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Receive PO/Xfer

The Receive PO/Xfer task is used to receive purchaser orders/transfers that were created using the Create PO/Xfer task.

Select Receive PO/Xfer from the Navigation Bar or from the Drop Down Menu Purchasing.


Search for Open PO/Transfer

When the Receive PO/Xfer task is selected, the Search for Open PO/Transfer window is the displayed inside the Manage Bills screen. This search window is used to locate and open the desire PO/Transfer to be received.

This is the Search for Open PO/Transfer window.

Type: Select the desired purchase order type (i.e. Purchase Order, Returned Goods, or Transfer Order).

By Vendor/Location: Select the desired Vendor (for types Purchase Order or Returned Goods) or the desired location (for type Transfer Order) for the search. All open purchase/transfer orders automatically display.

By PO #: Enter the desired purchase or transfer order number for the search. You must also select the desire Type also.

Select the (Search) button to search for the open purchase/transfer order number. 


Select the desired PO No and then select the (Ok) button to open the Manage bills screen pre-loaded with the information from the desired PO No.


Manage Bills Screen

Only the Received quantity field can be modified from this screen. Select the cost in the Net field to open the Line Item Details window (see below).

When the Received quantity is changed, the Remaining quantity and purchase order totals are recalculated. 


Line Item Details

The Line Item Details window is used to review and change the costs for items on the purchase/transfer order.


Customer: Trade Discount: The discount percent that will be applied to all lines on the purchase order if the Apply button is selected. A default can be maintained in the customer/vendor record in the Trade Discount field. (Note: The vendor must be flagged as an Is Bill To in the Customers task to access this field).

Use Cost: Select the desired cost to be displayed in the Cost column (i.e. Average, Last Landed, or Published Cost). Changing the Use Cost causes the gross profit percent in the GM column to be recalculated.

Item No: The item number entered on the purchase order. Display only.   

UOM: The item unit of measure. Display only.

Cost: The cost for the item determined by the selection in the Use Cost drop down box. Display only.

List: The List Price for the Item. Display only.

Profile: Reserved for future use.

Discount: Additional discount off of, or added to, the Cost. The desired value may be entered.

Net: The net cost after any additional discount. The desired value may be entered.

Savings: The difference between the Cost and the Net cost. The desired value may be entered.

GM: The "gross margin" (i.e. percentage above or below) between the Net cost and the Cost. The desired value may be entered.

No Disc: Select this box to remove a discount entered and return the Net cost to the original Cost.

Can B/O: Select this box to cancel back ordered quantities.

Tax: Select this box to charge sales tax on the line item or deselect to not change sales tax.

Subtotal: The running subtotal for the purchase order. 

Select Save to record the costing changes or Cancel to discard the changes and keep the original costing.

This example shows the Line Item Details window from above with a Trade Discount of 10% applied to the purchase order.


Customer Messages and Notes Boxes

Customer Message

A free form Customer Message can be keyed in this box and will be printed in the body of the purchase order below the Total Due line.


General Notes

Reserved for future use. The General Notes are displayed only. 


Purchase Order Tax and Totals Boxes

The purchase order tax and totals boxes are made up of at least three totals boxes (if no sales tax is owed) and at least four totals boxes (if sales tax is owed). There may be additional sales tax boxes depending on how many sale tax jurisdictions are involved.


Subtotal: The total of the items order from the vendor before sales tax is applied.

Pinellas: The sales tax jurisdiction that this purchase order falls under. This is determined using a combination of the Taxes task under Company, Tax Group field in the Master Inventory task under Company, and the Tax Model field in the Customers task under Accounts Receivable.

Total Tax: This is the total of all sales tax for all jurisdictions on the purchase order.

Total: This is the total of the extended items costs and all taxes. 

Receive PO/Xfer Action Buttons

Note: The on hand and the on order quantities are updated as soon as the purchase order receipt is saved or printed. For purchase order transfers, the shipping store's on hand and committed quantities are also updated.


The Save button saves the purchase order receipt and the purchase order receipt remains on the screen. This message Image is displayed to indicate the purchase order receipt has been saved. This action updates the on hand and the on order quantities.


The Print button saves the purchase order receipt and opens the Windows Printer window so that the purchase order receipt can be printed to the desired printer. The purchase order receipt remains on the screen.

This message Image is displayed to indicate the purchase order receipt has been printed and saved. This action updates the on hand and the on order quantities.

Confirm Save Window

The Confirm Save window is displayed if you have made changes to the current screen and attempt to start a new purchase order or change to another action.


  • Yes - Saves the information changed on the screen before continuing.
  • No - Discards the information changed on the screen before continuing.
  • Cancel - Returns to the current screen allowing further changes.

Receive Orders/Xfers Actions Menu

The following actions are available from the Actions drop down menu while in the Receive PO/Xfer task.


These two Actions also have an Icon at the bottom of the Purchase order receipts/Xfers screen and where described earlier:

Save button - Save Purchase order receipt Print button - Print Purchase order receipt

List Open Purchase Orders

This is the same window that opens when the Receive PO/Xfer task is first selected. Please refer to the previous Search for Open PO/Transfer section for the description of this window.


Print Receiving Report

This action prints the PO/Xfer Receiving Report used to check in the shipment and place it on the shelf (the Receipt report prints sorted by Bin location and the item number). The select printer window opens so that the desired printer can be selected.

The following section shows a sample of this report in preview mode.

Preview Receiving Report


This action previews the PO/Xfer Receiving Report described previously.

Use the buttons at the top to:

100%: Enter the desired displayed image size.

Print: Print the displayed Receiving Report. 

Receive Orders/Xfer Search Menu

The Receive Order/Xfers search action is an extremely powerful tool allowing the selection of desired purchase orders by a wide variety of search field combinations.


Purchase order searches are started by selecting one of the search links:

  • Receipt No
  • PO No
  • Employee No

Or by selecting a Search option from the Menu bar:


Search options can be changed after the Search window is open. Also, select the Down Arrow button to open the Date Range and Vendor filter options. This secondary filter option can be closed by selecting the Up Arrow button.

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Note: For a Date Range search, you must enter both the From and the To dates for the search to function correctly.

By Vendor, By Item, By Date Range

This example shows a search by purchase order by item for item 6334 for vendor Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing for the date range of 5/25/2011 to 5/25/2011.


The search returned three purchase order receipts (i.e. #34, #37, and #38). Receipt #37 is then selected and the receipt information displays behind the search window.

You may then:

  • Move or close the Search window to work with the selected receipt.
  • Select another receipt from the displayed list.
  • Perform another search.

To move the Search window temporarily out of the way of the purchase order:

  • Place the mouse pointer in the blue header line of the Search window.
  • Hold down the left mouse button.
  • Drag the window to the desired location.
  • Release the Mouse button.
  • Use the same process to move the Search window back in order to select another receipt or search.
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