Advise - Delete or Archive?

We have the situation where we use a recurring invoice to invoice customers, but then after payment we apply that payment to a larger principal invoice. (We do this to allow customers to pay over time while allowing us the automation of recurring monthly invoices).

Upon applying that payment to the larger invoice, would the recommendation be to delete or to archive the recurring invoice that was paid? In terms of future reports that could be run on our data, or looking over data in the future, which would make more sense?

Thank you in advance for any input,


I think you can either delete it or cancel and archive it, if you only archive it the balance will remain on the client’s account.