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.
To generate a purchase order
When you use the Generate option in the Edit configuration item dialog box 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.