Recommended Orders


Sage Inventory Advisor tells you what, when and how

  • Sage Inventory Advisor tells you what to order, when to order and how much to order
  • Simply select a location and a supplier
  • Sage Inventory Advisor will present an order schedule containing all items with recommended orders for that combination
  • Each order recommendation is designed to drive your inventory towards your stocking policy
  • Every time you place an order, you are getting your inventory in better shape. It really is that simple.

Product Details


  • See every item’s Product Code, Description and Groups
  • Click on the Product Code to drill-through into the Stock Enquiry
  • Capture order comments per item

Order Recommendation Details


  • Review the recommended order quantity, and amend, if necessary
  • Update a new Purchase Cost directly in the order schedule
  • Instantly see how much the order for this item will cost, weigh and how much space it will take up in a container or your warehouse
  • Sage Inventory Advisor automatically handles the conversion between stocking unit of measure and purchasing unit of measure



  • Understand the importance of the item you’re ordering by looking at it’s Classification
  • Classification is comprised of A, B and C (based on value) and high, medium and low movers (based on velocity)
  • Understand the urgency of the order by looking at the item’s current status

Stocking Policy

Instantly understand where an order recommendation comes from by looking at this chart, which shows how long the elements in your policy are and how many units are forecasted to be sold during that time. Additionally, see your current inventory position including stock on hand, back orders and on order.


  • LT – Lead Time from placing an order, to when the inventory lands in your warehouse
  • SS – Safety Stock, based on the risk profile of this item
  • RC – Replenishment Cycle, i.e. How many you want to purchase at a time
  • Fill – What Fill Rate or Service Level you’re aiming to give your customers
  • O/H – Current Stock On Hand
  • O/O – Any stock that’s already On Order from the supplier
  • B/O – Any outstanding Back Orders from your customers


Quickly understand all demand streams on the item and compare historical sales with forecast trends, to understand if forecasts should be amended.


  • Forecast – Forecast generated from sales history
  • BOM – Bill-of-Material demand on raw materials from all finished goods into which they go
  • CW – Central warehouse demand from all internal locations that this location supplies

Order Summary

View the order totals to check whether you are meeting any order constraints set by your supplier or summaries by weight and volume for containerisation purposes. Instantly see what amendments you’ve made to the order recommendations.


  • Total lines
  • Total units
  • Total value
  • Physical volume
  • Physical weight


Why order when you can transfer?

  • Instead of wasting working capital on ordering more inventory, you may be able to transfer from another location at a fraction of the cost
  • Sage Inventory Advisor will show you exactly how much is available elsewhere, highlighting locations with excess


Top-up intelligently

  • When the recommended order isn’t enough to fill a container, you shouldn’t just randomly add items to the order
  • Sage Inventory Advisor will tell which items are coming up for order next, so that you can add items that make sense
  • So even if you have to add to your order, you are still driving your inventory to your ideal stocking policy
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