Getting Started / Creating an app

Creating an app

Applications are ELMA365 basic system components. Apps differ by functionality, for example, «Contracts», «Resume», «Agreements», etc. They are easy to create and modify, making the system quickly adapt to any business aspects.

The system offers three types of apps. Each type is suited for a certain task:

  • Standard. These apps are convenient for recording and storing the orders, employee's individual records, contacts, potential clients, etc.
  • Document. These apps help you set up the document flow. By creating a type of document, for example, Invoices, you determine their processing, registration, and their business process.
  • Event. This is a calendar that allows you to create and display different events and meetings, for example, interviews.

Apps are located in workspaces and help to organize the work and data storage.

 

How to create a new app

Create a Contracts workspace where you will put the ContractsAdd. agreements and Certificates apps:
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  • On the main page click +.
  • In the pop-up window click Create. Enter «Contracts» as the workspace name. Select an icon and set the visibility, specify whether it will be visible to everyone or only to the administrators.

Now, add a new app into the workspace:
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  • Click +Add button in the workspace.
  • Fill in the settings window. Select Document as a type. State the name of the app, name its elements, select an icon, etc. To save the changes, click Create.

 

App properties

 

Now you need to add the contract properties. Properties are the contract fields containing the information, for example, «Contract number», «Date», etc. They form the app context. By adding the fields, you determine how the contracts are displayed in the interface and what information your employers have to input when adding a new contract.

The panel on the right contains all properties written in a clear manner: NumberMoneyDate/Time, etc. Drag them to the form and name them for the user to view in the system.

Add the ContractorContract numberDateTotal amount of a contract fields. Note that the app of the Document type always has a required field where the user is supposed to upload the document itself.

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This is the easiest way to configure the contract's context and form. However, in ELMA365 you can configure a form of any level of complexity in the included low-code designer.

By using it, you can drag both properties and pre-made widgets, such as information blocks and pop-up windows, to the form. They can be combined and bonded between each other. Also, you can enable more complex settings that use scripts. Read more about working in the low-code designer in this article.

When you finish configuring the settings, click save. The app is ready.

How to add data to the app

 

Now you can add a new contract to the app.

Click the +Contract button and fill out the form. The form contains the same fields you configured when creating the app.

Upload the contract file to the form. The name of your file is used as a name of this contract in the app by default.

Click save. The contract app item will appear in the app.

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All contracts you add in the future will be displayed on the same page.

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Next, you can configure the app even more: