A Compound Unit is a relation between two Simple Units or one simple and one compound unit, whereas Alternate Units are individual units similar to independent units which are used instead of the primary unit.
Apr 30 2014 01:09 PM
Alternate units are capable of defining a relationship between two simple units, one simple and one compound unit or 2 Compound Units. One of the scenarios wherein Alternate Unit is used is when the Item is bought in one UOM and sold in another UOM Eg. Pencils could be bought in Boxes and sold in pieces.
Compound units are usually used when the definition is predefined eg. 1kg=1000g. However, the user can use it at his discretion.