Bills - Add second reference field
Ability to add a second reference field.
Purpose: Because when importing invoices from another system, it generates a unique invoice number, and the actual supplier's invoice number is used as the second reference.
Antonio Vilelas commented
please could we have this idea implemented. Must not be that difficult to do it.
KB Bookkeeping & Accounting Solutions commented
How can this still not have happened? It's a simple request - Add the reference field to the invoice so AR customers can match it to their PO number and AP suppliers know which PO we are paying. Esp important if a PO is issued across multiple invoices due to delays in shipping and delivery - Why is that so hard and why don't xero understand the importance of such a crucial and simplistic part of the AP/AR processes?
Lisa Ash commented
Why is this so hard? Surely adding a 2nd reference field is more important than "fixing" the contacts page, which has only made using contacts page a less efficient process. Not happy Xero!!!
David Brighouse commented
I agree with Natalie, you have 2 references in invoicing why not for bills?
Natalie Coleman commented
It would be really handy to be able to add our own reference as well as the invoice number as we have our internal numbering system
Julia Longo commented
Make it happen please its standard practice.
Melanie Annetts commented
This is a basic accounts package function and a real big problem. As a function on the invoices side why has it not been implemented on the bills side.
Also what is the point of this product ideas page if no one from XERO acknowledges them?
I am seriously regretting moving from my previous package and paying a product that is definitely sub standard!
Aileen Paterson commented
Just discovered this problem as well have moving our accounts over to Xero this month. This is going to be very labour intensive as we will now need to check every single invoice against statements as the invoice number doesn't pull through. Don't understand why there is the option in AR and not AP. Surely this is something that can be easily implemented!
Allen Gerson commented
The sad joke in all of this is that the Field already exists IF you start the process of creating a PO to send to a supplier. You can then convert this into a Bill when you get the Supplier’s Invoice.
Come on Xero. Make this happen
James Thurlow-Craig commented
Seems, just like on every other feature request, we have all been talking amongst ourselves for years. Xero couldn’t care less.
I had a good laugh when the new CEO sent a message out to say how she’s going to specifically focus on user feedback and what the client base wants.
Anybody know her email? We should all start forwarding these requests directly to her.
Any major software developers should be using these forums for creating a new platform!
Craig Colbran commented
As previously stated, this is probably the simplest of updates, is available in Invoices and was requested 11 yrs ago! A seriously overlooked update that would make a world of difference, especially with integration to other systems and reporting.
Mel Fenemore commented
@Marcus O'Brien - I have had to do the same! Yet still no response from XERO!
Really frustrating that as users of the product every day they have this function to share ideas for improvements (and clearly this is one very much needed) but you get no feedback from XERO!
A second reference is an option on the invoices side of things so it can't be that difficult to implement it into the Bills side of the programme!
Marcus O'Brien commented
It needs at least a billion. I now have to direct Xero emails to junk as the notifications for people requesting this are getting ridiculous.
Mel Fenemore commented
How many votes does this need before it is considered?
Laura Bucknall commented
I totally agree. Adding a second reference section would be great. We switched from Kashflow to Xero which had both internal reference (auto generated) and the suppliers reference. Makes it easy to search and also log on items which are paid in bulk. I currently have to create my own reference which I add to the start of every reference, very time consuming.
If the ability to create an auto reference in invoices is available with a second reference I don't understand why this is not adopted for bills
Lisa Carpendale commented
It seems crazy that there is a second reference for AR but not AP!
We need to make it searchable on both sides and not include in the body of the bill
Surely this is a simple addition?!
Chad Thomas commented
This is so absurd. How hard can it be to add a field to a table?
Tim Stone commented
Absolutely! The ability to record an un-mutated supplier invoice/reference number (to ensure no duplicate entries) with a seperate field for internal reference be it a PO#, Status, Invoice Type, Department, Job # etc or whatever the individual business needs is a MUCH needed, LONG overdue feature.
And just to be clear in case it ever is implemented ... it's pointless to include it if it is not searchable!
Kim McCardie commented
we add a consecutive number to find invoices easier and also need the supplier invoice number for future reference and to see any duplicates when invoices are of the same value
Tim Cockfield commented
This can't happen soon enough for us. We need to have our purchase order and the supplier invoice number separated so that duplicates can be identified, at the moment we need to put both into the same field which negates the automatic check.