The Administration module contains functions related to;
    Configuring system wide settings,
    Adding and setting company wide settings for multiple companies,
    Adding, editing and removing system and company Users,
    Creating backups of the database(s),
    Removing old data from the system and company data files,
    Running special programs that require Admin authority,

Depending on your organization, the Wolven software may support multiples companies, each with its own separate database.  In this scenario your organization would have system users (anyone that can access one or more companies on the system) and company users (users authorized to access this particular company).  There are authorization options that control what modules and programs a user is able to access.  These options can be set for each user individually or a user can belong to a "user group" that has a common set of authorizations.

Every bit of data is stored in Wolven until your organization decides to remove it.  Most organizations save at least three years worth of detail information but may keep some of the summary information indefinitely.  For example, you can run most financial statements for as far back as you have G\L Master file data.  So a lot of organizations will remove all of the detail data older than three years but keep ten or more years worth of the G\L Master data.  There are various purge programs corresponding to the various data files for removing information older than a user selected date.

In addition to the functions mentioned above, each organization has certain programs that only a system administrator is allowed to use.  All of those programs are placed in the Admin module, which only administrators can access.


Wolven (wul-ven) n.
 1. Shield Wolf.
 2. In ancient legends,
   a white, winged,
   wolf-like creature;
   a personal guardian;
   a symbol of protection.