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shannonbirosik
Level 1

How do you set up a BOM?

 
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JamesDuanT
Moderator

How do you set up a BOM?

Hello Shannon,

 

There are a few thing we want to create before we can set up Bill of Materials (BOM). We'll create inventory, non-inventory, or service items.

  1. Click the Gear icon in the upper-right corner and select Products and Services.
  2. Click the New button and select Inventory, Non-inventory, or Service.
  3. Enter the item details. You can reach out to your accountant if you're unsure of what Income and Expense accounts to use.
  4. Click Save and close.

You can also use these articles for reference:

Then, we can use them to create a bundle item and bills.

 

It's also best to reach out to your accountant to see if they have a different way of setting up BOM.

 

Let me know if you have other concerns.

WizardCooling
Level 1

How do you set up a BOM?

This answer is incorrect.   The answer tells you how to set up a new item....NOT A BOM

Angelyn_T
QuickBooks Team

How do you set up a BOM?

Hi there, @WizardCooling.

 

I'm here to help share additional information about setting up BOM in QuickBooks Online (QBO).

 

Bill of Materials (BOM) is a list of raw materials, sub-assemblies, sub-components, parts, and quantities of each needed to manufacture an end product. In QBO, there isn't a direct way of setting up BOM. As a workaround, you can set this up by creating items under the Products and Services and create a bundle item and bills from those items as mentioned by my colleague JamesDuanT.

 

For further details, you may check this article: Bundles and Reorder Points.

 

Stay in touch if you have any other questions about bills of materials, I'm just a post away to help you. Have a great day ahead!

ScriptDawg
Level 4

How do you set up a BOM?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a way of saving a QuickBooks bill of materials with the online version. However, this feature can be found on some of the desktop packages.  

But it’s not the end of the world, and you don’t need to invest in the desktop versions! You can simply check out the QuickBooks App Store since there are 3rd party tools available which can synch with your QuickBooks and provide you with the ability to save your BOMs.  

Katana is one of these tools which can give you a place to save your bill of materials, manage your finished goods and raw material inventory, schedule production, and help you with filling your SOs and POs. 

jack18
Level 1

How do you set up a BOM?

When I clicked on drop menu showing Inventory, Non-Inventory, Service, and Bundles... this did not show me anything new to set up a BOM.  we have added all the parts to our Bundled item, but the QB software does not allow us to inventory the actual bundled item (total cost, selling price, how many bundled items in stock , etc.)

Jack

PreciousB
Moderator

How do you set up a BOM?

Thanks for joining this conversation, jack18.

 

As mentioned by my colleagues JamesDuanT and Angelyn_T, we don't have an option to set up Bill of Materials (BMO) in QuickBooks Online (QBO).

 

We can only create a bundle item and bills (please follow the steps shared by JamesDuanT). However, you can search for a third-party application that can help set up BOM. To do so, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click Apps on the left pane.
  2. Under the Find Apps tab, enter a keyword in the search box.
  3. Check out the details of the apps.

I'll definitely pass along your suggestions. Our engineers make improvements in QuickBooks Online by listening to our customers' experience and comments.

 

As always, you can check regularly for product updates and feature enhancement through this link: QuickBooks Blog.

 

If you need any assistance, let me know and I'm here to help you out. I wish you all the best.

paver
Level 1

How do you set up a BOM?

This is dogsh!t. I was forced out of my desktop version and forced to pay $60 a month for limited services. This is dogsh!t

ShallyMarR
QuickBooks Team

How do you set up a BOM?

Hello there, paver.

 

Welcome to the Community.

 

I understand how useful to set up the Bill of Materials in QuickBooks Online. But this feature is are currently unavailable.

 

In the meantime, I'm backing up my colleague suggested visiting our QuickBooks Blog so you can know the latest updates and future enhancement in QuickBooks Online. 

 

Please know that you're always welcome to post if you have any other concerns. Community Team will always here to help.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

How do you set up a BOM?

@paver 

Explore this 3rd party app for your needs to intergate with QBO.

https://katanamrp.grsm.io/katana

Otherwise, consider switching back to QuikBooks Premier edition

 

Just my 2 cents.

adnankausar
Level 1

How do you set up a BOM?

Dear Ms Shally

 

I just wanted to know whether this feature is available as of now or not?

 

Please let me know at the earliest.

Kendra H
QuickBooks Team

How do you set up a BOM?

Good afternoon, @adnankausar.

 

Thanks for joining this thread. 

 

At this time, QuickBooks Online doesn't offer the option to set up the Bill of Materials (BOM). 

 

I can see how this feature would be beneficial to you and your business. I am going to send this feedback on your behalf so our Product Development Team can be aware of how to improve your QuickBooks Online experience. 

 

Please know that I'm always here to help if you have any more questions. Have a good one!

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

How do you set up a BOM?

@adnankausar 

If you are a manufacturing company and using QBO, you have to intregate it with a 3rd party manufacturing app.

https:// katanamrp.grsm.io/katana

https://www. sosinventory.com/ --- > get a promo code for 10%  per month 

 

elizabethaem
Level 2

How do you set up a BOM?

QuickBooks Online does not support manufacturing. There are workarounds using bundles, but that should only be done by an accountant as it is really complicated and not manufacturing. You need to get an inventory application. Go to apps.intuit.com to search for something. They range from $50 to $5000 in price.

KevinFoti
Level 1

How do you set up a BOM?

Have you seen any other apps that use BOM's?  I see these two repeatedly.  Is this it?  Tons of others have ordering and data sharing to sales order but very few have BOM and updating Finished Inventory pricing.

 

Please let us know and thanks. 

KevinFoti
Level 1

How do you set up a BOM?

Is Quick Books Online ever going to add this functionality?  It is on the desktop version?

 

How hard is this?

 

Also another little treat to your consolidated community board, how do locate topics just for QB Online and not the whole Intuit world????  Help with both would be greatly appreciated.

LollyNino_C
QuickBooks Team

How do you set up a BOM?

Thanks for posting in the Community, @KevinFoti

 

 

Let me share some information about the use of the Bill of materials (BOM). 

 

I understand how useful to set up the Bill of Materials in QuickBooks Online. But this feature is are currently unavailable. 

 

We can only create a bundle item and bills (please follow the steps shared by JamesDuanT). However, you can search for a third-party application that can help set up BOM. To do so, please follow the steps below:  

  1. Click Apps on the left pane.
  2. Under the Find Apps tab, enter a keyword in the search box.
  3. Check out the details of the apps.

I'll definitely pass along your suggestions. Our engineers make improvements in QuickBooks Online by listening to our customers' experiences and comments. 

 

Stay in touch if you have any other questions about bills of materials, I'm just a post away to help you. Have a great day ahead!

KevinFoti
Level 1

How do you set up a BOM?

Thank you.  It would be nice if someone who used a 3rd party add on actually could post some working knowledge and usefulness/real world usability. 

 

Also ...... given that the desktop version has this why can that not be updated to the online version?

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

How do you set up a BOM?

@KevinFoti 

Have you explored the apps as I mentioned in earlier post. If you only need a simple BOM, you may utilize one app Intuit has acquired last year to integrate with your QBO.

https://go.tradegecko.com/register?code=fiat-lux

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-jhu1kfZlM

 

Should you need more features, explore this one.

https://katanamrp.grsm.io/katana

 

KevinFoti
Level 1

How do you set up a BOM?

Thanks for this, however I am not trying to connect stores and data links.  I am trying to create a BOM from simple Raw Materials and Componentry, and convert it into a finished good.  So if my finished good process is .50 cents, I would like to add the .25 cents of RM and .25 cents of componentry to have an FG cost of $1.00.  Unfortunately QB commerce does not do that either.

 

Katana appears to that (outside of QB).......  Again I am looking for a basic BOM overlay/add-in for QB Online.  Does that exists?

 

 

elizabethaem
Level 2

How do you set up a BOM?

 

Inventory builds and costing of them is not a simple thing, which is why complete manufacturing inventory systems are very expensive. QB is on the low end of prices for this type of inventory management. Within the QB realm, QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise With Advanced Inventory has the best features. With regard to price, Sos Inventory is my favorite QBO inventory app. This system integrates fully with QuickBooks Online. I recommend doing a Demo to see if theirs has everything that you need. Tell them in advance that you want them to focus on the BOM feature and how everything integrates with QBO.

KevinFoti
Level 1

How do you set up a BOM?

Thanks for this.  I have an email into them as well...Will focus on the BOM and see what they come up with on the demo.  Again thanks. 

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