Consolidate / aggregate each month's invoices into one
Each month we get multiple invoices, each of which has to be recorded in our accounting system, paid, reconciled and reported for VAT purposes. Please find a way of sending a single invoice each month with one line item per service, and taking one payment.
Paul Gerber commented
Can't agree more!
It is absolutely LUDICROUS to have to download 4 or 5 invoices every month for the subscriptions I have as a small business owner. And every month there are 4 or 5 entries to make into the accounting system.
What happens if I have to suddenly expand my business and add an additional 10 staff in one or two months, all starting on different days? Would I then have to download 14 or 15 invoices if the subscriptions are all added on different days?
There is a SIMPLE common sense solution. If my invoice date is on the 19th of the month, the prorated cost for the first month is added to the CONSOLIDATED invoice...so if the new subscription is added on the 5th, the first month would be billed for 14 days (invoice already tells me how many days are being billed every month anyways) and then starting on the second and subsequent months, the full amount of the new subscription is billed. You don't have to be a rocket surgeon to see how much sense this makes!
Give us ONE invoice for ONE organization!
Russell Seamer commented
I agree. This is what Azure does.
Sridhar Kocharlakota commented
I experience the same problem every month with multiple entries for each subscription. I think Microsoft can consider holding all the bills until a specific date every month and charge them at once. Additionally, provide us just one statement to work with. Many times it gets hard to even identify which charge pertains to what. Amazon Web Services keeps the subscriptions of all services they offer in one place. The third party items in AWS are separate which is understandable.