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Working with OpenERP by Greg Moss

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Chapter 4. Purchasing with OpenERP

In this chapter we will start getting into what could be considered the core functionality of most ERP systems. We will begin by setting up a supplier and then purchasing raw material components. After the products arrive, we then receive the products into an inventory and pay the invoice to complete the purchasing cycle.

Topics we will cover in this chapter include:

  • Examining a typical purchasing process for a business
  • Setting up your suppliers and warehouse locations
  • Entering a quote and turning it into a purchase order
  • Receiving products from your suppliers
  • Paying invoices

Understanding the overall purchasing process

Let us begin by taking a 30,000 foot view of the purchasing process. Putting together a purchasing ...

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