The proALPHA graphical user interface (GUI) has been geared to the users' requirements and needs. Its functional design and intuitive user guidance enable users to efficiently work with proALPHA. The language for displaying the GUI can be selected at the login to proALPHA.

Your proALPHA working session is contained in a single window, the proALPHA main window. The main window is your personal work environment where you can quickly access all programs and functions you need.

Note: In order for all elements of the GUI to be displayed perfectly, the screen resolution should be at least 1440 x 900.

proALPHA main window

The proALPHA main window is also called proALPHA window and contains one working session in proALPHA. The main window is your personal work environment where you can quickly access all programs and functions you need.

Topic: proALPHA main window

User settings

proALPHA can be adapted to the tasks and requirements of individual users by means of various settings. These include settings defined by the system administrator, e.g. the access privileges of a user. You can also define your own user settings at various locations of the proALPHA window by clicking the icon.

Topic: User settings

Scenarios and views

In the working area of the proALPHA window, the program windows are grouped to tabs. A tab with a superordinate window and subordinate windows can be saved as a scenario, depending on the configuration. This way, all subordinate windows are available when you open the superordinate window, and you do not need to open each single window. Not only can you save individual tabs as scenarios, but you can also save the entire working area including all tabs as a view.

Topic: Scenarios and views


The data for business activities of your company, e.g. master files and documents, are displayed in windows that can be opened in the working area of the proALPHA main window. In these windows, you can view, enter and edit the data.

Topic: Windows


Different fields are available in the windows for entering, editing and displaying the data. Fields are also called data fields.

Topic: Fields

Data formats

You enter different data in proALPHA, such as quantities or prices. Depending on the data type, different data formats are available for entering and displaying data. For instance, data formats for decimals define the number of digits before and after the decimal point with which decimals are displayed.

Topic: Data formats


Icons enable a simple and intuitive operation of proALPHA. They indicate the purpose of programs as well as buttons which call up functions.

Topic: Icons

Colors and fonts

The colors and fonts for the proALPHA user interface are defined by style sets. In various areas of proALPHA you may define your own settings for the display and output of data.

Topic: Colors and fonts

System messages

A system message is an error message or an information, a question or a warning for the user uttered by proALPHA. A system message is displayed in an individual window. The window displays e.g. the message text and the message number. Buttons are also available in a system message, e.g. the Yes and No buttons for replying to a question.

Topic: System messages

Language of the proALPHA GUI

The language usually used for displaying the GUI of proALPHA is defined in the user master files record of the respective user. When you log into proALPHA you can choose the desired language in the login window. The GUI of proALPHA is then displayed in another language than the one defined in the user master files.

Topic: Defining the language for the proALPHA GUI