# A different set of values for a discount in Sage X3

By | August 29, 2019

Discount can be used in a different way in Sage X3. For example on the basis of percent, amount, etc. In this blog, we will see the different set of values for a discount in Sage X3.

Navigate to Setup > Sales > Price list > Structures User can see the different values for discount (Refer below screenshot).

These values are used to define whether the value is an amount or percentage.
When it is an amount, the entered amount in the transaction is applied to the document.
When it is a percentage, it can be combined with percentages previously defined, or applied
in series to these elements.
There are thus two choices in this case: % combined, and % series.

Let’s see an example of the above values:

Amount: Let’s say the values are set as ‘Amount’ for Discount 1 and Discount 2. Now, I have created an invoice document with gross price 100 and discount 1 as 5 and discount 2 as also 5 (refer below screenshot).

As we can see in the above screenshot, amount \$ 10 (5 from Discount 1 and 5 from Discount 2) is deducted from Gross price (100) and total amount after the discount is 90 \$.

% combined: Now let’s say that the values are set as ‘%combined’ for Discount 1 and Discount 2. Now, I have created an invoice document with gross price 110 and discount 1 as 5% and discount 2 as also 5% (refer below screenshot).

As we can see in the above screenshot, amount 11\$ (5% from Discount 1 and 5% from Discount 2) is deducted from Gross price (110) and total amount after the discount is 99 \$.

In %combined both discounts are applied on gross price. See the below calculation:

• Discount 1: 5 %            110*5%= 5.5 \$
• Discount 2: 5%             110*5%= 5.5 \$
• Total Amount = 110 – (5.5+5.5)= 99 \$

% series: Now let’s say that the values are set as ‘%series’ for Discount 1 and Discount 2. Now, I have created an invoice document with gross price 110 and discount 1 as 5% and discount 2 as also 5% (refer below screenshot).

As we can see in the above screenshot, amount 10.72 \$ (5% from Discount 1 and 5% from Discount 2) is deducted from Gross price (110) and total amount after the discount is 99.28 \$.

In %series Discount 1 is applied on gross price and Discount 2 is apply on Gross price – Discount 1 amount. See the below calculation:

• Discount 1: 5 %  thus    110*5%= 5.5
• Amount after Discount 1 calculation = 104.5
• Discount 2: 5%   thus    104.5*5%= 5.225
• Here Discount 2 is applied on the amount after Discount 1 calculation
• Total Amount = 104.5-5.225 = 99.28 \$

This explains the different set of values for discounts in Sage X3 which can be useful in different ways.