SYSPRO enables you to record a list of manufacturers whose parts you are prepared to accept when ordering a specific SYSPRO part. You define (per stock item) the specific manufacturers' part numbers that are acceptable. This ensures accurate purchasing, and provides the facility to link a specific supplier to a preferred manufacturer. When ordering parts, you can show a list of alternatives, based on the approved manufacturers list. These can be restricted by supplier, if required. Search options are available to enable the SYSPRO equivalent stock code to be located from a manufacturer's part number.