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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

This should be out of the box functionality, multiple companies are modifying this to ensure all their purchase orders are going through approval workflow.

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P

Frankly, it's absurd that Microsoft has ignored this topic. As has been suggested dozens (hundreds?) of times, a simple parameter like "Auto-approve firmed orders" solves this issue entirely, and is most likely being implemented via custom code by most customers anyway. I just can't imagine why a company which has chosen to enable Change Management would want their Planning group to approve every purchase order.

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P

For me is unbelievable that is missing this basic function: auditors and compliance require an approval workflow for any PO. If there is no possibility to have an approval workflow also for MRP order, we are not compliant with the basic rules and SOD.Also it is not clear why Microsoft is completely ignoring hundreds of customer with the same need.

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P

Our internal controls stipulate that all purchase orders, regardless of how they're created, must go through workflow approval. Just because MRP has suggested a purchase, or someone has created a manual planned PO, it doesn't mean that should bypass workflow - there is a risk of committing the business to spend without appropriate authorisation.There should at least be a parameter to determine if a business requires approval of planned orders or not.

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P

This is very much needed, especially in enterprise organizations where there is a higher focus on approvals.Our Client, with more tahn 45.000 employees is currently thinking about not using the workflow and do custumizations instead, because of this.This is bad since we have a no custumization approach.

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P

It should be a very important configuration to be provided for customers, since there's no workaround if anyone really need approval for firmed PO - it exactly is possible to be happened for some enterprises. Please just consider to emhance the function.

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P

please consider it in road map, as PO from Planned order without go through PO approval workflow is very much not reasonable solutions even though the PO is enabled with PO approval workflow.

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P

A requirement and general expectation for many companies, I agree

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P

This would for sure be a nice and worthful extension for the procurement process.Using workflow rules, you could even let some purchase orders undergo autoapproval, the others could follow the workflow tree to get approved manually.Keen to see when this would/could be added to the default features.KR,Steven

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P

Is there any update on this please?

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