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Generating a purchase order

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A purchase order is a document that you send out to a supplier to order the items that your company requires. You can generate purchase orders from the purchase requests that you receive. You can also create purchase orders manually.

A purchase request can contain a mix of catalog item types and items from different catalogs. For example, a purchase request can contain a Dell computer, Dell monitor, Hewlett-Packard keyboard and mouse, Cables Direct ethernet cable, and Microsoft Office software. When you generate a purchase order from the purchase request, the system automatically checks the supplier of each catalog item on the purchase request. For each different supplier company, the system creates a separate purchase order.

Note that before you can generate a purchase order, the Approval Status of the purchase request must be set to Approved.

This task is a step in the process for performing the procurement.

See Performing the procurement

To generate a purchase order

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Service and Asset Management > Procurement.

  2. In the left pane, click Purchase Request.

  3. To generate a purchase order, do one of the following:

    • Open the purchase request for editing and in the Edit configuration item window, click Generate.

    • In the right pane, right-click the purchase request and then click Generate Purchase Order.

    When you use the Generate option in the Edit configuration item window to generate the purchase order, you can choose to have selected line items go across to the purchase order. If you use the right-click method, all of the line items are processed.