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A Method for Writing Invoices From Backorders Without Re-entry

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062757D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Machart, BH: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described to prevent the re-entry of data for an invoice when a product that was backordered is either totally or partially filled.

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A Method for Writing Invoices From Backorders Without Re-entry

A method is described to prevent the re-entry of data for an invoice when a product that was backordered is either totally or partially filled.

In accordance with the new method, an option from the menu is provided to create an invoice for a product that had previously been backordered. The steps involved are: 1. The user identifies the reference number to use. 2. The system provides the header information and asks if this is correct. If correct, each item is displayed. 3. As an item is displayed, the question is asked, was this one received. If the answer is yes, 4. The quantity received is asked for. Part of the order can be filled. 5. The amount entered is deducted for that part number from the onhand amount and the backorder (if totally filled) is marked complete. An invoice entry is made in the invoice file for the entry and all of the appropriate information is automatically carried over to the entry. If part of the order remains on backorder, a backorder record with the new quantity is displayed. 6. The next item on backorder is shown and the user is asked to identify whether it was received, etc. (this continues until no more items exist under that backorder number).

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