Before the Fines function can be used, it needs to be set up in various areas of the application.
Note that there are no fines set up in the system "out-of-the-box".
The following areas need to be set up:
- the non-working days calendar for each office
- Fines maintenance - defining the fines
- User Groups - applying the fines to different User Groups
- If a user is assigned to more than one User Group which have different fine rates assigned, the Use min fine setting in System Configuration Maintenance (Common settings) determines whether or not the fine will be calculated as for the lowest fine rate.
Once this is all set up, Fines are managed in the Loans module.
Fines start accruing from the Due Date.