The concept of status is fundamental to TejonBT.
Every object of every type moves through different statuses in their lifecycle. A status is like a stage, phase, or step. For example, possible statuses for a fund might be: proposed fund, being funded, fully funded, closed, or retired. A University student moves through several statuses during her time as a student.
Each type must be configured with at least one status, and every object of that type will always be in one of the the type's defined statuses.
The object’s status is important for searching and filtering, and the status can determine which actions can be performed with the object.
TejonBT tracks not only the current status of every object, but it also tracks the history of all the previous statuses. This is useful for seeing how an object got to where is it today.
Statuses and Object Multi-Type
An object can belong to multiple types. When this is the case, the object has a current status, and status history, for each of the object's types. How statuses work with Object Multi-Type is particularly useful because a person can be a current active customer, a retired employee, and a prospective board member.
In the Object Preview below, Manzana Tech is both a startup, and, perhaps because they have extra space, they also allow other small businesses to share their space.