Product Manager vs. Purchase Request Manager
Both Product Manager and Purchase Request Manager have a list of items that can be selected and placed on a purchase order. However, they both function very differently.
The main difference is the Product Manager lives on a Sales Order and only has items from that Sales Order. The Purchase Request Manager lives inside the Inventory Module and works as a dashboard, and only has items that have been requested from various places in iPoint.
The Product Manager is where all of the items sold on a sales order are requested for purchase, placed on purchase orders, allocated, or delivered. If the person managing the parts per sales order is the same person ordering, they can skip the request and simply add to a purchase order straight from the Product Manager.
The Purchase Request Manager (PRM) displays a list of parts that have been requested from various locations in iPoint. The requests could come from Sales Orders, Projects, Work Orders, or Invoices. If a company has a specific person or department ordering products, all needed items should be “requested” and therefore sent to the PRM. Once here, the person in charge of ordering can select all the items from multiple jobs and place them all on Purchase Orders.