Use this form to create and maintain a list of objects. Object definition will list all of the object types that are defined, like organisation types, facility types; location types, equipment types or personnel, and more.


This refers to the management of the object departments, locations, facilities and, in some cases, business units. By managing objects across the facility, organisations can improve utilisation and performance, reduce capital costs, reduce object-related operating costs, extend object life and subsequently improve ROA (return on assets). Objects cover such things as the design, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and decommissioning/ replacement of plant, equipment and facilities.

Create an object definition

Object definition is used to create the object that will define the object structure. The procedure below describes the setup for object definition.

1.      Click Setup > Object > Object Definition (Object definition form open).

2.      Click Object definition button to open the create new wizard of object.

3.      The following is an example for create wizard of an Object Definition.


4.      Click in the Object type field and choose from the available list of options. For this example a facility structure is build. When a facility is created as an object, then the code and description can be the actual name, because there will always only be one of this specific facility.


The model, weight, pricing and life detail information will be added in the event where the object type is anything of type = VEHICLE, EQUIPMENT.

5.      Click in the Object Code field, add an object code to identify the object.

Click Object Description field, add a detailed description for the object.

6.      Click in the Object class field and select from the list of available options for the selected object type, the class that will give a more detailed classification of the object type.

Click in the Object sub-Class field, select from the list of sub-class definitions of the class for the selected object type.

7.      Tick the End Use indicator that identifies this object of type end use. (This means it is the complete object in its final form of use.) This field is not mandatory, but it is important to indicate that an object is of type end use, because this indicator is used to filter objects as specifics.

8.      The Next button will be activated once all the mandatory information is filled in. At this point you can decide to press the Finish button, because the object structure can be build afterwards.

Edit to add more detail to an object definition


The model, weight, pricing and life detail information will be added in the event where the object type is anything of type = VEHICLE, EQUIPMENT.

·  The following is an example is the form view of an Object Definition.


1.      Click the Fast tab: Model to expand/collapse.

Manufacturer field is selected from a pre-defined list of manufacturers for the different types of vehicles.

Model field is selected from a pre-defined list of models of vehicles that are setup for the different manufactures of vehicles.

Model type field is selected from a pre-defined list of the different model types of vehicles that are setup for the different model, manufacture combination.

2.      Click the Fast tab: Weight information to expand/collapse.

Tare weight field is the weight of an "empty" vehicle or container. This information can normally be found in the vehicle spesifications or on the license disk.

Gross equipment mass field is the maximum weight that a vehicle or container is allowed to carry, including the Tare weight of the vehicle/container.

Gross combination mass field is the total given weight a vehicle can carry and tow.

3.      Click the Fast tab: Pricing to expand/collapse.

Retail price field is the manufacturer's suggested retail price which the manufacturer recommends that the retailer use to sell the object product.

Discount percentage field is the default discount percentage that can be used for quotation purposes.

Discount amount field is the reduction from the full or standard amount of the retail price of the vehicle. This field is calculated from the retail price and the discount percentage.

Last price change field is the last recorded date when the price/percentage discount were changed or updated. The date will automatically be updated when the retail price or the percentage, or both are changed.

VAT claimable field indicates whether VAT can be claimed or not.

4.      Click the Fast tab: Life detail to expand/collapse.

Introduction date field is the year in which the model has been introduced. (This is not the "commissioned" date.)

Discontinued date field is the date when the production of the vehicle has been stopped or discontinued.

Stopped field if ticked, indicates that the vehicle is no longer used for quotations, if NOT-ticked the vehicle is still good for purpose/use of quoting.

See also

Setup and Create of Object Structure

About Object Structure