Transition an Item to Obsolete
Currently, if an item is marked as obsolete, then we don't allow our users to sell it. This is done through Global Setup -> Cop-Func -> Order Line Item Screen, flag "7. Allow Entry For Obsolete Item in COP Line Item".
However, in many situations, we may still have inventory left and we still want to sell them before totally obsolete it. Therefore, we need to keep the item as "A" (Active). But in the mean time, we need to prevent the purchasing of this item. We can't warn the user if the item stay as "A" (Active).
Can we come up with some kind of status to indicate that an item is about to obsolete so we still can enter order for the item. But we will warn user when they try to place the purchase order? My suggestion is to use the Item Activity Sub Code. Introduce a new sub code type "O" which mean "Schedule to Obsolete".
Any items that's flagged as Active with sub code "O" will be treated like obsolete in PO module. In COP module, any items that's flagged was Active with sub code "O" will subject to warning message. However, user can still enter order for this item so the left over inventory can be sold before we change the activity code to "O" (Obsolete).
The "Transition an Item to Obsolete’ feature is now completed and will be in the next release update. You can find more information of this feature in our knowledge base article at:
Avi Weissbard - Cybermac software LLC commented
I had a mod for one of my customer and just used E (End of life) that served the same way. I think it is a good idea. Avi
Dan, I like your idea to cover work order side as well.
Daniel Knopp - Design Works Crafts Inc. commented
It we move ahead with this function it should also treat work orders the same way as POs by presenting a warning message when creating a Legacy or Material Work Order.