Freezing an Inventory Item in Sage 100 ERP

Thoughtware Article Published: Sep 03, 2014
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Often, the first step in taking a physical inventory in Sage 100 ERP is freezing the physical count. When attempting to do this, though, a message may appear saying the program will not allow the inventory to be frozen or that freezing items may create unexpected variances. Some examples include:


Follow these steps to help ensure you don’t receive those messages:

  • Open “Master Console” and make sure no one has “Inventory Maintenance” open.
  • Be sure the “Sales Order” invoicing is complete and all invoices are posted.
  • Complete and post the “Purchase Order” receipt of goods and receipt of invoice.
  • Update all inventory transactions and close “Inventory Maintenance.”
  • Update and post all receipts from the “Return Merchandise Authorization” module.
  • Update and post all production transactions in the “Bill of Material” and “Work Order” modules.

With those items checked and processed, inventory freezing should proceed quickly and without messages.

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