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Jun 22, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Purchase Non-Stock (text item) from Vendor

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Hello experts,

We are redoing out implementation of project system to purchase materials from external vendors. These are non-stock items, therefore are entered as text items. From project system, we are trying to figure out the correct way to plan and then purchase these materials. Which activity type should we use (internal or external) and then should we also use material components?

In our old PS implementation, we used internal activities to purchase materials from vendors but have a lot of customization to allow us to change the currency of the material planning field. Once this is done we add material components to the internal activity which create the purchase requisitions. Our thought was to use external activities and material components, but then when a plan is entered in the activity, it is doubled up when the material component and value are entered. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.