Business Central Direct Debit for Australia

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Business Central Direct Debit for Australia is an automated payment method that allows transferring money from one account to another in Australia. It allows merchants to take payments directly from their customers’ nominated bank accounts. Direct Debit saves a significant amount of time for the business. It is extremely safe as it is a bank-to-bank transfer. Because of the automatic process, paying party does not need to remember to pay the bills and in turn saves late fees and any interest. To execute Direct Debit payments, you will need to set up a Direct Debit facility with your bank. Any banks that can process ABA direct debit files provide a direct debit facility.

Dynamics 365 Business Central supports Direct Debit file (xml) export but only for EURO currency. Our extension enables businesses to manage Direct Debit in Australian Dollars (AUD). It imports payment files in ABA (Australian Banking Association) file (.aba). With the Business Central Add-On, you can export payment files in .aba and upload them to your bank. With your customer’s consent, you can collect payments directly from the customer’s bank account according to the format.

Your customers also need to provide you with proper authority. Direct Debit Request (DDR) form and DDR Service Agreement provide you with that authority. DDR form is designed to collect customers’ bank details i.e., account name, account number, and BSB number. Likewise, it also must contain your bank account details. And your user identification number provided by Australian Payments Network Limited (AusPayNet), formerly the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA). Conversely, DDR Service Agreement should include the terms and conditions under which you will debit a customer’s bank account.

Business Central Direct Debit for Australia

Features of Direct Debit

Automated Collection

The extension facilitates auto payments collection from your customers.

Journal Extended

 Extension functionality added to action bar of the Cash Receipt journal.

Suggest Customer Payments

You can generate journal lines for all customers’ outstanding invoices which you will use to export payment file.

Export Payment file

Using extension button on Cash Receipt Journal, you can generate ABA (.aba) file for importing into major banks in Australia.

Batch Posting

After the bank finish processing payments, you can discard the rejected journal lines and batch post successful lines.

Smooth Transactions

It is a simple and more convenient to both the parties.

Advantages of the extension

Direct Debit Australia

Screenshots From The Extention

Business Central Direct Debit for Australia
Direct Debit Functionality Buttons on Cash Receipt Journal
Business Central Direct Debit for Australia
Direct Debit Suggest Customer Payments
Business Central Direct Debit for Australia
Direct Debit ABA File

How to Process Direct Debit Payments?

  1. First, verify with your bank that it can process ABA direct debit files.
  2. Request your bank to set a Direct Debit facility.
  3. Set up your bank account in Business Central with required information such as identification number provided by AusPayNet, etc. The account will be used to credit payments.
  4. Create sales invoice in Business Central what you usually do to ship products to customers.

5. To create journal for direct debit payments against invoices, open Direct          Debit batch of Cash Receipt Journal. Then use Suggest Customer                      Payments option to populate all due invoices.                                                      6. Hit Export Direct Debit ABA File to export payment file to be sent to your        bank.                                                                                                                                  7. Once the bank notifies you about successful processing, you remove                them from the journal lines if any debits are rejected.                                      8. Post the journal with successful debits which will close all the linked                invoices.

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Direct Debit is an automated payment method that allows transferring money from one account to another in Australia. Direct Debit allows merchants to take payments directly from their customers’ nominated bank accounts.

Direct Debit is a secure straightforward way to make regular or recuring payments.

Success rate is higher than card transactions. It allows you to collect payments on time.