Units of measure in SAP Business One help companies manage their warehouse management and optimise inventory processes. By precisely defining and assigning units of measurement to products and items, companies can manage resources more efficiently, minimise inventory errors and streamline overall operations.
Define units of measure in SAP Business One
In SAP Business One, the first thing you should do is define quantities and units of measurement. In the case of different containers, this not only allows you to set different unit prices, but it also makes counting easier for Inventories. It can also optimise the display of the number of packages during shipping. In SAP Business One, you can add a separate barcode for each container size or packaging unit if you wish. You can find the relevant settings by navigating to Administration, then going to Definition and Warehouse Management, and finally looking in the Units of Measure, Unit of Measure Groups as well as Packaging Types sections.
All types of quantity and measurement units possible
To begin with, you define all the units of measurement needed in SAP Business One. These can be packaging units such as pieces, cartons or pallets or length specifications such as millimetres, centimetres and metres. But also weights such as grams or tonnes and times such as minutes, hours up to months and years are included. And liquids? Yes, these too, from millilitres to litres to hectolitres.
Unit of measure groups simplify management
Then, in SAP Business One, you group the units of measurement into unit of measure groups. To do this, enter a group name and a group description. Double-click on the line number in front of the name to open the definition window. There you enter the units of measurement that are relevant for this item. A unit of measure can be a general term such as length or weight. If necessary, however, you can also make finer subdivisions, such as the generic term dairy products with the smallest unit gram, followed by a 125 g cup and so on.
Article groups control the units of measure
In SAP Business One, you assign these unit of measure groups to item groups. When you create a new item, the system automatically assigns these units of measure. In addition, you can define packaging units in the item groups. These packaging units indicate how many packages or pallets you need for transport or shipping. SAP Business One thus offers a comprehensive solution for warehouse management.