There are occasions when it might be useful to be able to create a PO number in IndiCater without sending it to the supplier, this could be for an order already placed using telesales or for a future order that you don't want sent to the supplier.
This guide explains the simple process involved
You are using e-procurement
Where to find this
Outlet: StoRM > Requisitions
Navigate to Requisitions, click on Add
Add your items as you would for a normal order, Once you have added all items to the Requisitions basket, Click 'Review Requisitions':
On this page there is an option called On Hold in the bottom right corner. By clicking this, you can create an order and it won't automatically be sent to the supplier.
Tick the Hold Order box and then select Confirm, adding a comment if you want to. If you know you will want to send this PO at some point, select the correct delivery date
The order will show in Requisitions with Release instead of the Email PO option
If your order requires approval, it will be displayed with the Release flag like above once approved This order has not been sent to the supplier but can still be booked off in Orders Outstanding. If your supplier is using EDI Lite, the order will be visible to the supplier in the portal
Sending this order
If you do want to send this order, click Release to remove the current held status, you will be prompted to confirm you want to release it:
The PO Details will then change to Send PO for integrated suppliers:
or Email PO for all other suppliers
To send this PO, click on the option you see (send or email PO). This will continue to send the PO as any other PO would be sent