To Launch the Debtor Edit Form:

1.If you do not find a debtor (customer / client) account, you may add it by clicking on the New button. It will launch the blank debtor (customer / client) account with the next account number (i.e. D00006, etc.). You only need to replace the Debtor code, enter the Name and save it. The rest of the fields are optional, but it is recommended that you fill in as much details as possible.

The next Debtor code (e.g. D00006, etc.), will automatically be generated. It is important to prefix Debtor codes with a unique prefix. In this documentation, the accounts is prefixed as follows:

Debtor code = 1 

Creditor code = 2

The reason for this, is that the account prefix is not always available when selecting accounts on some screens and reports. For example, if a Debtor code is D00001 and a Creditor code is C00001, and you select the Debtor code, it may set the Creditor code when selecting the contra account in the "Options for this batch" (F10:Setup) on "Batch entry" screens. 


The following nine (9) tabs are used to enter and / or edit settings and check additional useful information to manage debtor (customer / client) accounts: 

Delivery address - Delivery address, Address 2, Address 3, Postal code, Country, Message, Message 1, Message 2 and Message 3 and Layout files for Invoices, Credit notes and Quotes.

Accounting information - Account disabled, Open item account, Due days (Payment date), Credit limit, Charge amount, Customer discount (percentage), Monthly interest on overdue amounts (percentage), Selling prices, Bank account (i.e. Bank account type,  Bank account no., Bank name and Branch code), Use default account and Use default tax.

Contacts - Any contacts linked to the debtor (customer / client) account will be listed. You may also add, edit, delete and search for contacts. An auto-copy feature allows you to copy the searched contacts details, which may be edited if required.Any contacts linked to the debtor (customer / client) account will be listed. Contacts may also be maintained (managed) in Contacts and in the Calendar on the Action ribbon.

Appointments - Any events or appointments have been scheduled in Calendar (Action ribbon) for that debtor (customer / client) account will be listed.

Documents - Any sales documents (Quotes, Invoices and Credit notes) that have been processed for that debtor (customer / client) account will be listed. 

Transactions - Any Debit and Credit transactions have been processed for that debtor (customer / client) account will be listed.

Bank accounts – This is used for the Bank Import Plugin. 

Backorders – This tab will list all backorders for the debtor (customer / client) account. 

Stock items – This tab will list all the posted as well as unposted documents (i.e. Invoices, Credit notes and Quotes) for the selected debtor (customer / client) account. 

Plugins (e.g. Price agreements and Subscriptions), which may be purchased separately will be added as tabs on debtor (customer / client) accounts. These will be dealt with in separate documentation.

2.Enter and / or select the following options:

a)Debtor code - It is automatically generated.

The Debtor code is automatically generated when you click on the New button. It is prefixed with a D, followed by 5 numeric characters. You may overtype this with your own to suit your specific requirements.

If you have created a Set of Books (Advanced) option, and have set the Account code to:

4-digits, you may enter a 7-digit Account code (a prefix followed by 6 characters).

5-digits, you may enter a 8-digit Account code (a prefix followed by 7 characters).

6-digits, you may enter a 9-digit Account code (a prefix followed by 8 characters).

7-digits, you may enter a 10-digit Account code (a prefix followed by 9 characters).

8-digits, you may enter a 11-digit Account code (a prefix followed by 10 characters).

b)Name - Enter the name (description) for the debtor (customer / client).

c)Address - Enter up to 3 address lines.

d)Postal code - Enter the postal code or zip code.

e)Country - You may select the Country from the list, if necessary.

f)Phone 1 - Enter the phone number.

g)Phone 2 - Enter the phone number, if available.

h)Fax - Enter the fax number, if available.

i)Website - Enter the website address, if available.

j)E-mail - Enter the e-mail address, if available.

k)Tax Reference - If debtor (customer / client) are exempt from tax, or registered for Tax (VAT/GST/Sales tax), that tax reference should be entered in this field.

l)Company Reg. No. - Enter, if available.

m)Contactperson - Select a Contactperson from the list.

If no Contactperson is available, you need create it on the Contacts tab.

n)Salesperson - Select the salesperson for the debtor (customer / client) account. All salespersons, if created in Salesperson (or Groups - Salespersons) on the Setup ribbon)), will be listed.

If you are not generating sales documents (Quotes, Invoices, Credit notes or Point-of-Sales Invoices), you may leave this blank.

o)Debtor group 1 / 2 - The Reporting group to which you wish this debtor (customer / client) to be allocated.

The description of Debtor group 1 and / or 2 you have entered on the "Reporting group name" field on the Debtor groups tab - Groups on the Setup ribbon may be reflected on this screen.

p)Language - The list of language files (Switch language (Start ribbon)) as maintained in the Tools → Customise language menu on the Setup ribbon will be listed. You may select a preferred language for the debtor (customer / client). If the standard translatable document layout files are selected, the documents (i.e. Invoices, Credit notes and Quotes) will be printed in the selected language for debtor (customer / client) account.

3.Click on the Delivery address tab and / or Accounting information tab to enter additional information, select settings and accounting terms.