How to Use This Manual

About the Manual

This manual provides instructions and information on Mifos X Platform. You can skip to any topic using the sidebar navigation panels, related articles at the end of the page, or hypertext links within the current topic.
The Mifos X Platform User Manual comprises three user guides:
    1.
    For All Users Information about logging in and out, navigating, and generating reports in Mifos X.
    2.
    For Administrators (Mifos X Platform) Information for Mifos X administrators about setting up and configuring Mifos X for the specific needs of your organization.
    3.
    For Operational Users (Mifos X Community App) Information for day-to-day use for creating and managing account entries, transactions, and account products in Mifos X.
Structure of the Manual
The structure of the Mifos X user guides is as follows:

Symbols Used in this Manual

The following symbols are used in this manual:
This symbols indicates an error message.
This symbol indicates information about the related operation.
This symbol indicates information that helps the user apply the procedure or information that suggests an alternative method to perform the task.

Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in this Manual

Abbreviation or Acronym
Description
APR
Annual Percentage Rate
CSV
Comma Separated Values
FORM
GL
General Ledger
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
ID
Identification
JDBC
Java Database Connectivity
JLG
Joint Liability Group
JSON
JavaScript Object Notation
MIX
Microfinance Information Exchange
OLAP
Online Analytical Processing
PDF
Portable Document Format
RD
Reoccurring Deposit
SMS
Short Message Service
SQS
Structured Query Language
URL
Uniform Resource Locator
XBRL
Extensible Business Reporting Language
XML
Extensible Markup Language

Terms Used in this Manual

Term
Description
Accrual
The accumulation of interest/investments/payments/benefits over time. Also refers to expenses that haven't been invoiced yet, for which provisions are made at the end of a financial period.
Audit Trail
Chronological documentation that traces detailed transactions related to any item in accounting records.
Cache
Memory that stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster.
Chart of Accounts
A chart of accounts (COA) is a financial organizational tool that provides a complete listing of every account in an accounting system. An account is a unique record for each type of asset, liability, equity, revenue and expense.
CSV
Comma Separated Values
Fund
A fund is a source of money that is allocated for a specific purpose.
Hook
Loan
Lending of money from one entity to another, wherein the recipient incurs a debt and is liable to repay the principal amount along with additional interest.
Nominal Interest Rate
Rate of interest before adjusting for inflation.
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PDF
Portable Document Format
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Where to Find Additional Help
If you have questions or need help, you can browse questions and answers on Mifos Connect, or ask your own question.
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