We do milestone billing, this is a must have.
This is needed for us also.
Yes, this is something needed, not only manage one prepayment on purchase order or sale order.
Now, the only way I am suggesting to make this possible, by having the right accounting process in deposit or prepaid G/L account, is to use Blanket order to follow all prepayments:
Line 1: G/L deposit 30%, create one purchase order for this line only, post the receive and invoice and then create the payment
Line 2: G/L deposit 70% create one purchase order for this line only, post the receive and invoice and then create the payment
Line 3: Item ordered with the right qty and cost
Line 4: GL deposit 100%in negative
Then line 3 and 4 are converted in Purchase order to net the total amount to pay (with or without Quebec taxes), receive and invoice both line in condition that the deposit amount is not higher of the invoice total. If so, I am creating a credit note of the total deposit made and after I will applied the credit document to the invoice.
So if you can consider add to the road map the possibility to create more than 1 prepayment by purchase or sale order and also make possible to correct the purchase order if the qty or cost is changing in final receipt and invoice, it will be appreciated.
Great suggestion. I have customers who require an upfront deposit on an order followed by an additional deposit once the goods are shipped needing this type of functionality.
Business Central Team (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, Business Central Team