Purchasing in Acumatica for us (as a Manufacturing company) is a very painful process since we have many item across multiple vendors and it is not clear based on the item which vendor is the correct one.
Purchasing Request and Requisitions looks perfect...except there is this very involved bidding process that doesn’t seem like it can be skipped.
Ideally we’d like any of our employees to be able to make a request and add any Inventory Item that exists. Then our purchaser could ‘Create Purchase Orders’ and the default Vendor for each item would be used to create however many Purchase Orders are needed for however many different Vendors are represented.
Again, the documentation sounds like Requisitions can do this!!! Does anyone know how to skip the bidding process? We don’t have MRP and our Inventory control isn’t good enough yet to fully rely on it.
As it stands our Purchaser has to look up every item, check the vendor, then create a Purchase Order for that vendor..repeat. That seems like the opposite of the Acumatica way.
I’m sure a lot of people have found solutions. Would be super pleased if someone could share one of them here.
Best answer by vkumar
Using ‘Critical Materials’ (AM401000), one can create Purchase orders for Production components not in stock. Here is the documentation reference you can check :
Hoping to see any other workarounds used by other users. With regards to core requisition functionality is concerned, there is no option to skip bidding. There are a couple of requests posted on our Ideas page in this regard. Here are the links:
Hope this helps,