Package Balance Improvements to Enhance Efficiency
We’ve recently made some changes to our Package Balances section to make it easier to track and manage packages in Teachworks.
Our updates included the following improvements:
- The ability to archive packages
- A detailed breakdown of the various package balance components
This article will explore these improvements in some more detail.
1. Archiving Packages
We’ve added the option to archive packages. This feature is useful for companies that sell packages that expire after an amount of time. It’s also useful for companies that want to switch clients from package billing to hourly lesson billing.
You can archive a package with a few simple steps:
Step 1: Go to Billing > Package Balances
Step 2: Click the view icon next to the package you’d like to archive
Step 3: Click the “Archive Package” link in the sidebar – this will take you to the Archive Package form
Step 4: Confirm that the details are correct and then specify an archive date
Step 5: Save the form
Once you’ve completed the steps above, any packages that were purchased on or before the archive date will be excluded from the Package Balances table.
If you’ve accidentally archived a package and you want to unarchive it, go to Billing > Package Balances > Package Archives. On this page you can either adjust the “Archive Date” or click the “Delete” icon.
2. Breakdown of Package Balance Components
The second improvement we’ve added is a detailed breakdown of package balance components. If you go to the Package Balances table, you can click the “view” icon next to a client’s package to see the detailed breakdown.
Included on the page are the following sections:
This section includes all the packages purchased by the client for that specific service. The invoice number is also included and you can click on it to view the package invoice. In addition, you can view the invoice date, status, cost and number of purchased lessons/hours.
Package Lessons Used
This section displays a list of all the completed lessons that are linked to the package. You can easily view lesson details by clicking on the lesson title.
*If you don’t see missed lessons on this list, it’s because you have the “Count Missed Lessons As Used” setting disabled in your account settings.
Package Lessons – All
This section displays a list of all the lessons that are linked to the package and it includes all statuses.
**Cancelled lessons are not deducted from the package balance, so they are not tracked on this page.
At Teachworks we really value feedback from our clients and we use this feedback to develop new features and enhance existing features. Please let us know if you have any feature suggestions that will allow you to further streamline and automate your teaching business.