We are thrilled to announce that we have released the new documentation site for Corteza. The structure has been optimised and the content has been actualised. It now contains everything you need to know to install, set up and use the open-source digital work platform Corteza. The new structure also enables the community to contribute easier then ever before.

Structure

The documentation has the following structure:

1. Overview

The overview explains what Corteza is, and it gives a summary about the topics “Security”, “Architecture”, “Core Development”, “Deployment” and “Customization”. This chapter is recommended for all new Corteza users.

2. User Manual

The user manual has been created for people that use Corteza for their daily tasks, such as sales people, project managers, service agents, etc. It explains how “Corteza One”, the unified workspace, can be used to access applications and profile settings, and it goes in to details how to use “Corteza Messaging”, “Corteza CRM” and “Corteza Service Cloud” are used.

3. Admin Manual

The admin manual is aimed at Corteza administrators, and explains how to manage an already installed instance of Corteza. The first part explains in depth features of the Corteza Admin Panel, and the second part is about Corteza Low-Code.
The chapter about Corteza Low-Code gives insights to admin users on how to create new business applications, and on how to modify already existing applications, such as Corteza CRM and Corteza Service Cloud.

4. Management and Maintenance

Management and maintenance is the most technical manual, and it’s written for system administrators. It explains how to install and set up Corteza. Additionally, it gives an overview of the architecture, backup and restore methods, and technical requirements.

The technical requirements section is divided by client side (software) and server side (software, hardware, storage, network, domain and HTTPS/SSL Certificates).

5. Extending and Customising

Developers can learn here how to extend and customise Corteza. Automation scripts allow you to practically automate any process inside Corteza, and by using the API Corteza can interact with the outside world.

You can contribute to the documentation!

The documentation is managed in the Corteza github repository, enabling the community to contribute. Documentation is written in AsciiDoc format and processed with the open-source software AsciiDoctor.

These are the steps on how to contribute:

  1. Clone https://github.com/cortezaproject/corteza-docs.git
  2. Modify or add content
  3. Create a pull request

More detailed info on how to contribute can be found in the readme file.

If you are not familiar with Github, check out this manual.

Where can I find the documentation?

The documentation has been published under https://docs.cortezaproject.org, and is licensed under Apache-2.0.

Corteza Low-Code is an essential part of Corteza, the Digital Work Platform for Humanity. With Corteza Low-Code businesses and organisations can build custom records-based management applications, and create granular permissions that reflect their hierarchy.

Building an application is done in 5 simple steps:

  1. Define what data you want to save in the module builder
  2. Define how the records and list/dashboard pages look like
  3. Optional: add charts with the chart builder
  4. Optional: add automation rules
  5. Deploy with a click

Each step is carefully designed to be a simple task and provides the user with an exceptionally high level of flexibility. This means that a user can create and deploy a small application in moments, or create a complex system to manage complete departments.

101 applications

Thanks to the flexibility of the powerful Corteza Low-Code, you can build any record-based application. For example, we built Corteza CRM with Corteza Low-Code, and new applications are planned to be released, such as Service Cloud. Other applications that you could build with Corteza Low-Code are, for example:

ApplicationCategory
Construction ManagementConstruction
Permit ManagementConstruction
Call Center ManagementCustomer Service
Case ManagementCustomer Service
Admission ManagementEducation
After School Activities ManagementEducation
Assignment TrackerEducation
Attendance ManagementEducation
Course PlannerEducation
Education ManagementEducation
Library ManagementEducation
Parent PortalEducation
Program ManagerEducation
Scholarship ManagementEducation
Student PortalEducation
Teacher PortalEducation
Plant ManagementEnergy
Resource ManagementEnergy
Site ManagementEnergy
Business Finance TrackerFinance
Corporate Travel ManagementFinance
Expense ManagementFinance
Loan ManagementFinance
Personal Finance TrackerFinance
Budget ManagementGovernment
Document ManagementGovernment
Inspection ManagementGovernment
Hospital ManagementHealthcare
Laboratory ManagementHealthcare
Operation ManagementHealthcare
Patient ManagementHealthcare
Patient PortalHealthcare
Applicant Tracking System (ATS)Human Resources
Approval ManagementHuman Resources
Benefits AdministrationHuman Resources
Employee OnboardingHuman Resources
Employee Self-Service PortalHuman Resources
Human Capital Management (HCM)Human Resources
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)Human Resources
Human Resources Management System (HRMS)Human Resources
Payroll ManagementHuman Resources
Time and Attendance ManagementHuman Resources
Appointment ManagementIT and Administration
Conference Room BookingIT and Administration
Incident TrackerIT and Administration
IT Asset TrackerIT and Administration
Project TrackerIT and Administration
Seat BookingIT and Administration
Tasks DoneIT and Administration
Time TrackerIT and Administration
Visitor ManagementIT and Administration
Airplane Fleet HubLogistics
Container ManagementLogistics
Parcel Delivery ManagementLogistics
Public transport HubLogistics
Rental Car ManagementLogistics
Shared Vehicle ManagementLogistics
Taxi Fleet HubLogistics
Train ManagementLogistics
Truck Fleet HubLogistics
Vehicle Maintenance ManagementLogistics
Country Office ManagementNon-Profit
Crowdfunding ManagementNon-Profit
Donor ManagementNon-Profit
Event ManagementNon-Profit
Volunteer PortalNon-Profit
Distributor ManagementOperations
ERPOperations
Facilities ManagementOperations
Inventory ManagementOperations
Maintenance TrackerOperations
OperationsOperations
Order ManagementOperations
Repair ManagementOperations
Vendor ManagementOperations
Vendor PortalOperations
Property ManagementReal Estate
Rental ManagementReal Estate
Material Workspace ManagementRestaurants
Recipe ManagerRestaurants
Restaurant ManagementRestaurants
Campaign ManagementSales and Marketing
Client PortalSales and Marketing
Content Review and Release TrackingSales and Marketing
CRMSales and Marketing
Franchise ManagementSales and Marketing
Partner ManagementSales and Marketing
Partner PortalSales and Marketing
Point of SaleSales and Marketing
Product CatalogueSales and Marketing
Quotation ManagementSales and Marketing
Camping ManagementTravel and Tourism
Hotel ManagementTravel and Tourism
Tour Operator ManagementTravel and Tourism
Travel Agency ManagementTravel and Tourism
Vacation Rental ManagementTravel and Tourism
Waste ManagementWaste Management
Affiliate ManagementWeb
Article Management (SEO)Web
Link Management (SEO)Web
Site Network ManagementWeb

The table above is just a short list of what you can build with Corteza Low-Code!

Are you interested in developing a custom application? Log in at the community server at https://latest.cortezaproject.org, create your app in the Low-Code tab and start building. If you have any questions, let us know on the Messaging tab on the community server, and we can answer them!