This document describes details of the new User Interface (UI) or WMSClient for WMS ASP
available, from release 404.
In product update 404, a completely revised user interface (UI) is available
for E-WMS. The goal of this interface is to make E-WMS easier to use and look better. The introduction of this UI offers new functionality,
and also affects some functionality when still using the old
client (ERF or IE).
With the introduction of WMSclient, ERF client and also using IE as client,
are in maintenance mode.
This document has following sections:
Detailed or simple picking screen
For most WMS processes you can configure (through the WMS scanner
settings) to use detailed or simple scanning screens. After
updating to 404 or higher, the default setting for each module will be
Sample for order picking, detailed and simple screen layout:
In either simple or detailed view, you can tap on the
(customer name, in this case) to view the complete scan line information.
In following circumstances you will have to configure this setting for 'detailed'
view, because in these scenario's, some data is not shown at the right time in
simple mode .
Back, Ready and LineReady replaced by STOP button
The usage of the BACK, READY and LINE READY buttons (which was often
confusing) is replaced by one button: the STOP button.
Depending on when you press STOP, you will see a menu with
choices; for example to skip the current order for now, or to put the whole
remainder of the order to 'ready' (assuming picked zero for all remaining
The BACK button can no longer be used to leave the order line
completely, because then it was not clear to you whether the last picked
line was saved or not.The STOP button menu replaces the former Back-,
Ready and LineReady functionality, presenting clear
choices on how to proceed with this picking process.
Meaning of the STOP menu options:
The STOP button will act as NEXT button when using Pivot Point, please see
this document for a sample scenario using Pivot Point in the WMS client.
Scan and search order number
You are able to search and scan order numbers, in the new
search functionality in the order browsers for sales order fulfillment,
purchase receipts and production issues:
In this sample, order number '1034' was scanned (using prefix and
suffix) and automatically opened.
The following rules are applied:
Buttons like ADD moved to OPTIONS menu
All functions for the buttons which were placed in the middle of
the screen in ERF, are moved to one separate screen, which is available
through the new OPTIONS button. The options menu gives access to the following
Accessing item/stock information screen
The item information (+ stock) screen
is now available two ways:1. by tapping on the screen area
showing item code and item description (this part of the screen is however not
indicated as 'clickable')2. by tapping on the screen header (customer name) and then pressing
the 'Info' button
Picking in different units more clear
Picking quantities in different scan units such as boxes and pieces
is now indicated more clearly. In the sample below, item 1000G2 is
advised, instead scanning scan code 'BOX2' (unit factor 10)
Now it becomes clear to pick '1 case' and '9 pieces' (19 pieces) on the
advised location, as part of total 74 to pick for this item.
Browser lists now multi-line
Browser lists have changed from showing column view to a multi
line row view (allowing for more space to select one specific line when
operating the hand terminal with gloves for example)
Scrolling in these browser lists is done
per row in the PC client version; and per page on a mobile device.
Samples of the order line browser and location browser
Focus now on default button
When a (warning or error) message window shows with choices like Yes, No,
Cancel, or on the message 'All lines are scanned', pressing the ENTER key
automatically selects the first (default) button.
This way the ENTER key on a device can be used more efficiently, instead of
having to tap on the screen.
Note: one exception, is the screen that shows after picking is
done, when the hand terminal setting 'show picked lines' is enabled. At the
moment, the focus cannot be set automatically to the 'Ready' button yet.
Barcode summary screen
A new hand terminal setting "Show barcode
summary" has been
added for most WMS modules, to optionally
show a barcode summary screen, before moving on to the next scan screen.
This will only show when the next advice line would show immediately after the scan
and you would have no confirmation on the current scan.
The screens when using generated SSCC during Sales Order Fulfillment
have changed. After entering quantity, or when pressing OPTIONS button and SSCC
button, the SSCC screen will show, with buttons SSCC and INNER.
Press SSCC to generate and print a new outer (pallet) label, or INNER to
generate and print a new box label.
Then press STOP to return to the picking screen, where the outer
and inner SSCC numbers are now filled.
To print an extra label using the current SSCC numbers (so without generating a
new number): press the OPTIONS button, the SSCC button and
then the OPTIONS button in the SSCC screen;
Edit or delete picked lines
The EDIT functionality (for already scanned lines within the current
transaction) is split in an EDIT and a DELETE button.
Press the OPTIONS
button, then you will see options Edit and Delete.
The scan box will be filled with a hint text, of what is to be scanned at
This will only be the case when that scan field would be 'empty' otherwise.
Mobile Sales: leaving an order open for editing
In ERF, you could leave a sales order in Mobile Sales using the BACK button
(instead of READY which set the order status to 'ready'), which gave the
possibility to 'edit' this order later or add new items. Since the BACK button
does not allow leaving a transaction anymore, this can now be done in Mobile
Sales by using the STOP button and choosing 'Skip order for now'. This will
leave the current order (with status 'not ready') so you can enter a new order.
The order with status 'not ready' must now be edited later using hand terminal
menu 'Edit orders' (in the Mobile Sales menu), at least to still set this order
to status 'Ready' using the STOP button again. An order cannot be read back
until the status is set to 'ready' (done).
WMS Client version check
The new WMS client is a 'thin' client (like the ERF
client), it contains no business rules, but only builds the screens based on the
commands issued by the IIS server. Updating the WMS client on hand terminal or
on your PC will generally not be required, unless specifically stated in the
release notes. When starting the client, a client version number is indicated in
the connection screen. When connecting to the IIS server this client version is
checked (the versions of hand terminal file Exact.WMSClient.Common.Handheld.dll and
WMS ASP IIS file Exact.WMSClient.Common.Win32.dll are compared) and will show a message when
versions do not match ("server version (220.127.116.11) <> Client version (2.0.01)":
The Windows 'close' button ('X') has been removed from the client
application, since the user should properly log off using the menu, and
removing this window title bar provided extra valuable space.
Following changes have impact for usage of WMS ASP in general, so when using the
new client application, or ERF, or Internet Explorer.