How to: Purchase Items for a Sale

From sales orders and sales invoices, you can use functions to quickly create purchase documents for missing item quantities that are required by the sale. You can use two different functions depending on the document type.

Function Description
Create Purchase Orders From a sales order, this function creates a purchase order for each vendor of items on the sales order. You can edit the purchase quantity before you create the purchase orders. Only unavailable sales quantities are suggested.
Create Purchase Invoice From a sales order and from a sales invoice, this function creates a purchase invoice for a selected vendor for all lines or selected lines on the sales document. The full sales quantity is suggested.

To create one or more purchase orders from a sales order

To create a purchase order for each unavailable item quantity on the sales order, you use the Create Purchase Orders function.

Note

This functionality requires that your experience is set to Suite. For more information, see Customizing Your Dynamics 365 Experience.

  1. On the Home page, choose the Ongoing Sales Orders tile.
  2. Open a sales order that you want to purchase items for.
  3. Choose the Create Purchase Orders action.

    The Create Purchase Orders window opens showing a line for each different item on the sales order. Lines for both fully available sales quantities and unavailable sales quantities (grayed) are shown by default. You can choose the Show Unavailable action to only see lines for unavailable sales quantities.

    The Quantity to Purchase field contains the unavailable sales quantity by default.

  4. To purchase another quantity than the unavailable sales quantity, edit the value in the Quantity to Purchase field.

    Note

    You can also change the Quantity to Purchase field on grayed lines even though they represent fully available sales quantities.

  5. Choose the OK button.

    A purchase order is created for each vendor of items on the sales order, including any quantity changes that you made in the Create Purchase Orders window.

  6. Proceed to process the purchase order or orders, for example, by editing or adding purchase order lines. For more information, see How to: Record Purchases.

To create a purchase invoice from a sales order or sales invoice

To create a single purchase invoice for one or more lines on a sales document by first selecting which vendor to buy from, you use the Create Purchase Invoice function.

Note

This function creates a purchase invoice for the exact item quantity on the selected sales document. To change the purchase quantity, you must edit the purchase invoice after it is created.

  1. On the Home page, choose the Ongoing Sales Invoices tile.
  2. Open a sales invoice that you want to purchase items for.
  3. Select one or more sales invoice lines that you want to use on the purchase invoice. To use all the sales invoice lines, select either all of them or do not select any lines.
  4. Choose the Create Purchase Invoice action.
  5. Select either All Lines or Selected Lines, and then choose the OK button.
  6. In the list of vendors that appears, select the vendor that you want to buy all the items from, and then choose the OK button.

    A purchase invoice is created that contains one, more, or all the lines on the sales invoice.

  7. Proceed to process the purchase invoice, for example, by editing or adding purchase invoice lines. For more information, see How to: Record Purchases.

See Also

Purchasing
How to: Record Purchases
How to: Invoice Sales
How to: Register New Vendors
Working with Dynamics 365