Bill of Materials (BOM) Overview
When building any new Bill of Materials item from your Inventory, you must use a Base Inventory Inquiry to create the Inventory item that you want to build. The inventory items that are listed on the screen will make up the Bill of Materials.
A Bill of Materials Inventory can be made up of the various SapphireOne Inventory types – being normal, non-diminishing, serial, batch, item or activity, etc. For example, a Bill of Materials for a bicycle would consist of the real Inventory items used for its assembly (such as the frame, wheels, pedals) and labour. The bicycle itself would be the complete Bill of Materials.
The Bill of Materials screen lists the individual items that make up the Bill of Materials and their respective links.
SapphireOne’s implementation of both Dictation (MacOS) and Speech to Text (Windows) is a game changer for data entry. Any data entry field you can type into using a keyboard can use this feature.
You can also use this functionality on all inquiry screens within SapphireOne. For example, the user is in a Contact within a Client. They may have made a phone call to that particular client using the Softphone technology. Consequently, this will automatically date and time stamp both the contact and the phone number you called.
As soon as the call is completed, the user has the ability to use Speech to Text (Windows) or Dictation (MacOS). They can dictate into the memo field of the CRM contact, adding as much description as they require.
Dictation and Speech to Text Procedure
This functionality applies across every single Data Entry screen. For example, the SapphireOne user is entering a Vendor Invoice (VI). Additionally, you may want to add a memo within the Vendor Invoice (VI). The user can utilise the tool and simply dictate the memo.
Another example is if the user wants to add additional lines to the General Ledger account, within each General Ledger account. When the user is completing data entry using a General Ledger, there’s always a unique memo field for each GL account line. The user can then utilise this feature to quickly add the information they need to add. Alternatively, you may have an interview with an employee. After the interview process is completed, the user can then make notes about the employee.
Speech to Text or Dictation is an extremely powerful tool. It is something that we at SapphireOne, as well as our clients, utilise daily. It is a massive timesaver.
By selecting a line item you have the ability to View additional information relating to the item, such as Cost and Class.
Modifications to links can be made by navigating to Inventory > Inventory > Inventory. By going to the Build Lines Page of the Inventory item you may modify the individual items that go to make up the Bill of Materials.
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