Beacon for Business - Managing Manufacturing


Form Process

Printed forms use Beacon’s waitlist processing, where items to be processed are loaded into a list, from which another process (in this case, the for printer) extracts items to do and processes them.

Definition of each printed form includes such information as:

  • file reporting from

  • waitlist to get IDs from

  • colours and fonts to use

  • dictionary ID of each data cell to show

  • panels on the form

  • controls on each panel

A visual designer helps users to lay out cells on the printed form.

During operation, user is shown:

  • items waiting to print

  • items printed this session

User actions may include:

  • print all items waiting

  • reprint a printed item

  • find an item to print

  • preview an item