Purchase Orders in Xero
Great to be able to tick off our most requested feature on Community and move a step closer to completing the remaining core accounting functions. Next stop is quotes and we’re making good progress on better inventory control – but today we finally deliver Purchase Orders. Yay!!!
With Purchase Orders you can:
- Create fully customisable purchase order documents
- Email these documents to your suppliers
- Easily generate bills by copying existing purchase orders
- Copy purchase orders to new purchase orders and even to new sales invoices for on-charging
- Follow an approval workflow in the same way you do for invoicing
- Manage and search your purchase orders from their own dashboard
Of course, a (moving) picture is worth a thousand words so we’ve created a video that shows you everything in action.
This was a big release for us as we took the time to clean up a few big things under the hood. We’ve also put a lot of effort into a new touch friendly interface which will be rolled out across Xero in future releases.
Any other surprises in this release?
Yes! We’ve released a brand new GST return for NZ users with an improved workflow, performance and a new user interface. You may have caught our blog post about the changes and here’s a quick video overview.
You’ll also notice the GST reports have a new look and feel. We’re in the process of completely rewriting all reports in Xero with an improved engine and more options – great to have the first of these new reports completed. Look out for more over the next few releases.
There are a few other smaller updates – check out our release notes for more details.
The most likely enhancement to Purchase Orders will be to allow you to select a delivery address from one of your contact’s addresses – we’re hoping to get this out before Xmas, so keep an eye out on the blog.
Please let us know what you think in the comments below.