Create a Purchase Order

Create a purchase order to enter a request for the purchase of material. You may need to purchase materials to restock inventory, use on a particular project, or use in equipment maintenance. If you have set up a vendor pricing agreement to record price commitments from vendors, the unit cost and unit of measure from the agreement display as defaults.

Tip: You can also create a purchase order and route it for approval. See Create a Purchase Order and Routing It for Approval for details.
  1. Optional: If you haven't already done so, set up your purchasing defaults on the Purchasing Settings screen.
  2. Optional: If you haven't already done so, enter your vendor pricing agreements.
  3. On the Enter Purchase Order screen, enter the details of the purchase order.
  4. Optional: Print and manage the purchase order and the PDF file as needed.
After you create a purchase order, you may want to: