In the current Business Central there are possibilities to set up workflows for approving purchase invoices / purchase credit memos. With such a workflow companies wants to have approval before payment.

With these current workflow the approval has to come before the posting of the purchase document itself. A lot of companies agrees with this opinion, but many others disagree this point of view. Theoretically it works, but on the floor it creates troubles to get the accounting done.

* F.E. in Belgium (and I believe also in many other countries) every incoming invoice needs to be booked and taken into the accounting in the period when they received the invoice.

> Purchasers do not care about the approvals. It could be possible that they do not want to approve (before end of period) the purchase document because they need to receive first the credit memo. <> Accounting department needs to have these unapproved purchase document because

* Also the reason why an accounting is held, is to have a clear and correct view of your P/L - outstanding debts...
So for this reason the accounting department wants to have everything booked as soon as possible.

Add possibility to have a workflow on Posted Purchase Invoices / Credit Memos. This workflow should release the current field 'On Hold' on the Vendor Ledger Entries (field 33 of table 25). Of course if this workflow is activated, it should be no longer possible to manually intervene on that field. (Make field optional non-editable if workflow for posted purchase invoices/purchase credit memos is activated).
Category: Purchasing
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Thank you for this suggestion! Currently this is not on our roadmap. We are tracking this idea and if it gathers more votes and comments we will consider it in the future. Best regards, Business Central Team