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Add a "Parts Purchase Order" link to the Parts Menu Tree e.g. (204) Parts Purchase Order

In our fast paced, short handed parts department, we often need to create and place an order for an item while on the phone with the vendor, with 3 or 4 other tasks happening around us.  By using the order list, we are always accidentally deleting items that need to be on the order list, which do not seem to return. It takes way too long to clear the checks from the order list and several more steps, just to get a blank PO. Creating a quote and ordering the item through the quote adds a step that does not create useful linking data, since the quote will be ignored once the items are ordered.  We also have keep-full vendors for items where the vendor will come and prepare his sales order, for which we need to provide a PO number, to be completed after the product is delivered.  There is no point in a multi-step process when all we need is a number, right away.  It would be helpful (but not worth waiting for this feature), if a PO number is not allocated to the process until a button is pressed, like the "Order Now" or "Order Later" later buttons on the General PO.

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  • Jan 17 2019
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    Guest commented
    30 Jan 21:02

    There are "Check All" and "Uncheck All" buttons on the orderlist. So if you already have say 100 parts on the orderlist and you need to get a PO for 1 part, you can click Uncheck All, then check off the part you need to order and click Create PO. This will give you a PO number for just that 1 part.

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    Guest commented
    30 Jan 22:19

    It can take more than a full minute to uncheck the items and get a clear orderpad.  It seems like an hour.

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    Guest commented
    31 Jan 01:45

    If this already exists, please explain how to turn it on - 204 does not exist and Parts PO does not exist.  Is it a security or setup option?