Explanation of Bill Types in Bill of Materials for Sage 100


Explanation of Bill Types in Bill of Materials


Standard Bills:

  • Must represent an actual inventory item
  • A bill that lists all components required to produce a single parent item or finished good
  • Represents actual finished products or assemblies
  • Options can be added to Standard Bills

Engineering Bills:

  • A hypothetical bill which is usually created while a product is in its design stage
  • Does not have to represent an actual inventory item
  • Cannot be used in Production Entry, Disassembly Entry, or Sales Order Entry
  • Can be converted to a Standard Bill and the item must be a valid inventory item

Inactive Bills:

  • Represents assemblies of finished products that have been restricted from the production process
  • Normally classified as inactive when being defined, replaced by another bill, or when the parent item is no longer required
  • Inactive bills are only used for reporting purposes
  • Cannot be used during Production Entry or Sales Order Entry

Kit Bills:

  • A single-level bill used to define a group of items that are normally sold as a single unit
  • Can contain comment lines
  • Kit bills cannot contain miscellaneous charges
  • Must represent an actual inventory item defined as a Kit product type item
  • Can be committed or relieved from a sales order or a sales order invoice as pre-assembled or assembled to order
  • Items are committed and relieved when the item is included on a sales order or sales order invoice

Phantom Bills:

  • Not a valid inventory item, but a list of components that are used on other bills.  Will relieve items from Inventory still
  • Represent assemblies that are not stocked in inventory
  • Reduces the need for data entry for items that are always used together but never stocked as an assembly
  • Phantom bills cannot be included as components on Phantom or Kit Bills