Recurring Invoice Workflow

A Recurring Invoice or profile in Zoho Books has a certain workflow, i.e., how and when the recurring invoice gets generated, how an invoice can be created manually from the existing profile and how the recurring invoice can be stopped from further generating more invoices.

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Child Invoices

After you have created a recurring invoice, you can view all its child invoices. Child invoices refer to all the invoices which are generated for a recurring profile based on its time period.

Scenario: Patricia creates a recurring invoice for her customer Nada on 7th January 2019 for the time period of one week. The next invoice for this profile will be generated on 14th January 2019 (a week later), 21st January 2019 and so on.

To view the child invoices of a recurring invoice:

Recurring Invoice Details

You can find all the child invoices which are generated for the recurring profile under the All Child Invoices section in the bottom right corner of the page. You can filter the Paid and Unpaid invoices by clicking the All Child Invoices drop-down.


Next Invoice

Once you create a recurring invoice, you can view the next invoice which will be generated on a later date based on the time period you have set. Here’s how:

Scenario: Patricia creates a recurring invoice for her customer Nada on 7th January 2019 for the time period of one week. The next invoice for this profile will be generated on 14th January 2019.

To view the next invoice:

Next Invoice

Record Payment

Once an invoice is generated, you can record payment for it directly from the recurring invoice details section. Here’s how:

Create Invoice

Alternatively, you can select any invoice in the same page, after which you’ll be redirected to the Invoices module from where you can record the payment.


Create Invoice Manually

You can choose to create an invoice from the existing recurring invoice manually. This will be in cases when you want to generate the same invoice with different details. For example, a different date.

Scenario: Patricia wants to create an invoice for the same customer with the same details but on a date which doesn’t fall on any of the scheduled dates of the recurring invoice. In this case, she can manually create an invoice from the child invoice.

To create an invoice manually:

Create Invoice

The manual invoice will appear under the All Child Invoices section in the recurring invoice.

Manual Invoice

Stop Recurring Invoice

You can choose to stop a recurring invoice from further generating more invoices. Here’s how:

Stop Recurring Invoice

After a recurring invoice has been stopped, you can resume it later if needed. Here’s how you can do it:

Resume Recurring Invoice

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Manage Recurring Invoices


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