If you use the Advanced Distribution functionality in GP and run the Fulfillment Workflow component, you can combine numerous orders onto one invoice to your customer. This is handy if you receive many orders from your customers and they want all shipments for a given period of time, consolidated onto one invoice.
To use the this function you must catch all your Fulfillment Order Invoices just prior to the “Confirm Shipment” step in your workflow.
This is the screen from which you select the order shipments you want to consolidate:
Here is a Microsoft PowerPoint that explains this a bit: GP2013 FOD Consolidated Invoicing
Here is a quick video showing this in action.
Here are a couple of drawbacks:
- If you go past the “Confirm Shipment” step, too bad; you won’t be able to consolidate the orders
- This seems like an ideal function to include in the sales transaction list action pane; it’s not there