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Net month account payment terms.

e.g. Payment is due at the end of the month following the month of the invoice. This is a common payment term and was available in Sage 50 account.

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  • Guest commented
    10 Aug 01:18pm

    So okay

    To change all the settings re EOM is relatively easy and I understand and note that any invoices in the pot will remain unaffected (makes sense).


    However I feel that there are 2 issues still at large.

    1. We have hundreds of customer/supplier A/c cards and the process of loading an individual A/c card then go into payment options etc to make the change to EOM - save change then have to reload for the next card etc for all accounts will take forever !!!! - Could you not give a global setting say in setup) that is a one time run (with a warning) to set this flag across all accounts - them we can manually update the odd few that do not apply.

    2. Having done some of these manually already in the customer/supplier ledger cards the accounts daybook day book still show the old setting ie 30/45 days etc. So you have no idea what cards have been altered/updated. Making it almost impossible to find the other accounts to upate....



  • Guest commented
    9 Aug 07:10am

    My preference would be for payment terms; creditors and debtors, is to be able to setup for Calendar Month and not days. All ageing on reports would then be by calendar month and easier to read/analyse. I have had this for 40 years of working and cannot see why this request cannot be done?

    Susan Slater
    Euraccess Ltd

  • Guest commented
    5 Aug 05:15pm

    Problem is, if I create an invoice today and put a deposit against it, I don���t know when the work will be done yet and so when the work is complete the due date on the invoice is incorrect as it can���t be changed with a receipt against it.

    Regards

    Nicola

  • Guest commented
    5 Aug 04:22pm

    EOM+60 and EOM+90 are definitely needed too. ��Please could you look at the debtors being by due date rather than 30 days from invoice date. This would make the debtors report usable.
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  • Guest commented
    4 Aug 02:50pm

    Hi Adrian

    I tried following your directions, and I was lost at "Business settings" Is this only available in certain versions of Sage, or am I missing something? I am using Sage 50 Canadian version. I have been using Sage / Simply Accounting for almost 20 years. For the most part, I would say I am very familiar with the program. I can see where I can change the aging periods. I do not see any of the options you have noted.

    S Truax

  • Guest commented
    4 Aug 11:00am

    Hello Adrian

    Thanks for your email���..this setting is LONG overdue���.but sadly you have only done it for 30 days from Month End���.it needs to be options of 30, 60 or even 90 days from Month end, as many Blue Chip companies insist on longer terms - If you want to be able to do business with them; even though they���re your customers, also lots of Suppliers are 60 or 90 days from month end. Please amend this urgently to complete the job.

    And, when we send out Customer/Supplier statements, they ALSO need to be aligned with the set payment/settlement terms.

    Many thanks
    Regards
    Miriam E Smith

  • Admin
    Adrian Malpass commented
    4 Aug 10:07am

    Hello,


    Thank you to everyone who has provided additional feedback, it's really appreciated. Hopefully the below will help with a few of the questions:

    1. To switch between a fixed number of days (30 days after invoice date, for example) to Net Monthly, go to Settings > Business Settings > Record and Transaction Settings. You'll see at the top the option to switch default payment terms. This will change the default for any new invoices. See attached screenshot for the setting you will be looking for. Hopefully this helps!

      1. Note: Changing this default will not change the payment terms you have already setup at each Contact (Customer/Supplier), but it will set the default for any new contacts you create.


    2. To change the payment terms on a Contact, to go Contacts at the top menu, then select a contact record. You'll see a tab for 'Payment Details' and in there is an option for Credit Terms. You can set this for existing Contacts or use it to change the default when creating new Contacts.

    3. If your payment terms are 'due on receipt', you can select 'immediately' from the options.


    If you are noticing that the date is changing after entering a contact or changing the invoice date, I would recommend checking the default set on the Contact mentioned in point 2 above. Please let me know if this is not working as expected.


    We are monitoring feedback on this closely to gauge the interested for extending this further to offer net +60 or net+90 (plus others), and are tracking this on this idea: https://sagebusinesscloudaccounting.ideas.aha.io/ideas/S1-I-1601


    I have passed on the feedback relating to the grey text colour on the PDF - we'll take a look at this. Thank you!



  • Guest commented
    22 Jul 10:48am

    I would beg to differ that this idea should be 'Great idea already delivered', since so many of are requesting it is extended to include EOM+60 (which we really need) and EOM+90 for some.

  • Guest commented
    29 Jun 06:13am

    Changed setting before doing a run of service invoices. It appeared to be working until I change the invoice date to when the service occurred. The due date would jump from net monthly to 30 days. Any idea why.

    I thought maybe I needed to alter customer settings but that only has the 30 days option.

  • Guest commented
    27 Jun 09:06pm

    Pasted from my previous comment, Not sure if this is now the correct place for it?

    ALL MY SUPPLIERS ACCOUNTS ARE BY CALENDER MONTH, AND HAVE BEEN FOR THE LAST 45 YEARS OF TRADING.

    I have been trying to get sage one to change this for over five years now.

    Even my old TAS books had the facility to change from 30 days or monthly.

  • Guest commented
    24 Jun 02:18pm

    so basically - This is working from me (just the odd end of month invoice not quick in proper column on aged debtor list) but prepared to accept these are historical debt and new ones added should be in place... so it's good to finally have this feature... Would would not be good is to have in the debt list print out is option to remove and future payments.. Also why does the debtors/creditors list print out go to pdf in such a faint grey colour? it makes it also must unreadbable when you printed this list out!

  • Guest commented
    24 Jun 02:10pm

    It���s not really working.

  • Guest commented
    24 Jun 01:02pm

    Due upon receipt would be awesome as well!!

  • Guest commented
    24 Jun 01:01pm

    Hi Adrian. I tried to follow your direction, but I'm lost after "Settings". After that I am not able to find "Business Settings". I did the update yesterday, so my program is up to date.

  • Guest commented
    24 Jun 01:00pm

    Like the person below, we would also be very appreciative of a Net 60 option.

  • Guest commented
    24 Jun 11:41am

    Hi Adrian, this is great to have. My initial feedback is that I don't seem able to update an existing account from its current terms – do I need to create a new account for each customer? Also, while the addition of this feature is really welcome, it seems like it is only available for Net 30. We offer Net 60 and I'm sure plenty of businesses will have Net 90 arrangements – is the feature 'delivered' now or is it likely to be extended in future?

    Thanks

  • Admin
    Adrian Malpass commented
    24 Jun 11:28am

    We are really pleased to confirm this option is now available in Sage Accounting. You can find it by visiting Settings > Business Settings and then selecting 'Record and Transaction Settings'. At the top of the page, in the Customers Section, you will see a new option in 'Invoice Due' for End of Next Month (Net Monthly). We would love your feedback on this, so please comment here, or leave feedback directly to the team by selecting 'Give Feedback' in the option under your profile link.

    Thank you.

  • Guest commented
    17 Mar 10:13am

    Now we are in March, and this still isn't an option. What is the hold up?

  • Guest commented
    8 Dec, 2021 01:38pm

    Why is this option not available yet? it's not good enough at all


  • Guest commented
    6 May, 2021 02:41pm

    I am also facing the same issues as the people that have commented below. I feel this is a huge floor and my statements to my customers a never accurate to what they owe.

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