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Automatically invoice unbilled time activities

With QuickBooks Online’s Automation feature, invoicing your customers for unbilled time activities is effortless.

Note: Auto-invoicing for unbilled activities is available only in QuickBooks Online Essentials and Plus.

Enable automatic invoicing for unbilled time activities

Here's how to turn on the automatic invoicing feature:

  1. Select Settings ⚙️.
  2. Select Account and Settings.
  3. Select Advanced, then select the Edit ✎ icon in the Automation section.
  4. Select Automatically invoice unbilled activity. This will display a set of options. Set your preferred invoicing schedule, and choose how you want to be notified every time.
  5. After adjusting your settings, select Save.
Note: QuickBooks Online auto-generates the invoices overnight. Depending on your setup, notifications will appear in the Activity feed on your Home page.

There are two ways to view auto-created invoices for unbilled activities.

To view from the Sales page:

  1. Select Sales.
  2. Go to Invoices.

To view from the Audit Log:

  1. Select Settings ⚙️.
  2. Select Audit Log. Auto-created invoices show as created by "System Administrator".

Now you know how to turn on the automatic invoicing feature and view auto-created invoices for unbilled activities.

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