Hello there, ERPNext users and mighty developers of this wonderful program. I want to thank developers, I am so excited, you deed such a huge job and sharing your work with people! THANK YOU!
I am at the very beginning of exploring of ERPNext, but just cant stand to express how grateful I am, sorry for this long intro
So, My first questions are about asset and items theory.
So, Assets are the tools used to produce, and items in ERPNext terms are a product. Right?
Why then Asset is an Item of some item type? I agree, if I produce computers, then my product might become my asset, but it’s a rare thing, isn’t it? Items have variants, serial numbers, brands. And assets have only maintenance settings. I am missing the point.
I need to add fixed assets - cnc machines and tools like electrical grinders, their parts (motors, gears, etc) and their consumables (like grinding discs, drillbits and etc.). Machines must have serial numbers, maintenance, and appropriate parts. Tools are of few manufacturers, different models with unique serial numbers. Parts depend on manufacturer and model. Tools are loaned to workers and must be returned. Consumables are consumables that must be used for some project. I just can’t get the right structure in ERPNext way.
As I understood - I need to separately create item of item type of… asset type and… create an asset of an item… Some kind of a mishmash in my head. Why not make it separate? Assets are assets of asset type with their properties. And items are of item type with their own properties. What I am missing?
Sorry for such noob questions