When you order goods or services and they are dispatched to you, you sometimes need to acknowledge to your supplier that you have received the goods or services described in the Purchase Order (PO) you sent. The simplest way to do this is to create a document called Goods Receipt (GR).
A typical flow of documents where Goods Receipts are involved would be:
- You create a PO for desired goods or services either by making a new PO from scratch from Shop or Written Request items or by flipping a Quote into a PO.
- Your Supplier receives the PO, processes it, and ships the order to you.
- Upon reception of the goods or services, you can then flip the PO into a GR. Note that you can also indicate in the GR document if any items or services you expected to receive were missing, delayed, or otherwise not up to expectations. Just click "Add a receipt or a deduction" on the bottom of the page to make these adjustments.
- The Supplier receives your GR document.
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