A finished goods item is an assembly which can contain formulations, packaging materials, raw materials or other finished goods items. This assembly is referred to as the FINISHED GOODS BILL OF PACKAGING.

A bill of packaging associated with a formulation must contain at least two components:

  1. A quantity of the formulation
  2. A container in which to package this quantity of the formulation.

The two components must be entered as items 1 and 2 in the finished goods bill of packaging.

This is necessary so that the production scheduling module can locate the containers required for the filling of a batch of the formulation.

Any number of additional components for the bill of packaging may be entered after the above two.

The finished goods associated with a formulation can be entered during formulation entry (suitable for finished goods containing the formulation currently being edited) or else can be entered without reference to a specific formulation.


MENU OPTION:files/formulation

Click on pulldown item 'finished goods' while editing a formulation.

A window showing finished goods currently associated with this formulation is opened:

On pressing 'Insert' or 'Change', the following window is opened allowing entry of finished goods components.


TYPE: May be (F)ormulation , (P)ackaging (R)aw goods or (S)ales item

CODE: Enter the code of the item or press enter to look up

Qty: Enter the quantity or number of items

UNITS: May be (L)itre/(K)ilogram/(M)etre or (E)ach


Click on this option to add coded overheads which apply specifically to this sales item(e.g. packaging overheads)

TOTAL: Total value of sales item

OVERHEADS : Totals value of overheads for this sales item

COST TO SALES: Total cost to sales

GROSS PROFIT %: Enter a percentage here to calculate standard selling price

STANDARD SELLING PRICE: Entry of a value here will recalculate gross profit.


When inserting a new finished goods item for a formulation the finished goods code will default to the formulation code with a '-' character following it. You should add your own extension to this code to create a unique formulation code.

This assumes that your finished goods codes will be an extension of you formulation codes. (e.g. a formulation coded 131001 would typically have finished goods codes 131001-0005, 131001-0025.

This logical coding system is only a recommendation. You can overwrite the default finished goods prefix and create any alphanumeric code up to 16 characters in length.

The first item in the bill of packaging will default to 1 litre of the current formulation. You can change the quantity to the required value.

The next item which you must enter is a suitable container for packaging the entered quantity of the formulation.

After this you can enter any number of additional packaging items (e.g. labels, boxes,etc)


MENU OPTION:files/finished goods/code or name

Screens are the same as above except there is no reference to a specific formulation.


MENU OPTION:files/finished goods /groups

Allows the grouping of finished goods within named groups. These groups are used for price lists etc.

Group Name: Enter the name of the product group e.g. 'WATER BASED'

Once you accept this new groupname, an empty group appears on the tree, double-click on the new groupname and you can add finished goods items directly into the tree or click on 'Bulk Add' to tag a group of products for addition to this group.