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A quote records a price you have quoted to a customer without creating a transaction. A quote has no impact on your inventory levels and can be changed to an order or an invoice when your customer is ready to buy.
An order is a sale that you expect will occur. While orders don’t affect your financial figures, they do affect your committed inventory numbers. Orders don’t create transactions unless the customer has paid you a deposit. An order can be changed to an invoice.
An invoice is usually created when you deliver the items or services the customer ordered. It will update the appropriate accounts, including the account for tracking receivables. Invoices can be open (unpaid), closed (paid) or credit (negative sale). An invoice can’t be changed to a quote or an order.
the Sales window
the Bank Register window.
The procedure described in this section is for entering sales in the Sales window, which allows you to record full details about a transaction.
Entering a sale in the Bank Register window is a fast way to enter a sales transaction. However, you can enter less detail about the sale than if you entered it in the Sales window. For more information, see Entering transactions in the Bank Register window.

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