What is Enhanced Inventory Receiving(EIR) in QuickBooks

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QuickBooks Enhanced Inventory Receiving(EIR) is the best feature accessible by QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise V12. It changes past transactions when started. It manages the complete new process for receiving and paying the items.

To confirm, this feature can be valuable to your business, you have to give the answers to the following questions. If your given answer is “yes” to any of these, it might just work for your business.

The following Questions are:

  • Do you receive a bill that covers multiple item receipts?
  • Have you paid for the items prior to receive them and do not want to increase your inventory quantities?
  • Do you collect multiple bills for one item receipt?
  • Want to different items receipts from accounts payable?

Note: It is highly important to create a backup of your company file before going to the following steps in this blog. Remember that Enhanced Inventory Receiving(EIR) is the feature, that you can not turn off once it is turned on. It is preferable to run a test using a copy of your company file and analyze if it works with your business. You have to do compress your company file if it is too large.

What happens after turn on EIR?

  • After turning on this feature, Bills do not increase inventory items and bills generated from items receipts no longer exchange items receipts.
  • Item receipts do not affect Accounts Payable anymore until you receive a bill for open an item receipt.
  • If you receive a bill with separate costs equated to the connected item receipt, the program spontaneously changes the item cost on the available item receipt.
  • QuickBooks Desktop calculate again the inventory average cost when a new item receipt is entered. Each day Item receipts change the order of inventory transactions and periodically results in average cost.
  • After turn on the Enhanced Inventory Receiving(EIR), the process generates the receipt for each bill in your company file that contained items hence increases the number of your transactions.
  • Third-party applications that influence inventory may not be work as supposed with EIR.

Limitations when using EIR

  • You can not add a negative item to Item Receipts or Bills.
  • You can not add expenses to the receipt of items.
  • If you generate a purchase order for non-inventory items, you have to receive them with an itemized receipt to close the purchase order.
  • You can no longer assign the items as “Billable” on item receipts.

Accounting After EIR

After turn on EIR, when you separate receipt of the item from the bill you have to find a way to account for the value of the received item. With EIR QuickBooks Desktop developed an Inventory Offset Account.
This account works as an opening account between item receipts and bills. After you enter the bill for an item receipt, the amount of the transaction is cleared from the Inventory Offset Account and credit to the payable account.

QuickBooks Desktop generates the following journal entry at the time you enter an item receipt:

                                                                               Item Receipt
               Debit         Inventory Asset Account 
               Credit           Inventory Asset Account

QuickBooks Desktop generates the following journal entry at the time you enter an item Bill:

               Debit          Inventory  Asset Account 
               Credit           Accounts Payable

When you turn on EIR, QuickBooks Desktop generates these transactions in the way that common reports in QB may not look the way they used to.

For example: After turning on the EIR, Act. cost shows 0.00 in job profitability detail report in a company file.

Job Profitability Detail Report

With turned on EIR, the item used in generating bills is spontaneously related to Inventory Offset Account( other current liability) instead of the account used at the time you initially set up the item(income or expense account).

The default filter of job profitability detail report is Account: All income/expense and Name.
Therefore, add or change the filter “Account” to Inventory Offset Account gives you the actual amount of Act. Cost column.

Job Profitability Detail Report

How to Activate EIR Feature

Go to the following instructions to activate this feature.

  • Choose the Edit menu, click Preferences then select Items & Inventory.
  • After that, on Company Preferences, tab click Enable below Enhanced Inventory Receiving section.
  • After the warning message click Continue.
Instructions to Activate EIR
  • A pop-up message comes out to back up your company file.
Pop-up Message That Indicates to Back up Your Company File
  • It may take some time to complete the process, due to the size of your company file.
Setting up Process is Running
  • After finished, QuickBooks Desktop will generate a review of changes that occur during this process.
Generates the Review Window

Latest process for receiving and paying for items:

There are two processes to pay and receive inventory,

At the time when EIR is turned off:

  • Single transaction: Enter the bill which enlarges your inventory on hand.
  • Multi-transaction: Add an item receipt to enlarge your inventory and list a bill opposed to the item receipt.

After turning on:

You must record two transactions, you can list these transactions in order either:

  • An item receipt to enlarge inventory close by.
  • Or, A Bill to pay for the items. (Item receipts do not influence your Accounts Payable not anymore after EIR turned on). You must enter a bill as opposed to an open item receipt in order to see the exact value of your payable account.

Note: This process claims only to bills. Using Checks and Credit Card, you can still enlarge your inventory Amounts and pay for the items in one step.

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