VMS Main Menu
Vessel Management System Professional
All modules and records can be accessed from the Vessel Management System Main Menu. If there are multiple items associated with any single menu "Title" (like "Running Logs", "Inventory Information", etc.) attached to any bar a sub-menu will appear.
Many modules in VMS Pro are interrelated so returning to the Main Menu is not always necessary. However, you will always be able to return to the Main Menu from any module.
Screen Resolution of VMS Modules (relative your computer's screen resolution ) can be adjusted. This utility is particularly useful for computers with normal resolutions of 1024 x 768 or higher. (VMS modules will fill an 800 x 600 screen by design, therefore using smaller resolutions is not advised.) To change module size click the button Set Module Size. After each change you'll see the size difference demonstrated immediately.
Click on the Reminders Module button to invoke the reminders QuickViews, or identify the category or module of information you wish to display then "click" on the appropriate menu bar or button.
VMS Pro is designed to serve single vessels, fleets, working vessels, yachts, etc., so any single user may not find all modules applicable. For instance, a private vessel owner/operator may not find the Purchase Order system necessary to implement in a casual operating environment. So it's advised that you begin by using a minimum number of modules, then explore the applicability of additional modules later.
When features are added or program errors addressed an update will be published to the VMS web site. You may download the update free of charge and application is painless. The VMS user interface (Menu, modules, report generators, etc) is separated from the back end so that these modifications can be applied without penalty to data you've already entered. If you're connected to the Internet simply click the button provided on the VMS Main Menu. This will invoke your default browser, open the update page and a description of the current update will be available. If the update described is newer than the one you last applied, or if you've never applied one at all please download the file. A detailed list of modifications and bug fixes are linked from this page.
You can modify vessel specifications and/or your business parameters by choosing "Vessel Specifications" from this menu.