You don't have to be chained to your office chair to send invoices, which is godsend for those business owners who travel a lot. You can create invoicing from any place in the world with the internet access. Everything is available online, and thus accessible from anywhere by the click of a button. Online invoicing is fast: delivering invoices is rapid, and so is the response! Sluggish invoicing can cost any business a great deal _ using online invoicing eliminates that! No more postal delays and waiting to be paid for your hard work! If a client "forgets" to pay in an allotted time, he will be sent a courteous reminder automatically by your invoicing software.
Itemized List of Services _ must be specific People want to know what they've paid for. Most people will not pay for something described merely as "Design." Tell them exactly what they have received: e.g. "Design of three_page static website for Sporting Goods Department." Be as specific as possible. In five years, would both you and the client know what you meant by your description? Also, specify whether the charge is project_based or hourly. Include Your Terms _ must be clear When do you expect the client to pay you? What happens if they miss the deadline? To be able to send follow_up or overdue notices or to charge interest, you need a rock_solid paper trail that no one can argue with.
Dealing with this volume in a manual operation was causing several problems. Invoice processing was extremely paper intensive; a considerable amount of time and effort was spent data inputting, chasing paper invoices and filing. It was often difficult to locate invoices and the AP team would waste time contacting the business users to trace invoices. This resulted in a lack of efficiency and a lack of control over the process. There had also been an issue of making a number of duplicate payments.