QuickBooks Online – Useful things to know
How customers are matched
When an invoice is created, Quotient first searches QuickBooks for a customer with a matching display name.
Note: Display name is required to have a unique value (across Customers, Vendors and Employees) in QuickBooks.
If no matching display name is found, Quotient will try and match to a QuickBooks customer by Company, then First/Last names before creating a new customer.
First/Last name: Mary Kennedy
Company: ABC Corporation
Search for, and match to: ‘ABC Corporation’
First/Last name: Mary Kennedy (No company specified)
Search for, and match to: ‘Mary Kennedy’
Why does my QuickBooks invoice display 'UNKNOWN CUSTOMER'?
This will happen when a Vendor or Employee has the same display name as the Quote Contact. In QuickBooks the display name is required to be unique across Vendors, Employees, and Customers.
Another reason you may see this is when an unsupported character is found in the Customer's name or detail.
If your Quote has both Subscription (recurring) Price Items and “fixed” Price Items, then a separate invoice will be created in QuickBooks for each pricing type. This allows you to modify the subscription invoice (select ‘Make recurring’) to make it a recurring invoice.
Zero Quote Total
If your Quote has a zero total (i.e. $0.00), the invoice will still be created but it will be marked as 'Paid'. If you're having trouble finding it in QuickBooks (under your 'Sales Transactions') be sure to clear your filters.
Negative Quote Total
If your Quote has a negative total, an invoice will NOT be created in QuickBooks.
If the Quotient Quote is in a different currency from your default you will need to set that currency on the customer in QuickBooks. The currency can only be defined when the customer is first created in QuickBooks.
Tax inclusive amounts
When a Quote has the amounts entered as 'Tax inclusive', the invoice will be created in QuickBooks with the amounts entered as 'Tax exclusive' and the tax will be calculated according to the rate specified (and matched) per item.
Auto-incrementing invoice number
If you’d like auto-incrementing invoice numbers (rather than manually entering every time), you can do so in QuickBooks, Company settings > Sales > Sales form content. Ensure the checkbox ‘Custom transaction numbers’ is unchecked.
Email address on invoice
A single email address is used on a Quotient Contact. If a customer in QuickBooks has multiple email addresses only the first one will be used in Quotient.
Item Codes and product SKUs
For Price Item lookups:
The QuickBooks SKU will populate the Item Code on a Quotient Quote.
For invoice creation:
The Quotient Item Code will NOT transfer to the SKU on a QuickBooks invoice.
Quote-wide discounts and Price Item discounts in Quotient will appear on the QuickBooks invoice as a negative item.
Subtotals on a Quotient Quote don’t transfer to the QuickBooks invoice at this stage.
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