Device Menu & Themes

Clever Handheld for Warehousing can be personalised to comply with the business and/or user’s needs.

In the same area, that the new user is created (detailed further on in the user guide), there is a Device Menu Code option, this is where you can choose which device menu code each user is assigned, depending on job role can see something different.

When we talk about Device Menus these are the screens on the device that the user sees, how they look, the size of the button, the colour of the buttons and the functions that enable you to carry out a certain actions when you select them.

By default, the rapid start package run on installation will import a default device menu. This device menu contains all functions and actions that you may want to carry out on the device.

You can get to this page either through the search on your role centre or using the menus to navigate to it.

Once on the page highlight the code already created and click edit. This will open up the setup behind this device menu.

The General FastTab is split into three different fields the first is the Code, a unique identifier given to the device menu created. You then have the Description field which describes the device menu. Finally, there is the Default Theme Code, you can change the Default Theme Code to be another code, by using the drop down next to the field and selecting one of the other options available.

The list you are selecting from are codes held on the Device Themes page.

The codes created give you the flexibility to change the colour backgrounds and buttons on the device. You could create each menu or go as far as each function with its own colour theme. This for example could highlight to the user on the device what process they are currently doing.

After the General FastTab there is a section called Hot-Keys.

Populating any of these fields allows users to jump in and out of processes without existing one function to carry out another. For example, when a user is doing a pick, they may need to do an item enquiry or a bin enquiry.

The Hot- Key Functions fields in this FastTab relate to the buttons on the devices.

NB: You may be limited to how many of these fields you can populate based on the device you are using.

The final part of the Device menu looks at the functions of the menu, how they are displayed, what the images are to represent the functions, the button colours and the themes behind them.

In here you can remove functions that you may not want a particular group of people to work on, or it may not even be part of your business processes. You can modify the Description, making the functions that you are keeping more relatable.

For instance, your warehouse employees may not know what a Phys.Inv means, however changing it to Stock Count or Stock Take makes it more relatable to them and what they do in the warehouse.

Changing the Device Theme Code, per device function makes the processes clear to the warehouse what needs to be done and more user friendly as they are not being blinded by harsh colours (making it difficult to see the functions on the screen).

Setting Thresholds against the functions helps users identify what level is critical to the business day.

NB: You should not modify the default Device Menu, instead, use the Copy action on the Device Menu page. That way you always have the default one there to reference back to if you have modified something that shouldn’t have been modified and the menus no longer work as expected.