Scenarios
  • You want to use Enrolmy to manage your Before and After School Care Programme

  • You want to choose which invoicing rhythm is the most suitable - In Advance or In Arrears
This document assumes 

 

Guide Overview

Assess and consider the processes involved with running an activity that invoices in advance or arrears.

  • Invoice In Arrears Process
    • Features & Considerations
  • Invoice In Advance Process Flow
    • Features & Considerations
  • Adjustments Explanation & Resources

 

Invoice In Arrears Process

1. See how to setup an invoice in arrears rhythm here.

2. Review the reconciliation flow involved with invoicing in arrears below.

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Features & Considerations Table

Area

Features

Considerations

Invoicing
  • Without prepayment request: Invoices are generated after a set period of time of the programme has run, and attendance has been reconciled. That set period of time can either be a week/fortnight or month.

  • With prepayment request: Ask customers to pay for their before & afterschool programme before they attend by email.
  • Without prepayment request: Booking changes can occur. One invoice is generated over your set time period to capture all the bookings changes that need charges. This can be easier for parents to understand. 

  • With prepayment request: If you utilise the prepayments feature alongside invoicing in arrears, parents can find the prepayments email request AND an invoice confusing. Therefore we recommend that you email a prepayment request in advance for the whole term and invoice in arrears fortnightly.
Payments
  • Without prepayment request: Customers will pay for the week/fortnight that their child/ren attended - after the week/fortnight has passed.
  • With prepayment request: Customers can pay for a full term, or half term, in advance with credit card via a prepayment request.
  • With prepayment request: Prepayments are automatically applied to invoices at invoice generation time (if paid by credit card only).
  • Without prepayment request: This option is best if your parents are used to paying for programmes after the week/fortnight has actually occurred. 
  • Without prepayment request: If you allow parents to modify their bookings then this is the best option for you to use.
  • With prepayment request: This option is best to use if you have parents that are used to paying for their before & afterschool care programme upfront.
  • With prepayment request: This option is best if your parents do not make many booking changes throughout the term
WINZ Payments
  • Without prepayment request: Invoicing in arrears aligns with when WINZ pays out subsidies for parents.

  • With prepayment request: Request WINZ customers to pay a certain percentage of their booking upfront by email. 
  • Without prepayment request: Invoicing in arrears allows you to generate the invoice, and have the WINZ payments applied to the invoice before a customers payment is applied to the invoice. You won't need to refund any payments back to WINZ.
  • With prepayment request: Once invoices are generated, WINZ payments will be automatically applied to invoices. Then WINZ customers who have also prepaid
WINZ credit notes
  • Enrolmy will read your uploaded WINZ Statement, and create each WINZ Payment for a child as a WINZ Credit Note (WCN). 
  • Enrolmy will automatically apply WINZ Credit Notes to invoices at invoice generation time.
 
Attendance on invoices
  • All invoices display what was actually attended during the set time period (weekly/fortnightly/monthly)

 
Booking changes
  • Booking modifications that you allow impact attendance. Ie if a parent cancels their booking then the child will be removed from the attendance. Or if a parent adds a day/session to their booking then the child will be added to the attendance.

  • Booking changes can be made without the need to re-invoice or create credit notes through the adjustments process
  • The reconciliation process to invoice every week/fortnight/month becomes rinse and repeatable. 
Refunds or credit
  • Without prepayment request: No refunds or credits need to be processed as parents are charged what their child/ren attended.

  • WINZ Customers who made a prepayment: Any prepayment/overpayment that a parent makes that is not applied to an invoice can be applied to future invoices/refunded to the parent.
 

 

Invoice In Advance Process

1. See how to setup an invoice in advance rhythm here.

2. Review the reconciliation flow involved with invoicing in advance below.

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Features & Considerations Table

Area

Features

Considerations

Invoicing
  • Before & afterschool care activities must be created term by term (not one programme that runs for a whole year) to utilise the invoice in advance rhythm. 
  • One invoice is created at the time of booking for the entire initial booking that the parent makes.

  • If you do not allow booking modifications to occur then potentially only once invoice for a childs entire booking may be created. This makes invoicing with parents nice and simple.
Payments
  • Customers can pay for their initial booking in advance by credit card or internet banking.
  • It is possible to request that the initial booking is paid by credit/debit card upfront and within two hours, else the booking will be voided.
  • Credit/Debit Card Only: You must have completed the credit card setup section and opted in to absorb the full transaction fee. Review how to setup credit/debit card only payments here.
Booking changes
  • Booking changes that happen throughout the term are managed with the automated generation of adjustment items. 

  • You need to convert the adjustment items into credit notes or invoices. 
  • Invoices that are created through a parent adding to their booking throughout the term will be automatically emailed to the parent
  • Invoices that are created through you changing the attendance, are emailed to the parent by you. 
  • Credit notes that are created by a parent cancelling one of their paid sessions/days need to be reconciled by you. 
  • Credit notes that are created through you marking a child as absent with no charge through the attendance, need to be reconciled by you and applied to future invoices by you.
  • If you allow parents to modify their bookings then it is likely that many adjustment items will be created throughout the term. This means that multiple invoices may be emailed to parents when they change their booking. 
  • If you make many attendance changes throughout the term then it is likely that many adjustment items will be created throughout the term. This means that multiple invoices may be emailed to parents when they change their booking. 
  • We recommend that you convert adjustments once a week or fortnight to build this into your reconciliation process, rather then converting adjustments every single day. 
Refunds / Cancellations / Credits
  • If you allow parents to cancel their booking with you then upon a parent removing a day/session that they have already paid for, a credit note will be generated to reflect the refund or credit that needs to be given to this parent. 
  • This credit note that its generated will not automatically apply against an outstanding invoice related to this billpayer. You will need to apply the credit note to an outstanding invoice this customer has with you. 
  • The credit note could be refunded instead of applied to an outstanding invoice. Refunds will not occur automatically, you will need to work through a refund process.
  • Due to the parent making a payment for their term booking in advance, any booking cancellation or absence with no charge that is made will occur in a credit or refund needing to be converted and actioned. You will need to understand the adjustments process like the back of your hand to manage this process succinctly.

  • In the event of mass cancellations, this will need to be handled by you via the saving and finalising of the attendance section. Then adjustments will be created to credit those who have paid in advance. 

 

Adjustments Explanation & Resources

Adjustments items track all un-invoiced changes for a booking. If there are any differences between what a parent has already paid and what the parent now owes (or is owed) then an adjustment item will be created.
 Adjustment items can be converted to an invoice or credit note at any time. As bookings can change often, Enrolmy recommends limiting how frequently adjustment items are converted to reduce the overall number of invoices or credit notes created by the system.

 

If you wish to enquire with Enrolmy about which invoicing rhythm would suit your business best, then please contact our support team for further advice.

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