Homepage structure

A homepage consists of multiple panes such as the following.

A homepage delivered by Infor usually consists of the following panes, but this is not mandatory:

Alert pane

Displays the alerts (if any).

Examples of alerts are:

  • Orders that have passed the due date.
  • Late receipts.
  • Orders that are not released yet.
  • A price variance that falls outside the tolerance.

Alerts are linked to conditions. An Alert is only displayed if the corresponding condition is met.

Workload pane

Displays the workload assigned to a specific record, for example a specific buyer.

The Workload pane in the previous figure shows the tasks that you must perform for a specific buyer:

  • There are purchase orders waiting for approval.
  • A number of purchase orders must be confirmed.
  • There are no requisitions that must be processed.
  • And so on.

When you double-click a task, the corresponding (overview) session starts. For example, when you double-click the Unapproved Orders task, the Purchase Orders (tdpur4100m000) session starts.

Shortcut pane (Quick Links pane)

Displays useful quick links.

A quick link is a shortcut to a details (data entry) session, or to a batch session, for example a global update session.

Report pane Contains hyperlinks to frequently used reports. The hyperlinks can start LN sessions or Web pages, for example Cognos reports.
Graph pane

Displays reports that show major statistics or key performance indicators. The reports offer many useful features, such as:

  • Many chart types are supported, for example pie charts, line charts, and bar charts.
  • A graph can have a dialog attached, where you can enter selection criteria.

Resource files

The language-dependent content of an LN homepage, such as the homepage's title and the titles of the panes used in the homepage, is stored in resource files.

Each resource file contains data for only one language. The homepages and reports developed by Infor are delivered with English resource files. To run these homepages and reports in other languages, you must translate the corresponding resource files.

For more information, refer to To translate resource files.

Personalization by Web UI end users

To change the look and feel of their homepages, end users can do the following:

  • Move and dock panels in different locations.
  • Resize, minimize, and maximize panels.
  • Drag items to another position within the Work Load pane, the Alert pane, and the Shortcut pane.
  • Add new shortcuts.
  • Switch between large and small icons.
  • Personalize the Work Load pane and Alert pane: For example, an end user can define thresholds. A Web UI administrator can also specify refresh rates.

For more information, refer to the Web UI online help.