1. Introduction

ITS Integrator 4.1 uses a combination of Oracle Forms and ADF, a web-based application that makes use of the Model View Controller architecture.  ADF allows for different views of data to be presented on web pages. 

ADF a more modern technology that guarantees our long-term benefits to ITS Integrator 4.1.  Adapt IT’s objective is to continuously improve functionality of ITS Integrator 4.1, based on the valuable feedback received from clients, recommendations from industry experts and the evidence from our own research.

The system has become more efficient and convenient due to the enriched web-based functionality. For example, the system will now be able to interface with more systems that provide functionalities outside the core ITS Integrator scope.  iEnabler products are also now accessible on mobile devices. System modules are continuously evaluated, ensuring they remain relevant or if they should be discontinued.

Certain enhancements are a conversion of a menu option from forms to ADF, with no changes nor additional fields.  As well as the change to ADF, menu options have been combined to improve functionality. Where applicable, these will be dealt with per subsystem for ease of reference.

System Access

Landing Page

After logging into ITS Integrator Back Office, Entry Screen will display. The Entry Screen is made up of five sections: Favourites, Menu Tree, Welcome, Header, Work Area and Footer.

ITS Integrator 4.1 Entry Screen

How to use ADF

Below are additional factors which assist in understanding and using the features of the landing page:

  • Help Button – Assists the user to obtain system information: 
    • “Manuals” – Whatever menu a user is in, manuals can be selected and the user manual for that option will display.  The manual may have linked another user manual, relevant to the option being queried.
    • “About” – Displays the version of ITS Integrator 4.1 and the Release Date of the Version.
  • More button – displays:
    • Change Password.
    • Favourites – On selecting the user may manage Favourites on the upper left-hand side of the landing page.
    • Batch – When selected, previously run reports will display which the user will be able to view without rerunning the report.  The batch table retains these reports for + 5 days, thereafter they will no longer be available.
    • Worklist – opens Update Routing Request {GROU-3}, where user may update, where applicable.
    • Abort Option: There are instances where users are unable to exit a menu option.  This button is the escape route.

Different Types of Usage Patterns in ITS Integrator 4.1

There are several Usage (Patterns (screen layouts) used in the Payroll System.  The “Usage Pattern” type is determined by the number of fields displayed within a menu option.

The main types used in the Payroll are as below: 

  1. Dynamic Code Structures
  2. Search Panel, Search Results Table and Maintenance Table combined.
  3. Search Panel, Search Results Table and Maintenance Form on Page 1.

1.Dynamic Code Structures

  • Existing records are automatically viewed and displayed when the menu option is opened.
  • Above the Headings of each column are fields where the user can enter criteria for selected data they wish to display.
  • “Create” a record.  Click on create button.
  • “Delete” an existing record.  Highlight the record to be deleted, then click on “Delete” button.
  • When changes or new record have been completed.  Click on “Save” record
  • Click on “Cancel” Button where changes made to a menu option are no longer or when a record is captured in error.

An error message displays when the user tries to exit a menu option without saving or cancelling the changes made.

  • A count of all changes made i.e. insert, update and delete will be displayed when the user clicks on ‘Save’.

Functionality to view, detach the file, change ordering of columns etc.

  • Advanced Search Functionality


    • Use of operands, such as ‘Equals’, ‘Does not Equal’, ‘Less than’, ‘Between’;
    • Add more fields.
  • Functionality to export to MS Excel.

      2. Search Panel, Search Results Table and Maintenance Table Combined


  1. Search Panel.
  2. Search Results Table and Maintenance Table combined.

Not all records are automatically returned when the user enters the Menu Option.  Only records that meet the search criteria will be returned. The same functionality as Dynamic Code Structures exists.

      3. Search Panel, Search Results Table and Maintenance Form on 1 page

Example 1

  1. Search Panel
  2. Results Table
  3. Maintenance Form
  • The same functionality as detailed in Point 2 above exists for the Search Panel and Results Table.
  • To update an existing record, first Search for the record to be displayed in the Results Table.  Then, click on the record in the Results Table to highlight it. It will then display on the Maintenance Page where updateable fields may be accessed, updated and saved.
  • To create new records, click on “Create Button”.
  • Functionality also exists to “Duplicate” an existing record.

Example 2:

  1. Search Panel
  2. Results Table
  3. Maintenance Form

Data Entry Error

If incorrect data is inserted, below is an example of a popup that will be displayed.  The incorrect fields will be displayed with a RED border.  See below:

How to run ITS Integrator 4.1 reports!

  • Select all parameters.  When cursor is in “Request Description” field, click on Batch”.
  • On the popup below, select “Proceed”.
  • Another popup will display the “Batch Request Number” Select “Proceed” again.
  • Then select refresh below:
  • Select all parameters.  When cursor is in “Request Description” field, click on Batch”.
  • On the popup below, select “Proceed”.
  • When “Process Successfully Completed”, click on “report URL in blue”.  Then report screen opens and “View” should be selected for the report to display.

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