How to navigate the interface

The different landmarks and navigation elements in the melba interface

Published on 09/29/2021Hind Andaloussi

The navigation and accessibility of melba have been designed so that the interface is 100% ergonomic and intuitive

The menu and its modules

The left sidebar (or main menu) is used to navigate through the different modules of the application.

The highlighted icon tells you which one you are in from:

  • The dashboard ;
  • Item data (including inventory management);
  • Revenue data (including inventory management);
  • Supplier orders (planning, monitoring and historization);
  • Production (planning, monitoring and historization);
  • Sales (planning or import, monitoring and historization);
  • Traceability (hygiene and food traceability);
  • The parameters (including multi-site management and data import).

Some modules have sub-levels accessible by clicking on the corresponding icon.

The different views of the same data

For each type of data, it is useful to obtain a level of information relating to the reading context. To answer this, the drop-down title at the page header allows you to choose the most relevant view as needed.

For example: The list of items, which in Item View reflects all the products created or imported, can also be seen through the prism of supplier references, sales prices or even previously entered stock units.

At each connection, from the first action taken, the corresponding pages follow one another in the form of links in the header above the title. This complementary navigation system allows you to quickly access a page that has already been visited.

The result of a given action may extend to a context distinct from the one in which we find ourselves. The application will therefore redirect to the page as well as the most suitable view, so that the business context is consistent throughout the course.

For example: When planning the production of tasks previously listed in a template, during the planning action, we are automatically redirected to production, in order to observe these tasks correctly positioned within the production schedule.