Multiple units of measure

yes, There should be an option where both the fields are displayed.
its a problem faced, when the commodity is measured in multiple parameters like pieces and sizes.


5 doors of 1.67 sq m. each @ Rs. 105 per Sq. m.

@Rahul_Jain, your situation has nothing to do with item names and descriptions.

No inventory item can be measured in more than one unit. You are selling doors either in units of each (or door) or square meters, but not both. You might price your doors on the basis of their size, but if you want to sell by the door, you have to make that calculation when establishing the sales price.

What you are actually suggesting is multi-step amount calculations: Doors x Area/Door x Price/Area = Amount. Manager will not do that.

The answer depends on how you want to count and track the inventory item, FLUSHDOOR. Right now, you are tracking these doors in terms of square meters. That is how your supplier sold it to you. (The 5 pcs notation was just a convenience. It did not enter the calculation.) But you are unlikely to sell a half square meter of a door. You would probably find it easier to count this inventory item in units of each (which is the default).

You can address this issue two ways:

  • Convert the unit price of the item to be what one door costs. In this case, that would be 530.29. There is no reason you have to use the same unit of measure as your supplier. Imagine someone buying soft drinks. The supplier probably sells by the case of 24 bottles. The merchant might stock and count them in units of bottles. This is very common. Accountants and auditors will have no problem with it. Your supplier’s invoice documents the relationship completely.
  • Establish two inventory items, one measured in each, the other in sqm. Buy the item measured in sqm from your supplier. Then use a production order to convert them to the item measured in each. This is more work, but results in purchase invoices matching your supplier’s sales invoices exactly.

The problem is that there should by synchronisation of accounts when the relation is as important as of a buyer and supplier.

Secondly, a simple means to solve this problem is to embed a system in which both the fields of ‘Items’ and ‘description’ are allowed to be manifested in the invoice.
Let’s call spade; a spade.!!

Then you should choose the second option and you will be perfectly synchronized with your supplier. But you will have a very difficult time managing your inventory on hand, because you will not be able to go into your warehouse and measure the area of doors. To count them, you will first have to enter production orders converting them into units of each. The choice is yours and has nothing to do with Manager’s design.

No inventory system allows for two different units of measure for the same inventory item. The reason is that for quantities greater than 1, the multiplied amounts would never be exactly equivalent. You would be building conflicts into the system.

I am not sure what you are referring to. Manager’s inventory items include fields for:

  • Item code
  • Item name
  • Unit name
  • Description

The only one that does not appear on invoices is Item Name. That is designed for a different purpose. It is used as a short name on various reports. Anything you want to appear on invoices belongs in one of the other fields. For example, if you want to track your FLUSHDOOR item in square meters, you could define the Description field as “4418 Flush Door, 1 piece per 1.672 sqm.” Then enter your quantity in total square meters. Obviously, that would be cumbersome, which is why I don’t recommend that option.

Including the Item Name field on invoices would do nothing toward your idea of multiple units of measure. The program is going to multiply the quantity field by unit price to obtain the amount. No other calculation will come into play.

Read this Guide:

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instead of using a production order, you can also make use of inventory kits.
this will not need you to convert inventory every time you purchase.
read this guide

Thank you for the info. But request you to go through the thread.
But here is the screenshot of the problem concerned.

‘Description’ and ‘Item’ both should appear on the invoice.

use the item code field or include the item name in the description field when creating inventory items.
there is no need of unnecessary additional columns on a document when other columns can be easily utilized for the same purpose.

This is the best solution, I was looking for.
Write everything, from product to item twice in the invoice. 🤦🤣