- Status: Mantle Business Artifacts Release 1.1.0 Now Available

Mantle version 1.1.0, a new feature and quality improvement release is now available.

Mantle Business Artifacts features end-to-end functionality and automated tests for procure to pay, order to cash, and work plan to cash processes. It includes functionality for accounting, manufacturing, product/catalog, inventory, shipping, human resources and payroll, and equipment/asset management and maintenance. For more details see the Introduction section below. Documentation of Mantle Business Artifacts, including the data model (with diagrams) and these business processes is available in the book Making Apps with Moqui (PDF).

Making Apps with Moqui is also available in print on Amazon.com.

To see the latest models and artifacts look at the Mantle GitHub repository or download a release.

To report bugs and issues use GitHub Mantle Issues.

If you would like to help move things along faster, please Donate or contact David E. Jones to sponsor specific features.

- Introduction: What is Mantle Business Artifacts?

Mantle is a business application foundation built on the Moqui Framework and includes a Universal Data Model (UDM), Universal Service Library (USL), and a Universal Business Process Library (UBPL).

Mantle is a foundation for building enterprise automation applications such as:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Project ERP
  • Professional Services Automation (PSA)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)
  • Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)
  • Point-of-Sale (POS)
  • eCommerce

This thoroughly qualifies Mantle Business Artifacts (MBA) for Too Many Acronyms (TMA) status.

Current functionality covers the procure to pay, order to cash, and work plan to cash processes, including:

  • Purchase and Sales Orders (for goods, services, materials, etc; POs for inventory and equipment/supplies/etc)
  • Project, Task, and Request management with time and expense recording, billable/payable rates by project/task/client/worker/etc
  • Incoming and Outgoing Invoices with a wide variety of item types and an XSL:FO template for print or email
  • Automatic invoice generation for purchase orders (AP), sales orders (AR), project client time and expenses (AR), project vendor/worker time and expenses (AP)
  • Payments, both manually recorded and automatic through payment processing interfaces; applying payments to invoices
  • Fulfillment of sales orders (including basic picking and packing) and receiving of purchase orders
  • Inventory management including issuance and receipt, and inventory reservation for sales orders
  • Automated GL account posting of incoming and outgoing invoices, outgoing and incoming payments, payment application, and inventory receipt and issuance
  • General GL functionality for time periods, validation of transactions to post, time period closing
  • Balance Sheet and Income Statement reports (and basic posted amounts and account balance by time period summaries)
  • Drools rules for product pricing, shipping charge calculation, and tax calculation

The automated tests are a great example of functionality and a good reference for where data ends up. They include complete flows with service calls and data validation for purchase orders (procure to pay), sales orders (order to cash), and billable projects with client and vendor/worker invoice/payment (work plan to cash).

Mantle is based on Moqui Framework. For more information see Framework.