Importing Client Billing invoices into Quickbooks

Your client billing invoices for wine making services can be downloaded from vintrace in the QuickBooks iif file format before uploading to Quickbooks.

vintrace makes some assumptions about your Quickbooks configuration and if any of these settings differ please contact so we can alter your vintrace configuration. In most instances you will not need to change these but please refer this list to your accountant for guidance before contacting us to change.

Setting Description Default value
Accounts Receivable Name The textual name of your accounts receivable account in QB Accounts Receivable
QB To Print Set to Y (Yes) will show that the invoice is yet to be printed in QB Y
QB To Send Y (Yes) means the invoice has yet to be sent, N (No) will flag the invoice as already sent N
Sales Account Name Default sales account name in QB Sales

You must make sure you have your vintrace client billing items linked to the appropriate Quickbooks items and revenue accounts.

Under Winery Setup – Billing – Items you will see two fields 

Linked Item id – this field needs to match the full item name in Quickbooks. For example if you have a Wine Shippers item in Quickbooks linked to the other Revenue accounts then the item path name will be represented by REVENUE ACCOUNTS:OTHER:Wine Shippers This format may vary for your Quickbooks setup so we suggest working with your accountant to decide on the most appropriate item links but you can see these by accessing the full item list in Quickbooks.

Linked Acct id – this field requires the Quickbooks account number that the billed revenue should be attributed to when imported into Quickbook. As an example this will look something like 5003.15 but will vary depending on your Quickbooks setup. We recommend working with your accountant to ensure these are correctly linked.

The Service order in vintrace has a Party linked to it and this will attempt to be matched to a Customer in Quickbooks. It is recommended you consolidate your customer names in Quickbooks against your Address book entries in vintrace to avoid double ups.

Once these are linked you can generate your client billing invoices in vintrace following these steps before changing the format to Quickbooks and using the Download button. Please remember you need to create invoices in vintrace first, which groups together all outstanding charges (those charges not yet allocated to an invoice) for the selected period (tip use the From and To dates and other filters to find all the outstanding charges before using the Create and Download options).

Upon import into Quickbooks a job will be created against the Quickbooks customer with the using the vintrace Service Order’s name as a reference against the Quickbooks customer.

Once you have you iif file please follow the Quickbooks manual for help importing invoices using that format (if you are using the desktop version of Quickbooks, this is under File – Utilities – Import – IIF Files…)

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