The latest version is adding breadcrumbs to most screens in Manager. A breadcrumb or breadcrumb trail is a user interface element typically used as a navigational aid to answer “Where am I” or “How did I got here”. It also helps to get level or two higher if required.
Consider an example when drilling into sub-subsidiary ledger within a balance sheet.
View button on specific balance sheet
Then amount in control account (e.g.
Then clicking on amount of specific sub-account (e.g. customer)
View button a transaction (e.g. invoice).
By the time you get to level 6, you see a transaction but have no trail how did you get there and if you want to go back to view original list of sub-accounts, you have to repeat steps above up to step 4. Too cumbersome.
So how does breadcrumb trail solves this issue?
When you drill-down into reports (or any screen for that matter), you will see a trail in the upper part of the screen.
This will answer two basic questions:
- Where am I
- How did I get here
Clicking on the links will take you levels above.
The trail should work on most screens and the goal is to make it work on all screens. Also there are quite a few screens which don’t put good text into breadcrumb trail. The goal is that every level in breadcrumb trail should have text which describes it the best. So this is something to be improved too.