Managing your purchase order lifecycles

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Access to this feature is currently only available to those who are part of the beta program.

To request access to the beta, please contact support.


In this article, you will learn how to manage your purchase order lifecycles in Workiz.

Purchase Orders is a tool available in the Feature Center/Marketplace designed to help you manage your purchase order lifecycles. From creating a purchase order with items that are relevant to specific jobs, sending the purchase order to a vendor, and tracking the delivery status, Workiz makes it easy to monitor and manage your purchase orders.

Purchase order basics

Create new purchase orders in minutes
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Adding new purchase orders can be done in just a few clicks. You’ll be able to add items and link those items to specific jobs on your Workiz account. When you’re ready to submit it to a vendor, just choose how you want to receive the order and send your email. 

To learn more about creating and sending purchase orders, please see this article.

Host all of your vendors in one place 

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Keeping track of all of your vendors has never been easier. With this tool, you’ll be able to store specific vendor details like the vendor name, address, contact information, contact person, payment terms, and more. 

To learn more about creating new vendors, please see this article.

Monitor your purchase orders with a new dashboard

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After enabling the feature, Workiz will provide you with a new tab along your sidebar navigation menu on the left: Purchase Orders. This is where you’ll go to create new purchase orders, vendors, and make status changes to your purchase orders.

You can quickly view your created purchase orders, their associated jobs, and the status of whether each purchase order has been sent.

To learn more about managing purchase order statuses, please see this article

A new, customizable document for POs

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Like your estimates, invoices, and service plans, purchase orders come with a dedicated, customizable document. Send your vendors a tailored document featuring your company’s branding.  

To learn more about customizing your purchase orders document, please see this article

Enabling the Purchase Orders feature

Before you can create a purchase order in Workiz, you will need to enable the tool from the Feature Center/Marketplace. 

  1. From the top navigation bar, select the Feature Center/Marketplace

    Not seeing the Feature Center/Marketplace icon in the navigation bar? You may not have the correct permissions set for your user.

    Please contact your account admin and ask them to turn on the Account Settings permission for your user type from the Roles & Permissions settings page.

  2. Select Purchase Orders
  3. Turn the toggle switch on/off to enable/disable the feature

After enabling the feature, a new tab will appear on the sidebar navigation menu on the left for your purchase orders. This is where you’ll create new purchase orders, add vendors, and monitor your purchase orders.

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