In business, it is often necessary or desirable to track quantities of items purchased. This is mostly done for items that are purchased for resale, but it can also be used for tracking items that are used internally by the business or are used as a component for manufacture. Some examples of these purchases are: litres of diesel for use in a truck; tonnes of feed purchased for stock; litres of a component used in manufacture.

This paper describes how to do this.

The paper was originally written around Reckon Accounts when it was named QuickBooks.  The concepts remain the same for Reckon and QuickBooks.

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