OnRamp ERP Quick Tips

Author: Paul Henriques in: Quick Tips

OnRamp ERP Quick Tips

February 23, 2023

Here are some of the nuggets of wisdom that have been passed down from veteran and power users of OnRamp ERP to new staff at our customer locations:

New Users

Don’t forget to set your default printer on your User Options.

From the smallest fastener to the final shipped order, everything should be inputted into OnRamp ERP. Keeping track of every item decreases silo-ing and improves transparency and visibility of all operations.

Review and print out a copy of the OnRamp ERP acronyms and hotkey shortcuts.

Check the OnRamp blog and online help for videos, guides, and other information on how to improve your experience in OnRamp ERP.

Paper Storage

Add a box by your desk. After you process and scan a document, throw it in the box. At the end of 60 days, if you didn’t touch or need the paper, shred it. After a year, you will be able to greatly decrease your number of document storage cabinets.

Once you are more comfortable with OnRamp ERP, take a look at the Form Recognition module for more ways to improve your office efficiency.

Testing and Learning

Test and teach your staff on your alternate environments. Every installation of OnRamp ERP includes at least 2 other instances of your data:

  • ProdCopy– This environment is automatically updated with your live server data every night. So, if you want to try something different, you can do it here with your real data from the day before.
  • Sandbox – This environment keeps all your data but it only updates with a manual command. This means that if you want to test something from one day (or week, etc) to the next, you can create it here and, unlike ProdCopy, it will be where you left it.

Because these two instances have your data already in them, they can be a great place to test something or train new staff without worrying about how it will affect your production data.

Better Testing

Change the background color for each of your environments so you can quickly see which environment you are on. This is set on User Options > Environment Options. This way, by having a different color background for your copy or sandbox environments you can quickly, at a glance, know where you are.


If you need to find your purchase orders, you can see them in a production purchase order screen or report or, for non-production POs, they are received on non-production purchased orders via S1609. Use this screen or R4347 to quickly see the information.

Vendor Payments

To see how much you paid a vendor/ supplier, use R3507.

Process Audits

Schedule and review your schedule audits at regular intervals to ensure that every part of the shop gets a regular review.

Tracking Paperwork

You can add any digital document into OnRamp ERP. Use the Document Storage Retrieval (DSR) module to manage your internal documentation, like regulatory documents, training manuals, maintenance manuals, and all sorts of other important documents. Setup the proper security codes so that only those that need the documents can have them immediately available when they need them without having to spend time asking around for where they may be.

Smarter Expenses

Setup your team with the correct access so they can quickly take a picture and email their expenses into OnRamp ERP. This will ensure there is never a missing slip when an approver or an accountant needs it.


  • Paul Henriques

    Paul Henriques is the current Manager for the Documentation and Training team at OnRamp Solutions Inc. Paul has over 15 years of experience in writing training material and documentation for various software companies. Having had to learn OnRamp ERP to better document it’s features and write training material; Paul is constantly stunned by the amount of thought that goes into each feature and the capabilities that are within the program, with features for all the various business units of a manufactory. Paul spends most of his free time keeping up to date on all the latest news and best practices for the manufacturing sector. Paul’s favorite manufacturing quote: “There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.” – Henry Ford

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