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From "Jacques Le Roux" <jacques.le.r...@les7arts.com>
Subject Re: unit cost and computing for product cost
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2008 08:54:06 GMT
From: "Jacopo Cappellato" <jacopo.cappellato@hotwaxmedia.com>
> You can manage it using the "Cost" tab in the Catalog>Edit Product  
> screens.
> You can manually enter a record or automatically generate one using  
> the form at the bottom of the screen.
> However, for products that are purchased, the algorithm is very  
> simple: the purchase price of the "primary" supplier is taken from the  
> SupplierProduct entity (you can edit that information using the  
> "Suppliers" tab).
> There is also a service that you can submit from Webtools to bulk  
> create the Cost records (using the above algorithm) for all the  
> products.
> Right now there is no support for the creation of cost information  
> based on average in last purchases or similar. It would be a nice  
> enhancement and we could enhance the form at the bottom of the Cost  
> screen to let the user select the algorithm for cost creation (passing  
> additional parameters such as: num of months to go back for the  
> average etc...)
> Jacopo

Yes this would be a nice add-on !


> On Oct 2, 2008, at 7:20 AM, ian tabangay wrote:
>> Hi. I was looking into product costing and is wondering where the  
>> unit cost
>> specified in the InventoryItem entity is placed in. The only time  
>> the unit
>> cost was used in the computation was when a product is of a  
>> manufactured
>> type. What I was looking for is a way to get the average cost of my
>> products. These products were purchased from a supplier and are sold  
>> as is.
>> ~ ian

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