Set the billing type on a matter

Available on Smokeball Grow and Prosper+

Understanding how you will bill a client is essential to making Activity, AutoTime, invoicing, filtering, and reporting work correctly. Smokeball supports numerous billing methods, and selecting the billing type that works best for your firm can be done in the Matter Details.

To set the billing type:

  1. Open the matter file and double-click on Info under Matter Details.
  2. Select the Billing tab in the Matter info window. 
  3. Use the drop-down menu to change the Billing type.
  4. Select OK.

How Billing Types affects AutoTime

AutoTime will create billable or non-billable entries off of tracked activities depending on the billing type you set for the matter:

Billing Type AutoTime
[Not Set] Billable
Fixed Fee Non-Billable
Fixed Fee by Appearance Non-Billable
Time Based Billable
Contingency (%) Non-Billable
Contingency ($) Non-Billable
Not Billable Non-Billable
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