How to activate customer allocation

There is functionality in Sage X3 where we can hold stock
reservations for each customer based on each site. This functionality is
located in sales module.

Navigate: SALES -> ALLOCATION -> CUSTOMER ALLOCATION.

Fig1.1: Customer Allocation screen

As shown in the above screenshot, there is also an ‘END DATE’ field which notifies that
the customer allocation can be done if the shipping date is less than end date.

To activate customer allocation we need to set a parameter in
sales module. The parameter is named as USERERBPC.

Navigate: SETUP -> GENERAL PARAMETER -> PARAMETER VALUES -> VEN SALES -> ORDER ALLOCATION RULES (SAL).

Fig1.2: Parameter values for customer allocation

This parameter has 3 option i.e. NO, YES, ON REQUEST.

If this parameter is set to YES, standard uses the stock
which is reserved for that particular customer automatically.

And if this parameter value is set ON REQUEST, standard gives a pop-up just after entering the quantity in sales order. In that pop-up standard ask whether the user wants to allocate the stock from customer reservation or not, as shown in the below screenshot. And if user selects ‘yes’ option then only it allows for customer allocation.

Fig1.3: Customer allocation pop up screen

Hence, the above steps done are mandatory to use the functionality of customer reservation.

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