Hi there. New to ERPNext, and there are some things I just don’t ‘Get’.
My first use-case is purchasing. We don’t manufacture, we’re a services company that needs to buy parts for maintenance contracts etc, as well as things like printers for the office.
Right now people fill in an excel Purchase Request, which as far as I can tell is equivalent to Material Request in ERPNext, but it all seems to be focused around manufacturing, maintaining ‘stock’ (rather than parts which aren’t assets either)
Another issue with this is that the ‘items’ have to be defined first, and they’re permanent. I may only ever buy one Xerox Photocopier, so I don’t need a stock level-tracking, warehousing application, and ideally the Material Request would just be free text. If it’s harder to use than typing in Excel, I’ll never get it off the ground.
Can anyone point me toward the right documentation that will explain how ERPNext could operate a non-manufacturing business, largely project-based, that still needs to buy ‘stuff’ - without developing custom apps as much as possible
Thanks for any advice you can give.