Alternative unit feature adds the possibility of defining a secondary unit for products.

For example, one product can be tracked in tonnes and bags. One unit could be used in cost calculation and reporting. The other is what is used on the shop floor (who is using Shift View) to understand production. That’s why we provide a possibility to define the value of 1 primary unit in alternative units.

<aside> ☝ This feature is not enabled by default, so in case you are interested, please get in touch with us at [email protected]


<aside> 💡 If alternative units are not defined for products, then in Shift View, users can only view production in primary units.


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 “+Station” to set a new route or edit an existing one

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

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