Herschel was developed with the non-typist in mind.
Wherever possible the system will try to insert as much data for you as possible.
Various on-line searches are available. These speed up data entry in two ways. Firstly your staff don’t have to worry about remembering partnumbers or codes, as they can always quickly look them up. Secondly the searches allow the information required, once found, to be simply “pasted” into a data-entry screen by double-clicking.
The data-entry windows themselves resemble paper forms, in that they have specified areas for information to be entered.
The system also remembers all the important data typed by a user, such as last partnumber, last order number and so on. This is saved when the user leaves the system and when they next log in it magically reappears!