Introduction


Previously the invoice due date was based on invoice terms stating how many days after invoice date the payment was due. This did not suit a number of users who had varied payment due rules. A payment due date has been added to this release with the due date based on rules set by the operator. The due date can be changed at any time. The due date rules are as follows: For company or agent invoices, the payment due date can be preset to:

  • selected day of the month following invoice date
  • number of days after the invoice date


For causal invoices, the payment due date can be preset to:

  • selected day of the month following invoice date
  • number of days after the invoice date
  • number of days prior to check-in date
  • number of days after checkout


Invoice age is now the current date less the due date with -ve figures indicating that the invoice is current i.e. the number of days to the due date and +ve figures indicating that the invoice is overdue i.e. the number of days after due date.


Instructions


Setting the invoice rules is on the page Account > Account Details as per the screen image example below:


For companies and agents, this default can be overridden by a rule in the company or agent screen if you have some companies or agents that have their own rules. This is set in the Agent/Company Details screen.


The options are as follows:
 
For companies and agents there are two options:

  • Nominated day of the following month from the date of the invoice.
  • Nominated number of days after the invoice date.

For casual invoices, there are four options:

  • Nominated day of the following month from the date of the invoice.
  • Nominated number of days after the invoice date.
  • Nominated number of days prior to check-in
  • Nominated number of days past checkout

Note that if the rule calculates a due date prior to the invoice date, then the invoice date will be used. Companies do not have the check-in and checkout options because companies can have multiple bookings in one invoice so these options could not work in such cases. However, this can be changed in the override setting for the company or agent as described below.


Override Settings

 
A company or agent can have an override set if they have different payment terms to the general rule. This is set in the Rules section of the Sales Channel or Companies screen for the agent or company. See example below:



 

Initial Setting of Rules
 

Prior to this release, no invoices have a due date so all active invoices (company and casual) will have the due date preset to 0 days after the invoice date which technically means that all invoices will be overdue for payment. Operators can then adjust these due dates as required. The rules as shown above will also be preset to 0 days after the invoice date for both company and casual invoices. Again operators can adjust these to meet their own terms.


Invoice Screen

The invoice screen has been modified to include the due date as per the example below: 



 

To change the due date, simply select the new due date and click Save. The printed or emailed invoice shows the due date as follows:



 

Invoice and Debtors Reports

 
The Invoice Report shows the due date and age as shown in the example below:




The debtors printed statement includes the due date as follows: