Party Module

The party module defines the concepts of party, category and contact mechanism. It also comes with reports to print labels and letters and a Check VIES wizard.


A party can be a person, a company or any organisation that one want to consider as the same entity. A party is defined by a name, a code, a language, a VAT code, categories, contact mechanisms and a list of addresses.

Two reports are available:

  • The Labels report creates a document with the names and addresses of all selected parties which are preformatted to be printed on labels that can be stuck on an envelope.
  • The Letter report create a document pre-filled with the company header, the address of the recipient, a date, a greeting, an ending and the signature of the current reader.

The Check VIES wizard allow to check the VAT number of parties with the VIES web service.


An address is made of a name, a street, a zip number, a city, a country, a subdivision. A sequence allow to order them.

Contact Mechanism

A contact mechanism is made of a type, value and comment. Type can be Phone, Mobile, Fax, E-Mail, Website, Skype, SIP, IRC, Jabber or Other.


A Category is just composed of a name, thus constituting tags that can be associated to parties. Categories are organised in a tree structure.