Getting started with inventory

So, I am moving for a 3 year spreadsheet to ERPnext.

I have a question.
I have a small but existent inventory of items. I have already closed the 2016 fiscal year and everything is in order so I want to start fresh this year.

How can I register these past items without needing to register the invoices from previous years as a sort of past inventory?

Create a Stock Reconciliation


Thanks yeah I kinda figured but I’m new to this whole thing…

Hmmm now I’m trying to register an invoice that references that lingering stock and it says I need 1 item (even though it is stocked).

Since it’s an item from a previous stock, do I need to reconcile reconcile it manually too?

Do I have to reconcile the inventory egress too manually?