New features in products and inventory

This is where you will be able to find out more details about the features we talk about in our release notes.

We will continuously be updating this page with any new features released in the products and inventory area.

January 2019 | Set product type on imported products

It's not possible to specify the product type on the products import. Previously the product type had to be updated after importing the products, using the batch processing. This makes creating new products much faster! You will find the "product type" available as a column to add on the data map. Some things you should know:

  • The product types must already exist in Brightpearl before the import
  • The any options on the product must be associated with the product type being assigned

January 2019 | Zero all suggested quantities on the low inventory report

If you're using the low inventory report for ordering stock you will see that Brightpearl provides recommended order quantities using the reorder quantity and minimum stock level set on each product. You can now clear all the recommended order values and enter your own.

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October 2018 | Configurable columns and preset views on the inventory summary report

Configurable columns and preset views on the inventory summary report now allow you to view a complete breakdown of where your inventory assets are held, all in one report.

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September 2018 | Ability to sort on more columns of the inventory detail report

We've added the ability to sort on more columns of the inventory detail report. You can now also sort by:

  • Price
  • Date received
  • Total
  • PO reference
  • Product ID

March 2018 | Global Trade Identification Numbers (GTINs) and GTIN labels

Once set up, Brightpearl can automatically generate GTINs for products. A GTIN can be 8, 12, 13 or 14 digits. Brightpearl will use a combination of the provided company number and product number and a system generated digit to produce unique GTINs.

Once a product has a GTIN (saved in the EAN field) it can be used for producing barcode labels.

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Read more about GTINs

March 2018 | Additional details recorded for stock corrections

When a stock correction is made (manually or using inventory import), it will record all of the following information on the inventory audit trail and the resulting accounting journal:

  • Inventory movement ID
  • Reason
  • Type
  • Product ID
  • Date and time
  • User name

These details allow you to search for a trace stock corrections through inventory and accounting.

Read more about stock corrections

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