Invoicing for G Suite

Automate tasks like invoicing, tracking your time and sending reminders

  • Are you looking for an easy way to track your working hours?
  • Do you want to wow your clients with professional looking PDF invoices?
  • Do you want to get paid faster?
  • Do you want to include your work details in the invoice?
  • Do you like to see which invoices are still outstanding and which have already been paid?
  • Do you want to customize your invoices and the outgoing emails to match your CI?
  • Do you want all data to be stored in Google Sheets?

Get your free copy of Invoicing for G Suite to your Google Drive.

Setup

Make it yours!

Your copy of this Ultradox application includes all programs and templates so that you can either use it out-of-the-box or use it as a starting point to make it yours.

Before you start tracking times and sending out invoices, you may want to enter your company info and your clients into the Invoicing sheet.

If you want to allow your clients to pay right from the email, you’ll also have to connect the app to your stripe account.

Invoicing Google Sheet

The Invoicing spreadsheet contains all the relevant data needed to create the invoices.

Worksheets Info, Customer

Please enter your company data and customer data in the Info and Customers worksheet and delete the existing example entries.

The application contains English and German templates. Learn how to add another language here.

Worksheets Tasks, Invoices, Reminders

Ultradox automatically enters all relevant entries in the Tasks, Invoices and Reminders worksheets as soon as you use the Task tracker and Create invoice app.

 Activate credit card payment

To enable your customers to pay your invoice right from the email, link the Pay invoice app with your stripe account.

When you open the Pay invoice app for the very first time, a dialog will pop up and will help you to authorize the app to access your stripe account.

If you have cancelled this process by accident and want to start the authorization once again, just click on the red key icon in the payment request building block.

Confirm that you want to run this block using your account and then grant access to your stripe account.

Link the automation to your stripe account by copying the secret key into the corresponding field in the authorization window.

Then open the Google Invoicing spreadsheet and copy the publishable key to the Infos worksheet.

You are now ready to accept credit card payments with your stripe account.

 Activate reminders

To send automatic reminders, first adjust the number of days after which the corresponding emails are to be sent in the Invoicing spreadsheet.

Then open the Send reminder automation and activate the Timer in the Ultradox Editor to execute this automation once a day.

To do this, click the Timer button in the main toolbar or select the Timer item in the Run menu.

However, if you wish, you can adapt the invoice template and the email template to your corporate design before using the app.

Invoice template

The template Invoice Template is the template for your invoices. In the folders en and de, you will find an English and a German version.

Adapt the template you require to your corporate design, but do not change the variables so that the data can be generated automatically from the Invoicing sheet.

If necessary, create new folders with the relevant country codes and an invoice and e-mail template. To retain the functionality, the names of the Invoice Template and Email Template templates must remain in the folders. Just change the text and get the variables.

Folder Invoices

In this folder you will find all archived invoices sorted by year.

You can either archive the invoices as a PDF document only or additionally save a Google Doc to be able to edit the invoices in the future.

Email template

The outgoing email is generated from this template. The email contains various text sections that will be used depending on whether an invoice or a reminder is sent.

You can adapt the texts and the design to match your corporate design.

You can also add further elements to your email if, for example, you want to send your customers additional information like a survey whenever they receive an invoice.

Usage

Task tracking and invoicing

After you have completed the setup and entered all relevant data into the sheet, you can start tracking tasks and sending out nice invoices to your clients.

You may have already opened the apps right after the copy process.

Task tracker        

Enter tasks either with a fixed price or track your working hours using a built-in stopwatch.

The name of the employee who enters the tasks is automatically saved and will appear on the invoice.

Create invoice

After you have entered your tasks, you can create and send the invoice for a selected customer.

Pay invoices and create reminders

The Pay invoice and the Send reminder automations will run in the background so you do not have to run them manually.

Pay invoice

When using the Create invoice app, Ultradox automatically generates and sends the invoice with all tasks that have not yet been billed to the selected client.

Your clients can then pay the invoice right from the email by credit card.

Send reminders        

This automation automatically sends reminders for due invoices and only becomes active if you have set daily execution as described in the setup section.

Activate Live Mode

If you have copied Invoicing for G Suite to your Google Drive, the app is in test mode.

This means that all outgoing emails are sent to you and will not be sent to your customers.

This is ideal for familiarizing yourself with the application and testing the invoicing.

When you are ready to send the invoices, open the files Create invoice and Send reminder from Google Drive.

Switch them to live mode with the Test/Live button.

The background of the canvas changes from green to white.

Customize

Invoicing for G Suite can be used out-of-the-box. However, you can also customize to match the needs of your company.

Let’s have a look at a bunch of simple customizations:

Changing the subject of the email

Open the Create invoice file from Google Drive. This file contains the automation for creating and sending the invoice.

At the end of the automation you will find the building block Send HTML Email... which will send the invoice is to your customers.

Click on the bold text /$/{company}: ... to edit the subject of the e-mail.

Change the format of the invoice numbers

You can edit the invoice number when creating an invoice.

To change the proposed invoice number format, open the building block that says Let user enter the form... by clicking the form icon in the top-left corner.

In the Invoice number field, you can see how the proposed invoice number is constructed.

You can freely adapt the format using all Ultradox formatting capabilities.

Reset invoice number

The invoice numbers are automatically incremented for each invoice.

To set the counter to a specific value, click on the button with the number symbol.

Enter the desired value in the dialog.

Adding another language

If you need invoice and email templates in a different language, create a new folder named with the corresponding country code.

Now create a copy of the Invoice Template and Email Template templates from the folder de or en and move them to the new folder. The names of the templates must be retained.

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Last Updated: 1/28/19