Confusing gray forms
The information system is the basic building block of each process-driven business and can on the one hand support and automate many routine activities and operations, and on the other evaluate individual processes and so provide management important data for the further development of the company. Most employees spend long hours working with it each day, at terminals, in offices or on the road. And yet it is still often about confusing gray forms with dozens of boxes, which users are afraid of and whose potential they are unable to take advantage of.
Why is UI actually important?
An overly complex user interface causes users to create errors that distort important outputs for management, and so they often begin to run to register data outside the system, in Excel tables and notes, thus losing a large part of the company’s know-how. The user interface must be sufficiently intuitive and friendly to make the necessary paperwork as friendly as possible for users.
Already during the development of the system, we were thinking that laborers in manufacturing and warehouse workers in logistic centers would be working with it the same as accountants, traders and managers. Although everyone accesses the same data across the same system, everyone needs completely different features and tools for their jobs. And often even different devices, whether in terms of terminals, card readers, computers, tablets or mobile phones. It is therefore necessary to define roles for user groups with the same needs and design visual and ergonomically-tuned user interfaces for these roles.
Modifications when you implement
When implementing the K2 information system, individual roles are assigned to people or groups of people in the company and subsequently modified so that they comply with the rules and activities specific for the company, and so that they contain, moreover, special adaptations above the framework of the standard installation. The user interface is therefore ready to be as friendly as possible for the terminals of warehouse workers and the monitors of accountants and mobile phones of managers.
Adaptations on the part of the user
After putting the K2 information system into operation, users will get to know it and want to continuously optimize its activities based on their literacy and habits when using the product and its functions. Making the personal settings of the most commonly used tools and features available, adapting and registering filters or configurations or the layout and size of windows on the screen will fall into this group.
A modern and friendly K2
The user interface of the K2 information system has undergone huge development in the past four years, with changes not only in the appearance and layout of the boxes, but above all in the whole logic of the system so that it reflects the needs and habits of today’s users. We dare say that our system has a huge edge over the competition in this regard in the market.