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Re: drafting invoices
- Subject: Re: drafting invoices
- From: ..hidden..
- Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 22:31:50 -0500
On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 12:31:25PM -0700, Chris Travers wrote:
> A draft, unlike a quotation, order, or invoice, would not represent a
> document to be delivered to a customer (of course orders and
> quotations have some flexibility once sent for further negotiation and
> could be used instead, they may also carry legal weight, though
> IANAL). A draft would not be printable, and could not be emailed to
> the customer. A draft, however, could be converted into a quotation
> (or rfq), order, or invoice.
> Any thoughts, issues, concerns?
I'm not an accountant, nor do I play one on TV. As a small business
owner, I'm using accounting software as a convenience (as the IRS does
not require me to do this). All I want at the end of the month (or other
accounting period) are accounts that reflect the state of the
business: Purchases, expenses, etc. I also use the system to print
invoices. If I make a mistake, then I correct the invoice and repost.
This "draft" mode is useless for such an operation. I do a lot of
lurking here, and I believe a good number of L-SMB users are "casual"
users who aren't accountants and are simply doing their best to keep
some semblance of order in their record-keeping.
I think a lot of folks who might use L-SMB would be turned off by such
a rigidly-conforming system. My suggestion would be continue with
allowing users the option of either allowing re-posting of records or
not allowing it. I'm just not too sure who would be well-served by
this "draft" mode.