I have this PO showing a negative value on the line for unit price. When looking at the PO without opening the line, you can see that the unit price value is not showing a negative. At first glance, one would assume that the price is a positive and receive it as is.
The negative value comes from a partsman error. The error would have been missed.
Would like to see the negative value on the line, currently the unit price will display positive even when the price was accidentally set to negative.
We had the same issue happen to us, it would be nice to be able to see it on the screen. because we do not received from the paper purchase order.
Normally it seems we should use positive or negative quantities to post debits or credits for various reasons. I can see the value of being able to enter negative dollar amounts. Here are a couple of thoughts on the subject:
- Prevent entry of negative dollar amounts where inappropriate. Maybe allow users to turn negative dollar amounts on or off in system parameters.
- Perhaps require a level 1 password for negative dollar amount entry; this feature could also be turned on or off.
- Have a warning popup when a negative dollar amount (or other nonstandard character) is entered or if one is present in a document. This feature could used alone or combined with numbers 1 or 2 above.
- Display positive and negative dollar amounts, or debits and credits–whether they result from quantity or price entry–in different sections of a purchase order, sort of like what would be done on a bank statement.