2-2 Invoicing / z purchases

Purpose: To process invoices in Sierra for Amazon, Pcard, Complete Book, IDOs, and GOBI account orders. These invoices will not generate a payment in MaineStreet. This is for accounting purposes in Sierra only.

  1. In Sierra, choose Pay an Invoice under the Acquisitions section of the drop-down menu.
  2. Highlight the payfile you would like to use (Orono uses payfiles 1-2) and click Select
  3. Click New Invoice at the bottom of the screen
  4. Enter an invoice number.
    • If an invoice number is not provided (e.g. when using UMaine’s internal Pcard, Amazon, or Complete Book), use the format: PcAzCbmmddyy
    • For GOBI, use the invoice number provided on the invoice.
  5. At the end of the invoice number, add a slash, space, and z:  “/ z” [slash-space-z]. The “z” ensures that this invoice will NOT be sent to MaineStreet for payment. (Also, as an added level of protection, the vendor codes for these accounts – amzms, pcard, ybp* – are not linked to a MaineStreet vendor). Example: PcAzCbmmddyy/ z
  6. Enter the invoice date (or today’s date, for Amazon and Pcard)
  7. Enter the first order record number.
  8. A message box may appear stating that the book is a “notify” or requires a gift plate. Make note of these and Click “Ok” to continue (see instructions for “Preparing physical books for Cataloging”).
  9. Enter the invoice price.
  10. Enter a short physical description of the item (cloth, pbk, ebook, dvd, etc. Also note volume numbers if part of a set.)
  11. Click Return and continue this process until all order records on the invoice are entered.
  12. Click the Finish button at the top of the screen.
  13. Enter shipping charge, if applicable.
  14. Click Next.
  15. Do not enter anything in the service charge box. Click Next.
  16. Enter the invoice total.
  17. Click Finish.
  18. The computed total and the total that you entered should match. If not, the computed total will show in red. Review the amounts that you entered in each line to find the discrepancy and fix until both totals match. Repeat Steps 12-17 after making corrections.
  19. Click the Finish button again.
  20. Click Yes.
  21. Invoice complete. You will be brought back to the payfile screen.