The Broker file is an optional file that is used to store detailed information about vendor stock balances. The broker file can be loaded with the items and quantities that are available of each item at each vendor location. The broker detail information for each vendor and item can be summarized and used to update the QVL records for the vendor. The system also allows broker records to be used during Sales Order Entry (allowing the operator to select an item at a specific vendor location).
This file contains one record for each item that is available from a vendor, each vendorís location may have a separate record or all the goods a vendor has across all locations may be combined into a single record. This file is commonly loaded by a nightly process with updates received from the vendor