Read this how-to guide to learn how to access and generate the Inventory Audit Report in SAP Business One to explain value changes in inventory accounts.
One of SAP Business One's real values is its perpetual inventory system. The perpetual inventory system immediately updates every transaction processed, no matter which business area it originates from, including sales, purchasing, production, receiving, shipping, and general inventory management.
The Inventory Audit Report is one of the most meaningful reports in SAP Business One. This report shows the entire history of every transaction and allows you to drill down to any document that affected the item balance.
This report is useful for comparing the accounting and logistic views, as it explains the value changes in inventory accounts. Although this report doesn't recalculate item costs, it does display the information from the database.
To access the inventory report, select Inventory > Inventory Reports > Inventory Audit Report.
This window will appear to generate the Inventory Audit Report:
These selection criteria fields will generate an Inventory Audit Report:
- Date Type list
- Posting Date
- System Date
- Date From…To…
Enter the posting dates or system dates you want to include.
Choose and select from the Properties window.
- By Items—view and audit the results by items
- Summarize by Accounts—view the information summarized by accounts
- Group by Warehouse
Select to group the items by warehouse.
- Display OB for Items/Accounts With No Transactions
Select this checkbox to display the opening balances for items or accounts with no transactions posted in SAP Business One.
If an item has no transactions in the date range but has open transactions from previous periods, the total of these transactions is presented as an open balance for this item. The report total displays the item valuation from the end date of the date range—that is, it contains the opening balance figures and transactions within the date range.
Once the fields are populated, the Inventory Audit Report will display the relevant data.
Tip: When you print the report, you can print the selection criteria on a separate page.
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