When receiving a Purchase Order it is very usual that these come with additional expenses (freight, handling, special taxes, etc.). These expenses are significant in order to have an accurate final cost of the products.
Right now it is required that one puts each cost PER LINE of products, but as it is shown below, orders sometimes can have tens or even hundreds of lines. The manual input of cost per line can create opportunities for error, both in calculating the percentage of each expense (eg. a FREIGHT of 6800 usd divided in 44 lines) and the manual input of these quantities.
Just as an example, in another program we have used, these costs are allocated PROPORTIONALLY to the value of each line/quantity. And there are different concepts for expenses that are to be allocated to one line, but not to another.
FREIGHT 6800 USD - Allocated to ALL lines
CUTTING FEE 150 USD - Allocated to lines 1, 2.
SPECIAL TAXATION 850 usd – Allocated to line 5, 8, and 22.
This makes up for a much simpler way to calculate final costs. Reducing errors.