Average number of line items per invoice

This measure calculates the average number of line items per invoice billed/invoiced annually. An invoice line item is a single entry on an invoice. For example, an invoice for 10 red books at $1.00 each, and 20 blue books at $3.00 each, would be considered to have two invoice line items. This measure is part of a set of Supplemental Information measures that help companies evaluate additional variables not covered elsewhere for the "invoice customer" process, which involves preparing detailed reports of customer purchases and commercial documents between sellers and customers that detail their transactions.

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure Id:
100230
Total Sample Size:
1,859 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th
Key Performance
Indicator:
No

Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are invoice line items.

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Number of billed/invoiced line items paid to your business entity / Number of invoices billed to customer

Key Terms

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Supplemental Information

Supplemental information is data that APQC determines is relevant to decision support for a specific process, but does not fit into the other measure categories such as cost effectiveness, cycle time, or staff productivity.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.2.1)

  • 9.2.2.1 - Maintain customer/product master files (10794) - Creating and updating a record of customers and the products being purchased by them in a database. This process element requires the organization to maintain a database of customers and their purchases. Such a master-file can be used to ensure customer touch point, enhance customer satisfaction, explore cross selling opportunities, and identify future trends. This database will include several particulars about the personal details of the organization's customers and a tracking of the products being sold.
  • 9.2.2.2 - Generate customer billing data (10795) - Preparing detailed reports about products purchased by customers. Record and generate a detail account of transactions made by customers fat a particular time and location. Include all details about products such as price, quantity, and name.
  • 9.2.2.3 - Transmit billing data to customers (10796) - Providing information to customers about purchases made by them. Communicate the details of purchases. Provide customers with a copy of details for their reference.
  • 9.2.2.4 - Post receivable entries (10797) - Registering transactions and their scheduled payments.
  • 9.2.2.5 - Resolve customer billing inquiries (10798) - Checking and solving billing queries raised by customers.