The multi-currency functionality in Teamleader allows you to send entire quotations/invoices in a foreign currency to your customers. Read this article to learn more on how to deal and invoice beyond your own borders and learn more on how multi-currency works.
When creating a quotation or an invoice in another currency, it all starts with setting up the invoicing preferences of your client on company level. Imagine you always want to send invoices to a certain client in US dollars and you want this currency to be used automatically, then you do the following:
- Navigate to the company in Teamleader
- Click on the arrow next to ‘Company information’
- Click on ‘Invoicing preferences’
- Pick the right ‘Currency’
Do note that it’s not strictly necessary for you to set up the invoicing preferences beforehand if you want to create a quotation or an invoice in a foreign currency. You can create your document and choose a currency manually too by selecting the right one in the ‘Currency’ field:
Creating a quotation in another currency
When you’ve defined the currency of your customer in the invoicing preferences, then this currency will be chosen automatically when you create a quotation for this customer.
A currency exchange rate will be shown.
This is always from the foreign currency to your own default currency. Here you have two options:
- By default, the currency exchange rate from the day you create the quotation will be taken
- You can also manually change the currency exchange rate
The following step is adding your articles to the quotation. While doing that, keep the following in mind:
- You are creating your quotation in the foreign currency, so from the viewpoint of your client and what he or she will see on the quotation. You’ll see the price per unit and total amount in the foreign currency.
- We don’t automatically convert the currency (e.g. the price per unit) on deals and invoices. This means that if you add a product from your article database with a predefined price, then Teamleader will put that amount on the quotation. It won’t be converted. If you want to convert your price per unit (in your default currency) to the price per unit in the foreign currency of your choosing, you’ll need to apply this formula: price per unit divided by the currency exchange rate.
In the following example: 1 EUR / 0,8633 = 1,158 USD.
|1 USD||0.8633 EUR|
|Price per unit in USD = 1,158||Price per unit in EUR = 1|
Creating an invoice in another currency
If you want to create an invoice in a foreign currency from scratch, the same principles as explained above for a quotation apply.
Invoicing out of a deal
It’s then very easy to convert this quotation into an invoice.
- Navigate to your deal
- Click on ‘Actions’ in the top right corner
- Click on ‘Create invoice’
- Choose if you want to invoice the entire deal or not
- As mentioned, a currency exchange rate will be shown The sync/reset button on the right allows you to take the currency exchange rate from today if this rate would differ between the quotation and the invoice
- Save the invoice
- Everything on the invoice such as the price per unit, the (sub)totals and the total incl. VAT will be shown in the currency of your choosing. On the invoice page everything will be displayed in the correct currency sign.
When navigating to your invoices overview you’ll be able to see your invoices in all the different currencies with their correct currency signs. If you want to know more about reporting and your invoicing statistics regarding multi-currency, you can read this article.
With multi-currency, there is a seamless sync from your invoices in Teamleader to your bookkeeping tool (both the 1- and 2-way syncs) in your default currency. We will convert everything to your default currency using the currency exchange rate you selected.
Teamleader retrieves the exchange rates via Currency Layer (https://currencylayer.com). The currencies are updated every four hours. Unfortunately you cannot show the currency rate on your quotation or invoice, as this document has directly been made in a foreign currency. If you, however, use the feature of converting a quotation or invoice into a different currency, you can show the currency rate you used by adding the shortcode $CURRENCY RATE$ to your quotation and invoice layout. You can activate this feature in Settings > Invoices > Enable currency conversion for invoices.
Multi currency on Invoicecloud
The Invoicecloud is a platform that allows your clients to see, download and pay their invoices online. For the latter, you need to activate the integration to allow customers to choose their preferred method of payment via the services of Mollie and Stripe. Please read the following article to know more about how to setup invoice cloud.
1) The invoice is made in EUR
Your customer will be able to pay the invoice online with the payment methods offered by Mollie and/or Stripe.
2) The invoice is made in a different currency (not EUR)
Only the Stripe integration is compatible with multi currency. If you have activated the Stripe integration for your Teamleader account, your customer will be able to pay online by credit card. The amount to pay will be converted to EUR.
If you only activated the Mollie integration for your Teamleader account, your customer won't be able to pay the invoice online. They will see the following message on the invoice cloud:
"We're sorry: this invoice cannot be paid online."