Quote Client Invoice Overview
Quote Client Invoice (commonly referred to as a Client Quote) is the first item in the Sales drop-down menu, and is used to create a quote for an offering of a good and/or service to a Client.
By entering a valid Client ID into the quote, Client mailing and delivery details are automatically populated from the Client’s Master File. You can change the mailing and/or delivery addresses as required. Quotes should not be left in SapphireOne on a permanent basis as they can take up system resources.
Any data entry field that has a light blue background is a linked data entry field. If you do not know the exact ID to enter, the user may replace some or all of the characters with the @ or ? symbols. SapphireOne will then display a much shorter list for the user to select the correct ID from. For example,if the user enters K@ SapphireOne will display all records beginning with K.
When a data entry field heading is underlined this indicates that once an ID has been entered the user may then click on the underlined heading. SapphireOne will then do a specific query for the ID as entered and display a list with just the single item in it. The user may then view or modify the item as normal.
How to enter Client information into the Quote Client Invoice Details area:
- Client ID – The Client ID is a linked field where the Wildcard characters may be used, or simply type part of the Client’s name.
- Contact – Accept the default contact person or select the contact person you are dealing with.
- Address 1 – This field is the mailing address which automatically populates from the Client record.
- Address 2 – This field is the physical address which automatically populates from the Client record.
- Alternate delivery address – You can type in an alternative delivery address.
- Delivery address from defaults – If you have alternative delivery addresses saved in the client address page you can select them from a drop-down list.
- Copy Mailing address to the delivery address – Copy the mailing address to the delivery address field by selecting the arrow.
- Document Paperclip – Scan and attach any documents relating to the Quote Client Invoice.
There is a paper clip in the top right hand corner of the first page of all data entry and all inquiry screens within SapphireOne. Within all data entry and inquiry screens there is also a separate page just for managing documents i.e. version control.
The red colour of the paper clip indicates that there are no documents attached to this transaction. When a document has been attached, the paperclip will turn green and the word Items will be prefixed by the number of documents currently attached to this transaction or relevant record. An infinate number of documents may be attached to a transaction or record at any time.
In either case to add a document, select either the or paperclip, and the following Document List pop-up will be displayed.
Please note, the Document List screenshot below is identical for both Mac and Windows users.
Any type of document can be attached using the Paperclip. Examples of types of documents include Adobe Acrobat, Spreadsheet Documents, Word Processor Documents, Photo Files, JPEG, CSV, HEIF, MP4 files.
Documents can be attached using Drag & Drop functionality. To use this functionality simply drag a document from the local computer into the Document List screen and it will append automatically.
There are eight buttons and icons on the Document List screen. These are as follows:
- When the button is selected SapphireOne will open the currently highlighted document for viewing. The appropriate software must be installed on the computer or device before opening.
- When the button is selected SapphireOne displays a pop-up which asks the user if they want to Import a New Version of the currently highlighted document. The new version will still be linked to any transactions as was the old version.
- When the Scan button is selected SapphireOne will access a local or network scanner, and following the usual prompts allows the user to Scan a Document Directly into the data file and link it to the transaction. The appropriate scanner with software must be installed on the local machine or network.
- The Save button allows the user to save the currently highlighted document to the disk.
- The Link Document button allows the user to link the currently highlighted document to other transaction or transactions in the data file. A pop-up will be displayed allowing the user to make their selection.
- The Link Existing document button allows the user to link an existing document in the data file to this transaction or record. A pop-up will be displayed allowing the user to make their selection from a list of documents.
- The Delete button when selected will delete the currently highlighted document.
- When the Plus button is selected SapphireOne will display a search function allowing the user to select a document that is currently on the local computer.
Information Tab Area
The Quote Client Invoice Information Tab area is used to display additional information about the current entry. You may only view information here and not alter it.
- Client – Displays client details including phone numbers, email address, credit limit, ABN, warning message, payment terms, last transaction date, balance owed etc.
- Invoice – Displays a list of recent invoices. An invoice can be copied by using right click and select Copy Transaction.
- Lines – When a transaction line is selected, this tab displays inventory line’s details from history, quantity, rate, date and transaction type.
- Inventory – When a transaction line is selected, this tab displays inventory details such as available stock, stock on order, standard price, next arrival date and default vendor.
- Items – When a transaction line is selected, this tab displays additional inventory details.
- Control – This tab displays information about the transaction such as the date it was created and who created it.
- Error Code – Displays any error code such as negative stock, batch error and period error.
Tracking Details Area
The Quote Client Invoice Tracking Details area stores details relating to the current Quote and is somewhat different to other Tracking areas in SapphireOne.
How to enter information into the Quote Client Invoice Tracking Details area:
- System Entered Items –
- Margin, Markup and GP – These three data entry fields are grey indicating that they are not user entered but are populated with the amounts entered in the Transaction Lines section.
- Period – This field is populated with the period matching the date set up in company controls.
- Date In – The date this Quote has been entered on SapphireOne (usually SapphireOne date).
- Expiry – The date this Quote expires.
- Quote No – Internal reference number in SapphireOne.
- Order No – External reference number in SapphireOne.
- Rep ID – Sales representative ID if required.
- Carrier – Shipping carrier, for example Australia Post.
Transaction Lines Area
The Quote Client Invoice Transaction Lines area is where the lines that go to make up this transaction are entered and stored. If the transaction has been saved but is currently un-posted, they can be added to, or modified as required. This section contains 5 data entry lines and a transaction summary area.
Data entry lines consist of:
- 1st line is for the Inventory ID, quantities, tax and pricing.
- 2nd line has Project details, retention amount, printing and shipping.
- 3rd line can be utilised for price negotiations using Margin and Markup.
- 4th line displays the total weight, cartons, pallets or 2nd unit of the Inventory Item.
- 5th line is where preferred Vendor (set up in Master Defaults) can be selected and any negotiated Buy Price and Reference.
Entering the Transaction Line Details:
- Inventory – Is a linked field and the User can use the Wildcard search option to find The Inventory ID. Simply type part or all of the ID with the Wildcards of the product name to search for the Inventory ID.
- Inventory Details – Once the ID is entered SapphireOne will display the Inventory name.
- Quote – Enter the quantity where a quote is required.
- SapphireOne will then display the Available on hand now, as well as any that will have to go onto Back Order.
- Rate – SapphireOne will enter the rate as entered on the Inventory item. However the user can enter the rate price manually by direct entry if required.
- Discount – SapphireOne will read any Client discounts from their master file, or discounts set up for the Item from Price Book if a discount for the item is current. If required the user can select a Discount code from the drop-down menu or enter a discount in manually.
- Discount % – Once the discount code is entered, the discount percentage will display automatically.
- Tax Code – These should not normally be altered by the user and are entered by SapphireOne as they are setup elsewhere in SapphireOne. The user can also select a Tax Code from the drop-down menu or enter in manually if required.
- Tax % – SapphireOne will automatically populate this field once the code is selected. To overwrite, simply type in.
- Tax Amount – SapphireOne will automatically calculate the amount of tax in each line in the transaction.
- Total – This displays the line total for the item – Quote quantity x Rate + Tax = Total.
- Project ID – Is a linked field and the User can use the Wildcard search options to search for the Project ID.
- Project Name – Once the Project ID is entered SapphireOne will display the Project Name.
- Don’t Print Checkbox – If this checkbox is selected, the currently highlighted line will not print on the Invoice. The amount from this line will still be included in the total value of the Invoice.
- Trans Ship Checkbox – Select this checkbox if the goods are to be shipped to the Client directly from the Vendor.
- Margin – This field allows for any price negotiation to be calculated on individual items. When the margin % is increased or decreased, the Rate will automatically reflect the change.
- Markup – This field allows for any Markup to be calculated on individual items. When the Markup % is increased or decreased, the Rate will automatically reflect the change.
- GP – Is the Gross profit (rate less cost price) and allows for any price negotiation to be calculated on individual items. When the GP is increased or decreased, the Rate will automatically reflect the change.
- Cost – The cost is normally setup in the Inventory item. This Cost data entry field may be changed to reflect the expected cost of an item. This is useful if the product has not been purchased or sold for some time.
- Discount $ – The User may enter discount as a dollar amount rather than percentage.
- System automatic data entry – All of the following items details must first be entered into each Inventory Item. The user will note that these data fields are a mixture of grey and white. Grey indicates that it is entered by SapphireOne and is not allowed for a user to alter it. The white background indicates that if a quantity here is entered by a user, SapphireOne will then go back and re-calculate the quantity.
- Weight Area – This field will then display the total weight for the transaction.
- Carton – This field will then display the total cartons in the transaction.
- Pallet – This field will then display the pallet quantity for this transaction.
- 2nd Unit – This field will display the Inventory items 2nd unit.
- Vendor – SapphireOne will automatically populate this data entry field with the following proviso:
- The preferred Vendor must be entered into the second page of the Inventory item’s master record.
- The Back to Back order function will have to be activated in Master Defaults by selection of the Back to Back order function checkbox.
- Buy Price – This field Displays the last purchase price of the item from the Vendor selected (Last Cost).
- Inventory ID – Displays the Vendor’s product code. (Must be entered in to the Inventory Items master record).
- Transaction summary area : Displays all transaction lines in the quote.
All of the lines in the Transaction Lines area, are listed here. The list itself, only displays the basic details of each Line. You cannot directly edit from this list.
To view or modify any line in this Line Listing area, select or highlight a line.
All of the additional data entry fields will then be displayed for you immediately above the list of lines.
From there the user is able to view or modify all of the data entry fields for the line as required.
The easiest way to add a line is with the keyboard shortcut. Hold the (Command or Control key down and select forward slash (/). SapphireOne will then place the cursor in the Account ID data entry field ready for the entry of a new line. Alternatively, selecting the button will also place the cursor in the Account ID data entry field, ready for the entry of a new line.
Lines may also be added to the transaction by clicking on the button or selecting the button to delete the currently highlighted line.
Transaction Footer Area
The Quote Client Invoice Transaction Footer is the information bar along the bottom of the screen, and allows for easy checking of critical details of a transaction. These Tabs include:
- Sequence – Is the automatically generated unique Sequence number.
- Batch – The Batch field shows the total for all orders entered in the current group.
- Amount – Total Amount is the Tax free amount of the order.
- Weight/Area – Weight/Area is the total weight or area of all lines entered on the order.
- Carton – Is the calculated total quantity of Cartons.
- Pallets – Is the calculated total quantity of Pallets.
- Discount – This Discount box allows the user to apply an overall discount percentage to the entire invoice. All lines in the Invoice!
- Tags – The user can select a saved Tag from this Drop down or add a custom tag.
- Note that a tag of HOLD is hardwired into SapphireOne. When it is selected the transaction may not be posted until the tag status of HOLD is removed or altered to something other than HOLD.
- Most of the Tag Headings are user configurable.
- The Tag Headings may be re-named by going to:
Utilities \ Controls \ Master Defaults \ then select the appropriate functions Page
- The Tag Headings may be re-named by going to:
- All of the items in the Tag drop down lists may be created by the user.
- The drop-down menus are created by entering in an item not on the list, then (tab away). SapphireOne will ask if you want to add the new tag to the list.
- To remove a tag, hold the Control or Command key down and then select it. You will be asked if you want to remove it from the list.
SapphireOne checks that each transaction entry is complete and balanced before allowing any saving operation. When the Out of Balance is 0.00 the tick, will activate in the top tool bar indicating to the user that the transaction is ready to be saved. When more than a single transaction is selected, Blue will also be displayed on the main toolbar. See below for additional details.
You can save your Transaction in one of three methods:
Select the Tick when it is activated. This will save the current transaction and return the user to the main tool bar or the list.
When multiple transactions have been selected the user may click on the tick on the tool bar with the results as seen as above.
Click on either of the the Arrows. This will tell SapphireOne to save the current transaction and open the next transaction in the list ready for data entry or modification. Also note that for what ever page is open in the transaction SapphireOne will move to the next transaction displaying the exact same page. I.e. Terms page to Terms page. Very handy when checking the same data in multiple items.
Selecting the Enter Key on the keypad. SapphireOne will then save the current transaction and opens another transaction of the same type ready for data entry. Very handy when entering multiple transactions of the same type. I.e. Client Receipt, Client Receipt.
More Details Page
The More Details Page of the Quote Client Invoice includes additional data entry fields for Tax Details, Delivery Instructions, Standing Transactions, Transaction Details, Payment Details, Card Details, Cash Details and Cheque Details.
Text Details Area
The SapphireOne Text Details area is for adding additional unlimited text information regarding the quote.
Delivery Instructions Area
The SapphireOne Delivery Instructions area is for adding additional unlimited Delivery Instructions regarding the quote.
Standing Transactions Area
- Scheduled – The user has the ability to schedule all transaction types on a Weekly, Fortnightly, 30 Day, Monthly, Yearly or Other basis.
- Start/Next Date – Enter the next Start date of the next scheduled transaction. Click on the underlined heading to bring up the SapphireOne Calendar and select your date.
- Stop Date – Enter the Stop date of the next scheduled transaction. Click on the underlined heading to bring up the SapphireOne Calendar and select your date.
Transaction Details Area
- Date Due – This is another date field that can be added to the quote.
- Discount – The user has the ability to apply an overall discount on the entire transaction.
- Convert – The convert box allows users to convert the quote to an Order Client Invoice (OCI), a Sales Client Invoice (SCI) or a Till Client Invoice (Point of Sale POS). When selecting TCI checkbox the user then has the ability to enter which Till in the Till field box.
- Browse Signature Button – This allows the user to enter an image of the Clients Signature into the Client Signature text box below. When using SapphireOne’s Web Pack on a iPad, selecting this button will allow the user to sign the text box directly.
- Client Signature Text Box – This text box is used to store the Clients Signature of the invoice. Click on the Browse Signature Button above to insert an image of the Signature from your device.
- Footer Details Text Box – This is an additional information box for the user to include any additional fields or information to the Footer of the transaction.
- Order Message Text Box – This is an additional information box for the user to include any additional messages or information related to the transaction.
Payment Details Area
- Paid To – The users nominated Bank Account where the funds will be receipted to.
- Card – Enter the dollar figure amount that is being paid on the Clients Credit Card.
- Cheque – Enter the dollar figure amount that is being paid by Cheque.
- Cash – Enter the dollar figure amount that is being paid by Cash.
- Acc / Other – Enter the dollar figure amount that is being allocated to their Client Account Balance.
- O/B – Any amount that has not yet been allocated will be displayed here to ensure that the amount is always balanced.
Card Details Area
- Owner – Enter the Card owners Name that appears on the Credit Card.
- Card Nº – Enter the Credit Card Number.
- Expiry – Enter the expiry date.
- Type – Enter the Card Type i.e. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, etc.
- Authorisation Nº – Enter the Card Authorisation Number.
- Process Button – Selecting this button processes the Credit Card Details online through the SapphireOne / Stripe API.
Cash Details Area
- Total – This is the total sum amount of the dollar amounts entered in above Payment Details area.
- Cash Out – This is the amount to be given back to the Client in Cash. This will typically be something you see in a POS environment.
- Payment – This is a sum total of the different types of payments.
- Cash Change – The amount to be returned to the Client in the form of Cash.
- Process Payment Details Checkbox – Selecting this checkbox will automatically create a Client Receipt when a Quote Client Invoice (QCI) is converted to an Order Client Invoice (OCI) or a Sales Client Invoice (SCI).
Cheque Details Area
- Bank – The Bank name that the cheque has been drawn from is entered here.
- Branch – The Branch name that the cheque has been drawn from is entered here.
- Drawer – The Drawer is the Company name and can be entered here.
- Chq N – The Cheque number can be entered here.