Purchase Reports and Analytics in Business Central

Purchase reporting in Business Central allows procurement and business professionals to get insights and statistics about current and past purchase activities.

Reports

The following table describes some of the key reports in purchase reporting.

Report Description Id
Purchase statistics Shows purchase statistics for each vendor. This includes information for five periods, starting on the date that you specify.
The report includes the total purchases, payments, finance charges, and discount information including the payment discounts taken and lost. Statistics are calculated for purchases before the date entered, at three one-month intervals from the date entered, and for a period including all purchases made after the third one-month interval.
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Vendor - Top 10 list Shows information on purchases from vendors for a selected period. You can choose the number of vendors that are included in the report.
The vendors are sorted in order of amount, and you can choose whether they are sorted by purchase amount or balance. The report gives a quick overview of the vendors from which you purchase the most or to which you owe the most.
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Vendor Item catalog Displays a list of the vendors for the selected items or items for selected vendors. For each combination of item and vendor, it shows direct unit cost, lead time calculation and the vendor's item number.
In the US, Canada, and Mexico, this report is not available. Instead, use the Item/Vendor Catalog (10164) report.
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Item/vendor catalog Displays a list of the vendors for the selected items or items for selected vendors. For each combination of item and vendor, it shows direct unit cost, lead time calculation and the vendor's item number.
In the US, Canada, and Mexico, this report is not available. Instead, use the Item/Vendor Catalog (10164) report.
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Vendor/Item Purchases Shows a list of item entries for each vendor in a selected period. The report contains information on invoiced quantity, amount and possible discounts. It can be used, for example, to analyze a company's item purchases and to show whether there is a relationship between discounts and item purchases. 313
Inventory Cost and price list Displays a list of price information for the selected items or stockkeeping units: direct unit cost, last direct cost, unit price, profit percentage, and profit. 716
Inventory Availability Plan If you would like to have an overview about specific items/stockkeeping units and their availability. This report will show you cumulated values such as gross requirements, scheduled and planned receipts, the inventory, and so on. 707
Inventory Vendor Purchases Displays a list of the vendors that your company has purchased items from within a selected period. It shows invoiced quantity, amount and discount. The report can be used to analyze a company's item purchases. 714
Inventory Purchase Orders Displays a list of items on order from vendors. It also shows the expected receipt date and the quantity and amount on back orders. For example, use the report to see when items should be received, and whether a reminder of a back order should be issued 709
Purchase Reservation Availability Shows the availability of items for shipment on purchase documents, for example return orders. You determine whether the report indicates the status of each document or of each purchase line.
When you print the report, you can also update the quantity that is available for shipment in the Qty. to Receive field on the purchase lines. On purchase credit memos and negative purchase order lines, the Qty. to Receive field contains the quantity to ship.. Then you can use the report to determine which documents to ship. Note: This report is not available for advanced warehouse functionality.
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Tasks

The following articles describe some of the key tasks for analyzing the state of your business:

See also

Setting Up Purchase
Purchasing

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