Often companies purchase an item and sell that item in smaller portions. You might purchase a 20’ piece of pipe and sell it by the foot. Unit of Measure (UOM) allows you to easily buy in bulk and sell that item in smaller pieces. For example, you may have an item called “20’ Length of ¾” PVC Pipe” that you sell by the foot. Your item receipt will have a quantity of one. Since you sell it by the foot, the software will be entering twenty into inventory.
There is a list called “Unit of Measure List”. It is located under the Company menu, just above the current Inventory Adjustment menu option.
Users can create three types of Unit of Measure (UOM): Weight, Volume, and Length.