So, the company for which I’m hoping to develop ERPNext for does rentals as well as sales. These rentals depreciate with every use. Now, I’m aware that fixed assets can be depreciated over time, but is there any way to have stock depreciate per use?
Thanks for the response. Could you clarify what you mean when you say pass a journal entry? Also, how can I handle rental stock within ERP? I’m not seeing a mechanism by which I can note how a customer has returned stock back to us. Maybe I’m missing something obvious here.
Ah right, I understand you. I do know some Python, and zero JS, but I’m sure I can pick it up if necessary. I did consider using the warehouse, as it makes sense to keep rental and sales stock separate (and is physically equivalent to what the company does), but how would ERPNext deal with the stock that has returned? Is it just a sales return? There really isn’t a ‘rentals’ module, or did you mean that was a customisation element too?
In terms of customisation - and in particular hosting our own instance of ERPNext, where would you recommend I start looking? The documentation can be spotty on this and I’m feeling rather overwhelmed by it right now.
Oh I see! I hadn’t actually thought of using it that way. I will have a look at that when it comes to it. Rentals are a long-term requirement (the business currently uses two separate systems for sales and rentals and I was tasked with finding something that could unify them), but I wanted to make sure it was possible.
The project is currently on hold, but it is likely that we will write a module to deal with this. Our team is python savvy, so we are likely to write something to solve the lack of rentals. The depreciation itself could be handled by implementing an ‘out for rentals’ warehouse and writing a rule for it, but it makes sense to handle rentals as a separate product type or module.