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The EIS Business Model function is applied to create groups in functional areas of business.  These groups are in turn used to group individual EIS reports.

 

On this tab the following fields can be viewed:

 

hmtoggle_plus1Eis Business Areas

When the user left clicks on a business area, square editing blocks appear around the area allowing the user to enlarge/reduce and move the business area as needed.

 

By clicking on the outer blocks the user can enlarge and reduce the size of the business area.  By clicking on the centre block the user creates a link to another business area.  By clicking anywhere inside the business area, the user can move the business area to a new position by dragging it to the new location.

 

Naming of business areas is mandatory, as the system will not save the business model if any new business areas have been placed on the model without being named.  When the user right clicks in the business area, a menu is displayed. The menu contains the following options:

 

Colours

When clicked, it offers the user the option of changing the background colour or the text colour of the business area.

 

Shapes

When clicked, it displays a list of available shapes.  By clicking on a shape, the business area shape is changed.

 

Text

The text cannot be updated in a business area where the business area or links linked to it, are linked to a task(s).  If the business area is linked to a task(s) the text box in the top right hand corner will be greyed out and the "Text" button on the menu will be disabled.

 

Delete

When clicked, it deletes the business area name/text if it is not linked to any task(s).

 

To add or change a business area, the business area name must not be empty and the same name cannot be used for a business area and a link.

 

A business area cannot be deleted if it has a grouping (task) linked to it.  When a business area is deleted, the links that go in and out of the area are also deleted.

hmtoggle_plus1Line Links

When the user left clicks on a link between two business areas, square editing blocks appear on the line.  By clicking and dragging the blocks, the user can place the line links in the required position between the two business areas.

 

When the user right clicks on a link between two business areas, a menu is displayed.  The menu contains the following options:

 

Colours

When clicked, it offers the user the option of changing the line colour or the text colour of the business area.

 

Text

The text for a link cannot be updated where the link has a task(s) linked to it.  If the link has a task(s) linked to it, the text box in the top right hand corner will be grayed out and the "Text" button on the menu will be disabled.

 

Delete

When clicked, it deletes the text and/or line if it is not linked to any task(s).

 

When adding or changing links, the business areas the link moves from and to must exist as a business area in the EIS Business Area table.  The business area names and the link names in the EIS Business Area and EIS Links tables must be uniquely different from one another in both the tables.

 

When deleting a link, the link must not exist as a grouping on the EIS Grouping table.

hmtoggle_plus1Save Button

When the "Save" button is clicked, it saves the business model.  The user is asked to confirm that they wish to save the business model.

 

When a new business area is placed on the business model and no text has been entered, the system will not save the image until the user enters a name for the new shape.

hmtoggle_plus1Shape Buttons

The Arrow allows the user to select areas/lines that the user wishes to create and edit links.

 

The different shapes the user can use include a rectangle, rounded rectangle, diamond, circles/ellipses, north triangle, south triangle, east triangle and west triangle, and a hexagon.

 

By clicking on a shape on the toolbar, clicking on the business model and dragging the shape to the required size, the user creates a new business area.

hmtoggle_plus1Zooming Control Buttons

The magnifying glass with a minus allows the user to make the business model image smaller,  to a minimum size of 20%.

 

The magnifying glass with the plus allows the user to enlarge the business model image up to a maximum size of 100%.

 

The 1:1 indicates that the business model size is 100% and is disabled when the magnifying glass with the plus is used to enlarge the screen to 100%.

 

The button with the snowflake image is used to scale the business model image so that it fills the entire screen.