The Product Catalog organizes all of your products for simplified searching based on product attributes. For example, you may use the Product Catalog to search for all products that are "shirts," "yellow" and "short-sleeved." The Product Catalog optionally details product bills of material and substitutes.
Product catalog is used almost for all AIVA 9001 modules:
· Sales automation
· Purchasing automation
· Inventory accounting
· Production managing
Another attribute for Products in the AIVA 9001 system is the 'Product Category'. Product Categories enable you to group products with similar characteristics, pricing structures, accounting rules and reporting. For example, by using the controls of the AIVA 9001 business solutions software you can globally set or change a discount structure for a Product Category. All products in that category inherit the revised discount structure.
A 'Product' in the AIVA 9001 system is something that can be sold and/or purchased, (or something that can be stored) and it has to have a Price. A Product can also be described as a "collection of Assets with similar attributes." Define production (make) items, purchase (buy) items, or noninventory items such as labor or travel.Maintain default information such as purchasing supplier, purchasing and selling unit of measure, and tax status for an item. The software currently supports FIFO method.You can define the minimum order quantity, andaverage lead time for every supplier. You can then use this information in conjunction with the MRP functionality.
The main examples of Products in the inventory mangement software are:
· Expense Types
An 'Item' in AIVA 9001 is a physical good that can be sold. 'Services' are not restricted in terms of availability whereas 'Resources' are restricted. 'Expenses' can be billed, for example: a consultant who incurs some travel expenses can be invoiced to the customer.
The system provides general and customer specific sales price lists. Price Lists are date controlled to allow special sales initiatives. Define special prices for individual customers, quantity-specific prices pegged to order volume, and a validity period for each price.