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Pricing unit of measure based on weight

As a new user of SAP B1, I am aware that like almost all mid-tier packages it gives you the option of an inventory, sales and purchasing UoM.

What it doesn't do out of the box (and SAP ECC does) is give you a separate pricing unit of measure.

For example we always sell at a $/kg pricing. However, our items come in (20/25kg bags) or a range of cartons which are the minimum saleable unit. Then we typically sell or purchase by pallet.

It makes no sense to set kg as a the stock unit of measure, since all the stock reports would become next to useless. I tried that and went back to having a bag/carton.

So whilst I would love the ability to set a pricing UoM I don't see it coming anytime soon. Certainly not 2016.

My next big hope is some kind of custom field that looks at the unit price, sale or purchase unit of measure and then get's it weight to derive and always update to a per/kg price.

Whilst this wouldn't help in the maintenance of price lists, it would at least help in document layouts and on marketing documents when discussions occur with customers and suppliers.

How have others solved this?

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  • Posted on Apr 07, 2016 at 07:17 PM

    Hi Russell,

    Please find the below link

    [Price Lists Name] - UoM Prices Window - SAP Business One 9.0 - SAP Library


    Kamlesh Naware

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    • I think you have misunderstood. I am aware that you can set pricing for different Units of Measure. However, the system assumes that you always have to put in the price for the default inventory unit of measure first and it will auto-calculate from there.

      For a number of reasons we don't want kg as the default unit of measure. This means we would always need to maintain pricing in bags/cartons rather than weight.

      In addition in marketing documents this approach doesn't work. As soon as you choose a different sale/purchase unit of measure you will see the price reflected in that unit - you cannot select another unit of measure with which to show the price.

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