Corporation management

As promised, here's a short guide to corporation management tools, such as they are.

First, the home tab (zomg): Everything here is pretty self-explanatory, with the exception of dividends. I'll explain how to give shares out later.

Members: despite all of the "role management" tabs and so forth, as far as I've ever been able to tell, you can't actually do anything here, just get lists sorted and cross-referenced in various ways..

..except in the titles tab, which allows you to make a title and grant whoever has that title a number of roles. For instance, you could set up the title "Rens worker", grant them the ability to take from wallet divsion 2 (the "rens division") as well as access at Rens BTT station to the BPO, materials, and communal divisons of the corp hanger. Then everyone who does manufacturing in Rens can be given the "rens worker" title (more on that later) and they get the ability to use wallet division 2 as well as access to the BPO and materials divisions in the corp hanger in Rens, without you needing to set this up for each person individually..which you can, and ignore this entirely.

The applicants tab is again very self-explanatory.

The wars tab allows you to keep track of wars. You can search and find out what another corp or alliance is fighting by selecting the other wars tab and searching.

The politics tab allows voting (shareholders only). Votes under "general vote" have no effect besides what you do with them. The other votes, if successful, do what they say.

I really have no idea what sanctionable actions is. Never had to deal with it.

Standings allows you to mark people, corps, or alliances with tags in local and your overview. Default setting have a dark blue + for entities with +5 standing or higher, light blue + for .1-4.9 inclusive, orange - for -.1-4.9 inclusive, and red - for -5 or lower. Note that other than the local and overview displays, this does not change anything. It is merely for conveniences' sake so you don't have to memorize the ticker for everyone you like/hate. Again, the game does NOT do anything more with this information than display it in local or on your overview. Note that this is the origin of NBSI (Not Blue, Shoot It) and NRDS (Not Red, Don't Shoot). NBSI is far more prevalent. Of 0.0 entities, only CVA and FDN that I know of practice NRDS.

Assets is a giant version of the same button for your personal assets. Items are impounded if you have a corp office, put things in the hanger, and then don't pay the fees. I'm really not sure offhand how to get them out.

Alliances is where you can create/manage an alliance. Note that it costs 1b and some skills to make an alliance, as well as a fee every month. Rankings will tell you the member count for any alliance, sortable by members, name, or ticker. Not really useful. I'm also not 100% sure on how to join an alliance, but you'd be able to track your application here. Members gives a list of other corps in the alliance you're in. Relationships is the same as the one under the politics tab, but for the entire alliance.

The corp wallet: bills are for alliance upkeep or office renting. Pay them or get owned.

Journal is the same as personal wallet journal. Sort by transaction type, date, and so on.

Shares allows you to monitor the shares of your corp, who has them, and how many, as well as distribute them. Shares are only used by the game for voting and dividends. Right click to give them to someone or get info on the owner.

Divisions allows you to keep different people in different parts of the wallet. For instance, you might name division 7 titan fund, and only allow you and your directors access. Other people would be able to see it and put money in, but not withdraw from it. You could also give only yourself and your directors access to the master wallet, and between you divvy out funds to your manufacturing divisions or different bases of operations.

Transactions, same as personal wallet. See what's been bought/sold, to/from whom, who authorized it, and what wallet division it went in.

Now, to grant roles you need to rightclick on a link to a member, either in corp chat or elsewhere, same as if you were going to shoot them a mail, and select "Edit Member?". There you can edit member's titles and roles, as well as set their base (to be used with roles) and give shares.

I realize how crappy this is, but it's what you're gonna get for now, as like I said, I haven't had to work with it much. I'm sure I know more, but I'm forgetting it for now. Such as what I just remembered...if you set someone to have the grantable role "take from wallet division 2" that person can set another person to have the ability to take from wallet division 2. You may be willing to let Bob have access to wallet division 2, because he won't do anything that won't be good for the corp, but he may not have the best judgment in other people, so you don't want him to have the ability to give that same access to anyone else who walks in.