FACT is a management solution for properties located in Portugal only, certified by the tax authority, which allows you to issue invoices.
This article will show you step by step how to set up your FACT account with your Cloudbeds account.
If you do not have an account with FACT or wish to integrate an existing account with your Cloudbeds account, please contact our support team.
Currently, the payments allocation functionality does not work with items posted via integrated apps, such as Poster or other POS apps
The first step of this tutorial should be done by the Property Owner.
In order to complete the process quickly, Cloudbeds support team will complete Steps 2 and 3 of this tutorial. We will also create your Fact account if you do not have one yet.
Step 1 - Myfrontdesk Account Settings
Before integrating your Fact account, make sure that all your myfrontdesk settings are correct. While you set up all the required items, described below, Cloudbeds support team will create your FACT account (if you do not have one yet) and also configure all the mandatory fields.
See below all required items for myfrontdesk system configuration prior to integration with your Fact account:
To enable Fact and issue invoices, make sure that Payment Allocation feature is enabled.
- Access General System Settings
- Under Miscellaneous Preferences section, enable Payment Allocation feature
For further information about Payment Allocation, please refer to this article: Payment Allocation Overview
Under Taxes and Fees tab, the following taxes must be configured:
- IVA 6% (Applied to rates)
- IVA 23% (Applied to products)
- These taxes should be set as Inclusive so that all taxes are included in the rate/products
- If you do not have these taxes created, remember that when you create a new tax, the system will not recalculate your past reservations. The new tax will be applied only for future reservations - it is not possible to issue invoices through myfrontdesk without these taxes
In this case, access your Fact account to create the invoice manually.
To learn more about Taxes and Fees and how to create them correctly, please visit this article: Taxes & Fees - Everything you need to know
City Tax / Tourist Tax - If Applicable
Remember that not all cities that charge the Tourist Tax (M99). If your city charges Tourist Tax, it also needs to be created as a fee in myfrontdesk account - It will be an addition to the M99 that will be created in your Fact account.
To know more about the Tourist Tax, click here.
Check the following example:
After the invoice is issued, the information that the tax rate is exempt will appear on the Fact invoice.
Under the Reservation Sources tab make sure that the tax (applied to rates - IVA6%) is linked with all the reservation sources.
Remember to also check the all Primary and Third-Party sources.
If you don't remember how to link Taxes to reservation sources, refer to this article: Applying Taxes and Fees To Reservation Sources
Although this is not mandatory, this tip can help make your tax reporting more efficient!
We suggest making the Guest's Tax ID Number a required field on your booking engine page so the guest will be required to provide this information in advance and it will be automatically saved under the guest details.
This setting streamlines the billing process because the guest will need to fill out this field when making the reservation on your booking engine. This data will be saved automatically on myfrontdesk and you'll be able to issue the invoice with more agility! To do so, please follow the steps below.
- Access mybooking settings
- Enable the option Ask for Guest's Tax ID Number
- Click on Save
At this point, you have already received an invitation from FACT via email to set up your login and password. Once you receive the email, log into your FACT account to proceed with the following mandatory settings:
Click on Faturação tab
- Under Definições e Suporte section, you will see a number 3 highlighted in red. It means that you have pending fields to be completed before proceeding with the FACT connection. Click on Definições
- Click on Alterar to complete all the mandatory fields
- Navigate through the left side until all required fields are filled out
Step 2 - FACT Account Settings
The steps below will be performed by the Cloudbeds support team, however, we will describe them here so you know what settings we will adjust.
In order to have your Fact account ready to be connected to your myfrontdesk account, Cloudbeds support team will create your property profile/user, mandatory taxes and the new API key.
- Login to your FACT account and click on Faturação
- Click on Definições
- Access Empresa tab
- Click on Impostos
Under the Impostos tab, you must have 3 types of taxes (this is mandatory)
- IVA 6% (Applied to rates)
- IVA 23% (Applied to products / items)
- M99 (Exempt Tax / Tourist Tax)
- If you click on Add, you will be able to choose the taxes under the drop-down menu. If the tax is not available under the drop-down menu, it means that you already have this tax created on your account.
The API key is the most important step. With this key, we'll be able to connect your Fact account to the myfrontdesk system.
Remember that Cloudbeds support team will create this key for you!
- Click on API tab
- Click on Nova Chave de API if you do not have an API key created yet
- Nome de Implementação: Cloudbeds
- Email Administrativo: Property owner email address
- Tipo de Série: Produção
- Criar Nova Série: Sim (Yes)
- Nome da Série: CBAPI
- Select the option Preço com 8 casas decimais (this is mandatory - otherwise, the integration will not work properly)
- Click on Adicionar
Any other configuration different from the above may negatively impact the connection between your FACT account and myfrontdesk system. This will result in errors when integrating or issuing invoices.
You can make sure that the settings above have been successfully completed by accessing the Series tab:
The steps below will be performed by Cloudbeds support team
Since you have already set up your FACT and myfrontdesk accounts properly, Cloudbeds support team will connect your Fact API key so you can start issuing invoices.
Click on the gear icon
- Under Integrations section, click on FACT Integration
- Insert the API Key (copied from your FACT account)
- Choose the option Live
- Switch the toggle to Yes
- Map your Taxes - the taxes created in myfrontdesk account should be mapped to the taxes created in your Fact account.
Even if the tourist tax appears on the mapping, it is not mandatory to map it - it will be automatically associated with the M99.