the steps. --Psanjuan 11:45, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
Scheduled background process
I would start this section by saying that: Accounting process can be scheduled as a background process in the Process Request window.
Above mentioned article explains in deep this window and all its fields, please take a look. What I would do in this section is to explain the setup required for a company which wants to run this process every day at no working hours to get everything posted the day after..it would be very useful to explain how this works within the context of a very useful and intuitive example or two. --Psanjuan 12:01, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
Monitor the scheduled background process
Would be very useful if you can provide an explanation of which kind of information this window shows as well as how it can be used to understand what the system has automatically done. --Psanjuan 12:26, 2 July 2012 (UTC)