Currently when entering a new purchase order if you click the search icon it allows you to search the “item name” field within the purchase order inventory. This is ok and works however I think that it would be much better if the search option interrogated both “item name” and “description”. This is also transferable to “creating a new invoice” and the sales inventory.
My reason for thinking this is as follows: “item name” is a unique identifier as such i suspect that data entered into this is normally in the form of part numbers which generally are (should be) meaningless other than as a unique identifier. The description however often has much recognisable data for the user. Therefore when searching for inventory items it would be much better to interrogate data that is more likely to mean something to the user i.e. the description
Lets set the scene:
Imagine an idiot using the system, for arguments sake lets call him Thomas Brooks.
Thomas needs to search for a purchase order item. He knows that he has entered them into the purchase order inventory and he knows that they produce light so he enters “light” into the search bar. Nothing, not a thing. What Thomas would have to do to find the item he is searching for is to enter “0000023” into the search bar which would bring up Light bulb in the description field and now he can proceed with his purchase order creation.
Just a thought I could’ve missed something. Any thoughts/contributions will be greatly received.