Allow miscellaneous charges on purchase orders
When ordering many of our products, we incur miscellaneous charges such as tooling and dies that the vendors would like to see on the PO. We enter these charges in the Notes To Vendor field but this is not included in the overall total of the PO. The only way to list them on the PO is to create a non-inventory item. But then the item is available to CSR's during order entry. Could there be a checkbox on the products screen to designate the product as "For Purchasing Only"?
Work-around posted in Comments for review.
Our recommendation today would be to use the flag for 'Kit Component Only' which keeps the item from being selectable in Order Entry. It would be available when you were creating kits (not selling them) but that is probably not so much of an issue.
The one consideration with adding these purchasing-only items to a PO is if and when you receive those items. You don't have to, and can close a PO without receiving all items, but something to consider.
That said. this feature request will stand to have us add a "Purchasing Only" flag on the Products screen.