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Adjusting Customer Account Balance – Berlin

At a Glance

Creating a Negative Balance on a Customer Account

If a customer has a zero balance in Erply, but actually owes funds, it need to be reflected in their balance report.To account for this, you can create a negative balance for their account.

Navigate to the Sales module and select “Invoices.” Create a new Invoice which has no product or payment associated with it. Add your customer, and select “Invoice” as the document type at the top of the sidebar to the left.

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Add the balance to be owed to the price field. If not set already, change the tax to zero percent. Confirm and Save.

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Once confirmed, the customer account balance will reflect the funds owed:

Creating a Positive Balance on a Customer Account

If a customer is showing a negative balance but they have made payments, and there is no invoice with which to associate payment, a positive balance can be added to a customer account.

Open the Sales module and select “Payments.”

Open a new Payment form by clicking “New” on the payment screen.

Add the customer. Specify the amount to be added to account & payment type, then save. Do not select an invoice to associate payment with.

Open the Customer Card. The balance now reflects the changes from this payment:

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When adding a payment to a customer account, the payment WILL show in daily reports (Z-report) for the date the payment is created. If this payment was taken on a previous day, and is NOT needed to reflect in the Z-report, be sure to change the payment date to a day PRIOR TO ERPLY implementation. This can be done through the Date field on the Payment screen.