Adding to quotes and orders
All Orders allows you to offer your customers selections and options when ordering kit items or configurable bill of materials. Once you have created them you can add them to a quote or sales order using the drop down of item in the grid. When you select an item that is a kit or a configuration, you will get a dialog that looks like the following.
I can now scroll through all the components and pick my options by checking the appropriate item. I can also change the Qty Per, Item price on a per item basis or change the kit qty and price per for the kit as a whole. As a result the Total will change to reflect the total price to the customer. (Note: If you are an item that is a configuration instead of a kit, the price per will not be displayed as this can be changed directly on the sales order). After you have completed your edits, press 'OK'. The kit along with all of the selected components will be shown on the sales order (Note: If you are an item that is a configuration instead of a kit, only the non-configured items will be displayed). You can collapse the kit items under the kit by CHECKING 'Allow collapsing/expanding on kit lines' in Sales Order Preferences.
You expand or collapse the kit by clicking the + or - signs next to the kit item. To reload the kit wizard, click the kit icon under the 'Kit' columns on the sales order.
Forms to use
Now that you created the quote or sales order which forms should you use to send your customer the appropriate order acknowledgement?
Sales Order Kit: Shows the kit will all of its sub-items
Sales Order Kit Rollup: Shows only the kit but no sub-items
Sales Order Configured BOM: Shows the assembly with variable and yes/no options and selections.
Creating the work order for configurations
Now that you have created sales order for the configured item, you need to produce it using a work order. If create a new work order without reference to the selections and options your customer's just made, then the work order will just show the default bill of materials. However if you create the work order directly from the sales order, All Orders will swap the default components with the customer's selections and options.