Plants are the facility of origin for purchases. They can be associated with both supplier(s) and product(s).

  • The origin plant may be specified for a purchase either when it is created, by editing the purchase, or when it is received in eoWarehouse.
  • Plants can also be flagged as “in-state” or “out-of-state” for tax reporting purposes.
    • The assigned plant will take precedence over the supplier when determining if a purchase is in-state or out-of-state.
    • This allows for specific purchases to be categorized correctly when a single supplier has both in- and out-of-state facilities.

Feature Information

  • Functional Area: Administration
  • Roles Impacted: Purchasing
  • Platform: eoStar Backend
  • Plugins: eoStar Core


Access Records

This permission controls if a user can access, modify, add, or erase Plant records. For more information see: Access Records.

Records > Employee > Records > Access Records Panel:

  • Plants

How to Create a Plant Record

  1. Go to Records > Plants.
  2. Click New.
  3. Specify the record number by either selecting the provided number or entering a new one.
  4. Enter the Name.
  5. Enter the Ship From name.
  6. Enter the Street address.
  7. Enter the City.
  8. Select the State.
  9. Enter the Zip Code.
  10. Enter the Country.
  11. Check Plant is in state to categorize this plant as in-state for tax reporting.
    • If this box is not checked, the plant will be categorized as out-of-state.
    • This box is only available to be edited during record creation.
  12. Enter the Lead Times:
    • Truck – Enter the number of days it takes for purchases shipped by truck to arrive.
    • Rail – Enter the number of days it takes for purchases shipped by railroad to arrive.
    • Sea – Enter the number of days it takes for purchases shipped by sea to arrive.
    • Air – Enter the number of days it takes for purchases shipped by air to arrive.
  13. Click Save.


Map Panel

This panel displays the plant’s location using Google Maps.

Suppliers Panel

This panel is used to associate the plant with supplier(s). When entering a new purchase, only plant(s) associated with the selected supplier can be assigned to the purchase.

Suppliers Panel


To add a supplier:

  • Choose the supplier using the selector.
  • Click Add Supplier.

To remove a supplier:

  • Select the supplier from the list.
    • Use CTRL + Click to select multiple lines.
    • Use SHIFT + Click to select a range of lines.
    • Use CTRL + A to select all lines.
  • Click Delete Selected Suppliers.

Reports Panel

This panel shows any reports related to Product records. For more information, see the Reports Panel article.

Updated on May 9, 2019

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