Enter a new bill

There are several places in Bill.com to begin bill creation.

From the Left Navigation Pane:

  • Click Bills in the left navigation pane
  • Click +Bill


  • Click Overview in the left navigation pane
  • Click +Bill on the Bills To Pay tab

From an individual Vendor record:

  • Click Vendors in the left navigation pane
  • Click the Vendor name
  • Click +Bill on the Bills tab

From the Inbox: Creating a bill with a document

Bill Summary

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  • Vendor Name - the company or person to be paid
    • Click Last 5 Bills to see recent bills for the vendor
  • Invoice Number - any numbers or letters to help the vendor identify the bill
  • Payment Terms - how soon the vendor expects payment
    • will default to the vendor's payment terms if selected, but it can be manually changed by selecting a term from the drop down if needed
  • Invoice Date - the day the vendor created the invoice
  • Due Date - specific date the vendor expects payment
    • filled automatically if Payment Terms have already been selected)
  • Amount - the total amount of the bill that needs to be paid
    • You can either manually enter the bill total, or leave this blank if you will be splitting the bill into line items, and the system will calculate the total for you.
  • Description - statement that explains what the bill is for (for internal purposes only)
  • Note to Payers or Approvers - a note typed here is visible in the Notes section on the Bill details page and is available to all users who have create/ edit bill permissions

Expense Details

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  • Split this amount - toggles the ability to enter more than one expense line item
    • not available on basic accounts
  • Account - details about the expense or other type of account applicable to the purchase or service received
    • If the account does not already exist, click Add new account
    • To code the bill to more than one Chart of Account toggle Split this amount to on
    • Negative line items are allowed as long as the balance due is greater than or equal to $0
  • Expense Description - optional field to enter a description that differs from the Bill Description

To use the following categories, they will need to be enabled first:

  • Department - the Department related to the bill, generally for billable line items
  • Location - the Location related to the bill, generally for billable line items
  • Customer - the customer related to the bill, generally for billable line items
  • Billable - toggles the billable status of the bill
    • If the bill is split into multiple line items, this toggle becomes a check box on each line item
  • Item - details about the product or service the vendor is invoicing
    • only available if Split this amount is toggled on

Adding Items

To use Items on Bills, the setting will need to be turned on. To turn on this setting:

  1. Click Settings
  2. Click Preferences under Accounting
  3. Click the Edit icon
  4. Select Yes for Use Items in Payables

Adding items to Bills:

  • In Expense Details box, select Split this amount - items section will show up at the bottom of the page
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  • Enter items and details
    • If desired, mark the line item as billable to a customer or job by clicking the Billable checkbox.
    • If the item does not already exist, click Add new item
    • Use basic math operators (+, -, *, /) when entering numbers in amount or quantity fields. The system will do the math automatically.

Assigning Approvers

Approvers - the users who need to approve the bill for payment

  • In the Approvers box, click Select approver
  • Select the approvers
    • If the approver does not already exist, click Add new approver
  • Click and drag to reorder approvers
  • Click Done

Assigning approvers

Adding a Document

  • Drag and drop or browse for a saved document to associate to the bill (if applicable)

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  • Click Save
    • Click Save and new if entering multiple bills

Things to know

  • Bills can be created with up to 100 line items

If you do not see the described feature available in Bill.com, you may not have access to the feature based on permissions for your role and/or your plan does not have this feature. If you wish to get access to the feature, please review the available plans for Bill.com and upgrade accordingly or contact the Administrator of your Bill.com account. Changes in monthly user fees may apply.