Manufacturers buy components or raw materials but produce and sell finished goods.
QuickBooks does not easily track finished goods but All Orders does and it makes the necessary adjustments within QuickBooks for you. Each time you produce one or more items, you create a work order.
The work order contains a “Component List” which details the quantity and location of the components that go into production. When you finish production on a work order linked to a customer order, All Orders automatically fills the underlying sales order.
Every time you ‘Finish’ a work order, All Orders automatically creates an entry in QuickBooks which increases the quantities and values of finished goods, while at the same time reducing the quantities and values of components you use. Using the work order you can also track time by work order #, employee and operation.