Purchase Order (PO)

Understanding the notion of a Purchase Order number, and applying it when paying OVHcloud bills

Last updated 14th November 2019

Objective

This guide explains the Purchase Order (PO) number applied to OVHcloud billing.

Instructions

Purchase Order (PO) number

When purchasing goods or services, companies are required to validate purchase orders. Most of the time, this validation is done by returning a document (paper or digital format) on the company's letterhead that recalls the goods or services purchased while specifying an order number. This document is usually called Purchase Order and is abbreviated to PO.

For the company issuing the PO, the purpose of this document is to control purchases of goods and services from its suppliers, including by requiring that all invoices issued include a PO Number.

There are essentially two types of orders, described below.

Closed order / Purchase Order (PO)

This is a document confirming the order of goods or services for a fixed quantity and for a fixed duration.

For OVHcloud, the document must contain at least the following information:

  • Company name of the contractor
  • Order number
  • Type(s) of services ordered
  • Quantities
  • Unit prices
  • Effective date
  • End date

Open order / Blanket Purchase Order (BPO)

This is a document confirming the order of goods or services for a variable quantity with a maximum amount and for a fixed duration.

For OVHcloud, the document must contain at least the following information:

  • Company name of the contractor
  • Order number
  • Type(s) of services ordered
  • Unit prices
  • Total order amount
  • Effective date
  • End date

How to enter a Purchase Order (PO) Number

In order for OVHcloud to be able to issue invoices with the desired Purchase Order number, contact your sales representative to give them this number.

If you change this Purchase Order number, contact your sales advisor as soon as possible.

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