Goods owners

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In the terminology of the Ongoing WMS, the customers of a warehouse are called goods owners. These are the businesses which have outsourced their warehousing needs to the warehouse company. Each goods owner is completely separate from the others, and each has its own article registry, stock balances, orders, and so on. In the top right-hand corner of the screen you can see which goods owner you are currently working with:

If you have access to more than one goods owner, you can also change to another using the drop-down in the top right-hand corner.

Creating and editing goods owners

To create or edit a goods owner, go to Registers ⇒ Goods Owners:

Creating a new goods owner is fairly simple. The only thing which is always required is the name of the goods owner. Below is an example of how you would create a new goods owner called "T-Shirt Store":

If you wish to edit a goods owner which already exists, find the correct goods owner in the table and click on "Select":

Goods owner data

Below we present the various data which can be stored on a goods owner.

Basic data

Beside the name, there are some additional basic fields which you may wish to fill in.

Field nameDescription
Goods Owner The name of the goods owner.
Warehouse Address The main warehouse which you intend to use for this goods owner. This field is only used for informational purposes, e.g. in various printouts.
Group Which goods owner group the goods owner should belong to (not mandatory).
Goodsowner comment Comment.
Used for training or test Whether or not you intend to use this goods owner for training or testing. Marking a goods owner as being for testing changes the system logic in some cases. For instance, when the system wants to find out which locations are empty, it will not count goods from training goods owners.


In May 2018, the European Union implemented the General Data Protection Regulation. One of the consequences of GDPR is that for some goods owners, you will have to designate a person as the GDPR data controller. In the above example, we have filled in "John Doe" as the data controller for T-Shirt Store. If the goods owner does not require a data controller, you can uncheck the checkbox marked "This goodsowner requires a GDPR data controller".


There are some additional fields hidden in the "Advanced" box. The advanced fields don't have any standard meaning, but are used on a case-by-case basis. Rather than documenting these fields, we recommend that you contact Ongoing if you think you might have a case where it makes sense to use those fields.