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Vendors & Purchases Navigation Center

This section shows you how to use Sage 50 to record the key steps in the purchases cycle. You will begin by learning how to set up vendor records in Sage 50 and then how to prepare a purchase order for your business. Next, you will discover ways to record various types of purchases and how to record the payments to your vendors. Finally, you will also learn how to record a purchase return just in case you want to return items of inventory to your suppliers. For a brief overview of the Vendors & Purchases Navigation Center you may find it useful to watch the video tutorial below.

The topics covered in this section are summarized in the Key Topics list below. To view our step-by-step instructions and screen illustrations of a particular topic, just click on that topic link now.

Key Topics

Vendor setup

In this topic you will learn how you can set up vendor defaults in Sage 50.

Add a vendor

Read this topic so you can add a vendor in Sage 50 and track transactions relating to that vendor. This topic also shows you how to modify or delete vendor records should you ever need to do this.

Recording a purchase order

The purchase orders functionality allows you to record a purchase order now but have the general ledger accounts updated at a later time when you record the purchase invoice from the supplier. This topic demonstrates where and how to enter purchase order information in Sage 50.

Purchase transactions

Find out how you can use Sage 50 to record various types of purchases. This topic will show you how to apply a purchase to a purchase order and how to record credit and cash purchases using a purchase invoice.

Settlement of an accounts payable

In this topic you will learn how to record the settlement of a payable owed to a vendor.

Purchase returns

Purchased goods are sometimes returned to the suppliers for various reasons. This topic shows where and how a purchase return is recorded in Sage 50.

Video Tutorial: Vendors & Purchases Navigation Center

This video from Sage University provides an overview of how to use the Vendors & Purchases Navigation Center in Sage 50. You can view other videos from Sage by visiting their Sage 50 YouTube channel.

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If you are completing the Sage 50 Practice Set, you need to be be aware that the instructions on how to perform certain tasks in Sage 50 in this video may be slightly different than the instructions provided in this Learning Center. Additionally this video may contain information that is not relevant to your practice set. However, you may still find this video useful as an introduction to using Sage 50. If in doubt, always follow the instructions in your practice set and in the helpful hint boxes provided throughout this Learning Center.

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