Billomat contains a very flexible allocation of numbers for customers, articles, invoices, etc.
Records consist of two parts:
- an alphanumeric prefix
- a serial number
The prefix may contain any characters (or even placeholders).
When creating new documents, articles, and customers, Billomat offers numbering suggestions based on a system using serial numbers. If the last invoice carried the invoice number “RE123,” then the number “RE124” will be suggested for the next invoice.
Under Settings > Documents > Number ranges you can specify how you wish the numbering to proceed when the numeric prefix (e.g., “RE” in the example cited above) changes. In such a situation, the numbering may either start back at number 1 or else continue on from where it left off.
Such a change usually occurs when placeholders are used in the prefix settings.
The prefix “RE-[Date.year]-” is used. Now three invoices are written in the year 2012 and two invoices in the year 2013.
Take account of prefix
Numbering starts over at the beginning of the new year.
Numbering continues where it left off despite the change in year.
The serial number can also be supplemented with any number of leading zeros.