Automated invoicing.

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Mar 15 10:11:54 EST 2006


Invoicing is one way..   Invoice -> CoA.  There's no way to take
CoA issues and turn it into an invoice.

Now, what you COULD do is just enter your items in the Invoice
UI directly instead of the CoA..  And then you can do chargebacks
to the other company.

But as I said before, the best way to do it through the CoA is to
account for only your part of the expense and keep a single
Asset account for how much the other company owes you.


Wouter van Marle <wouter at> writes:

> Hi all,
> Is there a way to automatically create invoices out of data stored in
> the GnuCash accounts?
> This in relation to my previous thread about "bank account vs assets
> issue". My company is making quite some expenses on behalf of another
> company (I book these expenses now as "liability"; in the other
> company's books they can be expense, asset, whatever).
> At the end of the month, there is always quite a list of items I have to
> invoice to my partner's company. I now use the "reconcile" column to
> mark the items "cleared" for invoiced, this for me to keep track of what
> I have invoiced and what is new. Works OK, except for expenses through
> credit card of which I get the bill with a month or two delay (and no I
> do not have credit card slips or so of all these statements as it
> includes autopay and automated Internet payments). So I'm having more
> risk of missing items that are seriously backdated.
> Now I'd like to know, is there an easy way to create an invoice out of
> such a liabilities account, on a monthly basis, that includes all new
> entries, even if the post date is older than the previous invoice?
> Regards,
> Wouter van Marle

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