You can custom your invoice prefixes
with numbers and letters as you wish. Each customized prefix will create a new invoice serie. On the other hand, the invoice number that comes after the prefix must be always consecutive and in chronological order.
Below you can see an example made with Contasimple
Next to your new invoice, the series "Normal invoices" will appear by default.
You can create and configure your invoice series in a personalized way, set the one you want to use by default, and create as many other invoice series as you need for your business.
To get started, click "Create new series".
Then it will appear this box, where you can give a name to your new series, and configure its numbering easily:
Example: since in our business we have several establishments, we have decided that we will create an invoice numbering sequence for each one of them. In the example, we have created an invoicing series that we have named "London", because we have an establishment in this city.
In the "Mask" box, we have configured the numbering of our new series so that the invoices created in our London establishment always start with "LO", followed by the year, and four figures that are to be automatically filled in with the corresponding numbers, starting with 0001.
This is what the number of the first invoice of this new series will look like:
If you click on "Configure series", this box will open the list of all the series of invoices that you have created yourself, and the two that already come by default in Contasimple:
As you can see, the new invoice sequence of invoices "London" is already in the list. If you click on the star, this invoice sequence will become the one that will always appear by default when you issue a new invoice. You can also edit it to modify its numbering, deactivate it and delete it. From here you can also create new invoice sequence of invoices.
There are some cases in which creating invoice numbering sequences is mandatory. The most common is the corrective invoice.
The Contasimple series of corrective invoices consists, by default, of creating a new series starting with "R" for "Rectifying". Then comes a hyphen, followed by the corrective invoice number. But you can also configure this series to customize it if you want.
In this link we tell you how the series of Corrective invoice