Turning off Multi-Bin is like flipping a switch - but we do have to do a little bit of cleanup in the data just to make sure that when/if turned back on, there's no pre-existing data, that can result in corrupt data.
The big thing to stress is that once we turn MB off, we're basically setting them back onto standard Sage. So a customers processes will go back to what they were pre-Multi-Bin. If you scanners are being used we would need to run the Web API command after to reconfigure the portal for that, and verify certain options in each module for the Profile are not set for Multibin.
The following should be done logged in as a user with supervisor rights.
Before we have them turn MB off, I would advise (if it is practical) disabling the warehouses through Warehouse Code Maintenance. The process of disabling the warehouses individually provides us with a utility that will also help clear Multi-Bin's Quantity on Hand file (it will leave Sage Quantities On Hand alone).
From Warehouse Code Maintenance, Click the Multi-Bin Button.
Check the box to Disable Multi-Bin for this warehouse. If you have tier distribution entries for the warehouse in Invoicing/PO/etc, you will get a prompt like the one below:
If you have supervisory rights, clicking OK will give you the following message:
Select Yes at the prompt and the CLEAR button will become available. Click this to clear out the Multi-Bin QoH. This will ensure that when you're ready to turn MB back on, you won't have a bunch of old data out in the QoH files to deal with.
If they have too many warehouses to make this practical, they can move on to the next step - HOWEVER - be sure to note that this clear really should be done before they go live again down the road.
In Inventory Management > Setup > Scanco Multi-Bin Warehouse Management Options, Start from the bottom and uncheck any of the options currently turned on for this company. This is "flipping the switch" so to speak. Once you check off "Enable Software for this Company" Multi-Bin is OFF.
Once this is done, invoices that already exist in the system can still be updated (without bin locations). You can begin pulling existing orders into Shipping or Invoice Data Entry as well. So this should basically set you back to "normal" Sage processing.
There is one last thing that we can do to set them up for success for the future of turning MB back on - and that's clearing out the tier distribution files which might still have latent allocations in them. I can provide a list of these files to clear
Go to Library Master > Utilities > Reinitialize Data Files (please be careful with this utility, it literally clears all data from the selected files.)
Select the Company Code and Module of the File you want to clear (the files below have the module listed as the first two letters of the name.
Select the check box on the right side of the screen ONLY for the file listed here.
The tier distribution files to clear will be:
IM404_TransactionTierDist / IM_140MB_TransactionTierDist
PO404_ReceiptTierDist / PO_140MB_RecieptTierDist
PO404_MaterialReqTierDist / PO_140MB_MaterialReqTierDist
SO404_InvoiceTierDist / SO_140MB_InvoiceTierDist
SO404_OrderTierDist / SO_140MB_OrderTierDist