Differences between trade agreement and purchase / sales agreement

Dear all,

Does any one know the differences between trade agreement and purchase / sales agreement ?


Trade agreements (represented by PriceDiscTable) is a generic concept shared by three modules - Invent, Purch and Sales. Therefore sales agreements are trade agreements related to the Sales module.

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Dear Rudi,

Both function are little different from each other.

where in purchase agreement you have to create a agreement between your company and supplier or customer with the number of items with the quantity and amount and from the same agreement area you can create purchase order as well as sell order and it will be the replica of price from that agreement.

trade agreement is the combination of vendor and item where you can define the item price per vendor example

vendor A give item x at cost of 10

and vendor B gives item x at cost of 12 so here you can define and when ever you create the PO you will get this price.

trade agreement is mostly used in retail industries and purchase & Sales agreement is used in construction, manufacturing etc company where item price is fixed for certain time.

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Trade agreements relate to unit pricing, and form “pricing rules” by which orders and quotes arrive at said unit pricing. Trade agreements are typically the intersection of items (or item groups) and customers/vendors (or their respective groups), and based on date and quantity ranges.

Sales/purchase agreements are the AX 2012 reincarnation of the blanket order. They are super-orders that specify an amount or quantity of items or categories to purchase or be purchased over a period of time. Actual sales/purchase orders are “released” from these agreements much in the way that blanket orders could release standard orders in previous versions of AX. This is in contrast to quotations (specifically sales quotations) that are complete orders but do not become orders until they are confirmed into orders in whole.