this could be expanded to include other fields
Under the “suppliers” tab, I ONLY use the “name” field, nothing else.
When entering purchase invoices, if I am using a new supplier I am forced to open a new tab and go to the suppliers page and create a new supplier and add their name. Click save, close the tab, drop back to the previous tab and type their name again.
Given that as you type a supplier name, if a similar name comes up, people will correctly choose the appropriate entry and all is good.
If however, that supplier does not exist, it would be more streamlined and efficient if Manager could create a new supplier (user permissions permitting) with the appropriate name they have just entered. A dialog box could come up with either: “Do you wish to create a new supplier, XYZ? YES/NO” or “You are not able to create suppliers on the fly, please create a new supplier in the suppliers tab, or see your account administrator (blah blah blah)” lol
Currently I have a dummy supplier that is called “CASH/ACCOUNT” and I put the supplier in the description. That seems a waste to me.
To expand on this idea, instead of having customers and suppliers and any other type of entity, we could just have “entity” and they could be flagged as being of the supplier or customer type. OOE at it’s best