If you're a company that plans to extend credit to your customers, you'll have to get familiar with invoice generation. The invoice is a bill to another business that lists the total amount due along with a breakdown of the items purchased. When it's time to generate invoices to send to your customers, you can make the process simpler by using templates in Microsoft Excel.
Due Date: The Invoice Date plus Payment Term Days give you the Due Date, which is in plain English and easier to understand. Having a Due Date on the invoice is a tactful and professional way of making it clear to your customer when they should pay. Bill To: Who this invoice is intended for and their contact information. Product or service details: Specify Description, Quantity, Rate, Amount and Subtotal. The more details you include on the invoice, the better. This way, your client will know exactly what they are paying for upon receiving the invoice. Make sure that your client can understand every item, so that as soon as they receive the invoice, they can pay you instead of asking questions and delaying the process.