In This Chapter
If you have Accounts Professional, Sage helps you process your purchase orders. If you don't have this version of Sage, you can skip this chapter.
You raise purchase orders for goods that you place on order with your suppliers. The purchase order processing (POP) system is directly linked to other parts of Sage: The system updates stock records and project records if you use these functions of Sage.
In this chapter, I cover the various stages that a purchase order goes through.
When you order supplies, materials, widgets, or similar, you need to create a paper trail – or at least an electronic trail – that you can send to your supplier to tell them what you need, how much of it you need, when you need it, and for what price. This paper trail is called a purchase order, or PO. Sage Accounts Professional has the perfect process for conveying this information.
Creating a purchase order in Sage consists of completing the information Sage requests in four tabs:
A window appears listing all of the purchase orders. Click the New icon to open a blank purchase order.