Skip to content
Home » Units of measure

Units of measure


Out of the box, Dynamics 365 comes with the most commonly used set of units of measure (UOM). However, a released product can have multiple UOMs for several reasons. This flexibility is designed to accommodate different aspects of your business operations, customer requirements, and international trade.

For example, a product may be purchased in pallets, stocked in the warehouse in boxes and sold in each. This can all be accommodated in D365 with the multiple UOMs available on a released product.

The five UOM available are:

Purchasing UOM used for default on purchase orders

Selling UOM used for default on sales orders

Stock UOM used for default stocking unit in the warehouse

BOM UOM is used on the BOM line when you add the product to a BOM.

Default costing UOM

Where these UOMs are not standard there may be a requirement to create unit conversions (further information can be found here)

Learning with Microsoft

Further information related to units of measure can be found on Microsoft Learn via the URLs below.

Manage units of measure – Supply Chain Management | Dynamics 365 | Microsoft Learn