Upgrade to Axiell EMu CMS sees modernised user interface, to improve user experience without loss of rich functionality
It’s fairy tale stuff, the ugly duckling is now a beautiful… EMu? Well not quite, but EMu has had a serious facelift and now we are delighted to present the much-improved EMu 6.0!
Axiell’s EMu collections management system has been at the forefront of the industry for decades. But in recent years, the system’s dated appearance has not been able to match up to its sophisticated personality. So it was time for a facelift!
This means that the EMu 6.0 upgrade mostly encompasses UI changes, with no loss of the rich functionality for which the CMS has become a preeminent choice for organisations around the world.
The major UI change sees ribbon navigation replacing the main menu and tool bars. The ribbon will leave your screen clearer, bringing up additional options only when you need them and will be a familiar way of working for those who use Microsoft Office.
A more modern design
The ‘wall of grey’ is dead folks. We have replaced it with a modern colour scheme. But that’s not all… We’ve flattened the look to remove dated bevels and drop shadows. We’ve updated all the icons to something more user friendly that will hopefully convey meaning better to new (and existing) users and we’ve changed the font to something more modern.
Command Centre updated
The Command Centre is now much more user-friendly and flexible. Not only have we changed the colour to make the Command Centre stand out more, we’ve also added a Favourites section; this means you can now add, remove and change module buttons to save you time and make the system more specific to your needs.
What’s more, we’ve introduced collapsible sections to reduce cluttered screens and made it so you can resize the Command Centre. On top of this, all of your customisation is saved and applied every time you log in, meaning once you get the Command Centre working for you, it will remain this way.
EMu 6.0 will feature a modern, more intuitive way of working with tabs.
Tabs have been moved to a vertical list on the left hand side of the screen, increasing the amount of space that can be used. Being able to see all ‘Core’ tabs at once reduces the number of button presses to navigate to the desired tab. Whilst ‘Contextual’ tabs will only display under certain circumstances, for example: the Field Tools tab only displays for field-specific commands and the Archives tab only displays when on an archive record.
A new option for Geolocation is now also available. Additionally this upgrade also lays the groundwork for supporting touch devices.
See, a user interface update isn’t just about making the system look better, it’s about making it work better for you. We’re hoping that the changes included in EMu 6.0 will help you save time and help you complete tasks in a smoother way.
Although, the facelift is mostly superficial, it may take some getting used to for existing users. We have launched some new training options for those wanting to quickly get up to speed with the upgrade. Find out more here
And if you absolutely hate it and want to return to menu based navigation, Quick Add Toolbar (QAT) will allow you to mimic similar functionality.