A – System Administration


The purpose of System Administration in ATMS is to provide the system administrator with the ability to maintain user profiles, configure ATMS and to perform database maintenance tasks. Each of these tasks can be described as a discreet module within the ATMS System Administration menu.

ATMS Users #

From the main menu, select the “System Administration” button (bottom left of the main menu), ensuring you are logged in with permission to access this functionality. Select the “ATMS Users” menu option.

The default user with full administration access rights when ATMS is shipped is as follows:

User ID:      admin
Password:   admin

Please ensure that you change this password to maintain security, but ensure you do not forget the password for your system administrator.

User Details #

In order to add new users click the Add User button on the top right hand side of the User Administration screen.

Enter a user id (user name). Try to make the id meaningful, it may help system administration at a later date.

You may enter a description of the user, probably full name, etc.

If required, the user department may be added along with a contact telephone number – normally this will be an internal extension number.

Next, specify a password for the user to control access to the system, and enter it into the “Password” text box.

Since the password you type appears only as ****, then re-type the password into the “Confirm Password” text box, to ensure it has been typed in correctly. If the two passwords do not match, ATMS will notify you of the problem when you attempt to save the user details.

User Profile #

Select the “User Profile” tab and specify the areas of ATMS to which this particular user has access.

All users have access to the “Quick Tool” screen, access to the activities within this area are controlled by the categories below (Stores, Purchasing, Management Reports, Data Management, and System Administration).

Some sections are expandable (indicated by the presence of a “+” sign to the left of the category heading. Access to the areas is determined by the presence (or omission) of a tick in the box to the left of the activity sub-group.

For example, if a user is granted access to the Item Definition screen, setting the User Profile can further control access to the tabs on that screen.

If access is granted for the access to, say, Item Definition, the right hand side of the screen shows the areas within Item Definition, where access is further controlled, (Base Data, Suppliers, Maintenance Data and Technical Data). The user will only have access to the areas, which have a tick present.

The default access when creating a new user, is none – except Quick Tool and reporting.

User Locations #

Select the Locations tab, to specify which of the POI’s (previously defined in the Reference section) this user should have access to.

To do this, click the boxes placing a tick into the ones the user should have access to.

Once all the accesses have been specified, click back to the Details tab, and at the bottom of the form, select the default POI for the user (it may be the only one). This means that this POI is automatically selected for the user once logged in.

When all sections have been specified, select the User Details tab again and click the “OK” button, which will save your new user. This login is now available for use.

Changes to existing user profiles only become active when the user logs in again.