R&D Order feature

Dear Cetec Team,

While dealing with an order I saw there is an option to assign a line as “R & D”. I was trying to research the meaning of this feature and I only found this general blog post:

Feature of the Week: Process R&D Orders (cetecerp.com)

Could you please help me understand by elaborating on the use case scenario for the feature? Would all associated costs with an R&D order not appear in the ledgers, or would they be separate? Could I process an R&D order to test that all steps (such as the labor plan) show up properly within the system?

Thanks in advance.


Apologies for the delay on this. I escalated this internally and will get back to you ASAP with an update.


Cetec ERP Support


Typically, R&D is specifically used to track labor.

It’s just a work order, that allows you to capture time (labor) and material cost, and provide reporting.

You should use R&D to track labor and material cost specifically to R&D.

The ledger doesn’t change with R&D so it would just be a flag for reporting.

If you want to test a work order to make sure everything shows up correctly, then you can just delete the order after they enter it.

Please let us know if you need anything else.


Cetec ERP Support

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