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After planned purchase orders are firmed, the ‘Approval status’ is default to ‘Approved’ on purchase order screen, which is skipping the purchase order workflow. Suggest to default the ‘Approval status’ to ‘Draft’ while workflow is enabled; or have a parameter like 'require workflow' to control planned purchase orders. Then the workflow process should work the same way as any other manually created purchase orders.


The reason is: the 'approve' and 'firm' on the planned order screen is normally used by the planning / purchasing department, then workflow is still required from purchase authorisation / financial point of view.


 

Category: Planning
STATUS DETAILS
Under Review
Ideas Administrator

Thank you for your feedback. Currently this is not in our roadmap; however, we are tracking it and if we get more feedback and votes, we may consider it in the future.

 

Sincerely,

Roxana Diaconu

PM, Microsoft

Comments

P

Currently, we are in 2022 and still this under reviewing. We hope a quick action as this is very needed function and it must be basic like purchase order from purchase requisition parameter.

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P

There is no logic from the Business view to have a PO Approval Process, but then have automatically approved Replenishment Orders that can be modified manually.

Even an Approval outside of the ERP System before Firming the PO is not possible, since the User doesn´t know the value of the order before generating it.

As it is right now I don´t see a possibility to use the replenishment function at all, because this Feature is not implemented.

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P

Any update of this? It has been under review for years now and is a much sought after feature.

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P

I also want to emphasize that this issue is less than "works as designed". We need to be aware that auto firm is a good functionality and PO workflow approval a reality. So - MS - pls increase the priority of this feature. So we in our DE project could benefit before end of 11/21. Rgs Avanade

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P

We need this ASAP, that the Workflow can be started after Planned Order change to PO if needed.

Like Conrad Volkmann mention 2019, it should be configurable at the item coverage, which status a PO created from planned PO has.
This is a place, where it can be manage depending on the requirement of our customer.

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P

This is a critical issue as additional planned orders are generated due to workflow purchase orders ( Workflow can not skip as business requirement ) . These orders are in draft status. These orders are not consider during run of master plan and nest day system generates additional orders.

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P

This is really creating issues for our business, we are heavily reliant on the planned order form, which is why we need MS to take this up ASAP.

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P

This functionality is a must for my client. On investigation it is obvious that the reason Microsoft have not implemented this yet is due to the fact that the marking record is held on the inventtrans record for the PO line.

A draft PO has no inventtrans record.

So the PO will lose it's pegging / marking record unless it is created directly as Approved.

Just something t be wary of if you are designing around this issue.

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P

We also really would like this option as soon as possible.

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P

This is a real bottleneck that we are facing, as a work around we have switched off update "Latest purchase price" this makes Buyers to open every purchase order and enter unit price manually. This not only increased work for buyers but we are now having issues with some analytical report as "last purchase Price" is blank . Having a PO in Approved status through MRP gives away control from Purchasing manger .

I think every entity that is going to use MRP will feel the pain without this fix, please get this on your rod map

Category: Planning