First Look at iDempiere

There are available iDempiere demo sites which you can play with (see for details). 

The log on page contains two panels. The left side will contain technical details such as the current version, database version, Java version, OS and the host.  The right panel contains the log-on details. See below:

After entering your user name and selecting the role, the Home tab will be splashed on screen.  On the Home Tab, you will see an Activities widget containing Notices, Activities, Workflow Activities and Unprocessed Documents button.  These will normally contain open tasks that are normally assigned to the specific user. The Home Tab also contains a “Views” widget that allows a user to quickly get specific info on orders, invoices, inventory etc. The user can (optionally) configure iDempiere to include dashboards and other widgets (such as a calendar) on the Home Tab.   On the left hand side of the window, you can add your Favourite iDempiere objects  and see your recently opened windows.

On the top left part of the screen, you will find the menu lookup.  It contains two subtabs, namely, ‘Menu’ and ‘Search’.   The ‘Menu tab’ allows the user to quickly search the different iDempiere objects.  On the other hand, the ‘Search’ field under the Menu allows the user to quickly look for documents/records. See below:

When you click on the Menu button beside the search field, you will see the different iDempiere objects.  iDempiere contains windows, reports, forms or processes and each is distinguished by a different icon. See below:

An iDempiere window defines how to present data from tables and columns.  On the other hand, reports and processes are used to return a result set to a user. Finally,  forms define any window which is not automatically generated.   Windows contain a menu, a header window and may or may not have tabs.  The menu contains typical menu features such as New (record), Copy (record), Delete (record), Refresh screen, Search, Print among other features.  See the Sales Order window below:

iDempiere reports can be created internally using iDempiere’s own reporting engine.  Reports can also be created through a third party app (i.e. Jasper Reports) and attached to iDempiere.  Below is a sample of an out-of-the-box ageing iDempiere report view:

Still below is a sample of a process that allows money transfers between banks:

Finally, we have a sample of the form ‘Material Transactions’ below: