Scope: managed applications.
You can display the Sections panel both as a separate panel and as a part of the functions menu:
1. Sections panel components
Make sure sections in the Sections panel are arranged optimally to ensure good user experience. The number of sections and their content must be selected according to user activities.
1.1. The Quick menu section is present in all applications by default and usually comes first. We recommend that your Quick menu includes commands to navigate to objects of the whole application and does not include objects of specific accounting sections and activity areas.
1.2. You can display conditionally constant data lists (catalogs, information registers, enumeration lists, and other) in the command interface as follows:
· In the respective section (at the end of the menu or in See also).
For example, the list of positions in the HR section.
· In a special application section. As a rule, commands to navigate to such lists are usually not displayed in other sections.
For example, "Catalogs", "Settings", or "Master data" sections.
· In the navigation panel of the list form with conditionally constant data.
For example, "Products GL accounts" in the navigation panel of the Products catalog.
Exceptions are lists with conditionally constant data, from which business processes are started. Display such lists in the respective section menus.
For example, the Employees catalog is displayed in the HR section as firstly employee data is entered to the catalog and then hiring orders and other documents are generated based on this data.
1.3. Display sections for settings, administrative and service activities at the end of the panel.
2. Section names
2.1. Section names must not exceed 35 characters including spaces. The names can take two lines. If you increase the number of characters, an ellipsis is added. We recommend that you choose names of the same length to make them look consistently.
2.2. Choose explicit and easy-to-remember names for the sections. Users must be able to understand the section purpose from its title.
2.3. Avoid long words if possible. When choosing a section name, try to combine words as follows:
One or two words of the average length
HR and Payroll
A long word and a short word
CRM and Marketing
Two short words and a long word
Master data and settings
2.4. Use only commonly used abbreviations in section names.
For example, VAT and IFRS.
Expand abbreviations in tooltips.
For example, the tooltip of the "FA and IA" section is "Fixed assets and intangible assets".
2.5. Do not create the Tools section as it will be identical to the Tools section in the main menu and the Tools group in the panel or the functions menu.
3. Section pictures
3.1. We recommend that you display section names in the "Picture and text" mode.
3.2. Make sure your pictures differ from each other in font and leading colors but have the same style and light direction. Pictures must be drawn in the frontal plane of projection.