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Improved interfaces thanks to Webhooks

Move along, nothing to see here… Admittedly, this article is only of interest to API developers. However, they should take a real good look at what’s new at Billomat, as with new Webhooks our interfaces are now even more flexible.

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Flexible document titles

An invoice is called an invoice and a quote is a quote. Sounds logical but in reality it sometimes involves a little difficulty. Which is why you can now specify the names of your documents yourself.

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New “easy-to-read” Terms of Service

We are all liars! Yes, I am a liar. And so are you. What makes me so sure of this? So sure that I would affront even the most honest of my contemporaries? It is precisely one sentence: “I have read the Terms of Service.” Enough lying!

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Individual user photos

In order to make Billomat a bit more personalised, you can now upload a photo for each user. This enables you to (literally) see which activities are being done by which of your colleagues.

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Archiving of customers

Nothing lasts forever. Not even business relationships. That’s why inactive customers can now be archived. We show you how it’s done and what the advantages of archiving are for you.

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Incorrect PDF display in Firefox 19

If you use Mozilla Firefox as your browser, you’ll probably find that your PDF files have been looking a little different recently (= euphemism for pretty stupid). This is due to the latest Firefox update. Here we explain what you can do about it.

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Happy birthday, Billomat! Five years of online invoicing

Do you still remember what it was like in late 2007/early 2008? No? I don’t remember either, because somehow five years are really quite a long time. We didn’t have the iPhone yet, Facebook was still unavailable in German and Jopi Heesters was still 104 years young. 2007 was the year in which Billomat glimpsed […]

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Use your own character font

So far, if you didn’t want to use the fonts Arial, Courier or Times, you had to create your own Word template. This situation has now been changed. You can now download the desired font and create documents in a variety of presentations.

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Add a number of articles and mite entries all at once

We are happy about any constructive suggestions. And you are happy about every click you can save yourself during your daily routines. Whenever we can make it work for all of us, we have improved Billomat a little further. And this is exactly, what we achieved with improving the construction of entries.

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I spy – Legal rights management in Billomat

Please keep your distance! We all know the signs in banks and the spacers in the endless queues at the post office branch. Many personal details are really no one else’s business. A few clicks in Billomat will now provide security from the curious eyes of your colleagues thanks to right management for plan L or […]

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Flexible pricing of groups

A few days ago we introduced customer specific standard values. For example early payment allowances and payment due dates can be set individually for each customer. The same principle has now been extended to the administration of articles. Price groups can set different prices for various customer groups.

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Discounts in Billomat

Let’s talk about discounts! The undisputed number one in the features discussion panel has now turned into reality. In this blog we will demonstrate how to apply discounts to your Billomat invoices.

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Customer specific terms

As a Billomat expert you will know that you can set standard terms for discounts and due dates in the settings. A new feature allows adjustments for individual customers. How about individual payment terms for customers?

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Credit Notes – Reversed Invoicing

The good thing about writing invoices is that the money goes into your account. Sometimes, the money goes in another direction. From now on credit notes canbe issued with Billomat. We show you how this is possible with just a few clicks of the mouse.

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Hear, Hear! The latest Billomat notifications have arrived!

>Not again! Your colleague has made comments referring to an invoice and you have missed the information. Or even worse; you are concerned, why the customer is not paying; however the payment has long been received by somebody else. It is also annoying if you miss out on the fact that a long overdue invoice […]

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Archiving Posted Emails

Now that you have been introduced to HTML emails, here is the next feature of the Billomat-mail function. This time, we are dealing with the archiving of emails.

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Project Titles and Other Suggestions from Users

How can writing invoices online be even easier? How can web-based billing software benefit you? Since the opening of the Feature Request Forums, at the beginning of the year, we have received many suggestions from you. Some of them have already been implemented, more are coming soon. Here is the first status report:

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Faster Bank Transfers Using BezahlCode

Does anyone still remember when the products were manually typed into the cash register? This is unimaginable today. Cans of foods, frozen pizza and tobacco products have been scanned ages. This is faster, more convenient, and significantly less prone to error. Wouldn’t it be great if the invoices could also be handled this way? It […]

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Support of Gross Prices

With the full support of gross prices, Billomat is ideal for the B2C market. We will explain why this was not always so and what has changed in the following article.

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Voilá: Delivery Notes

Now the delivery notes round off the functionality of Billomat with respect to invoices, estimates, reminders, order confirmations and credit notess. These are more than enough reasons to do a brief presentation on the new types of documents.

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Due Dates On Your Calendar

When will the invoice expire? How long is the offer valid? And when was the deadline set for payment in the last warning? Well, the brief “introduction to activity” indicator still has no answers to all these questions. So, we upgraded and now offer the important appointments in the future as a calendar.

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Invoice Line Item From Articles

If you enter articles in Billomat, your invoices and other documents will be put together with just a few clicks of the mouse. We took your feedback to heart and did some upgrading. The result is more flexibility.

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Hello Invoice, Vous Parlez Español?

Once again, a lot has been happening behind the scenes over the last few months. This includes the support of multiple languages. The world is moving closer together: Places and time are increasingly becoming less important. You can work online anytime, from anywhere – in as many as in 5 languages.

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Credit Notes – Reversed Invoicing

The good thing about writing invoices is that the money goes into your account. Sometimes, the money goes in another direction. From now on credit notes can be issued. We show you how this is possible with just a few clicks of the mouse.

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Let’s Face It –Gravatars In Billomat

Now, when there are multiple users working within an account, user photos allow for quick introduction through comments and activities. A personal image can be assigned to each contributor in Billomat – even a “Gravatar”. There is a multitude of instructions on how to create an avatar on the Internet. Here is another constructive one….

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Flexible Invoice Numbers

Over the last few days, many small upgrades have made their way into Billomat. One of these is the practical upgrade of invoice numbers allocation. This makes Billomat even more flexible by using placeholders and left-hand zeros. This post highlights the options of this. Billomat allots serial numbers that apply to invoices and estimates as […]

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Managing Additional Information With Customer Attributes

You can manage your customer data in the Billomat customer files. Regardless of whether there are a variety of fields available, there are still times when there isn’t an appropriate field for personal application. This circumstance is now supported by the flexible customer attribute invoice.

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Tagging With Billomat

Granted, you may become overwhelmed when you are dealing with many invoices, customers or items. At Billomat, there is a new feature which is the cure for documentation chaos: Tags.

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Intelligent Placeholders for Dates and Time

By using placeholders, you can comfortably place values from different data types into invoices and estimate templates, free texts, and email templates without having to update them if their values changes. Billomat now supports over 100 placeholders for customers, invoices, estimates, taxes and more.

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Maintain A Close Overview With Document Links

Billomant now supports three different types of documents: estimates, invoices and recurrings – more to come in the near future. These documents are interconnected with each other by various ways and means. In order to maintain their overview, these relationships can now be viewed quickly and easily as well as be navigated to their linked […]

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Designing Is A Feature: Improved User Interface

Designing Is A Feature: Improved User Interface. For over 2 years, the Billomat design has remained the same as it was at the end of 2007 – despite the introduction of many new features and options. The problem: Different interaction elements were frequently being used for the same feature… and vice-versa. Time for a change? […]

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Mite-Import Extension, Email Posts and Customer Search

Although it has been a while since we last reported on any new features, we weren’t idle at all – quite the contrary. Besides the many bug fixes and minor improvements over the last few weeks, we wanted to highlight the following extensions as such changes can easily be overlooked. We have expanded the mite […]

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Billomat in Version 2.0 with Many New Features Online

We placed a lot of work, commitment, ideas and passion in the completely revised edition of Billomat. It took several months to transform the project from conception through feasibility studies to its actual development. The results of this joint effort, that has been eagerly anticipated by many, is now freely available to everyone online. Here […]

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Billomat Integrates Mite For Simple Invoicing Within Record Time

Even freelancers, often times invoice on an hourly basis. In earlier times, hourly sheets for the calculation of work hours were used. Now, there is a smarter option to track your time with the web-based time recorder mite. But despite the extensive report and export possibilities of Mite, a manual transfer of the time to […]