You can use Microsoft Dynamics NAV for many common processes and information needs related to managing purchases, such as quote, order, and return processing. There are also tools to plan and manage different types of vendor information and transaction data.

Before you can start to manage purchases, you must configure your company's purchasing policies and values, initially to set up general purchases, and periodically to create master data for vendor records. When configuration tasks are complete, you can use various vendor management and purchasing functionality for central processes, such as to purchase goods.

The following table describes a sequence of tasks, with links to the topics that describe them. These tasks are listed in the order in which they are generally performed.

To See

Set up your company's general purchasing policies as well as rules and values for individual vendors, including their price and discount agreements.

Configure Purchase Processes

Create and process purchase orders, authorize vendor payments, and manage the return of goods to vendors.

Purchase Goods