Field Definitions: JB T M Bill Edit Form

The following is a list of field descriptions for the JB T M Bill Edit form. Many of the descriptions include links to other topics that provide additional information about or related to the topic.

Bill Month

Enter the bill month for the invoices to review, edit, or add.

Bill Number

Specify the bill number of the invoice to review/edit. Press F4 for a list of valid bill numbers. If adding a new billing, enter “N” or "New" to have the system assign the next sequential bill number.

  • If you specify a billing in a closed month, a warning displays (in blue) at the top of the form. You can make changes to 'closed-month' billings; however, you cannot add or delete billings in a closed month.

  • If you specify/add a billing, and future billings exist for that contract/customer, a warning displays (in red) at the top of the form.

Invoice

This field defaults as follows:

  • If the Auto Sequence Invoice # option (JB Company Parameters) is not checked, this field defaults as blank and you must enter the invoice number manually. Up to 10 characters allowed.

  • If the Auto Sequence Invoice # option is checked, but you did not elect to have invoice numbers assigned during initialization, this field defaults as blank and you must enter the invoice number manually.

  • If the Auto Sequence Invoice # option is checked and you elected to have invoice numbers assigned during initialization, this field defaults the billing’s assigned invoice number. If you are manually entering a new billing, this field defaults the next available sequential invoice number.

Note: All billings must have an invoice number in order to be interfaced.

Contract

If you initialized billings, this field defaults to the contract for the billing and is disabled.

If entering this billing manually, specify the contract (JC Contracts) for this billing. Once you save the record, this field is disabled.

Closed Contracts

Regardless of whether you are changing an existing billing or manually adding a new billing, if the billing's contract has been soft or hard closed (indicated in red to right of contract), the ‘Allow Posting to Soft-Closed Jobs’ and ‘Allow Posting to Hard-Closed Jobs’ options in JC Company Parameters determine how the billing is handled.

  • If you allow posting to hard and/or soft-closed jobs, the contract's description reads, "Contract is closed." However, you will be able to save the record.

  • If you do not allow posting to soft or hard-closed jobs, in addition to the contract description indicating the contract is closed, you will receive the following message: the following message:

You will be unable to save the record.

Note: You can specify to allow posting soft-closed jobs, but not hard-closed jobs, in which case the conditions indicated above will apply accordingly; that is, you will be able to save billings posted to soft-closed jobs, but will not be able to save billings posted to hard-closed jobs.

Customer

Defaults the customer assigned to the specified contract (JC Contracts); may be overridden.

If no customer is assigned to the contract, enter the customer to assign to this contract for this billing.

Template

Specify the T&M Template (defined in JB T&M Template Setup) to use for this billing. This template determines the definition and layout of the billing, including which fields are available when entering or editing lines.

Note: Once lines exist for the billing, this template cannot change.

Application #

Specify a number (0-32,767) to identify this billing. This field automatically defaults a system-assigned sequential number based on the number of billings for the contract. If a previous billing does not exist for this contract, defaults to “1.”

Invoice Desc

Enter a description for this invoice, up to 30 characters. Initially defaults the ‘Description to Use’ specified during initialization. If no description specified at time of initialization, defaults the description as follows:

  • If bill type is ‘T&M’ (i.e. all items on the contract are ‘T&M’), defaults description from the Customer Reference specified for the contract in JB Contract Info. If no Customer Reference specified, defaults the description as 'JB T&M'.

  • If bill type is ‘Both’ (i.e. one or more items on the contract are ‘Both’), defaults the invoice description as “JB App # XX” (where XX represents the billing application number).

  • For non-contract billings, defaults the invoice description as “JB T&M.”

When interfacing this billing, the description updates to the Description column in ARTH (Transaction Header).

Status

Indicate the status of this invoice. The following options are available when invoicing non-interfaced billings.

  • A-Active – Invoices initially default this status when creating a billing.

  • N-Never Interfaced – Select this status if this billing will never be interfaced. This option is typically used when a contract item requires both a Progress and T&M billing (defined in JC Contract Items), but only one billing is interfaced to prevent a duplicate billing in AR.

These options are available once when invoicing and interfacing a billing.

  • C-Change – Defaults to this status automatically when changing a previously interfaced billing.

  • D-Delete – Select this option to delete a previously interfaced invoice. You can only delete billings in an open month.

  • I-Interfaced – Interfaced invoices automatically default this status.

Process Group

This field is optional and defines the processing group for this contract billing. If the contract has a defined processing group (JB Contract Info), the processing group defaults here.

Note: You do not have to process billings by group; process each one separately, if desired.

Receivable Type

Specify the receivable type for this billing. Initially defaults the receivable type specified for the contract (in JB Contract Info). If the contract does not have a specified receivable type, this field defaults the receivable type specified for the contract’s customer in AR Customers (or AR Company Parameters if the customer does not have a receivable type).

The receivable type determines which GL accounts receive an update during the interface.

Restrict by Item Bill Group

Check this box to restrict the initialization of contract items by bill group. Only contract items with a bill group (assigned in JC Contracts) matching the one specified below (Item Bill Group) will initialize.

Leave this box unchecked to initialize all contract items to this billing, regardless of bill group.

Item Bill Group

Specify the bill group, up to 20 characters, to restrict item initialization with. All contract items assigned this bill group (in JC Contracts) will initialize to the billing.

The system does not validate this field; you can enter either a valid or non-valid bill group. If you specify a valid bill group (one that has been set up in JB Bill Groups), provide a single description that applies to all items on the invoice matching this bill group.

Override GL Rev Account

Check this box to override the revenue account (specified for the contract’s assigned department) for this billing.

Override GL Revenue Acct

Enter the GL account for revenue posting.

Invoice Date

This field defaults to the invoice date specified during initialization.

If entered manually, defaults to the current date. The system allows overrides to this field.

Payment Terms

If applicable, specify the payment terms for this contract. Initially defaults the payment terms specified for the contract in JC Contracts. If the contract does not have specified payment terms, this field defaults the payment terms specified for the customer in AR Customers. The system allows overrides to this field.

Due Date

Defaults a due date based on the payment terms. If payment terms do not exist, the due date is the same as the invoice date. The system allows overrides to this field.

Discount Date

Initially defaults a discount date based on the payment terms. If payment terms do not exist, this date defaults as blank. The system allows overrides to this field.

From Date

Specify the beginning date of the bill period. This field is optional and informational only.

To Date

Specify the ending date of the bill period. This field is optional and informational only.

Address

Defaults the override address specified for this contract in JB Contract Info or, if no override address specified, the billing address defined for the customer in AR Customers. If no billing address is defined for the customer (or a customer is not specified for the contract), this field defaults as null. You may override if necessary.

Note: If you have Internet access, you can click the Map button for direct access to the default map site for your login (as defined in User Options, Main Menu). Map will default the approximate location of the specified country and address. If a country is not specified, attempts to locate address based on Default Country specified in HQ Company Setup.

City

Defaults the override city specified for this contract in JB Contract Info or, if no override city specified, the billing city defined for the customer in AR Customers. If no billing city is defined for the customer (or a customer is not specified for the contract), this field defaults as null. You may override if necessary.

Note: If you have Internet access, you can click the Map button for direct access to the default map site for your login (as defined in User Options, Main Menu). Map will default the approximate location of the specified country and address. If a country is not specified, attempts to locate address based on Default Country specified in HQ Company Setup.

State

Defaults the override state specified for this contract in JB Contract Info or, if no override state specified, the billing state defined for the customer in AR Customers. If no billing state is defined for the customer (or a customer is not specified for the contract), this field defaults as null. You may override if necessary.

Note: The system validates the state based on the Default Country specified in HQ Company Setup for the active company. If not valid, an error displays, but entry is allowed. You must then enter a valid country for this state in the Country field.

If you have Internet access, you can click the Map button for direct access to the default map site for your login (as defined in User Options, Main Menu). Map will default the approximate location of the specified country and address. If a country is not specified, attempts to locate address based on Default Country specified in HQ Company Setup.

Zip

Defaults the override zip code specified for this contract in JB Contract Info or, if no override zip code specified, the billing zip code defined for the customer in AR Customers. If no billing zip code is defined for the customer (or a customer is not specified for the contract), this field defaults as null. You may override if necessary.

Note: If you have Internet access, you can click the Map button for direct access to the default map site for your login (as defined in User Options, Main Menu). Map will default the approximate location of the specified country and address. If a country is not specified, attempts to locate address based on Default Country specified in HQ Company Setup.

Country

Defaults the override state specified for this contract in JB Contract Info or, if no override state specified, the billing state defined for the customer in AR Customers. If no billing state is defined for the customer (or a customer is not specified for the contract), this field defaults as null. You may override if necessary.

Note: The system validates the state based on the Default Country specified in HQ Company Setup for the active company. If not valid, an error displays, but entry is allowed. You must then enter a valid country for this state in the Country field.

If you have Internet access, you can click the Map button for direct access to the default map site for your login (as defined in User Options, Main Menu). Map will default the approximate location of the specified country and address. If a country is not specified, attempts to locate address based on Default Country specified in HQ Company Setup.

Add'l Address

Defaults the override additional address specified for this contract in JB Contract Info or, if no override address specified, the billing additional address defined for the customer in AR Customers. If no billing additional address is defined for the customer (or a customer is not specified for the contract), this field defaults as null. You may override if necessary.

Note: If you have Internet access, you can click the Map button for direct access to the default map site for your login (as defined in User Options, Main Menu). Map will default the approximate location of the specified country and address. If a country is not specified, attempts to locate address based on Default Country specified in HQ Company Setup.

JB Reviewer Group

The JB Reviewer Group field on the JB T&M Bill Edit form, Info tab.

This field is enabled only if you selected the Use Review and Approval Workflow check box in JB Company Parameters.

Enter the reviewer group for this T&M billing. Must be a reviewer group set up in the HQ Reviewer Groups form with a Reviewer Group Type of 3-Job Billing. Initially defaults the reviewer group assigned to the contract (via the JB Contract Info form).

Tip: You can change the field values in the Bill Status Tracking section only when the Status drop down value is either A-Active or C-Change.

Ready for Review

The Ready for Review check box on the JB T&M Bill Edit form, Info tab.

Select this check box when this T&M billing is ready to review. Once selected, the display fields to the right populate with the current User ID and Date.

Clear this check box if this T&M billing is not ready to review or if you are not tracking the review process for billings.

Note: If you are tracking the review process for billings (that is, the Use Review and Approval Workflow check box is selected in the JB Company Parameters form), the Review Level defined for the associated contract (in the JC Contract Master form) determines what level of the review process is required before you can interface the billing. For example, if you set the review level to 3-Sent to Customer, you can only interface this bill if you select either the Sent to Customers or Approved for Billing check box.
Tip: You can change the field values in the Bill Status Tracking section only when the Status drop down value is either A-Active or C-Change.

Draft Approved

The Draft Approved check box on the JB T&M Bill Edit form, Info tab.

Select this check box if the draft bill is approved. Once selected, the display fields to the right populate with the current User ID and Date.

Clear this check box if the draft bill is not approved or if you are not tracking the review process for billings.

Note: If you are tracking the review process for billings (that is, the Use Review and Approval Workflow check box is selected in the JB Company Parameters form), the Review Level defined for the associated contract (in the JC Contract Master form) determines what level of the review process is required before you can interface the billing. For example, if you set the review level to 3-Sent to Customer, you can only interface this bill if you select either the Sent to Customers or Approved for Billing check box.
Tip: You can change the field values in the Bill Status Tracking section only when the Status drop down value is either A-Active or C-Change.

Sent to Customers

The Sent to Customers check box on the JB T&M Bill Edit form, Info tab.

Select this check box if the draft billing has been sent to the customer. Once selected, the display fields to the right populate with the current User ID and Date.

Clear this check box if the draft version of the billing has not been sent to the customer or if you are not tracking the review process for billings.

Note: If you are tracking the review process for billings (that is, the Use Review and Approval Workflow check box is selected in the JB Company Parameters form), the Review Level defined for the associated contract (in the JC Contract Master form) determines what level of the review process is required before you can interface the billing. For example, if you set the review level to 3-Sent to Customer, you can only interface this bill if you select either the Sent to Customers or Approved for Billing check box.
Tip: You can change the field values in the Bill Status Tracking section only when the Status drop down value is either A-Active or C-Change.

Approved for Billing

The Approved for Billing check box on the JB T&M Bill Edit form, Info tab.

Select this check box when this T&M bill is approved for billing.

Clear this check box if this T&M bill is not approved or if you are not tracking the review process for billings.

Note: If you are tracking the review process for billings (that is, the Use Review and Approval Workflow check box is selected in the JB Company Parameters form), the Review Level defined for the associated contract (in the JC Contract Master form) determines what level of the review process is required before you can interface the billing. For example, if you set the review level to 3-Sent to Customer, you can only interface this bill if you select either the Sent to Customers or Approved for Billing check box.
Tip: You can change the field values in the Bill Status Tracking section only when the Status drop down value is either A-Active or C-Change.