I have made some researches but cannot find anything with similar functionality to Blanket Purchase Order for Outbound - Sales Order & Customers. I know there is also Customer Contract but it seems to be only for non-stock items.
What I need exactly it is a kind of frame agreement with Customer with fixed quantity to be purchased in fixed period of time. Then in relation to that frame, call offs order will be pre-set and periodically adjusted and proceeded. Then later all have to be link to MRP.
I would be grateful if somebody had some suggestions or share with experience how to proceed this process or similar one in Acumatica.
Thank you in advance.
Best answer by debramignola02View original
Note: we received the suggestion Add Blanket Order type for Sales Orders module and have prioritized itfor development. As we are currently defining requirements, please add your use case to the linked idea above.
We are working on an opportunity that requires this as well. Our use case is as follows, and we have seen this come up a lot lately.
Customer places order for 100 items, to hold in the warehouse.
Shipments go out as needed to different locations, which are invoiced to the parent account, but also requires the correct tax to be calculated based on where the shipment was delivered. The main account needs to pay the invoice despite the different taxes on invoices.
20 items go to NY
30 items two months later go to Chicago
50 items go to New Jersey 1 month later.
The reporting needs to be available to the customers as well, so they know what the stock levels are on a weekly, monthly etc. basis.
When can we expect this to be available? In the 2021 R2 release?
Hello Samantha & all,
We are finishing up the specifications right now. We are looking to understand/validate a couple requirements and would like to interview customers who need Blanket Sales Orders AND:
Please contact me at: email@example.com if you are a customer who needs this or you are a partner with a customer who needs this.
In addition it would be helpful if the user gets an information when creating a new sales order and there exists a blanket order/customer contract with that customer, that is not jet fullfilled and you can take it over in your new sales order.
In addition a view would be perfect in the blanket order, where you see, which sales orders are associated with that blanket order.
And a differentiation when creating a new blanket order between containing a contract of a number of pieces of different item numbers (quantity contract) and/or a limited amount (value contract).
That can be done using side panels. I would have a list of orders related to that specific customer on the side panel and specific to an order type. Maybe BO for Blanket Orders
You can learn how easy it is to do sidepanels in this video
What is the current status of this functionality?
We currently have a large chemical manufacturer as a customer who desperately needs blanket Sales Orders. We also have a large prospect who needs it.
It would be great to be able to draw down from the blanket order like we do in blanket PO’s. In answer to Debra’s questions:
Debra, I don’t see a reference to SO Blanket in the attached 2022R1 Order Mgmt doc. Can it be found in another document?
Also, any chance we will ever see this feature in Service Management? It would be great if, someday, a coordinated effort for feature upgrades in SO module was matched in Field Service. Opportunities, for instance, can be related to a SO but not a Service Order. I had a Service Order user ask me today about customer blanket orders.
Are there API docs explaining how to create blanket and linked child sales orders? I was not able to find anything upon first glance?
Also the link above is not working. Says I don’t have permission. https://community.acumatica.com/ideas/add-blanket-order-type-for-sales-orders-module-3667