At the top of the browser window, the Main Navigation Menu provides access to the Modules, or main areas of content, within the database. Also included are headings for Home, Help, and Settings panels.
Using the Main Navigation Menu
EXPANDED MENU VIEW: When accessing Artsystem5 in a browser on a desktop or laptop computer, the menu will usually appear as a horizontal list, as in the screenshot below. Click once on any of the menu items to see a drop down panel with available selections.
MOBILE MENU VIEW: When the browser window does not have room to show the entire list horizontally, such as when A5 is being accessed from a tablet or smartphone, the menu may appear in a compressed form. The 3 line stack representing the Main Navigation Menu is sometimes referred to as the hamburger menu. When this version of the menu is displayed, click or tap on the hamburger icon, and the list of items will be displayed in a separate panel.
|Compressed Navigation Menu||Mobile Navigation Menu|
Main Navigation Menu Items
HOME - access to Calendar, History Log, or Sign Out
CONTACTS Module- create and manage Client and Vendor records, which can be linked throughout the database as Source, and Location
ARTISTS Module - create and manage Artist records in this module, including options for categories and system assigned inventory numbering
WORKS Module - create and manage Inventory records, tracking more than 130 different fields covering basic object characteristics, values, expenses, transaction history, provenance, etc.
EDITIONS Module - create and manage Work record templates, used to create and track records in inventory which are multiples or part of a set
EXHIBITIONS Module - create and manage Exhibition and Private Viewing records, which allow tracking of works records in physical and virtual galleries
REFERENCE/LIBRARY Module - create and manage an array of source reference types linked to the Works inventory; including Exhibitions, Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Journals, Formal Papers, and Visual Media
TRANSACTIONS Module - create and manage all inventory activity records; including Sales, Consignments, Loans, Work Receipts, Shipments, Returns, Payments, and Credit Memos
SETTINGS - access to Administrative options for configuring the database, such as System Assigned Inventory Numbers, Custom User Fields, Email Setup, Security, etc.
HELP - access to resources for user assistance; contact Artsystems Support, with links to video tutorials and this help guide