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Talk:How to Use Volume Discounts

Overall feedback:

  1. use short and clear setences, that helps to better understand.
  2. write down the dates as dates are "normally" shown in the application: DD/MM/YY
  3. please use a formal tone, avoid the use of "You should...." make it impersonal.
  4. do not use Openbravo application images unless what it is going to be shown is very relevant. All these images need to be customized and we want to avoid putting a lot of effort on maintaining customized images all along documentation.
  5. as there are no many steps I would mix each execution step with the corresponding example to make it short and more clear.

There is one key thing here: Volume Discounts is what we consider an Advanced Feature. Please see my feedback on "Execution steps" section.

--Psanjuan 10:09, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Agree and Changed. --Psanjuan 16:42, 5 July 2012 (UTC)


I'd rephrase a little bit:

"Volume discounts allow sellers and manufactures to rewards those who purchase a huge quantity of goods. This kind of companies are not only interested in making a sale but also getting ride of goods.

At the same time companies that can buy huge quantities of goods have large warehouses where to store the goods. The cost of buying is less for them therefore they can offer a lower price to end-customers.

Finally, volume discount for merchants inspires merchant loyalty. If a merchant buys X amount of an item, they may be offered incentives to purchase more or receive a lower purchasing price in the future."

Withing this section i'd explain the mechanism manufactures follow to apply this kind of volumen discount which goes by the issue of an invoice, moreover a credit invoice in case the buyer has exceeded the minimun quantity of goods defined in the volumen discount.

What I mean with the above is that we need to explain the business process from the begining to the end.

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The key action of this article is the creation of the Volumen Discount.
I think we should refer to the place where Volumen Discounts are explained in the user guide which is here to avoid duplication.
Anyway, in the next section "Execution steps" the first step is to create a volumen discount, therefore we need to explain it once more high level, see below --Psanjuan 10:32, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Execution steps

I think the first explanation here is to explain that Volume Discount in an Advanced Feature, what that means and how to show or unhide volume discount advanced feature. Please see email sent to Dmitry where you are on cc.

Besides, in order to be consistent with the template, please start this section as:
"In Openbravo, the company in this example will have to....." List the steps very briefly to be explained more in deep later on, including the reason why we do need those steps.

Creation of a Volumen Discount

Please start this section by saying: "The company in Openbravo will have to create a volumen discount where it is going to be defined (...what is key to get that later on the credit invoice is generated...)

I would not copy/paste all those screens but just explain that it is required to create a volumen discount as described here with below characteristics (put the example):

(if you think it make sense to add something in the user guide related to the explanation of the volumen discounts, feel free to do it).

Explain that above setup means that there is a volumen discount for the product category X and the product Y to be assigned to the business partner Z of....which means that when this and that happen the volumen discount will be calculated and an credit invoice will be generated...

--Psanjuan 11:05, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Business Partner tab

Just explain here that there are two ways of assigning a volumen discount to a business partners:

Do not mention the button "Create Invoice" as in my opinion is confusing at this point.

Generate an invoice from the volume discount tab

I've rephrased it a little bit.

Merge this with the example

Finally explain how the invoice created is (as we are talking about a negative AR invoice, we are crediting our customer) and show the accounting.

--Psanjuan 11:42, 29 June 2012 (UTC)


Merge with each execution step.


Please fill in this section, you can find an example here --Psanjuan 11:56, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

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