40 votesRowan Brandreth shared this idea ·
Having a built-in security deposit feature would be really good for us too.
At the moment it's quite messy as it required issuing and crediting invoices, or just charging it and then refunding without really issuing paperwork
Not sure how you have your non-stock items set up, but Current will show shortages of all bulk and serialised stock items, as well as a shortage of the non-stock item which cannot be made up due to shortages.
Do you mean a security deposit or a part payment?
This idea is to allow for the fact some products do not permanently live in a flight case, but are assigned one when booked on an opportunity, depending on how many of the item are booked.
1. We have a number of video wall panels, but we have two types of cases 6 panels per case or 8 panels per case, therefore assigning a decimal of 0.125 to assign 1 case per 8 panels selected does not work if we decided to use a 6 panel case.
2. IP65 Parcans - we have cases to fit 4, 6 or 8 - again, we cannot assign the correct accessory count as there are 3 possibilities.
We’re investigating this for future development, thanks for the votes and comments!
It’d be really interesting to hear everyone’s thoughts on how you’d envisage this feature working, as well as any common scenarios where you’d like to be able to select alternative products.
Let us know in the comments – your feedback is really useful.
It would be good to get an update on this one from Current. It seems like this feature is really lacking from the software. There are a lot of situations where the warehouse need to make a basic substitution (e.g. 2 x 5m cables instead of a 10m, 2 x 4x4ft litedeck instead of an 8x4). Workarounds are messy and as it's not possible to hide warehouse additions from client documents, it's difficult to make quick changes and retain stock accuracy.
Invoice to a contact instead of organisation. Often customers are just an individual, not a company. Only way currently is to duplicate the contact as an organisation.
Projects might be a good way to handle this. With a project , you can group together opportunities and generate project quotations or project invoices, allowing you to quote or bill for multiple jobs at once.
In this case, you could have an opportunity for the ‘main’ option, and then other opportunities for the other options.
On project quotations, this would show up underneath the first quotation, and we could customize the layout to make it clear that it’s an alternative. If the alternative were not needed, just mark as dead it to avoid invoicing it.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a hand with this – happy to help!
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If this idea gains further traction, in future the developers could look to investigate more formal integrations with websites and web platforms.