Orion version 4012 introduces a major overhaul to the Orion user interface; bringing a new slicker way of navigating around the system without needing to close what you were still working on. 

Gone is the need to switch modules, and with it the ‘Other’ menu option.

These have been replaced with a two-tier button menu, allowing you to navigate to any module and open any window on top of the current ones opened. To help manage the extra windows you may have open, we have introduced an ‘Active Windows’ pop-out listing.


Example of Key Changes

  1. Top menu items that relate to the selected module
  2. Module menu
  3. Module main windows
  4. Active Windows listing



Department selection

The Workshop, Parts and Rental modules can still have more than one department associated. Click the Department dropdown icon to select the required department.

The yellow text under the module will display the active department code. Any new window opened in that module will be related to the listed department

This department code is set up in Accounts, Maintenance, System Setup, Departments

Every window will display the department name to help avoid confusion when you are viewing multiple department windows.


Active Windows

Selecting the Active Windows icon opens/closes a list displaying all of the active/open windows. You can hide or show all windows, close a window or hide/show a particular window.

In the example below we have 3 WIP screens open for 3 different workshop departments. The W3- WIP listing has been hidden:


User Security


Orion's extensive user security settings are still valid, nothing has changed. If a user can only view a specific module and department then that is all they can access.

In the example below, the ‘Sales User’ only has limited access to the Sales Module. The other modules change to italic font and are not accessible, the top menu and module menus greys out the options not available:


System Rollovers

Due to the module switching and window stacking changes we have implemented a new safety check when starting the month-end roll. There is a check to make sure all active windows are closed for the user instigating the month-end roll.


Global Seach: Another major usability enhancement is the Global Search feature, you can learn more here: Global Search KB