How do I input starting inventory levels in inFlow Cloud?

Windows

inFlow Cloud for Windows

The easiest way to set your starting inventory is to create a purchase order for everything you have in stock right now and backdate it. The reason this works so well is that it is able to update lots of details about your inventory at the same time.

A purchase order can update:

  • Product names and descriptions
  • Who you buy it from and how much you pay (if you create several purchase orders, one for each vendor)
  • Item costs (this includes shipping and non-vendor info into your product cost)

NOTE: It’s important to note that if you’re using FIFO or LIFO costing creating a purchase order is the only way to update your product costs

Create your purchase order

To create a new Purchase Order in inFlow Cloud:

  1. Click Main Menu > Purchasing > New Purchase Order.
  2. Begin typing into the Vendor field; you should see your vendor’s name highlighted.
  3. If they’re not in your system yet, you should continue typing the full name of the vendor and then click Add New to create a new record for them.
  4. Continue filling in your vendor’s information.  
  5. When you save this order, you can:
    1. Click the save icon next to the vendor details to save it back to the their record (meaning you don’t need to re-enter the same information next time).
    2. Or ignore the save icon if you don’t want inFlow to save this information to the vendor record.
  6. Click into the item column and select an item from your list. Continue as necessary until you’ve selected all the items you would like to purchase.
  7. Click Fulfilled when your vendor has fulfilled the order to move the items into your inventory.
  8. Click Pay when you’ve paid your vendor, this will mark this order as paid.

Change the Order Date

Next, you’ll need to change the order date in the top right hand corner of the screen.

  1. Click into the Date field and select the desired date
  2. Click Save.

Change the Received Date

This is the date the inventory was received into your stock.

To set the received date:

  1. Click on the Receive tab on your purchase order.
  2. Set the Receive Date for each item.

Tip: If the receive date is the same for all the items, enter in the date on the first row, then right-click and select Fill Down to fill the same date down the column.

Change the Date Paid

This marks the date you received payment / paid your vendor.

To set the Date Paid:

  1. Click on the Paid button on the main Purchase tab.
  2. The Payment Details window will open up. Set the date of payment (or separate payments) in this window.

Now if you’ve chosen to create your purchases individually by vendor you’ll want to repeat the steps above with each of your orders. Once you’re done you’ll have all your items in stock, with their names and costs updated.

Web

inFlow Cloud for Web

The easiest way to set your starting inventory is to create a purchase order for everything you have in stock right now and backdate it. The reason this works so well is that it is able to update lots of details about your inventory at the same time.

A purchase order can update:

  • Product names and descriptions
  • Who you buy it from and how much you pay (if you create several purchase orders, one for each vendor)
  • Item costs (this includes shipping and non-vendor info into your product cost)

NOTE: It’s important to note that if you’re using FIFO or LIFO costing creating a purchase order is the only way to update your product costs

Create your purchase order

To create a new Purchase Order in inFlow Cloud:

  1. Click Main Menu > Purchasing > New Purchase Order.
  2. Begin typing into the Vendor field; you should see your vendor’s name highlighted.
  3. If they’re not in your system yet, you should continue typing the full name of the vendor and then click Add New to create a new record for them.
  4. Continue filling in your vendor’s information.  
  5. When you save this order, you can:
    1. Click the save icon next to the vendor details to save it back to their record (meaning you don’t need to re-enter the same information next time).
    2. Or ignore the save icon if you don’t want inFlow to save this information to the vendor record.
  6. Click into the item column and select an item from your list. Continue as necessary until you’ve selected all the items you would like to purchase.
  7. Click Fulfilled when your vendor has fulfilled the order to move the items into your inventory.
  8. Click Pay when you’ve paid your vendor, this will mark this order as paid.

Change the Order Date

Next, you’ll need to change the order date in the top right hand corner of the screen.

  1. Click into the Date field and select the desired date
  2. Click Save.

Change the Received Date

This is the date the inventory was received into your stock.

To set the received date:

  1. Click on the Receive tab on your purchase order.
  2. Set the Receive Date for each item.

Change the Date Paid

This marks the date you received payment / paid your vendor.

To set the Date Paid:

  1. Click on the Paid button on the main PURCHASE tab.
  2. The Payment Details window will open up. Set the date of payment (or separate payments) in this window.

Now if you’ve chosen to create your purchases individually by vendor you’ll want to repeat the steps above with each of your orders. Once you’re done you’ll have all your items in stock, with their names and costs updated.

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