Another possibility would be to have the menu item greyed out when credit
cards are involved.
> From: Pat Augustine <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Invoice Next Term for Credit Cards?
> Date: Wednesday, April 23, 1997 6:28 PM
> I've recently started using Invoice Next Term, from the Master menu,
> creating a new account.
> One thing I've noticed though is that it creates an " Invoice" and not a
> "Credit Card", even if Credit Card is selected and Autobill is checked.
> This invoice just sits there and does not get batched out when I go to
> Credit Cards, so it doesn't do me a lot of good. I've been going to batch
> and creating them that way for Credit Cards (which does work and works
> well), but it means I'm having to train people for two completely
> methods of creating the bill for a new signup (with the attendant
> in possibility of error), and I was wondering if there was another
> or if Invoice Next Term could create Credit Card charges when Credit Card
> is checked and Autobill is on (I'm using 2.1.11, if that's relevant).
> In a related issue, I've also noticed that if I print all unsent
> it not only prints (and marks as sent) Invoices that I intend to print,
> also Credit Cards that I had intended to Batch Out, and that then need to
> be marked as unsent (through SQL) in order to Batch them.
> I'm guessing you'd assumed that Credit Card batches would be run before
> printing Invoices, but I don't have enough traffic to do credit cards
> daily, and I like to send Invoices to Invoice customers with their
> Letter", which IS sent out daily. Even if I did do credit cards daily, I
> generate the Welcome Letters through mail merge first thing in the
> to get out in the early mail run and so Invoices would be done before
> Credit Cards regardless.
> I realize that Emerald is looking for unsent items and can't possibly
> cross-check to see if Autobill is on or not (or at least, that would be
> unwieldy), but maybe it would only print whichever type is selected in
> pulldown (ie, Renewal, Invoice or Credit Card)? Or would that
> a lot of other ISPs?
> Pat Augustine
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