Suppliers Module

Hello everyone!

I am using warehouses+entities+accounts as suppliers and it works fine but can we have a seperate module for suppliers which is not warehouse based? A suppliers module where we can specify payment method to supplier based on payment types set in the system, input tax, invoice total etc. And produce a GRV document with Supplier details and items received on that particular invoice or per supplier.

Any idea??? How this can be achieved?

Warehouses will cause confusion on the Inventory End Of Day records to customers who want to see only things they are dealing with. All supplier warehouses appear on the EOD records screen and it doesn’t look good if you have many suppliers.

Well, unlike account transaction - inventory transactions dont need a source warehouse. So all your suppliers entities could be Local Warehouse and it will only increase with purchase transactions. I see no point in having multiple warehouses unless you are actually moving stock from Warehouse 1 to Warehouse 2.

Not long ago I also created a report that gives a list of all category purchases from suppliers and breaks it down to items, quantities, units etc.


It is also possible to create a custom designed Inventory Control system to completely replace the native one if needed. But such requires using quite lot of custom script and SQL so only a practical option for technically experienced developers.

SambaPOS is the most open and flexible POS system you’ll find but it can require investing a lot of time to learn how to make stuff work exactly the way you want.

Supplier Entities can have numerous custom fields specifying all sorts of settings such as order modes, such as email based, web integration type orders, payment settlement modes, anything you can dream up really.

You can also create various ticket types for handling the purchase orders, stock check-in and reconciliation, back ordering, regular order templates, order to par levels, handle wastage or any other operational details.

Maybe that’s not what the OP needs but I thought it worth mentioning.