With development on the next update to our room booking and resource scheduling software, MIDAS nearing completion, we’re shedding a little light here on some of the new and improved features coming in v4.13.

v4.13 includes a sprinkling of small improvements to the already extensive invoicing capabilities of MIDAS. These include…

Option to automatically mark invoices totaling zero as paid

MIDAS already provides options to only generate invoices if the invoice total is non-zero, or generate invoices regardless of the invoice total.

In v4.13 we’re adding an additional setting to control what happens in the event that a zero total invoice is generated. When enabled, any invoice generated that has a total of zero will automatically be marked as “Paid in full”.

You’ll find this new setting via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Invoicing.

Option to generate an invoice when directly approving booking request

Previously, if you wanted to generate an invoice from a booking request you were about to approve, you would either need to firstly approve it and then separately generate an invoice, or modify the booking request and tick the “Create Invoice” box when approving.

We’re making it even easier in v4.13 to generate an invoice at the same time as approving a booking request. At the bottom of your “Pending Booking Requests” screen, there’s now an “Generate Invoices when approving requests” tick box. Selecting this option before you approve booking requests will automatically generate invoices accordingly.

Note: This option will not be available if your user permissions don’t allow access to the invoicing capabilities of MIDAS.

%PAIDON% Receipt template placeholder variable to denote date invoice was paid in full

We’re also introducing a new placeholder variable for the “Invoice: Receipt” template.

The new %PAIDON% variable will be automatically substituted for the date the corresponding invoice was paid in full on.

Templates (including the “Invoice: Receipt” template) can be viewed and modified via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Templates.