Every developed economy has a service segment very well organised. In ANNO1777 there are 2 types of service companies: Organisations and Trade Companies. We will discuss below the details regarding each type of company.

  • Organisations
  • Trade Companies



Organisations are the most important type of service companies. They are extremely flexible entities and can be changed in anything, whether it is politic parties or special types of magazines. Basically the organisations are types of companies which allow members, which can receive or transfer money, can invent new types of services and they are the only entities which are authorised to start wars between countries. They have an external magazine, which is accessible to everyone, an internal one, accessible only to the members, and they make available a delivery system for the members. We will discuss below some of the details regarding the organisations.

Raw materials and finished products

Like any company, organisations consume raw materials (paper) and manufactures finished product (registration forms and tax receipts).

Registering in organisations

Organisations accept members. One member pays a registration fee and a daily subscription. Both the registration fee and the daily subscription are established by the owner. When a member registers in the organisation, he pays a registration fee. For the registration fee from the company stocks, a registration form is consumed. If the organisation does not have registration forms anymore, then all the registrations are suspended. Registration can be made directly from the organisation\’s presentation page. The owner of the organisation can completely suspend the registrations or can establish that all registrations should be pre-approved. An organisation accepts ONLY members from the regions where it has branches. It is important for an organisation to be extended at a territorial level.

Daily subscription

Each day, all members are taxed with a sum representing a daily subscription. The sum is established by the owner of the organisation. For each paid subscription, a tax receipt is consumed from the organisation\’s stocks. If one of the members does NOT have money to pay the subscription he is automatically EXCLUDED from the organisation.


As mentioned above, organisations have an internal and an external magazine. The external magazine is available to all the visitors. The internal magazine is available only to members. This way, the organisations could be transformed in special types of magazines, available only to the subscribers. Some aspects must be mentioned regarding the articles written in the organisation\’s magazines:

  • They do not cost money and do not consume paper if they are read, unlike the usual articles
  • They do not appear on the list of articles from section Goods or from the first page.
  • They can be written by any member of the organisation who is authorised to write articles

Members\’ section

The members of an organisation have access to a separate section where they can read the internal magazine and where there is a delivery system through which they can communicate. You can reach this section from the presentation page of the organisation by following link Members\’ Area.

Administration of organisations

Because the organisations can be administered not only by the owner, a system has been implemented which is a complex system of rights which can authorise certain members to perform certain actions. The administration of an organisation means, besides the usual administration of the company (means of production, stocks, work places, branches), the administration of members, of the magazine, of the access rights, of services and the financial sector. An organisation can receive money from anyone, can donate money and can sell services. We will discuss below each aspect.

Members\’ administration

In the administration area you can find the members\’ section. Here are listed all the members of the organisation together with the date they registered. It\’s important to remember that a player can register in an organisation ONLY if he is in a region where the organisation has a branch. Members can be excluded at any time. The exclusion can be made by the administrator or by any other person who is authorised by the administrator. You can exclude a member by clicking the button Exclude in front of it. Not only a member can be excluded, but he can have an interdiction to register in the organisation in the future. On heading Excluded from the same page, you have the list of players who have interdiction to register in the organisation. You can add / withdraw anytime players from this list. There is also the possibility that the registration applications of members could be firstly authorised by the administrator. In this case, on section Registration Applications is the list of all who have applied for registration which await to be approved / rejected.

Services\’ administration

As mentioned before, the organisations can sell services. Services can mean anything. The content and the price of services are decided by the owner of the organisation. Up to 5 services can be pre-defined. There are 2 pre-defined services, namely GOLD donation and Local Currency Donation. On section Services from the administration section you will find the list of services. Also here you can define new services. It\’s sufficient to complete a name and a price structure. The list of available services appears on the page of the organisation\’s presentation. We will discuss below about the price structure. There are 4 columns which define a service

  • The name. You will write here the name of your service
  • QTY, quantity. You will write here the quantity to be bought. If you leave the field empty, the buyer can specify the quantity he wants.
  • Price. You will write here the price you want. If you leave the field empty, the buyer will specify a price.
  • Currency, i.e. the currency in which the payment is made. It can be local currency from the country where the organisation was opened or GOLD.

Let\’s give some configuration examples:

  • Fixed price, variable quantity: Fill in the field Name, leave the field QTY empty, on price you can write any decimal number minimum 0.01, on currency GOLD or local currency. The buyer will be able to choose the quantity bought and will pay the fixed price multiplied by the chosen quantity. If at price you have 1, at QTY 10 and at currency GOLD, when pushing the button Buy from the first page, the client will pay 10 GOLD
  • Variable price, fixed quantity: Fill in the field Name, fill in the QTY field with a rounded off number, leave the field Price empty, at currency, select GOLD or local currency. The buyer will be able to choose the price and will pay the fixed price multiplied by the chosen quantity. If at price he chooses 1.25, QTY is fixed at 1 and at currency on GOLD, when pushing the button Buy from the first page, the client will pay 1.25 GOLD.
  • Variable price, variable quantity: Fill in the field Name, leave the field QTY empty, leave the field Price empty, on currency GOLD or local currency. The buyer will be able to choose the quantity and also the price. He will pay a sum equal to the chosen quantity multiplied by the price chosen by him. If at price he chooses 3, at QTY fills in with 5 and at currency GOLD, when pushing the button Buy from the first page, the client will pay 15 GOLD.

You can configure and collect money for absolutely any type of service. 2 aspects are very important

  • The clients CANNOT buy services unless they are in a region where the organisation has a branch
  • Following each service acquisition, a tax receipt is taken from the organisation stocks no matter what the configuration of the service is. If on stock there are no tax receipts, the sale CANNOT be made.

Administration of magazines

As mentioned above, organisations have an internal and an external magazine. The internal magazine is accessible only to members. In the administration section, you will find the page Magazine area. Here you will find the list of the internal and public articles. Also here you can write a new article. In articles BBCode can be used for formatting, as well as in the case of usual magazines. Only authorised persons can write articles. You can authorise a member to write articles from section Administration of Rights.

Financial administration

Unlike other types of companies, an organisation can also donate money to any player which is located in a region where the organisation has branches. Also an organisation can donate money to any other organisation from the country. This way, organisations can be used as services for money transfer. In section Financial Operations from the administration area you will find the form by which you can send money. You have to select the name of the player or the stock symbol of the company and to fill in the code for money transfer. The code is a password which you establish in section Settings.

Administration of Access Rights

As mentioned before, unlike a usual company, an organisation can be run by more members at the same time. Authorisation of members which have the right to run the company is made by the owner on page Administration of Access Rights from section Administration of the organisation. On this page you will find the list of all those who already have access rights and there is a form where you can add the authorised persons. The authorisation is made on sections. You can give a right to operate on certain sections to chosen members. Some could make financial transfers, some could write articles, some could deal with members, etc. to authorise a member to run the organisation, go to section Authorise, fill in the name of the member and check the sections where he has access.

Other settings

In section Organisation Settings you can define aspects such as registration method, if the organisation accepts or not members and other details such as logo or name. in case you specify that the registrations are pre-approved, the players will become members of the organisation only when their request has been approved on section Members\’ Administration / Registration applications.

Starting wars

The organisations are the only entities which are authorised to start wars between countries. For an organisation, starting a war between countries has only one purpose and that\’s the profit. To start a war, go to section Wars. You will find there the list of wars started in the past by the organisation as well as the form to start a new war. To start a war, the following conditions must be fulfilled:

  • The attacked country should not be in alliance with the country where the organisation is located.
  • The organisation should have enough money to organise the war fund (for details regarding the course of the wars between countries, go to chapter Slaves and Battles)
  • The region from the attacked country should not already be in a war process.

Trade companies

Trade companies are a type of company which can purchase, stock and resell any type of product. They are the perfect instruments for import – export operations. Just like any other type of branch company, they have jobs and means of production. They sue as raw material paper and produce inventory notes. The mechanism is simple. For any purchase of selling of stocks, trade companies loose an inventory note from stock. The type or the quantity of transactioned products are not important. Without inventory notes on stock, trade companies CANNOT function.

Purchase of products

To purchase products, go to page Market and select the product you want. On purchase you will be asked for whom you would like to purchase. Select the trade company. The products will enter into the stock and will be visible on page Stocks from section Company Administration. Also there they can be put on sale. The products are divided in categories and selecting a certain category is very simple.

Resale of products

Once purchased, products can be stocked for an unlimited period of time, until they are resold. You can sell a product in 2 ways. On the local market of the country where the trade company is open or by a direct operation towards another trade company.

Sale on local market

Go to page Stocks from section Administration, select the product you want and change the selling price. Any product on stock with a price higher than 0 will immediately appear on market.

Exporting goods

Go to page Stocks from section Administration. Select the product you want. Click on the button Export under the product. You will be given a form where you have to write the stock symbol of the company towards which you want the sale to be done, the price (is expressed ONLY in GOLD), a short message for the one who will receive the products and the password of the account as a safety element. Automatically, in section Company Administration, heading Business Proposals, a message will appear with the products proposed for purchase and the purchase price. If the owner of the company agrees with the price, then he accepts the sale. Payment is made automatically, and the products immediately arrive in the stocks of that company. Remember that the company must also be a trade company. You cannot directly sell products towards other types of companies. Flat fee will be automatically withdrawn from the company\’s accounts. If the company DOES NOT have money to pay the flat fee towards the state, the transaction CANNOT be made.

Importing goods

On heading Business Proposals from section Trade Company Administration you can find all the proposals for selling merchandise made by other companies towards your company. The type of product and their price is shown. The price is always in gold. You can accept or can refuse these proposals. If you accept, money will go to the seller and the products will automatically enter into the company\’s stocks.


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