How to Add Organisations

How to Add Organisations

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  • How to create an organisation
  • How to validate the organisation
  • How to check the creation

Now you know how to create the related organisation of a person when he/she is created. But we can also use the organisation creation function which is independent from the person creation function, but which is quite similar to the person creation process, to create and manage organisations in ERP5.

As we have seen from the previous tutorial, in ERP5, the creation of organisation is the premise to the creation of person. Organisations are really important because people are linked to them. For example, when you sell a product or a service to a person, you indirectly sell it to his/her organisation. The organisation creation function is also very practical because of the attributes you are going to define the different organisations with: sometimes you might be looking for specific types of organisations, for instance, press agencies when you have an announcement to make. Now this is really easy with ERP5, just search for the organisations you defined as press agencies. You can also go deeper into details: you might be looking for American press agencies if the product you want to communicate about is exclusively targeting the US market, then search in ERP5 for your American press agencies...

Now, let's see how you can create and define an organisation with the help of ERP5.


Add organisation in ERP5 example: Z Company

This tutorial continues with the example of the organisation "Z Company", which is our client.

Click on the “New” tab

Add organisation: Click on the 'New' tab

From the ERP5 home page you have reached after login, click on “New”on the sidebar, you will see the base area on the left. The base area gathers the person, organisation and currency creation functions. To create a new organisation, you would just click on the link called "Organisations". But since we already created the Z Company when adding the Person John Doe in the tutorial "How to create Persons", we will go to the "Modules" on the sidebar instead to find our existing client "Z Company" and fill the details.

Click on the "Browse" tab

Check organisation creation: Browse the 'Organisations' database

Click on the "Modules" on the sidebar and then on "Organisations" to find our client Z Company.

Click on "Z Company"

Check organisation creation (3): Check the organisation's line

You will find our client Z Company in the Organisation Module. Click on the line to open the organisation.

Fill the “view” tab and save

Add organisations: Fill the 'View' page and save

You will now be led to the details page of the Z Company page which has existed. As you can see, there are many fields to fill, which allow you to be really precise about the different organisations stored in ERP5. You just have to enter its detail information and then save it.

Summary: we had created a person named John Doh, who is the marketing manager of Z Company, one of VIFIB clients. If you remember well, the organisation Z Company had been created directly through the person creation module (cf. “How to add people” tutorial) by "Add Organisation", but had not been taken care of. Now we are going to enter some details in "view" tab about the organisation Z Company: Z Company Ltd is an international electricity supplier, which has been using the services of VIFIB for quite a long time as a client. Here is the address of the Company: 12 Zorro Street, 93210 Beverly Hills.

After you have filled the “view” tab, save the data by clicking on "Save".

But please note that the organisations can also be created through the organisation creation module from the New tab in ERP5 home page sidebar, as you have seen in the previous tutorial “How to add people”.

Fill the "Details" tab

Add organisations: Fill the 'Details' tab

In "Details" tab, you can fill in the details and save the changes.

About the other tabs

Add organisations: Other tabs in the 'Details' page

Similar to creating people, there are some tabs that will automatically be updated by ERP5, such as “Transactions”, “Financial informations” and “Documents”. The application will update those tabs whenever necessary, for example, to trace a transaction that occurred between VIFIB and the client Z Company.

When you have entered all information of the created company and saved it, it is time to validate the organisation, which works exactly the same way as person's validation.

How to Validate an Organisation (1)

Validate new organisation (1): Click on the 'Action' tab

Click on the “Actions”.

How to Validate an Organisation (2)

Validate new organisation (2): Click on 'Validate'

Click on the“Validate”.

How to Validate an Organisation (3)

Validate new organisation (3): Check the update status

Check the update status.

When everything has been done correctly (i.e. you have entered the data, saved and validated the organisation you created), it is time to check that Z Company appears in the organisation list of ERP5. Once again, this works the same way as for creating a person.

How to Check the Creation (1)

Check organisation creation (1): Click on the 'Modules' tab

To check the new organisation, you will have to navigate to the list of existing organisations.

Click on the “Modules”on the sidebar and click on “organisations”, this will lead you to the organisations' list.

How to Check the Creation (2)

Check organisation creation (2): Check the organisation's line

The final step is to check that Z Company is on the list. We can see that the creation was successful because Z Company has been added to the list. If you want to see or modify the details of any organisation, just click on its line to open its dedicated page.

Use "Modules" tab

Check organisation creation: Browse the 'Organisations' database

You can use the "Modules" tab in the home page sidebar to check the “Currencies”, “Organisations” and“Persons”stored in your ERP5 database. Just click on the related name under the “Base”module.

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