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Automatically create Invoices for work perfumed

In any business, we all know how important it is to invoice promptly after performing services. We also know how time consuming and tedious this administrative work can be. This is particularly the case for appliance test and tag, where the number of tests have to be counted, often with hundreds of tests, or even more at large sites.

FASTtag Professional Edition provides an easy way to automate this task, maintaining flexibility, and a complete record of the invoice created. Invoices can be automatically generated in a number of ways, and the Price List is used to manage the amounts charged for each test. Invoices can also be manually created on an ad-hoc basis. The Invoice sub-system provides complete flexibility to add line items and modify descriptions or comments, before sending the invoice to your customer, and a record of the Invoice is maintained in the data file.

In FASTtag Professional Edition the Invoices are managed from the Invoices Window, where you can view the invoices for all companies, or just the selected company. A date range can be set to filter the list of Invoices. This Window provides a summary listing of invoices, and more detail can be viewed by clicking the Edit button.

Invoices can be added using the Add button, either to automatically generate the invoice for tests on a day or range of dates, or on a manual basis. Invoices can also be created by copying an existing invoice as a starting point. The invoice numbering can be set, and is then automatically maintained and incremented by FASTtag.

How Automated Invoicing works

  1. Perform testing operations in the normal way. You can add Locations, Items and Tests, for both new appliances and re-testing existing appliances. You don't need to do anything special to prepare for Invoice generation.

    As the Item is entered, just specify the Equipment Type and the Test Status (e.g. Passed). This would normally be done in the regular course of testing, and this information will be used in the automated Invoice generation.

  2. Link the Price List Items to the Equipment Type, and set the price for testing each type of equipment. In most cases, the default information will be correct and only the prices may need to be changed.

    Note: The Price List links to the Equipment Type only need to be set once. This does not need to be repeated every time an Invoice is generated.

  3. Automatically generate the Invoice by clicking the Add button. The Invoice can be generated for testing today or for any other range of dates that are specified.

    FASTtag will count up all the tests for each type of equipment in the date range, then create an invoice, with the price for testing each type of equipment taken from the Price List. The quantity on each line is the total number of items tested for that type.

  4. The Invoice that has automatically been created can be viewed and edited in the Edit Invoice Window. Often there may be further additions to show on the Invoice, such as the number of Plug Tops that were supplied and fitted.

    The Invoice Window provides a number of tools to streamline the editing process, such as Insert Line, Append Line and Copy Line. The lines on the invoice can also be re-ordered with the up / down buttons.

    Information that is added and edited in the Invoice Window is saved to the data file.

  5. Usually the final step is to print the Invoice, which is easily done by clicking the Print Button.

    The Invoice can be saved to PDF or emailed to the customer by clicking the Email button.

    Customised Invoice layouts can be easily created using the Report Designer.

Add Invoice Items while Testing

FASTtag Professional Edition also includes an advanced feature that you can turn on, to allow Invoice Items to be added while testing. In the example above, we added 2 x Supply and Fit Plug Tops at the time of generating the Invoice. If you prefer, this information can be recorded at the time of doing the test, simply by clicking on a tab in the Item Test Window. Just add one or more additional items to appear on the Invoice (or edit the automatic Price List item), and the information will be transferred to automatically generated Invoices.

You can edit the Quantity, Item Number, Description and Price for any Invoice entry. You can even add new items to the Price List directly from the Item Number column.

Imagine how much time you will save with automated generation of Invoices! More time with your family and doing the things you would like to do, instead of tedious paperwork.

Quickly, accurately and easily generate Invoices

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