Electric is the latest and soon to be only iTrent theme. The user interface and navigation hugely improves the experience, with users able to create their own branded areas and get a system that feels far more personal to them.
But like anything new, it takes a while to find the shortcuts. So like the other blogs in our hacks series, we've gathered some tips to help you get used to the new system and immediately reap the benefits.
Tip 1: Summary Screen
Did you know that a quick way to go back to a summary screen is by selecting the link at the top of the screen?
Tip 2: Numbered Links
Did you know that you can create a folder with numbered links, so your users can quickly navigate from one screen to another? This can be done on the Electric navigation screen.
Tip 3: Alphabetical Links
Did you know that as of the 10.32 release, you can order all links alphabetically? This can be done on the Electric navigation screen.
Tip 4: Quick find
Did you know that you can quickly find a link by using the browser 'Find' function (shortcut keys: CTRL+F)
Tip 5: Workflow Links
Did you know that you can add links into your workflow emails that will take the user straight into the relevant Electric screen? For example, you can embed a ‘deep’ link to the absence calendar so when a manager receives an email to approve a holiday, they can click on the link and will be taken straight to the absence calendar in Electric. The calendar will also display the person who has requested the holiday as well as his/her peers. From there, the manager can authorise the request without having to navigate to other areas of the system.
Hear what one of our customers said about the switch to Electric:
"Having had a few weeks using the theme full time now, I do believe that the change is a good one, and I am fully on board and behind the enhancements MHR have decided to make. I feel that it makes for a better user experience for those users who do not have a System Administration profile.
Although I believe the process of the Electric switch-over is relatively straightforward, if planned correctly, I would advise anyone to seek help via Consultancy if they require any assistance."
Still need to make the switch?
If you haven't switched to Electric yet, book a slot with one of our consultants to help you make the move. There are a variety of different packages available.