Scope is an innovative, easy-to-use software package for freight forwarding and logistics. While scope is largely self-explanatory all the modules and applications are described and explained in this manual. This page explains the format of the user manual, the terminology and the concepts used. This is to ensure a better understanding of the individual descriptions on the various pages of this manual.
All applications have commonly used functions and areas such as user interface, field types, context menus, help functions, validation etc. These are explained in the general section of the manual, or navigate to them using the links.
Structure of the manual
The individual pages of this manual are generally constructed as follows:
This includes a brief explanation of what the application described can be used for and why they should be used.
Depending on the application at this point, a sample application in the form of a short animated film is shown.
Definitions and Terminology
The following terms are used in this manual and in scope:
An organizational unit may also be termed a corporate unit. It can be a collection of countries, or stations, or branches. A business unit may consist of multiple country units. A country can therefore include multiple unit operations or stations.
The individual program modules are referred to as Scope applications.
Fields the data fields within each of the applications. In scope, there are different types of fields which will accept different types of data. For Each field various functions and context menus may be available.
A record is all the data related to a particular object such as a shipment or a document. Usually this term is used when viewing an overview of entries. The overview can be termed a table of entries and each row in the table can also be called a record.
In addition to the printable documents in scope there are captured records such as the commercial invoice or a business partner's airline tariff. To differentiate between these two types of documents, Scope generated documents are generally referred to as "consignment documents" or "shipping documents".
Use of the folders and filtering are described in greater detail below. Examples of folders are Favorites, Inbox, and recent documents. A "folder" in Scope is not quite the same as a "folder" in the windows operating system. In Windows a "folder" is a physical location on a hard disk, while in Scope a folder can be better understood as a filter which automatically displays only the desired documents. In reality these documents exist only in the database. The folders therefore really "virtual" folders which in reality provide quick links to these documents in the database.
Within applications data can be collected and processed, therefore these applications are also called editors examples are the shipment editor, AWB editor or address editor.
Within each application near the top of the screen tabs may be present and are used to show different data related to the object of the application.
Are frequently present within applications. Buttons are used to trigger specific additional functions or processes within the individual applications.
Just as in a web browser, within scope some text is marked in blue and will become underlined if the cursor is hovered over it. These texts are link actions that are similar to "Buttons" since clicking them will execute further applications.
Limitations and Deviations
In this manual, all applications, modules and functions are described. Depending on system settings and / or user privileges, applications, modules, some features described may not be available or may differ from the description provided here. In these cases further information can be request from the system administrator or request software support from Riege Software International.