Argenta allows you to track and fulfill your orders within the system. Orders can only be placed with one of the vendors listed in the vendor
section. Once an order is fulfilled the items go into the inventory
system. This allows you to track your placed orders with your vendors and one fulfilled add the items into your inventory in one easy step.
To use the Products Order in Argenta select from the left hand side main menu, Products and Inventory > Product Orders.
This will bring you into the Product Orders screen where you can see the status of all your orders. From here you will select the "Add New" button from the top.
This will ope the Add Product Orders screen where you will enter the details of your order.
Let's take a look at the fields that need to be filled out:
- Order Date. This is the date you placed the order. You can manually enter a date or use the date selector.
- Vendor ID. Select "lookup" to search for and select your vendor that you are placing the order with. If your vendor is not listed you can select "Add New" to add a new vendor. For help on adding a new vendor please refer to KB Article - Add Vendors.
- Product ID. This is the vendors product ID for the product you are ordering. Select the "Lookup" button to search for and select the product ID for this vendor. If the product ID is not listed you can add a new one by selecting the "Add New" button. This is a required field.
- Unit of Measure. This field will automatically fill once you select your Product ID. This is a required field.
- Cost. This field will automatically fill once you select your Product ID. This is a required field.
- Quantity. You need to enter a quantity that you are ordering of this product. Enter a number in this field. This is a required field.
Once all of these details have been filled out you will select the "Add Selected Product" button to add the product to your order. You can continue adding more products to the order if needed or select the "Complete Order" button to save the order and be returned to your complete Product Order listing.
Here you will see your product order listed at the top with the Order Status of "Pending." This means that the order has not been fulfilled yet. You will also see that the order says "Not in the General Ledger" in the Payment Information. You will update these sections when the order is fulfilled.
When your order comes in you need to add the product(s) to your inventory and create the payment for the order. This can be done in one step in Argenta. To start this step select the corresponding open icon for the order you are wanting to fulfill.
This will open the Fulfill Order screen.
From here you will enter the details of the fulfillment. Let's take a look at what is needed here:
- Add This Transaction to General Financials. Checkmark this box to add the payment details for the order into your general financials.
- Fund. Select the associated fund from the drop-down menu, if applicable. This is a required field.
- Asset Account Used for Payment. Select the bank account used for the payment of this order from the drop-down menu. This is a required field.
- Account Type. Select the appropriate account type for this transaction from the drop-down menu. This is a required field.
- Account Detail Type (Select Account Type First). Select the appropriate account detail type for this transaction from the drop-down menu. This is a required field.
- Account. Select the appropriate account from your chart of accounts for this transaction from the drop-down menu. This is a required field.
- Order Number. This is the system generated order number.
- Order Status. This will show as Unfulfilled until you select the items below to fulfill.
- Order Date. This is the date the products were ordered.
- Date Fulfilled. This is the date the order was fulfilled. You can manually enter a date or use the date selector.
- Vendor ID. This is the vendor ID number.
- Vendor Name. This shows your vendors name.
- Order Total. This is the order total based on the number of items and their cost.
- Date Paid. This is the date you are paying for this order. You can manually enter a date or use the date selector.
- Payment Type. Select how you are paying for the order by selecting the payment type from the drop-down box.
- Check/PO Number. You can enter a Check number or PO number here.
Fulfill Items In This Order To Add Them To Inventory:
This is where you will fulfill your order. From here you can add additional items to this order by selecting the "Add Items To This Order," you can update the item status or change the quantity by selecting the "Save Status & QTY Changes," or you can fulfill all the items in the order by selecting the "Fulfill All Items In This Order." Lets Explore these options:
Add Items To This Order:
If extra items where sent or received you can add them before you fulfill the order. To add items to this order simply click the "Add Items To This Order" and the add product section will come up. Select the Product ID and fill in the Quantity for the item(s). Then click the "Add Item To Order" button to add the item(s).
Save Status & QTY Changes:
You can update the status of your order to: Unavailable, Back-ordered, Restocked, or Incomplete by selecting on of these status from the drop-down menu. You can update your quantity by placing the correct quantity in the QTY box and then selecting the "Save Status & QTY Changes" button. This will update the status and quantities of the order for you.
Fulfill All Items In This Order:
To fulfill some of the items in the order, you can select the "Fulfill Item" button on the corresponding item lines for just the items you received. If the whole order is received you can fulfill the whole order in one swift motion by selecting the "Fulfill All Items In This Order" button. This will fulfill all the items and their quantities as ordered and change the status to fulfilled.
In the event you need to return and item, after the order has been fulfilled you can select the "Return Item" button. This will change the order back to unfulfilled and allow you to change the quantity. Change the quantity to the amount you have on hand, minus the ones you are returning and select the "Fulfill Item" button to update the quantity to what you are keeping.