Process Accounting for Multiple Companies or Divisions –

The Series 5 applications provides support for multiple companies.  A separate set of data files are maintained, totally independent from one another, for each Company System defined.  (Within the G/L system, though, multiple companies may be combined for the purpose of consolidation). When users sign onto the system, they select which Company System is to be worked with.

Full User Access Security –

All users of the Series 5 system will require a system Logon Profile record to be defined before they can log into the system using a password.  Passwords may be defined to timeout and be must be updated within a specified period of time.  Users must also have a User Access record defined for each of the Series 5 applications being executed.  These User Access records provide access rights down to the menu level of the applications' menu.

There is also the concept of a "Gatekeeper".   When configured, this user is the only Logon User that is permitted to update User Access rights, but who cannot execute any accounting functions.

User Signon and Access Logging –

As an option, User Access Logging can be turned on.  When a user logs onto the system, and when they select different menu items, it is recorded in a Logon Access file.  Only the designated Systems Manager may inquire into this file.  Note also, that when reports are archived, the users logon code is recorded wth that report.

Support for Multiple Network Printers –

The system allows you to define an unlimited number of Print Queues.  Each Print Queue has it's own set of properties like network printer, font, forms and margins.  When any reports or forms are generated and printed, the operator can select which Printer Queue the job is to be sent to.

Captured "Windows" Printers –

Any given network printer may also be captured, and assigned to one of the Series 5 Print Queues.  When either the operator or the application function selects that Print Queue, the system automatically prints to the assigned captured printer.

System Broadcast Messages –

There are three different types of messages that can be defined:
  • Loggon Message — Displayed when a user Logon to the system. (ie., The system will shut down today at 2:00 PM for maintenance)
  • Log Off Message — Displayed when a user Logs Off the system (ie., Have a pleasant evening)
  • Emergency Message — Displayed when users switch between menue items. (ie., Please logout of the Series 5 application immediately. Thankyou).
In each case, you can specify the message that is displayed to the users.