New in SI 2016, the Units of Measure feature allows you to consolidate specific quantities of products that you buy while selling them individually. This is very important for creating Purchase Orders since the correct quantities of items are calculated.

To access the Units of Measure, from the Setup -> Control Panel, click on “Units of Measure” icon. There you can manage the Unit of Measures that you create and setup on your database.

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By editing a Units of Measure, you can setup the quantity of individual items that goes into each order.

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Examples of utilization of this feature are bulk wires and speakers, or cover plates. Those items are usually bought in quantities that are different than what is sold: Bulk wires may be purchased on 500 ft spools, and sold by the foot; cover plates may be purchased in a box with 50 of them, but sold as a single unit.