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Many retailers are expecting the ability to create a new transfer order (or counting journal), and just continuously scan items into the order. The existing workflow contains multiple steps which are unnecessary, time consuming and add's room for error by operators. Existing workflow; Create transfer order (using dialog) details screen opens, with 'Add product' dialog open Scan or enter item number Specify quantity (dialog is now closed) Click 'Add' button to add another item repeat steps above. The idea workflow would be: Create transfer order (using dialog) details screen opens, with 'Add product' dialog open Scan or enter item number (Default qty of 1 assumed as it was scanned) 'Add product' dialog remains open ready for next scan Once all items added, user clicks 'close' button on dialog, to indicate no more items to add. As some customer may want the prompt to specify quantity, the defaulting to 1 should be a parameter (i.e. new checkbox on functionality profile 'Prompt for quantity on stock management functions') N.B. - This has already been suggested to the team directly. Adding here to get votes and bump up priority list!
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Please review our new Inbound / Outbound operations in the POS that become available in preview in 10.0.9 and generally available in version 10.0.10: Inbound inventory operation in POS, Outbound inventory operation in POS. These new operations will allow for barcode scanning of products to mark items as received or shipped.  A similar improvement to stock counting is on the roadmap with a tentative plan to release in 2021. - Holly Haines, Principal Program Manager, Dynamics 365 Commerce

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Thanks for the updated comment Holly - The new screens are much better and 'scanning optimised' which is fantastic. Thanks for all your hardwork.

Category: Inventory management

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This will definitely save time and be a useful function for Inventory transfers and stock count

Category: Inventory management

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This function will help retail customers a lot.

Category: Inventory management

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Agree with the vote.

Category: Inventory management

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Highly demanded request which any Retail product should be able to fulfill as a basic feature when doing stock count. Our customer is disappointed that they have to pay for change request because the system need to be customized to improve their work efficiency.

Category: Inventory management

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The workflow for key-in product number manually must be same as for scanning continuous items

The idea workflow would be:
1) Go to Stock count option at home screen
2) Click “Add” button to create new counting journal, system prompt for input product number to count
3) Key-in product number manually with assumed Default 1qty.
4) For the next item to enter, the 'Add product' dialog should remain open to key-in the next item.(same as for scanning items)
5) Once all items added, user clicks 'close' button on dialog, to indicate no more items to add.

Clicking “Add” button to key-in product number increases stock count processing time if there are 1000 items. And the same process continues across number of stores, which consumes time.
Clicking add 999 times is a painful and cause a chance of human error.

Category: Inventory management

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When compared to the existing workflow, the ideal workflow will be much more efficient without any drawbacks. It should definitely be implemented.

Category: Inventory management

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This is also pain point for our client in counting process. We have 2 options for input either scan or key-in product, however the behaviour of both input are not the same. System should keep it consistent, when scanning in user will be prompt for quantity and able to scan next product, but why when key-in need to click "+" button (Add next product) for EVERY SINGLE line !

Category: Inventory management

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It would be helpful and benefit to Retails customers when having it fixed. Actually, a retails shop always have more than a thousand items, click Add 999 times (at least) is a painful and cause a chance of human error. And as I know, by using scanner, perhaps the process is gone through without clicking Add again (latest version). So let put some more codes for manual keying scenario. I don't think it's a big deal to development team.
Thank you.

Category: Inventory management

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This would be a helpful addition for our retail operation as well.

Category: Inventory management