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Buying in multiple currencies

Keep your purchase prices in foreign currencies and automatically convert them to your base currency

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Written by Dayvid Lorbiecke
Updated over a week ago

Katana allows you to buy in multiple currencies, keep purchase prices in foreign currencies, and automatically convert them to your base currency so that your stock is always accurate in your local currency value.

In Katana you can:

  1. ´Create a Purchase order (PO) in a foreign currency.

  2. Keep your order currency updated using the daily exchange rate.

  3. Automatically fix the rate on a PO (read here).

  4. Edit the conversion rate and date on a PO (read here).

Creating a Purchase order in a foreign currency

  1. Create a new PO by clicking the global "+" sign and selecting + Purchase order.

  2. Select a Supplier that uses a different foreign currency and order currency will default to that.

  3. PO rows will use the currency of the order.

    1. ´If you use the default supplier for an item, your default purchase price is used. (eg. if your supplier currency is GBP and your purchase price is set as 300 GBP, this will be used as the purchase price per unit on the order.)

    2. If you use a different supplier with a different currency on the order, rows will be added by converting your purchase price to the currency of the order. (eg. your PO currency is USD but your default purchase price [on item] is set as 300 GBP - this will be converted into purchase price in USD on the order).

    The converted total and conversion rate are visible in the totals section of the order.

    Katana will update this conversion rate daily, so open orders are always reflecting accurate prices and value in all your PO screens in Katana.

  4. Now you can fix your currency rate in a couple of ways.

    When changing the supplier on a PO to one that uses a different currency, Katana will ask for your confirmation if you want to convert the prices to that supplier's currency.

What else you should know about Purchase Orders in multiple currencies?

  • It's possible to change the currency on the order and Katana will convert all prices on the rows to that currency.

  • The Currency field is locked on a PO once the currency rate is fixed.

  • Once the rate is fixed, you are able to edit the rate.

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