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.
It's been 6 years since this was last updated. I hope there is a resolution to this as many customers have requested it
When do we expect a fix for this?
very important feature and many companies need it.
Hello, We also get questions about this from our customers. Do you have any updates?
This continues to come up with customers. It is nearly 6 years since the idea was raised. What is the current status please?
It is a request from many companies and Microsoft should take it into account and add it to its roadmap.
I reviewed another related function to this but I cant believe that it is 2023 and after 300+ votes on this one its still not on the roadmap. It is understandable that original idea around MRP driven orders not requiring workflow/change management is valid for certain cases. Thinking whomever is authorized to firm PO`s is authorized send all PO amounts to the vendor.is just not realistic. I can bypass the entire PO approval by i start with a forecast or some sort of demand that would create the planned PO. Then If I am allowed to firm it, I can confirm it and send it with no approval. Come on Microsoft. its a compliance and audit issue. At least dont keep saying working as design on this one. At least you knew about the issue and how come this doesnt get in the roadmap?
This an absolute must. Not sure why this is not happening.
Interesting that this is still under review and not even on the roadmap. Is it that difficult?
Come on! Is it so difficult? I think each partner will have to do customization on that. Is this a goal?
Administrator on 2/9/2018 7:36:56 AM
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.