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Intelligent Technologies, Inc.

Suggested Purchase Orders with Microsoft Dynamics GP

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All companies handle inventory re-ordering in slightly different ways, varying from extremely complex (full MRP) to extremely simple.  Microsoft Dynamics GP can assist with each of these methods, but today I am going to talk about the PO Generator tool in GP.

The PO Generator tool allows for a company to generate a list of suggested Purchase Orders.  It is for companies that do not need a complex MRP solution.  Once the inventory items are set up with the correct order policy and order points, the PO Generator can be run to suggest POs that should be created to get stock levels back to the appropriate level. 

The tool reviews the required quantity of an inventory item and compares that with the available quantity to come up with the list of suggested POs.  This is very handy for companies that order based on quantity levels.

Once run, the list of POs is presented and the user has the ability to modify the POs prior to creating them.  As I mentioned Dynamics GP can handle the complete range from complex to simple MRP and the PO Generator is a great tool for the more simple MRP needs.  Of course if your company has more complex reorder policies, you can always upgrade to the full MRP module which includes many more options when deciding on when to place orders.  If you have any questions about using the PO Generator, or how we can improve your reordering process, please feel free to contact us.

-By Grady Burris - Sr. Consultant - Intelligent Technologies, Inc.

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