Tradify allows purchasing to be managed on a Job by Job basis. Materials purchased can be copied to the Job, making it easy to ensure all costs are recovered and accounted for.
In this article, we cover off all the ways in which Purchase Orders can be created. Although there is no 'overall' recommended way to create a Purchase Order, we have listed each method by order of most commonly used.
Creating Purchase Orders from the Purchases Dashboard
To create a Purchase Order from the Purchases Dashboard, head over to Purchases and then select "New Purchase Order". Enter in your relevant details for your Purchase Order and then select "Save".
Note: Once you're in the Purchase Order screen, the following fields will be available to edit:
Supplier – Enter the supplier this Purchase Order is for. This field cannot be left blank. If this Purchase Order is for an existing supplier, search for the supplier by typing in the supplier field.
Note: If this Purchase Order is for a new supplier, click the '+' icon to create the supplier from scratch. You can find out more about entering a new supplier here.
Order Date - Use this field to input an order date (defaults to today's date).
Delivery Date - Use this field to input a delivery day (defaults to today's date).
Reference - Use this field to input a supplier reference or order number.
Note: This is optional but recommended as it aids with tracing the purchase once it's converted to a Bill and sent to your accounting system.
Document Theme - This represents the Purchase Order layout theme to use when printing or emailing this Purchase Order to a supplier. You can find out more about Document Themes here.
Description – Use this field to enter a description for your supplier.
Delivery Information - Use this field to add a delivery address. You can use the drop-down to automatically set the company address, or use the address finder.
Delivery Instructions - Use this field to enter your preferred delivery instructions.
Notes - Use this section to add notes and/or files to your Purchase Order.
Adding Material Costs to Purchase Orders
Creating Purchase Orders from within Jobs
To create a Purchase Order from within a Job, head over to the Jobs Dashboard and open up the relevant Job. Once the Job has opened, click on the "Purchase Order" tab and then select "New Purchase Order".
Creating Purchase Orders from the Dashboard
To create a Purchase Order from your company Dashboard, head over to Dashboard > select the + icon > followed by "New Purchase Order".
Creating Purchase Orders from the Supplier Profile
You can also create Purchase Orders directly from within the supplier profile. To do so, click on Suppliers > select the relevant supplier > click on the "Purchase Orders" tab > then select "New Purchase Order".