Purchase Order Matching for NetSuite
With the “PO match” feature enabled, users can associate and link invoices with purchase orders. (POs) This can be done while creating a new invoice or editing a draft. Once an invoice is posted back to the accounting package, PO matching can no longer be done in MineralTree. Currently, this functionality is only available for NetSuite customers. This short guide will cover how to enable and configure the feature, how to associate invoices with PO(s), and how to match individual line-items and expenses. There is also a video tutorial covering this workflow.
Setup and Configuration
The feature is disabled by default, and needs to be enabled within the Customer Admin Application (CAA). Customer admins can also configure whether existing invoice approval rules are followed for invoices associated with purchase orders or bypassed entirely. This can be toggled separately for invoices that match POs and those that are not matched. By default, invoices from POs are set to bypass invoice approval rules in both cases.
For example, with the above settings in place, invoices marked as “matched” to a PO(s) will bypass invoice approval rules (i.e. rules set per vendor, class, department, or location). If invoice approval is required for all invoices before payment, these matched invoices will be payable without invoice approval. Invoices that are marked as “mismatched,” however, will follow any standard routing rules that might apply based on the vendor or coding. If invoice approval is required for all invoices before payment, these mismatched invoices will still require it.
Adding POs to an Invoice
In the invoice details screen, after selecting a vendor, users can begin adding POs to an invoice by typing in the PO number or selecting one from the dropdown. All POs for the vendor, which are not closed or fully billed, will be available for selection. The POs themselves will still need to be created within NS.
After a PO # is selected, the PO details (see below for list of supported fields) will appear at the top of the page. Additional PO #’s can be added if desired, and one can cycle between their details at the top of the screen. If automated invoice capture is enabled, MineralTree will capture the PO # from the invoice if possible.
Linking PO Data to Invoice Lines
Once a PO has been added to an invoice, one can link individual invoice expenses and line-items to expenses and line-items on the associated PO. This is done from an invoice line-item or expense by selecting the desired PO # and typing in the PO line number.
This action will link the invoice to the PO and also update invoice coding based on the PO details. If available, the account/item, description, class, department, and location from the PO line will all be applied to the invoice line. Only one PO line # can be assigned to each invoice line, but lines from multiple POs can be associated to a single invoice. PO expenses can only be linked to one invoice expense, while PO line-items can be linked to line-items on multiple invoices until fully billed (billed qty. = total qty.) or closed.
After linking, MineralTree will display whether the information on the invoice (either captured or entered manually), matches what is found on the PO. Note the red and green icons.
An invoice is marked as matched at the summary level if all lines are matched, and mismatched otherwise. Users can override this, and manually mark an invoice as matched or mismatched. This status will display on both the invoices and invoice detail pages, and also governs whether invoice approval routing rules will come into effect (see above). Changes to PO information on invoices can be made up until the invoice is posted back to NS, at which point any changes will need to be made in NS itself.
Sync with NetSuite
To post a new or draft invoice to NS, simply check “Post” on the invoice details screen and save. The invoice will be sent back to NS in the next sync cycle. While the sync is still pending or ongoing, the invoice will remain in an “awaiting sync” status until the sync is completed. MineralTree will automatically create a corresponding bill in NS, which will be linked to the appropriate PO(s). The PO itself will be updated based on what expenses and/or items were billed or partially billed in MineralTree. If the PO was fully billed, then it will no longer be available for billing in both NS and MineralTree. The sync is bidirectional, so changes made in NS will also sync to MT. If a bill is created from a PO in NS, that bill will sync to MT with the PO associated, and the PO details will be updated as well.
Purchase Order Fields Available in MineralTree:
Cost Per Unit