Hi this is Kenneth here with SaberWP your WordPress programming experts. Today I’ll talking about the invoicing functionality of Saber Commerce. The ability to create invoices right in the WP admin, and to enable automation of time tracking and invoicing was one of the major motivations to build Saber Commerce. Since that initial concept Saber Commerce has grown into far more than a time tracking application and invoicing system. This is because we recognized that some of our innovations in the invoicing area would also be helpful in a more complex system, and we didn’t want our customers to still have gaps like not having a way to sell products. In other words we didn’t want to become a partial solution in the way that WooCommerce is in regards to invoicing.
In Saber Commerce we think in terms of how software can help people save time and enable the to focus on what matters. That’s why we baked timesheets into Saber Commerce. You might not think this is a normal part of an ecommerce software suite, at least not part of the core. But having timesheets enables automation in the generating of time-based invoices. With Saber Commerce you can either semi-automate invoice creation, or even fully-automate it. As a smaller business owner, have you ever wondered how AWS and Google and dozens of other big companies produce their invoices? I bet you realize their not sitting around typing the line items in one row at a time, or manually drafting and revising and sending them either. The fact is automation saves you time and money, and it also produces a better result. Because automated invoices are actually many times less likely to have errors. After all, most errors involving administration processes in a business, are human error. Now you might not be ready for total automation of invoicing, and that’s totally fine. You can just start by using the Saber Commerce timesheets, converting them as drafts into invoices, then you can manually review the invoices, send them when your ready. You can start with whatever level of automation is comfortable for you, and you can always increase that automation later as your business grows.