Invoices

The Invoices feature is used to enter invoices for Standard POs, Blanket POs, Non-Purchase Orders, and Revenue Refunds. This module is an important step in the accounts payable process. Once a purchase order has been approved, received, and released (depending on the district’s process), an invoice will be created for payment. An invoice must be created before a batch of checks can be printed. Creating the invoice and the batch will be done from the Invoices module.

Invoices Navigation

1. From the Purchasing / Accounts Payable menu, click Invoices.

2. From the Batches tab, enter the Batch Name in the provided text box at the bottom of the listed Open Batches.

3. From the Batch Type pull-down, select Standard (unless creating a different type of batch, such as PCard Transaction or PCard Repayment).

4. Press Enter when done to save your information and create the batch.

Values do not appear in the Total and Invoice Count columns until invoices have been attached to the batch.

From the Batches tab, you can also Review/Post any batches already created in the Open Batches section.

5. To attach a PO Invoice, click the PO Invoice tab. You also have the option to attach a Non-PO Invoice or a Revenue Refund.

At any point while on the Invoices screen, you will have the ability to search for invoices by using the Look up Invoice # feature at the top of the screen. You will also have the option to add vendor criteria by selecting a vendor from the for vendor pull-down.

Filters can be used on Open Batches when searching for a specific batch or set of batches. See the section on Additional Features for more information.

PO Invoice

1. Click the PO Invoice tab once your batch has been created.

2. Select the created batch from the Batch pull-down.

Use the Filter feature in the image shown to begin typing the name of the batch for a quick search.

3. Select the PO you wish to attach to the chosen batch from the PO # pull-down.

The option to filter for a quick PO search is available on this pull-down as well. Filter by PO name or PO number.

4. Click Load.

Clicking Load will display several sections, such as General Information, Line Items, Invoices, and Request Allocations.

5. To view the details of the Purchase Order, including vendor information, line items, allocations, and any files or comments, follow the link provided in the PO # / Type field under General Information.

6. Review a PO by clicking on the link mentioned above or navigate to the Line Items section to review items purchased. To review accounting strip information regarding allocations, navigate to the Request Allocations section.

7. To create the invoice for this PO, navigate to the Invoices section. Enter the Invoice # (Number), Invoice Date, Amount, and the corresponding account strip. If you create more than one invoice, you can select to print a Separate Check for each invoice.

The image shown contains options for a Debit Account and a Credit Account--this is dependent on district settings and may not be available to everyone. This also applies to the different elements you may see listed here--every district uses different elements and a different element order. For example, this specific district uses Fund, Function, Object, Center, and Project for expense accounts.

Creating a PO Invoice with a negative amount that is selected as a Separate check, makes an error message display: An invoice with a separate check can't have a negative total amount.

8. For quicker entry, click the link titled Create an invoice based on a PO or Create multiple invoices based on a PO for additional invoices.

Click Create an invoice based on a PO to create one invoice for all line items and allocations for the original PO. If needing to create multiple invoices based on multiple allocations from the original PO, click Create multiple invoices based on a PO to create an invoice for each allocation line.

a. Clicking either of the links will auto populate invoice information pulled from the original PO. Note that the Invoice # and Invoice Date do not auto populate and must be completed.

b. Check to be sure the correct Amount has been entered and select Separate Check (if applicable).

c. Click the red minus sign to delete an invoice line if needed.

d. To add a line, type all information in the top line. Then, press the Enter key to commit the line.

Click the green plus sign to split an invoice between Centers/Facilities or other elements and accounts. Once clicked, an indented line will be added under the original invoice line. Note: This does not create a separate invoice or check.

9. Attach any additional Files and add any additional Comments. See the section on Additional Features for more information.

10. Review the Total of the Invoice. Select the check box to Close PO when batch is posted. Then, click Submit.

Closing a PO reduces its remaining encumbrance to zero. Open Blanket POs or POs with items still outstanding (not yet received and released) should remain open.

Upon submitting this invoice, it will post to the batch selected. Only when the batch is reviewed and posted will the invoice be ready to be processed into a check. Note: The process may vary depending on district procedures.

Non-PO Invoice

1. To attach a non-purchase order to a batch, click the Non-PO Invoice tab from the Batches tab.

2. Once your batch is created, select it from the Batch pull-down.

Use the Filter feature in the image shown to begin typing the name of the batch for a quick search.

 

3. Next, select the Vendor from the pull-down. Once selected, click the Load button.

The option to filter for a quick Vendor search is available on this pull-down as well. Filter by Vendor name or Vendor number.

4. Navigate to the Invoices section to create the invoice.

5. Enter the Invoice # (Number), Invoice Date, Amount, and the account strip. Select any debit or credit accounts that may apply. To save the line of data, press the Enter key.

6. Select the Separate Check check box (if applicable).

Creating a Non-PO Invoice with a negative amount that is selected as a Separate check, makes an error message display: An invoice with a separate check can't have a negative total amount.

7. Click the red minus sign to delete an invoice line if needed.

Click the green plus sign to split an invoice between Centers/Facilities or other elements and accounts. Once selected, an indented line will be added under the original invoice line. Note: This does not create a separate invoice or check.

8. Attach any additional Files and add any additional Comments. See the section on Additional Features for more information.

9. Review the Total of the invoice. Then, click Submit.

Upon submitting this invoice, it will post to the batch selected. Only when the batch is reviewed and posted will the invoice be ready to be processed into a check. Note: The process may vary depending on district procedures.

Revenue Refund

1. For a refund from a revenue account, click the Revenue Refund tab.

The Revenue Refund feature should only be used for refunds from a revenue account for transactions where revenue was collected and the deposit was never expensed.

2. Once your batch is created, select it from the Batch pull-down.

Use the Filter feature in the image shown to begin typing the name of the batch for a quick search.

3. Next, select the Vendor from the pull-down. Once selected, click the Load button.

The option to filter for a quick Vendor search is available on this pull-down as well. Filter by Vendor name or Vendor number.

4. Navigate to the Invoices section to create the invoice.

5. Enter the Invoice # (Number), Invoice Date, Amount, and the account strip. Select any debit or credit accounts that may apply. To save the line of data, press the Enter key.

6. Click the red minus sign to delete an invoice line if needed.

Click the green plus sign to split an invoice between Centers/Facilities or other elements and accounts. Once selected, an indented line will be added under the original invoice line. Note: This does not create a separate invoice or check.

7. Attach any additional Files and add any additional Comments. See the section on Additional Features for more information.

8. Review the Total of the invoice. Then, click Submit

Upon submitting this invoice, it will post to the batch selected. Only when the batch is reviewed and posted will the invoice be ready to be processed into a check. Note: The process may vary depending on district procedures.

Reviewing & Posting the Invoice Batch

1. When all invoices have been attached to your batch, navigate back to the Batches tab.

You have the option to attach as many invoices to a batch as desired. This usually depends on the process for printing checks. You can print one quick check via Purchasing / Accounts Payable > Quick Check before creating the invoice.

2. Locate your batch, review the Total and Invoice Count (the number of invoices attached to the batch). Click the Review/Post link to open the batch.

3. The link will open the Batch Review tab. From this screen, you can open any Requisitions, POs, or Invoices by clicking on the corresponding links. Note: Links will be underlined and highlighted in blue.

4. Check the Close check box if the PO will be complete after its corresponding invoice(s) are submitted. Note: This is only applicable to POs.

5. When ready, click the Post button to submit the batch for printing.

Additional Features

Click the Excel icon in the Export section to download data on an Excel spreadsheet.

Click the Printer icon to print the data.

A print preview screen will appear. From here, you will have several options for printing. Depending on the setting of your computer/browser, you may also be able to Open PDF in Preview as shown at the bottom of the image.

You can utilize the Files section by attaching any invoices, quotes, etc. that may be relevant to the PO, Non-PO, or Revenue Refund.

As indicated in the Files section, drag files directly into the box to attach documents or click the Select button to browse for files. There is also a Scan File button next to the Select button for direct scanning. Click the Scan File button; this will prompt you to download Dynamsoft. This is a one-time download that allows you to attach files directly from your scanner. In doing so, you will bypass saving the file to your computer first.

To add a comment, type the comment in the provided text box. Then, click the Post button. The Comments section allows you to add internal comments--these comments will not print on the invoice. This is a great place for notes that will appear on the PO and Invoice, the Non-PO record, or Revenue Refund.

Once a comment is posted, it cannot be deleted or edited.

Click Filters to breakdown data.

a. To add more than one filter to a column, click the green plus sign.

b. To delete an additional filter, click the red minus sign.

c. For additional filtering options, click the gray arrow for a filter pull-down.

You can also sort by clicking on any of the header names with double black arrows. Click once for ascending results, click twice for descending.