ITscope can be operated like a classic web page using the functions of the browser, such as forward / back or up / down buttons.In addition to the browser functions known from normal web pages, there are the following operating concepts.
Forms with a sending function are used in areas that can only be stored or transmitted (eg, registration). Such forms usually have two buttons in the lower right area - one for canceling and one for confirming / storing, which is shown in greater detail. Modified content will only be saved if the form is exited via the Confirm / Save button.
In addition to forms, there are some areas for direct editing, which are marked with a pencil when the mouse pointer is advanced.This pencil symbol indicates a processing on the spot - a so-called in-place processing. Click on it, and the display changes to an editable field where changes are possible. These changes are saved immediately when you leave the input field, so you do not need to save any further action. It is currently not possible to cancel the processing.
In several places, there is the possibility to issue comments on the context that has just been considered. This area is labeled "Activity" or similar. There are also automatically generated entries, for example, in the case of orders, when they have experienced a status change.
An input field allows you to enter text, which will be published after confirmation with 'Enter' or the button to the right of the text field. To the right of the input field with the button, you can switch between 'private' and 'global' via a switch. Entered comments appear continuously below the input area, new entries above. The creator of a comment can also delete it.
Comments marked "Private" are only visible within your own company. Comments marked "Global" are visible to all participants of the platform who have public access to the object (e.g., company, product). An order e.g. is an object that is only visible between 2 participants, so here is a global comment only visible to the ordering party.
Depending on the application, it can also be that comments are basically private and can not be made publicly visible. In some cases, no manual comments are possible, which limits the scope of activities purely to the display of messages.
Flexible area separators
In many places, the screen area is divided into several adjacent areas. In some cases it is possible to move the dividing line between these areas. When the cursor moves over, a separator is visible. This can be adjusted by clicking, holding and dragging with the mouse. Simply click, without dragging, the area that does not serve as the main display area will fold away. The dividing line is then at the very edge, from where the folded-out area can be expanded by clicking or dragging.
The system remembers the last setting, user-based. If, for example, the collection area was dimmed on the product portal, it is still dimmed the next time the product portal is opened. These settings are saved separately for each context. Hiding on the product portal therefore does not affect the visibility of the collection overview on the product search.