|Purchase orders can be created by copying a sales order so that the exact item being sold can be purchased and ‘marked’ to the exact sales order. Use the navigation panel to go to Customer/Sales/Sales order to create the sales order. Read more about creating sales orders here.
A purchase order can then be created based on the sales order, by copying from the sales order line. Click on ‘Create purchase/sales order’ in the toolbar/ribbon as shown in the screenshot below.
NB: Read about the ‘Per supplier?’ check box shown in the screenshot above in the Sales Orders article. This function is described at the bottom of that article.
Click ‘OK’ to create the purchase order.
As shown in the screenshot above, go to ‘Purchase lines’ by clicking on ‘Yes’ and view the purchase order.
(Click on the screenshot to enlarge).
Click on the ‘Create invoice’ button in the toolbar/ribbon, as shown in the screenshot above, to send the purchase order ‘invoice’. The order lines will now update.
The sales order will now show that the items are available in inventory and can be sold.
The sales order can now be invoiced.