Billing to member allows some flexibility when setting up the billing policies for companies. It's used in those cases where there is a service that the default legal/billing entity (the company) will or should not cover the expenses for - the company member will be invoiced and charged for it.
Important: The functionality is available only through the admin site.
Anything a company member purchases and/or books through the members portal by default will be included as a service their company should take care of.
To start using the bill to member functionality, please navigate to the Settings>Billing menu to enable it.
Once enabled, whenever you add a membership or a fee and you assign it to a company member, a box will show up called "Bill To Member". If the box is marked, the invoice(s) for this membership/fee will be issued to the member that was chosen.
Please keep in mind that those services will be visible in the profile of the company but with a label "personal", and therefore none of the company's invoices you might want to manually generate will include it (auto-generated invoices won't include it either). In order to manually issue an invoice for the service you have to open their member profile and create the invoice through there.
Note: Enabling the bill to member functionality means also that any payment details that are stored for the company's profile (if you have a payment gateway integration) will not be charged to cover the employee's personal fees. The same applies for the billing details.
Important: Disabling the option under Settings>Billing will hide all personal invoices from the member profile on the admin side - the whole Invoice section will disappear. The invoices can still be found in the BIlling>Invoices tab. Enabling it again will restore proper visibility.
Having the option enabled can help if you want to move a member to a company, but at the same time keep his personal memberships/fees.
Note: Once an invoice is generated, the option can no longer be toggled and will be grayed out.