This feature is a part of the Smart Ops Release. Click here to learn more about the Smart Ops Release.
The New Purchase Orders feature enables Users the ability to view and create Purchase Orders, Purchase Order Templates, and Shopping Lists from the Orders page. Each tab listed on this page displays its corresponding form type to keep track of built out templates and Shopping Lists and all created Purchased Orders.
A Purchase Order can be created manually or from a template or Shopping List. Once created, the quantities to order from a Vendor can either be suggested by R365 or manually entered as needed. Items with quantities that extend beyond the normal amount will have an Alert Flag listed next to the item to assist Reviewers in finding and assessing potential discrepancies before submitting an order. Once orders are finalized, they can be marked as 'Submitted', and the Purchase Order will then be sent directly to the Vendor via email.
The New Purchase Orders feature allows for easier navigation and functionality when creating Purchase Orders. Future Enhancements allow for the use of direct PO Invoicing. Contact your Coach or CSM if you are interested in this new feature.
Click here for a printable guide on Purchase Orders.
Purchase Orders and Purchase Order Templates
Order Suggestions / In-Use Shopping Lists
Learn more about Security Roles here.
Access to Purchase Orders, Purchase Order Templates, Shopping Lists, and Order Suggestion forms is found in Smart Ops. To navigate there, first click 'Smart Operations NEW!' listed in either the Operations or Scheduling module.
- Note: Users with the 'Restaurant Manager' or 'Scheduler' Primary Security Role will be automatically directed to the Home page upon logging into the system.
In the left navigation pane, click 'Orders' under 'Food' to open the Orders page. From this page, Users can create a new Purchase Order, Purchase Order Template, or Shopping List and view a listing of each by clicking their respective tab.
To get started with Purchase Orders, please proceed with the following steps:
- Contact R365 Support to enable Purchasing Orders (if it is not already enabled)
- Set User Security Access using the 'Security' section above as a guide
- Set up (or review) your Vendor Items. A Vendor Item must exist for all Items/Vendors that will be ordered via Purchase Orders. In addition to this, check the 'Primary' box for larger Vendor Items that might send multiple sub-items and set up Contract Pricing in order to have a locked in price per PO
- Add Vendor Account Number to the Vendor Records in order to submit Purchased Orders from R365. If all Locations share a single Vendor representative, enter in the Vendor Number on the 'General' tab of the Vendor record. If all Locations have different Vendor representatives, enter in the Vendor Account Number per Location on the 'Location' tab of the Vendor record
- Begin building out Purchase Order Templates!
In addition to the list functions explained below, lists can also be filtered to display in ascending or descending order by clicking the column title. The list can then be further filtered after the initial sort by holding down the 'Shift' key on your keyboard and clicking any other column header.
1) 'Orders' Tab - On this tab, all Open, Submitted, and Invoiced Purchase Orders are listed in reverse chronological order for all Locations. From this list, Users can get a quick-view into the Purchase Orders' details, filter for a specific order, and even navigate to the Purchase Order's corresponding AP Invoice, if already processed
2) 'Templates' Tab - On this tab, all User-created Purchase Order Templates will be listed along with a quick-view into their template details. From this list, Users can filter for a specific template and view which templates were most recently used
3) Order Suggestions - On this tab, all Order Suggestion forms created by putting a Shopping List in use will be listed. From this list, Users can view general details about an Order Suggestion, such as who created the Order Suggestion and its current status
4) Shopping Lists - On this tab, all User-created Shopping Lists will be listed. Users can view the Shopping List name, associated Vendors, and the number of items included on the lists. Lists can be updated and put in use as needed
5) Search Bar - This will filter the listing for the characters entered
Bulk Edit is available on the 'Orders' and 'Templates' tabs.
The Bulk Edit menu can be used to delete or apply changes to one or more Orders at the same time, without opening the sidesheet.
Check the checkbox in line with an Order to open the Bulk Edit menu.
Check the checkboxes for any other Orders that should be edited or deleted.
To delete the selected Orders, click the trashcan icon .
- Note: Submitted and invoiced Purchase Orders cannot be deleted.
To edit the selected Orders, click the pencil icon , then choose 'Unsubmit' or 'Mark as Submitted'.
The Bulk Edit menu can be used to delete one or more Templates at the same time, without opening the sidesheet.
Check the checkbox in line with a Template to open the Bulk Edit menu.
Check the checkboxes for any other Templates that should be deleted.
To delete the selected Templates, click the trashcan icon .
New Purchase Orders: Create a Purchase Order Template
Purchased Order Templates are memorized Purchase Orders that can be scheduled to automatically recreate on a specific day each week, if needed. Click here to learn more about Purchase Order Templates.
New Purchase Orders: Create and Enter an Order
Purchase Orders can be easily created as needed to reflect the immediate needs of your Restaurant Organization. Click here to learn how to create and enter a Purchase Order.
New Purchase Orders: Review and Submit an Order
It is always best practice to review a Purchase Order before submitting it to your Vendor. Alert Icons, which appear when the variance between a previous and current item quantity extends outside a normal variance, provides the Reviewer guidance on any potential discrepancy. Click here to learn how to review a Purchase Order.
New Purchase Orders: Submit Orders via EDI
Send Purchase Orders directly to the Vendor's system for processing via EDI. Click here to learn how to submit orders via EDI.
New Purchase Orders: Cancel an Order
If a Purchase Order needs to be canceled, it can be done so at any time by following these guidelines. Click here to learn how to cancel an Order.
New Purchase Orders: Set Up Shopping Lists
Shopping Lists can be created to combine multiple Purchased Items from multiple Vendors into a single Order Guide, or Order Suggestion form. Click here to learn how to create and edit Shopping Lists.
New Purchase Orders: Use Shopping Lists
A Shopping List can be put in use to open the Order Suggestion form and initiate the ordering process. Users can then enter in the necessary quantities, review the corresponding created Purchase Orders, and then save or submit those Purchase Orders to their Vendors. Click here to learn more about using a Shopping List.