With some of our businesses having over 10,000 clients on record, it is important to manage clients properly.
Under Settings -> Interface, you should set Client Selection to "Search by Typing" which will show a search box everywhere you need to select a client. Once you reach around 150 clients, it becomes more efficient than displaying all clients in a dropdown select box. You can type any part of the clients' name, email address, or id, to have matching clients displayed instantly.
Clients that hasn't been issued any documents can be deleted. As soon as a client has been issued something, he can no longer be deleted, as we allow clients to login and view all their generated documents. Clients like these can be marked as inactive though by unchecking the Active checkbox when editing the client, or viewing the Clients page. These inactive clients won't show up in searches or on any place where you need to select a client.
Clients' active status can be restored from the Clients page. First check the Include Inactive Clients checkbox at the top of the page, and then use the page as you normally would.
Hugo van Sittert
Integrated Debit Order Solution
We sell adsl bandwidth ranging from a single gig account, up to uncapped accounts. We use invoices online for all our invoicing needs - the invoices online API is integrated in our debit order system that runs on a monthly basis. All clients receive an invoice as soon as their account is debited, and on successful payment the payment is automatically recorded against their account. The system saves us a great deal of time and effort every month, and we recommend that you give it a try.