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How to connect Snelstart to TimeChimp
How to connect Snelstart to TimeChimp

With the Unit4 integration, you can easily import customers and create invoices/sales bookings.

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How to easily integrate SnelStart with TimeChimp and import customers, create invoices, and generate sales entries.

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About SnelStart

SnelStart is an online software package designed to assist small and medium-sized businesses in managing their accounting and administration. It is a popular accounting program in the Netherlands and is used by numerous entrepreneurs, accountants, and bookkeepers.

SnelStart offers various software packages suitable for different types of businesses and entrepreneurs. The program includes features such as invoicing, debtor management, creditor management, bank statements, and inventory management.

Activating the Integration

To establish a connection with SnelStart, follow these steps:

  • Activate the SnelStart integration under Settings > App Center in TimeChimp.

  • Next, log in to SnelStart and go to Integrations.

  • Activate the TimeChimp integration here.

  • Copy the key that is displayed and paste it in TimeChimp under Settings > SnelStart, then choose 'Save'.

  • Also, enter the default article number here. This article will be used as the default when creating an invoice in SnelStart or pushing a sales entry to SnelStart. This article can be overridden by linking a different article to this activity under Management > Activities.

  • In the settings, you can also set the general ledger account. This account will be used when pushing a sales entry to SnelStart. The default account is 8000. Only change this in special cases.

Note: To directly create invoices in SnelStart, you need one of the following licenses: InBalans, InControle, InZicht, or Accountant. Creating a sales entry in SnelStart (from an invoice in TimeChimp) is possible from the InStap license.

Importing Customers

Once you have established a connection with SnelStart, you can import all customers from SnelStart under Settings > Import. After importing, you can view them under Relationships > Customers.

There is also an option to enable automatic nightly import for importing your customers and updating existing customers under Settings > SnelStart.

For updating existing customers, the customer number is used as the reference. If the customer numbers do not match between SnelStart and TimeChimp, a new customer will be created.

The following fields are imported into TimeChimp:

Customer Name

Address, Postal Code,



Phone Number





Number Chamber of Commerce (KVK)

Customer Number

Payment Term

Default VAT of 21%

You can also choose to first create your customers in TimeChimp. When creating an invoice in SnelStart, the customer will be automatically created in SnelStart if it doesn't exist.

The following fields are exported to SnelStart:

Customer Name

Address, Postal Code, City


Phone Number



VAT number

Number Chamber of Commerce (KVK)

Customer number

Contact person

Creating an Invoice

You can easily create an invoice for all hours, expenses, and trips in SnelStart. Go to Reports > Hours, select the hours (and/or expenses/trips), and choose Actions > Invoice in SnelStart.

You can also invoice your customers/projects in SnelStart from Finance > Uninvoiced. This can be useful for projects that have a subscription or fixed price invoicing method, for example.

The following fields are passed on to the invoice in SnelStart:

Invoice Date

Description (Invoice Line Item Description)

General Ledger Account

Number of Hours

Invoice Reference

Creating a Sales Entry

If you want to use the invoice module of TimeChimp, create your invoice here and after sending the invoice to the customer, create a sales entry in SnelStart.

You can do this from the invoice overview (select the invoices) or from the invoice itself, choose Actions > Create SnelStart Sales Entry.

Note that the invoice must be sent before this button becomes visible.

Note that the invoice must be sent before this button becomes visible.

The following fields are passed on to SnelStart when creating a sales entry:

Customer Name

Invoice Date

Invoice Number

Invoice Amount Description (Invoice Line Item Description)

Hourly Rate

General Ledger Account

VAT Percentage(s)

If applicable Discount

Total Amount

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