Managing invoices can sometimes feel like a daunting task, but it is an indispensable part of running a business. Accurately calculating revenues and filing taxes relies heavily on having a well-organized system for managing invoices.
In this article, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to effectively manage your invoices using RepairDesk.
To access the invoice management feature in RepairDesk, follow these steps:
On the header, click on "Repairs" and select "Manage Invoices" from the list.
You will be redirected to the main listing page of invoices.
From here, you can sort invoices, search for specific ones using the search filter, create new invoices, export invoices as CSV files, perform actions on single or multiple invoices, and view the status of invoices through graphical representations.
2. Search Filter
You can easily search invoices by using the powerful search filter in RepairDesk:
On the Manage Invoices screen, interact with the search filter portion.
Enter relevant parameters in the provided fields.
Customer Name: This filter allows you to search for invoices by customer name.
Invoice ID: This filter allows you to search for invoices by the invoice number.
Invoice Status: This filter allows you to search for invoices by their status. The possible statuses are:
Employee: This filter allows you to select an employee who is responsible for a specific invoice that you are searching for.
Date: This filter allows you to search for invoices by their date. You can specify a range of dates, or you can specify a single date.
Payment Date: The payment date filter allows you to search for invoices by their payment date. You can specify a range of dates, or you can specify a single date.
Select Criteria: Here you can select the relevant payment criteria.
At last click 'Search' button.
For example, you could search for all invoices for a customer named "John Smith" that were generated between January 1st, 2023 and March 31st, 2023.
The search filters are a powerful tool that can help you to find the invoices that you are looking for quickly and easily.
3. Graphical Representation
In the Manage Invoices section, RepairDesk provides two graphical charts along with statistics to give you a comprehensive view of your revenue stream:
A. Payments: The following graph provides a visual representation of the number of invoices that have been received, the number of invoices that are currently due, and the number of invoices that are yet to be collected from customers. It gives a clear overview of the invoicing process and allows for easy tracking of outstanding payments. By analyzing this graph, businesses can gain valuable insights into their cash flow and take appropriate actions to ensure timely collection of payments.
B. Status: The Invoice Status graph is a visual representation that classifies invoices into different categories based on their payment status.
C. Stats: Stats provide insights into outstanding revenue amounts and the amount of tax collected.
Total Sales: This is the total amount of money that has been generated from sales.
Total Invoices: This is the total number of invoices that have been created.
Total Tax: This is the total amount of tax that has been collected.
Account Receivable: This is the total amount of money that is owed to the business.
Total Refunds: This is the total amount of money that has been refunded to customers.
Total Account Receivables (as of today): This is the total amount of money that is owed to the business as of today.
Total Tips: This is the total amount of money that has been tipped to employees.
Tipping Amount: This is the amount of money that has been tipped to employees in the current day.
4. Export Invoices
RepairDesk allows you to export invoices as CSV files:
Click on the "Export Invoices" option.
A CSV file containing key details about each invoice will be automatically downloaded to your system.
5. Create a New Invoice
In addition to automatically generating invoices for transactions or tickets processed via POS and checkout, RepairDesk allows you to manually create invoices:
Go to the Manage Invoices screen.
Click on the "Create Invoice" button.
You will be redirected to a screen where you can enter relevant information such as customer details, product information, and order details.
Details of the fields are as followed;
Payment Invoice Number: You can edit the payment invoice number by clicking on pen icon in front of default payment invoice number.
Customer: You can search for pre added customer or add a new customer by clicking on 'New' button. You can also add notes by clicking 'Notes' button.
Order Date: This is the date that the order was placed.
Due Date: This is the date that the order is due.
P.O/S.O: This is the purchase order or sales order number for the order.
SLOAGN: This is the service level agreement number for the order.
FOOTER: This is the footer of the invoice, which typically includes contact information, payment terms, and other legal information.
Terms & Conditions: These are the terms and conditions of the invoice, which typically outline the payment terms, warranty information, and other legal information.
Once all necessary information is added, click "Save" to create the invoice.
You can also create an invoice from the ticket screen. (Refer to Manage Tickets Article)
6. Perform Action on Multiple Invoices
RepairDesk enables you to perform actions on invoices, click on the action button on the top;
Dropdown will show following actions;
Edit: This action allows you to edit the invoice. You can change the invoice information, such as the customer name, date, and total amount. You can also add or remove line items, taxes, and payments.
Clone: This action allows you to create a clone of the invoice. The clone will have the same information as the original invoice, but it will have a new invoice number. This can be useful if you need to create a new invoice for the same customer with the same information.
Create Subscription: This action allows you to create a subscription from the invoice. A subscription is a recurring invoice that is sent to a customer on a regular basis. This can be useful for businesses that offer monthly or annual subscriptions.
Add Payment: This action allows you to add a payment to the invoice. The payment can be made by the customer or by the business. This can be useful if the customer has already made a payment or if the business needs to make a partial payment.
Note: If adding payments one by one feels tedious, RepairDesk offers the ability to add payments to multiple invoices at once.
Email Invoice: This action allows you to email the invoice to the customer. This can be useful if you need to send the invoice to the customer electronically.
Print Invoice: This action allows you to print the invoice. This can be useful if you need to print the invoice for your records or if you need to send the invoice to the customer in hard copy.
Print Thermal Invoice: This action allows you to print the invoice on a thermal printer. This can be useful if you need to print the invoice quickly and easily.
Export as PDF: This action allows you to export the invoice as a PDF file. This can be useful if you need to store the invoice electronically or if you need to share the invoice with someone else.
Customer Signature: This action allows you to collect the customer's signature on the invoice. This can be useful if the invoice is for a large amount of money or if the invoice is for a service that has been performed at the customer's home.
7. Customize Invoices
You have the flexibility to customize invoices according to your requirements in RepairDesk. Refer to the dedicated article on how to customize invoices and options for customizing the Invoice ID. (link)