My company would like to start keeping better track of our income per department but still only be invoicing the customer for a lump sum. An example would be if I were a hospital and I wanted to bill the patient for the broken arm we fixed. Lets say I want to bill them $2500 for the ER visit and have that as the only line on the bill. But behind the scenes I want that $2500 to go to lets say 4 different departments to show they had income. So when I run the P&L it shows profit in 4 different accounts for various amounts totaling $2500 from that on invoice.
I've got the details you need to classify your profits for your four different departments in QuickBooks Online (QBO), @ppls1000. Also, I have the steps you can perform to bill your patient for a lump sum amount.
I'd suggest using classes to track the transactions for the four departments in your hospital. This way, you'll be able to view the income per department in your Profit and Loss (P&L) report.
First, let's turn on the class tracking feature in the settings. I'll guide you how.
The screenshot below shows you the last six steps. For the detailed instructions, check out this article: Turn On Class Tracking.
Third, let's create an invoice to send the lump sum amount to your patient. Just choose the customer's name and use one line item for the $2,500 amount. Make sure to leave the Class column blank. Then, click Save and send. View the screenshot below for your visual reference.
Fourth, go back to the invoice you've created. That way, you can edit it to break down the details of the transaction. Please keep in mind that you don't have to send it to your patient again. Here's how:
See the screenshot below to show you the last three steps.
After that, run the Profit and Loss by Class report from the Reports menu. You'll be able to view the income of your four different departments as seen in the screenshot below.
Once done, you can create a budget for each class. Doing so will help you plan and set a goal for each department in your hospital. For more details, see Step 6 through this article: Class Tracking Overview.
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That looks good but if the client clicks on the invoice they will see it broken down. When they log in they see the most current thing in Quickbooks if I am remembering things right. I do think this would work for us but we also have to essentially do the invoice twice every time. Correct?
Thanks for getting back, @ppls1000.
I'd like to add some information about the steps provided by my colleague.
The client will only see the lump sum amount on the invoice that you send. You don't need to create it twice, you'll just need to edit it for the class tracking. After editing, you'll only need to save it to track the classes for each department.
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But when I edit the invoice they will see the updated invoice all broken down. When they click on the invoice in the email they receive they will see the most current version of the invoice that is saved.
I'd like to share some steps, ppls1000.
When you modify the invoice, the one you sent will also be updated. You'll want to customize the settings and select Show short summary in email option.
Once done, go back and update the invoice. The customer will only see total amount and not the breakdown.
I'm also adding this article for reference: Customize your invoice emails.
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I have also looked into hiding the invoice like you mentioned but that is not an option for some clients. Are you aware of any good third party invoicing software that works well with Quickbooks online?
Through your QuickBooks account, you can look for third-party software for invoicing. All the apps are guaranteed compatible with QuickBooks.
From your left pane, select Apps. You can pick any recommended app or click See more to view others.
Otherwise, visit our QuickBooks App store to see other categories and features that work best for your business.
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