Nuclos is the base of your ERP solution. Using the tools to configure Nuclets, you are able to subsequently map your own processes according to your needs. You can thereby modify processes and contents of a Nuclet at any time. For example, using Nuclos, you will create business objects in no time – be it for the order management (customer, item, order position), for the procurement or the warehouse (inventory, rebooking, etc.). Assign attributes to objects, design individual screen layouts, configure workflows and status models, e.g. for orders, delivery notes or invoices. It's easy.Learn more
A business object (entity) is an element about which data is stored or processed inside the company. Typical business objects are, for example, the "Customer" or the "Order" of a customer. The "Customer" is a static business object most of the time, whereas the "Order" is rather dynamic and includes a process. The latter could contain additional process steps, like "Offer", "Confirmed" or "Completed".
A layout defines how a business object is displayed and edited on the screen, e.g. when entering an order. It's also possible to define business objects differently with layouts depending, for example, on authorizations or process progress. Displaying them regarding to the course of time is just as simple (resource planning). You can design layouts by yourself, or they will be created automatically when creating a business object.
Relations are arbitrary relationships between business objects: an order relates to a customer, a delivery note to an order, a payment or partial payment relates to an invoice.
Besides "Orders", also other business objects can have processes. You can freely design them in Nuclos, any desired processes can be displayed with any desired steps. You just determine all possible steps as well as the permissible sequence of these steps and valid restrictions, if applicable.
Rules are automatic mechanisms, that take effect at certain process steps. Examples are validating inputs, performing calculations, determining prices, or sending notifications via email. Additionally to process steps, rules can also take effect at other Nuclos events, like saving a business object, performing a process step, or pressing a button.
Generators represent the process-related transition from one business object in to another business object. There, data from one object will be transferred to the other one, and both are being linked. Examples for generators are: generating delivery notes or invoices from an order, or generating orders from order proposals.
Inside the workflow, you define how the users should interact with the processes. Examples are the viewability of business objects or determining responsibilities. The workflow can be defined individually, across departments, or centrally. Its task is to provide all participants of a process with their relevant business objects.
Forms stand for the display of a business object in its paper form (PDF). Often, a form is the last step just ahead of a process step. A main feature of forms is they address participants of the process, e.g. a customer or a supplier.
Reports stand for the display of statistic data in paper form (PDF). When a process is tightly organized, reports are rarely needed, because the system delivers the necessary information during the processes and also because statistic data, for example, can be directly integrated as charts into layouts.
If rules are to be initiated time-controlled, jobs are the right tool. Jobs are being used, above all, when operating interfaces, e.g. to online stores or to book-keeping systems.