In AbtracOnLine you can create invoices automatically from your project task and timesheet data.
The Auto Generate by Fee total with narration option creates an invoice with a pre-filled narration paragraph and then inserts the total time fee onto a single line. You can choose to itemise disbursements, or exclude them from the automatically generated invoice.
Invoice by Fee total with narration invoices look like the examples below.
The invoices that are sent to your clients directly from AbtracOnLine can all be styled to suit your corporate image. A customised invoice layout design will include your company logo and styling on any invoice sent via email or printed from AbtracOnLine.
If on occasion you still wish to print and post your invoices using pre-printed stationery then you can choose to hide your company logo from your invoice header and footer.
AbtracOnLine allows users to generate invoices and email them directly to their clients.
This month we’re releasing a change to AbtracOnLine which lets you choose the method by which your emails are sent.
Why are we making this change? It’s important to us that your invoice management and delivery with AbtracOnLine remains reliable, even as the global email environment changes. Mail Servers and email ISPs now have more rigid practices to try and shield their users from spam, and we need to adapt Abtrac to ensure your mail isn’t incorrectly bounced or blocked.
Read on for details about :
How invoices are now emailed from Abtrac
How to track whether your email has been successfully received, and
What our plans are for emailing invoices in the future
The invoice listing report shows: invoice date, project code, name on invoice, the assigned time and cost, write on/off amount, billed total (ex tax), and incl tax amounts – for each invoice number.
The report is run between two dates and will sorted by either name on invoice or by project code. You can also choose whether the time and cost data displays as either charge or cost rates. It optionally filters invoices by office, client, project, and project owners.
The invoice listing report is one of the staple reports of Abtrac, used throughout billing and in month end reporting.
A new survey came out last month – the Trends & Challenges in Architecture and Engineering International Report 2014* and it had some most interesting (but perhaps not surprising) statistics.
Architecture and Engineering firms throughout Australia and New Zealand are missing out on invoicing up to 30 percent of billable hours. According to the survey, almost three quarters of businesses indicated they recovered only 61-80 % of billable hours.
Loss of billable hours is a common challenge for all time based billing professionals, regardless of whether you bill on the basis of time engaged or a fixed price contract. It’s a challenge that needs to be constantly managed.