Alternative unit feature adds the possibility to define a secondary unit for products. For example, one product can be tracked in tonnes and also in bags. One unit could be used in cost calculation and reporting, the other is what is used on the shop floor to understand production. So, we provide a possibility to define what is the value of 1 main unit in the secondary units.

This feature is not enabled by default, so in case you are interested, please contact us: support@evocon.com

Note: For now, it is only available under product route settings, but the aim is to make this also available in Shift View, so it would be possible to display production in alternative unit as well.

How to set an alternative unit for a product?

  1. Go to Settings and open the “Products” card

  2. Add a new product or edit an existing one

  3. Enter the alternative unit, for example we have set it as “box”

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  4. Click “Add station” to set a new route or edit an existing one

  5. Select which way the conversion should be (field marked 1) and set the alternative unit value (field marked 2)

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  6. Click “Apply” and confirm by clicking “Save”.