This page is about the menu SETTINGS->GUEST MANAGEMENT->INVOICE
- 1 Invoice Content
- 2 Lock invoices
- 3 Different Invoice Address
- 4 Currencies
- 5 Smart template variables
- 6 Extras Sold on Site
- 7 OTAs / Channel Collect
- 8 Export/Import Data
- 9 Reports
- 10 Invoicees - separate invoices
- 11 Send Invoice via Email
- 12 Accounting Software
Invoices can be generated from the "Invoice" tab of the booking.
The "Invoice Description" will be included on guest invoices you create. HTML commands can be used to add style and format to your message. Template Variables can be used to personalise the invoice.
This help page offers further instructions
Items defined as "Invoice charges" will appear in a selector list on the booking invoice for easily adding a pre-set charge to a booking. These are internal invoice items which can be added from the control panel, they do not show on the booking page. After they have been set up they are available under "Charges" in a drop-down list in the "Invoice and Charges" tab of the booking.
Template Variables can be used to display invoice charges in invoices, booking templates or Email templates.
To assign a unique consecutive invoice number open the booking and click on "Assign Invoice Number" in the "Invoice" tab of the booking. Invoice numbers are generated per account or sub account. If you have multiple properties or a group of properties and need invoice numbers for each property you can use sub accounts. The default number is 1. A different "Next Invoice Number" can be set in SETTINGS->ACCOUNT->PREFERENCES.
When an invoice number is assigned the system will use the date the invoice number was assigned as invoice date.
The "Status" field in the "Charges and Payments" tab can be used to specify the type of item. Status can be preset for upsell items and for extra invoice charges.
[INVOICETABLEPART:status1,status2,!status4] - Invoice table showing only items with matching status.The status items can be a comma separated list. To exclude status items prefix them with an exclamation mark, for example !status1. /
These template variables get the totals based on the status value in the booking:
Add the status after the : Multiple status can be added separated by a comma. You can also apply an optional multiplier or offset.
You can include status values or exclude them with an exclamation mark !
Example: A property uses 3 status which are tax, restaurant and bar
[INVOICEPARTCHARGES:restaurant,bar!tax:10%] will calculate the balance of all invoice charges with the status bar or restaurant but not tax and and apply a 10% offset.
Custom Invoice Balance
You can calculate an invoice balance only for certain upsell items or exclude upsell items from being added to the invoice balance. If you want to use this functionality you will need to add a status to the upsell item ( in SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->UPSELL ITEMS).
To set the status field of the invoice item include a pipe symbol | between the description text and the status text. For example Description of item | Status
Invoice table display
By default the invoice contains the template variable [INVOICETABLE]. Various other template variables displaying different content are available.
Lock invoices to prevent changes once an invoice number is assigned. The items will be removed from "Charges and Payments". When new invoice items are added the system will automatically start a new invoice.
You can activate this function in SETTINGS->ACCOUNT->PREFERENCES.
Different Invoice Address
1. Go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->BOOKINGQUESTIONS and set up "Custom Questions" for the information you need. If you do not want to show them on the booking page set them to "internal".
2. Use template variables (i.e. [GUESTCUSTOMQ1], [GUESTCUSTOMQ2] ..) to add the information to your invoice template.
If you need a separate invoice template you can use one of the print templates (SETTINGS->GUEST MANAGEMENT->PRINT TEMPLATES).
Smart template variables are available to auto convert the values from the booking into another currency.
Example: [INVOICETABLE:1.1$] multiplies your prices by 1.1 (+10%) and displays them with a $symbol at the end.
You can use the "Status" field in the "Charges and Payments" tab of the booking if you need to display a second currency. Use [INVOICETABLE2] to show both currencies.
Smart template variables
Smart template variables can be used to automatically calculate from the values in the booking.
Extras Sold on Site
You can set up internal "Invoice Items" which can be added from the control panel, they do not show on the booking page. After they have been set up they are available under "Charges" in a drop-down list in the "Invoice and Charges" tab of the booking.
OTAs / Channel Collect
Under SETTINGS-CHANNEL MANAGER you can set whether channel Collect payments are imported. When you import, the amount you pay to the OTA will be sent, not the amount the guest has paid. The guest has received the bill from OTA, so you do not have to charge the room charge.
If you need a different invoice template for certain channels you can set this in the channel manger settings (currently for selected channel only). See the channels help page for details.
Monthly Invoice Revenue can be generated in the menu REPORTS->STANDARD REPORTS.
In REPORTS->CUSTOM REPORTS you can create custom reports which can include invoice number and invoice date, upsell items, tax, VAT, invoice charges and many more.
Invoicees - separate invoices
See this help page if you are working with agencies, business travelers or repeat guests for whom you need a second invoice.
Send Invoice via Email
To send an invoice as a pdf attachment via Email go to SETTINGS->GUEST MANAGEMENT->AUTO ACTIONS and set up an Auto Action Email.
If you send Emails with pdf attachment (invoice, booking template) to Alias-Email addresses from channels the cannel might filter the attachment out so it is not delivered to the guest.
Beds24 integrats with Kashflow. If you want to use another system you can use the data export function (see above) to download data you want to import into your accounting software.