Megaventory supports batch (or sometimes called lot numbers) - which are usually associated with the need to track expiry dates - in a limited manner.

Full support is expected to launch in Q4/2020

Without full support, there are two workarounds to address this:

Workaround 1

If you'd like to add batch information to your products you can use a field that exists in the Goods In/Out form when a products enters or exits your warehouse. Doing it this way, you can track batch numbers at the level of knowing when a specific batch number entered/exited your Inventory Location. For example, you may fetch the Goods In and Goods Out document(s) of a specific batch number. That alone will give you the date of enter/exit, the specific Inventory Location (or locations) and the supplier/client name.

The field to use is the Remarks field. You can enable it per document template. To enable the Remarks column, please navigate to the Document Templates (click the Menu > Document Templates > View Document Templates) . Once the screen loads, click on a document template (for example the Purchase Bill) to edit its default values. Once the screen opens up, check to show Remarks and then Update/Save the Document Template definition. Repeat this process for the rest of the document templates (for example the Sales Invoice) that move items in/out of your location(s).

You may also localize the "Remarks" text to read "Batch No" through the Localization module (Menu > Settings > Localize).

This workaround does not implement a FIFO approach or tracks expiry dates (as in these cases the products have to be tracked inside the warehouse as well and not only when they enter/exit).

Workaround 2

Based on your business operations the following workaround may also be useful:

  1. Create each LOT/Batch as a distinct new product (say 0001-01, 0001-02 -or- 0001_2014-25-05, 0001_2014-25-03 etc.).
  2. Add those product in separate bin locations (from the on-hand inventory module)

This workaround has the most overhead -as it requires the creation of a separate SKU per batch- but also has the ability to track FIFO/Expiry dates.

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