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Clients will trust you more if your invoice is as professional as your software. Software development is already a painstaking and time-consuming service; you don't want to add a complicated invoicing solution to the list of activities you must settle. As a software developer, you should plan to adopt a fast and intuitive invoicing solution to create and send your software development invoice to customers. At the same time, you concentrate on your core business activities.

For some developers, software development isn’t just a job; it is what they love to do. If you fall in that category, you don’t want to have tasks like invoicing get in the way of your passion. 

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Invoicing is an essential administrative task, but you don't have to spend so much time on it if only you can get one of the available solutions to simplify the job for you. There are lots of electronic invoicing solutions available in Word, PDF, Excel, and Google Docs. You can choose any of the cost-effective methods to develop your software development invoice template and send it to customers whenever there is a need. 

Why you need a professional software development invoice template

Getting paid is crucial, whether you are designing new software or creating an app as a software developer.  Although some developers need not send invoices to receive payment. Others are required to do so, depending on the arrangement with clients. But if you work on a freelance basis, you’d most likely need to send clients your software development invoice to get paid.

Your projects as a software developer may range from creating web applications to managing complex frameworks for individuals and businesses. With the level of specialized knowledge and expertise you've demonstrated in a project, you must submit a software development invoice that makes it clear to the client that they are being charged for what you've done.

So, your invoice should be crystal clear enough on the skills you’ve demonstrated and detailed enough to cover the technique that went into the software development project. A detailed yet straightforward invoice can accelerate response time from a client and, consequently, payment.

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What should be included in my software development invoice template?

You’ve put in hours and have developed a solution for clients to make their lives easier. Now it’s time to draft your software development invoice. Follow these steps to craft a professional template.

  1. Browse through our gallery to see the specialized templates we have for your software development invoicing. We have them in elegant designs, formats, and color
  2. Select your choice and start customizing or download to edit offline
  3. Add your business name, email address, website, contact information, and some great software graphics if applicable. You may include your logo if you have one and also specify if you do software development in a particular industry.
  4. Create a field for to accommodate relevant client’s information-name, email address, contact and website
  5. Generate your preferred invoicing number to track the document
  6. Add the date you created the material and the payment due date (Net 30 days is a common policy)
  7. List your services such as programming, designing, testing, testing, along with a brief description. Add the cost of each service. 
  8. Customize your software development invoice by introducing lines to include any special features like bug fixing and security
  9. Include a line to explain any discount on your fees if you offer one so the client can know you are giving extra value for their budget
  10. Calculate the total and create a field for it near the bottom of the document
  11. State your payment terms and preferred payment method
  12. Add an optional note section to say thank you for the project or to let the client know how much you enjoyed working with them. A personal note could secure you a place in the heart of a client.
  13. Save the document, download, and send it to the right client!
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