Adding Credit Line Items to Bills

From Bill Management, you can open Bills and add credits for Bill line items using the Credit Reasons you've created for your Organization:

Tip: Adding Credit Reasons? For details on how to add Credit Reasons to your Organization, see Creating Credit Reasons.

Adding a Credit for an Existing Bill Line Item

To add credit line items to Bills for an existing Bill line item:

1. Select Billing>Bill Management. The Bill Management page opens and the Bills that have been generated for your Accounts are listed. The Bills listed are those for the default settings of monthly frequency and current month period end.

2. If the Bills you want to work with are for a different frequency and period, use the Invoice Date calendar pop-ups accordingly. See Running Bills and Viewing Bill Details.

3. To select a specific Bill you want to add a credit line item for, select the REFERENCE hotlink text. The Bill Details page opens.

  • Note that this page provides a full breakdown of the charges made to the Account for the billing period up to the Last Calculated Date. You can expand line items to see further details.

4. Select Add Credit. The Create page opens and the Credit a line item from a bill option is selected by default.

5. Leave this default option selected and under Credit Line Item Details use the Bill drop-down to select the bill date. The Line item drop-down is enabled.

6. Use the Line item drop-down to select the line item from the Bill for which you want to apply a credit.

  • Note that the Amount field is automatically populated for the selected line item's amount.

7. Select a Credit Reason for the credit line item.

8. Enter a Description.

9. Adjust the Amount as required.

10. If you want to define a specific service period to apply to the Credit Line Item under Service Period Settings use the pop-up calendars to enter a Service period start date (inclusive) and Service period end date (exclusive).

  • Note that If you leave these start and end date fields blank, the service period for the Debit line item is the same as the current billing period

11. Select Create Credit Line Item. You are returned to the Bill Details page, where the credit line item is shown and the bill is re-calculated to factor in the credit line item amount:

In this example, a credit line item has been added to a Bill in the full amount for one of the line items - GB stored charges. You can expand the credit line item to view details.

Adding a Credit Manually

To add a manual credit line items to Bills:

1. Select Billing>Bill Management. The Bill Management page opens and the Bills that have been generated for your Accounts are listed. The Bills listed are those for the default settings of monthly frequency and current month period end.

2. If the Bills you want to work with are for a different frequency and period, use the Invoice Date calendar pop-ups accordingly. See Running Bills and Viewing Bill Details.

3. To select a specific Bill you want to add a credit line item for, select the REFERENCE hotlink text. The Bill Details page opens.

  • Note that this page provides a full breakdown of the charges made to the Account for the billing period up to the Last Calculated Date. You can expand line items to see further details.

4. Select Add Credit. The Create page opens and the Credit a line item from a bill option is selected by default.

5. Select Apply manual credit. The Create page adjusts for creating a manual credit line item to the Bill.

6. Under Credit Line Item Details, select a Product reference for the manual credit line item.

  • Note that this is required for accounting purposes and associates the credit line item with a specific Product.

7. Enter a Credit Reason, Description, and the Amount for the manual credit line item.

8. Select Create. You are returned to the Bill Details page, where the manual credit line item is shown and the bill is re-calculated to factor in the manual credit line item amount:

In this example, a General Rebate manual credit line item has been added to a Bill in the amount of $10.

9. Also, you can add a manual credit line item to a bill for credit against another Product by the Account:

In this example, a New Product Sign-up Bonus manual credit line item has been added to the Bill in the amount of $5. Note that this new line item is clearly listed on the recalculated Bill as a credit against the Account for a different Product.

Next: Adding Debit Line Items to Bills



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