13. Purchase Orders [7:52]

Description: This video provides an overview of Purchase Orders in the Core4 CRM.

Let’s take a closer look at Purchase Orders in the Core4 CRM. The P.O.s tab will look like this. This tab allows you to create, track, and manage purchase orders, related documents, and received item history. Let’s begin by creating a new P.O. Select the New Record button in the Status Toolbar. To add a Vendor, click into the field and begin typing a name. A contact search window will open. The vendor’s address will be populated here. Now let’s add a Customer. The customer’s Shipping Address will populate here.

1:01 Next let’s add a Title. The “Date Created” field contains a date/time stamp of when the P.O. was first created. The “Request By” field allows you to specify who requested the P.O. Approval Status indicates whether the P.O. needs approval, has been approved, or disapproved. Once you select an approved or disapproved status, the Approval Date and Approval By fields will be filled in automatically.

1:41 Here you may adjust the Status of the P.O. to reflect Open or Closed. Specify whether to adjust item inventory upon receipt here. We can enter a Ship Date, and a Ship Via method. Ship Via methods are set up in the Core Preferences area. Let’s enter a Tracking # here. This globe will open the Fed Ex webpage and automatically enter the tracking number to track the shipment status.

2:15 Now let’s enter some new line items. Select the New Line Item button. You may edit the description if needed. I’ll add the quantity. Qty Received shows the number of items received for this line. We will look at how to receive items in just a moment. This checkbox indicates if each line item is taxable or not. Select the red “X” button if you need to delete an item. To navigate to a specific item record, select this blue arrow. Below is where we can specify the Tax Rate to apply to the P.O. These taxes are setup in the Core Preferences. Here we have the Subtotal, Tax, Total for the P.O. These are calculated based off of line item amounts and if the items are taxed. Here you may add optional notes.

3:33 To add an Attachment to the P.O., select this New Attachment button. I’ll enter a brief description here. Select Insert to add a file. Any attachment added to the P.O. will create a corresponding record in the Documents tab. You also have options to Open or Export the attachment with these buttons. Select the red X button to delete an attachment from the P.O. To navigate to the attachment’s record in the Documents tab, select this blue arrow. The P.O. will be automatically linked to the document.

4:20 To the left we have our action items. Select this button to Duplicate the P.O. All relevant information will be carried over into the new record. We can also Void a P.O. by selecting this button. All quantities and amounts will be set to zero, and the Status will be set to Void. Let’s navigate back to the original P.O.

5:00 To send this P.O. as an email, select this button. A new email will be generated with a PDF version of the P.O. attached. Select this button to preview the PDF attachment.

5:35 After items have been ordered and received, select this button to enter the number of received items. Here we can see the vendor, as well as the item ordered. We have the P.O. #, the Qty Ordered, and here we can specify the Qty Received Today. You may edit the Total Qty Received if needed. It will automatically calculate after a number is entered into the “Qty Received Today” field. Then select “Save & Close.”

6:15 If you have received all items ordered, then you’ll get a popup stating that the P.O. has been fully received. You’ll be prompted if you want to close the P.O. I’ll select Yes. The P.O. will be stamped with “Received,” and the Status will be updated to Closed.

6:37 If we go to the Receipts tab we can view all receipts for this P.O. If you want to view a specific receipt, select the blue arrow. The More Info tab also contains the P.O. title and number. The Created and Modified By date/time stamps track when the P.O. was created and by who.

7:11 This is just a brief overview of the many features and possibilities of the Core4. For more information on what the Core4 can do for you please visit http://www.Core4CRM.com, review the videos and documentation, and try a demo.

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