Handling blocked suppliers

In some financial systems, you can mark suppliers as blocked or inactive for various reasons, and there may be office routines for handling such suppliers. For example, if a supplier is involved in negotiations, a customer might want to make sure that no invoices are processed for that supplier until an agreement is reached. To help manage issues like this, ReadSoft Online can mark blocked suppliers with an icon () during verification, so you can make better decisions when choosing suppliers.

How it works

When you choose a supplier during verification, a list of suppliers appears in the Supplier box. Blocked suppliers are marked with an icon (). If you select a blocked supplier, a warning dialog appears; however, you can choose to ignore the warning.



In this example, you can see that the Construx Blocks supplier is blocked.

Setup

You must enable Master data services to use this feature. You specify whether a supplier is blocked using the Blocked element in the supplier master data. If you set the Blocked element to "true" or "1", the supplier is considered blocked. If you set the Blocked element to "false", "0" or if the Blocked element is absent from the master data, the supplier is not blocked. Note that the true/false values are case sensitive. You must specify true or false in lower-case letters, or use the numbers, 0 or 1.