Why don’t I have a purchase order button on my home page in QuickBooks Enterprise?


Purchase orders are integral to organizing and formalizing company purchases in QuickBooks Enterprise. You use a purchase order to separate the duties between purchasing and receiving. Use a purchase order to track what has been ordered already so you don’t duplicate efforts. Those who are old-school QuickBooks users, still go to Vendors > Create Purchase Order in the drop-down menu.

Since purchase orders comprise such a large part of daily company activity, many of our clients want a button on their home page in QuickBooks that speeds up the process of creating purchase orders. If a client is missing this button, we advise them to follow this QuickBooks quick tip which will enables users to put a purchase order button on their home page. First, you must be in single user mode to make this company wide change. You can get this button by choosing the Edit drop down from the menu bar, then Preferences. From this tab, select Desktop > Company Preferences. Select Purchase Orders – this will take you to the Items and Inventory tab and you can turn on inventory and purchase orders. This will create the desired shortcut for creating a purchase order within QuickBooks Enterprise. This will also turn on the access to create inventory items. You do not have to use inventory items if you don’t want, other item types can be used on PO’s.


About Marjorie Adams

Our head QuickBooks trainer and guru, Marjorie Adams, is Founder and CEO of Fourlane, Inc., an award-winning consulting firm and Intuit’s #1 QuickBooks Reseller Partner. Fourlane’s team of experts offers several QuickBooks oriented services including consulting, training, programming, integration, and more. Over the years, Fourlane has helped over 10,000 customers across many different industries with their QuickBooks accounting software. Marjorie Adams is considered one of the top QuickBooks trainers in the country. She was listed on CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 Under 40 in 2014 & 2015, and has been recognized as Intuitive Accountant’s 2015 QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor of the Year. Marjorie sits on Intuit’s VIP Program, is a frequent contributor to Inuit Accountants News Central, and has developed Intuit’s QuickBooks Enterprise Certification training. She has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, American Express Open, the Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine.

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