Topic: How to create a collective invoice and allow one group payment for a group of participants  (Read 37004 times)

The institution of a group of our participants will take over all fees of their members and they want to receive one invoice with the fee for all their members and settle their fees in one payment. How can we achieve this in ConfTool?

Usually user accounts are used for natural persons only and not for corporate entities, and each participant needs a separate account. Furthermore, automatic group registrations and group payments are not supported by ConfTool.

But you can assign the total amount of a registration to one particular user manually. This will create one invoice with the total amount and allow the corresponding user to pay the total fee of the group.

Configuration
We recommend creating a specific participant group for the members of the group first to keep an overview of the following process. Please go to:
Overview => Settings => Manage Participant Groups
… and click on the button ‘Create New Participant Group’ (see image 1). Create a “Short Title” and “Group Title”. As this group should not be visible for users during the registration process, choose the option ‘Group is NEVER shown to normal users (only to assistants and admins)’ (image 2).

Please don’t forget to define the prices for this participant group/status here:
Overview => Settings => Prices
The price should be 0 for each category, as the members of the group won’t pay their fees themselves (see image 3).

Registration
During the registration process, each participant of that group will first have to choose the participant group that applies to him / her, including the corresponding fees for all events / items chosen.

Then the organizers will have to pick one user as ‘group leader’ after consulting the institution of the corresponding group. Please calculate and note the total sum of the fees of all members of the group. Then add the total fee of all other group members in section ‘Extra Fee or Credit’ (image 4, red box). Please don’t forget to enter a reference into field ‘Title’ and to choose the correct VAT rate. Finally edit all related participant registrations and change the status to ‘Group member’ (see image 4, green box).

Payment
Now the ‘group leader’ can pay the registration fees for all members of the group in one go, and all other group members don’t need to pay their own fees.


Hint: Some organizers create extra participant groups for each group registration in order to keep them separated. But you can also e.g. use the “internal remark” field to note which person belongs to which group.