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Item Cross Reference

parj

Member
HI
we are integrating a recent acquisition in our current ERP and we are looking for the best strategy to create ITEMS from the acquired company.
Since user manuals and drawings will not change, customer will still order parts using old item numbers but we have conflicts between the acquired company's number and the current one.

So we need a solution
- that will not affect customers when they order parts
- that will be user friendly for the parts department with no risk of delivering the wrong part

How do you handle item master information when you merge companies?
I was hoping the customer item cross reference to be a good solution, but it is only working when both number are created in the item master.... maybe a do something wrong
 
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aaro

Active Member
If your LITM and AITM are same, one idea is to replace AITM with the conflicting new part# from acquired company. Assumption is that your item
and acquired new company item are also same and make suitable modification to any reports.

Thanks
aaro
 

RussellCodlin

Reputable Poster
I was hoping the customer item cross reference to be a good solution, but it is only working when both number are created in the item master.... maybe a do something wrong
Yep, you must be doing something wrong. Item cross reference does not require the cross referenced item number to be set up in the item master. The customer cross reference type should suit your requirements pretty well.
 

flarroy

Member
Yes, absolutely. You can create a new cross reference type for the legacy numbers from the old system

Then, it shoul be easy to refer to the old item numbers
 

mhegge

Member
While on this topic, is there any way to cross reference at the ship to level instead of the sold to for customer cross referenced items?
 
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