Log In to start the Workflow

Every program has it's unique characteristics. Defining the nomenclature, utilising available tools and understanding the user interface are essential for the user to harness the full potential of the Workflow. In this chapter, we'll take our first look at the Workflow and learn about:

  • How to Log In to the Workflow
  • Navigating within the Workflow 
  • Where to find essential Tools
  • Which Editors are available to you
  • How different Menus and Menu-actions are structured

User Interface

The Workflow is a browser-based User Interface acting as a catalyst between the user and server-based data processing. Although we have followed the standard operating conventions for software and web browsers, you will certainly encounter and experience new types of interactions which integrate powerful graphic programs at your finger tips.

This chapter introduces these operations. Experienced users should also take a quick glance, as we promise at least one or two surprises...

1. Logging in to the Workflow

To begin using the Workflow, you must start the browser, open a new window/tab and enter the URL:

http://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:8081/pms/ppd-pms/index.html#/login.

If you have successfully connected to the Workflow, the Log In window will appear.

Choice of browser

Our recommendations for browser choice and settings can be found under the section System Requirements.

Access to the system

The URL (XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX) used to access the Workflow is determined when the Workflow is installed. You can get the URL from your administrator.

More information about logging in and out

For more information about logging in and logging out or how to end a session that has not been logged out correctly, see the User Management section within the Manage Users and Roles article.

2. Log In screen

After entering the URL, the Log In window will appear, prompting you to enter your User name [1] and Password [2]. Click on Log In [3] to go directly to the start page of the Workflow.

Log In screen

In addition to logging in, the Log In dialog offers the following functions and information:

  • The Version Number [4] and type of License [5] is displayed
  • A warning message [6] will alert you when the license expires
  • The possibility to import a new License is available via the License Information link [7].
  • A list of all users currently logged on to the system can be displayed using Logged in Users [8].