our company is looking into ERPNext to replace our current homemade ERP solution.
One of our key functionnality is to be able to buy all kinds of supplies from the ERP, both components (items for production) and “generic” items (for all employees : office supplies, project-specific items etc…).
Do we need to create an item and its associated supplier for every purchase?
For example, if an employee needs to order a book from an online library, do I need to create the item (book) and supplier even though we’ll never use these items/supplier again?
Can’t we create “on the fly” orders for one time items?
Our company has hundreds of such orders and I can’t see myself creating a new supplier+item for every new order.
Thanks for your help!