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Before you can set up interest invoice information for a customer, you must
check that the Interest Invoice profile is set to *Yes*.

To set up a customer to use Interest Invoice, you must enter additional information in the customer’s profile. Interest Invoice information can be assigned to a customer or a customer site. If a customer site has a profile assigned to it, you must enter the Interest Invoice information against each customer site. If you have only set up profile information at customer level, you can enter Interest Invoice information at the customer level.

**To enter the Interest Invoice information:
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**1. Navigate to the Additional Profile Information region in the Maintain Customer
Profiles window (Oracle Receivables Responsibility: Customers > Standard).

At the bottom of the region, the interest invoice flexfield will pop open and allow you to enter the interest invoice information.

**Note:** The flexfield will only open if you have set up your Interest Invoice
profile.

2. Navigate to the Amount Limits For Each Currency region.

The Cust. Profile Amount Int Inv Info flexfield opens.

3. Enter the interest invoice information in the Cust. Profile Amount Int Inv Info flexfield.

**Interest Invoice** - You can set this field to either *Yes* or *No* to indicate whether the customer or customer site is liable for interest
invoices. Interest invoices are created for the customer/customer site only if this
field is set to *Yes.
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* **Transaction Type** - The value that you enter in this field determines which transactions
Interest Invoice will calculate interest on. The values are:

— **Late Payments and Overdue Invoices** - Interest Invoice will calculate interest on any invoices that are overdue,
and on any payments that were received late.

— **Late Payments Only** - Interest Invoice will calculate interest on late payments.

— **Overdue Invoices Only** - Interest Invoice will calculate interest on overdue invoices.

The different calculation methods produce the same interest charges, although
the main differences between the methods is when you receive the interest from
the customers. With *Overdue Invoices Only*, you are charging customers interest on the outstanding amount of the
invoice. You do not have to wait for any payments from the customer before you charge
them interest on overdue invoices.

When you use the *Late Payments Only* method, you will charge the customer interest when you actually receive the
late payments from the customer. If you use the *Late Payments And Overdue Invoices* method, you will receive interest from the customer sooner than if you used* Late Payments Only* because you are charging the customer on both the payments you receive from
them, and the outstanding balance of the overdue invoice.

**Interest Invoice Text** - Select any messages that you want to print on your Interest Invoice Final
Report before you send it to your customer.

**Hold Charged Invoices** - This field controls whether an overdue invoice appears on more than one
interest invoice. The default is *No*. If you set the field to *Yes,* an overdue invoice is not liable for any further interest invoice charges
once interest has been calculated on it.

**Effective Date** - This field specifies the date that a customer becomes liable for interest
invoices. Late payments or overdue invoices with a due date prior to the
effective date are not taken into consideration when calculating interest.

You must define interest invoice information at currency level in order to create interest invoices. If you do not define any interest invoice information against a currency then no interest invoices is created for that currency.

4. Navigate to the Amount Limits For Each Currency region. A flexfield opens where you enter the interest invoice information.

5. Enter the invoice interest information:

**Fixed Fee** - This is a fixed fee that is applied to each interest invoice created.

**Minimum Amount** - The minimum balance an interest invoice must reach before it is created.
You can set this field to a value that will ensure that you do not raise
uneconomical interest invoices.

**Minimum Payment Amount** - Enter the minimum amount an overdue or late payment must be before it is
included in the calculation process for Interest Invoice. This field allows you
to stop Interest Invoice charging interest on small invoices and payments.

**Exchange Rate Type** - The exchange rate type that is defaulted to the interest invoice.

**Exchange Rate** - The exchange rate that is defaulted to the interest invoice if the exchange
rate type is *User*. If the exchange rate type is not *User*, the exchange rate information is set according to the exchange rates that
are defined in the Define Daily Rates window.

**Calculation Method** - The calculation method used by Interest Invoice to calculate the interest.
The options available are:

— **Daily Interest** - calculated for each day that the payment or invoice is late.

— **Monthly Interest** - calculated for each month that the payment or invoice is late.

If you choose a calculation method of *Daily,* you are choosing to calculate interest for each day that an invoice is
overdue, or for each day that a payment is late. The calculation method depends upon
how many days you entered in the Days In Period field in the Additional Profile
Information region. In this example, we will assume a value of 365 days.
Assuming you have defined an interest rate of 12.5% and that you have entered 365 in
the Days In Period field, then an invoice for $1,000 that is 35 days late will
result in the following calculation:

(12.5% / 365 days) x35 days x $1,000

= (0.125 / 365) x 35 x 1,000

= $12.15

If you choose a calculation method of *Monthly*, you are choosing to calculate interest for each month that an invoice or
payment covers. The calculation method also relies on the number you enter in the
Days In Period field in the Additional Profile Information region. In this
example we will assume a value of 365 days.

If you have an invoice for $1,000 due on 15-Sept-1996, and you run Interest Invoice on 15-Oct.-1996, Interest Invoice will calculate the invoice as being overdue by 60 days. The 60 days comes from 30 days in September and the 30 days in October. Therefore, the calculation for the interest on the invoice would be:

(12.5% / 365 days) x 60 days x $1,000

= (0.125 / 365) x 60 x 1,000

= $20.54

**Daily Rates** - If you are using the *Daily* Calculation Method, you must specify the lookup code used to determine the
interest invoice interest rate.

**Monthly Rates** - If you are using the *Monthly* Calculation Method, you must specify the lookup code used to determine the
interest invoice interest rate.

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