Parts Orders are used to ship out new and replacement parts to your customers. The parts can be for items that the customer has purchased from you, or for items that the customer purchased from another source. Parts Orders allow you to bill the customer for the parts being ordered and to track information about the item or item the parts are being ordered for.
Parts Orders are entered as Type S Order documents and are assigned a subtype of PARTS. The subtype is required, as it is used by the system to enable access to parts order oriented options in the Order Entry program.
The primary difference between a Sales Order and a Parts Order is that a Parts Order order can be tied to a specific serialized inventory item (or items), using the Unit Number field)