Goods receipts help track location of inventory items enroute from suppliers. They can be used to:
They have no financial impact. Indeed, they include no financial information. Goods receipts are completely optional. Without them, that is, when the Goods Receipts tab is not enabled, receipt of goods is assumed to occur as soon as the purchase invoice or payment form is created.
To use goods receipts, first enable the Goods Receipts tab. Click Customize below the left navigation pane, check the box for Goods Receipts, and click Update below the list:
Goods receipts can be created four ways:
In the Goods Receipts tab, click New Goods Receipt:
Complete the goods receipt entry form:
Datecontains today’s date by default, but may be edited.
Referenceis an automatic sequence added by Manager when the form is completed. Manager will locate the highest-numbered existing goods receipt and add 1 to its reference number.
Order numberis the corresponding purchase order number, if any.
Invoice numberis the corresponding purchase invoice number, if any.
Supplieris a predefined supplier from the Suppliers tab. Goods receipts cannot be created for cash purchases, because the goods are presumed to have been received upon payment.
Descriptionis for an optional summary of the entire receipt.
Itemallows you to select inventory items or non-inventory items.
Descriptionfields describe individual line items. If this field is defined for an inventory or non-inventory item, that definition will automatically be carried over. The field may be edited.
Qtyis the quantity of the line item being received at this time.
Add lineallows you to add more line items 1, 5, 10, or 20 at a time.
Locationappears if inventory locations are defined under Settings. Choose the location where goods are being received.
Click Create to issue the goods receipt. All necessary adjustments to inventory quantities and status by location occur automatically.
Northwind Traders has purchased 18 jars of marmalade from Specialty Biscuits. Northwind entered purchase invoice #27484. It issues goods receipt #2315 when the product arrives:
All other methods of goods receipt creation use the Copy to … function. This is available from:
When viewing an eligible form, click Copy to and select New Goods Receipt:
A completed goods receipt entry screen will appear. Edit as required and click Create.
Think carefully before enabling the Goods Receipts or Delivery Notes tabs. Once you have started using them, you must continue. Manager will not allow you to disable the tabs after the first goods receipt or delivery note is created. The functionality these tabs provide can be very important for some businesses. But they also entail extra work every time an inventory item is purchased or sold. Consider creating a test company to explore whether they are truly necessary for your business. They can always be added later.