Copy components of BOM in TallyPrime: 5 Easy Steps + Example

In TallyPrime, you can efficiently copy the components of a Bill of Materials (BOM) from one stock item to another.

This saves time and ensures consistency when managing similar products with identical component requirements.

Here’s a detailed explanation of the process with examples:

1. Scenario:

  • You have a BOM defined for a “Wooden Chair (Standard)” that includes legs, seat, glue, and screws.
  • You want to create a BOM for a “Wooden Chair (Premium)” with the same components but potentially different quantities or additional components for the premium variant.

2. Copying BOM Components in TallyPrime:

1. Gateway of Tally (Alt+F12):

Launch TallyPrime and navigate to the Gateway of Tally by pressing Alt+F12 or clicking the menu icon (if applicable).

2. Alter Stock Item:

Within the Gateway, select “Alter” and then choose “Stock Item” from the options.

This opens the “Alter Stock Item” screen.

3. Select Stock Item with Existing BOM:

In the “Alter Stock Item” screen, find the stock item with the existing BOM you want to copy from (e.g., “Wooden Chair (Standard)”).

You can search by name or stock item code.

4. Enable BOM Alteration:

Look for the option related to BOM (might be labeled “Alter Components (BOM)” or similar) and enable it by checking the box or selecting the appropriate option.

5. Access BOM Components:

Once BOM alteration is enabled, you’ll see a section dedicated to BOM details.

This might be labeled “Stock Item Multi Components (M BOM)” or similar.

Click on the “List” button within this section.

3. Copying to New BOM in TallyPrime:

1. List of BOMs:

This opens a window displaying a list of existing BOMs for the selected stock item (likely containing only the standard BOM in this case).

2. Copy BOM Function:

Click on the “Copy” button within the BOM list window.

3. Select Destination Stock Item:

A pop-up window will appear, prompting you to select the stock item where you want to copy the BOM components.

Choose the target stock item (e.g., “Wooden Chair (Premium)”).

4. Copy BOM Details (Optional):

The system might ask you to confirm if you want to copy the BOM details (component names) or just the component types.

If you want to maintain the exact component names, choose the option to copy details.

5. Review and Modify (if needed):

After copying, you’ll be presented with the list of components in the new BOM for the target stock item (“Wooden Chair (Premium)”).

Here, you can:

  • Edit quantities of existing components to reflect any differences in the premium variant.
  • Add new components specific to the premium chair using the “Add” button.

4. Example: Copying BOM with Quantity Adjustment

  • You copy the BOM from “Wooden Chair (Standard)” to “Wooden Chair (Premium)”.
  • You keep all components (legs, seat, glue, screws) but adjust the quantity of screws to 6 (from 4 in the standard chair) due to additional reinforcements in the premium version.

5. Benefits of Copying BOM Components in TallyPrime:

  • Saves Time: Avoids manually re-entering component details for similar products.
  • Ensures Consistency: Maintains accuracy by copying a verified BOM as a base.
  • Improves Efficiency: Streamlines BOM creation for product variations.

6. Additional Considerations:

  • You can copy BOMs between stock items with different stock groups, but ensure the components are compatible.
  • Consider using descriptive BOM names for the copied BOM to differentiate between variations.
  • Regularly review and update BOMs to reflect any changes in component requirements or production processes.

By effectively utilizing the BOM copy functionality in TallyPrime, you can significantly reduce data entry time, maintain consistency in your BOMs, and streamline your production management processes.


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