When combined with Accounts PayableInventory Control, and Order Entry, the Purchase Orders module provides a comprehensive, fully integrated purchasing system. You can combine multiple purchase orders on a single receipt and multiple receipts on a single invoice. The Shippable Backorder report helps identify orders that can be completed based on recent Inventory Receipts.


  • Enter active purchase orders, standing purchase orders, future purchase orders, and blanket purchase orders.

  • Automatically update the amount spent and remaining on each blanket purchase order as additional items are ordered.

  • Use seven costing methods for the default item cost, Most Recent Cost, Standard Cost, Average Cost, Vendor Cost, Last Unit Cost, and two alternate amounts, for added flexibility.

  • Enter details for requested items from multiple vendors or without specifying vendors on a single requisition, and then automatically create purchase orders for each vendor.

  • Create one purchase order from multiple requisitions and select the requisition details by vendor number and Inventory Control vendor type.

  • Leave purchase orders open indefinitely until all items are received or cancel any remaining ordered items at any time.

  • Quickly consolidate items from multiple purchase orders on a single receipt.

  • Process multiple invoices for a single receipt.

  • Designate non-inventory item numbers for one-time purchases, office supplies, and any non-inventory item.

  • Automatically receive all items on a purchase order at once or receive partial purchase orders, entering quantities only for received items.

  • Receive items with or without first entering a purchase order for those items.

  • Process adjustments to quantities, item costs and additional costs directly on the receipt or return, rather than as separate inventory adjustments.

  • Allocate additional charges by quantity, weight, or cost, or manually specify the cost.

  • Automatically produce purchase orders from Inventory Control reorder information or from Order Entry orders.

  • Quickly create templates of standard information to speed data entry.

  • Include all items on sales orders or only those items that have a back-ordered quantity, or items that have an insufficient inventory quantity.

  • Automatically drop ship items directly from the vendor to the customer.

  • Enter additional costs such as freight or duty on a single receipt for received inventory items from multiple vendors, and easily create a separate invoice for each vendor.

  • Set up any number of additional cost codes for efficient entry of standard costs.

  • Choose the type of Inventory Control item cost to display as the default cost.

  • Enter quantities using any unit of measure defined in Inventory Control.

  • Restrict access to Purchase Orders windows, costs, and quantities on invoices, and credit note adjustments.

  • Print requisitions, purchase orders, receiving slips, returns, and mailing labels using standard Purchase Orders formats, or design custom forms and reports using the built-in report writers.

  • Create messages you can use when sending purchase orders and returns to your vendors by e-mail.

  • Use Purchase Orders as a stand-alone module or integrated with Inventory Control.



Some of the reports included are:

  • Aged Purchase Orders

  • Payables Clearing Audit List

  • Posting Journals

  • Purchase History

  • Purchase Order Action

  • Purchase Statistics

  • Shippable Backorders

  • Transaction List