Introduction to Items and Pricing

The Item register is used to store information about the products and services that you sell. It is accessible from the Sales Orders, Purchase Orders and Sales Ledger modules, and from the Contracts, Production, Quotations, Service Orders and Job Costing modules if installed.

Items of a similar type can be grouped together using Item Groups. All Items of the same Group can be given the same default Sales and Cost Accounts, Credit Account and VAT Codes, saving you the work of having to specify these for all Items individually. Defining and assigning Item Groups also makes modification easier: if it is necessary to assign a different Cost Account, for example, only one change need be made (to the Item Group), rather than many (to each of the Items).

If information is specified both for an Item Group and for an Item that belongs to that Group, that entered for the Item will take precedence.