BPCS supports many different types of
notes which can be associated with items, customers, vendors, and orders.
However, in order to view these notes, you have to use the maintenance
programs. Our experience has shown that this is often undesirable,
especially in carefully controlled environments such as process industries.
If users have to access the notes maintenance routines to view notes, there
is always a danger that data may be accidentally lost or changed.
Notes Inquiry offers several stand-alone
inquiries into the major notes categories. Users of this program can view
item, customer, vendor, lot, purchase order, sales order, bills of material
and routings notes without being able to perform maintenance.
Selected inquiries can be added to individual
user menus if so desired. For some notes, users can limit displays
to show only note lines with a particular value in the note line print
BPCS users will instantly feel at home
with the inquiry screens because the notes details are displayed in the
same format as the maintenance options. All screens look and feel like
any other BPCS program.