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Banking: Creation of Direct Debit bank file

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User
New Zealand

We have recently migrated to MYOB and find that the processing of recurring invoices somewhat less automated than the product we were using.

It would be helpful if a batch or recurring invoices could be automatically generated based on due date and perhaps some type of clieng grouping (Filter).

 

There also apeears to be no facility for creating a Direct Debit bank file.

Although Direct credit payments can be created as a bank file to pay our creditors. There is no ability to create a file for the Direct Debiting of our debtors.

I can confirm the layout is particularly similar to the DC afi file MYOB creates.

 

Our position is the invoices are all emailed and all payments are by direct debit of the client account

 

 "PROCESSING AUTOMATIC RECURRING INVOICES (DIRECT DEBITS)"

Current Status: Open
Last Changed: February 2014

Thanks for the idea of adding a Direct debit feature. As Accounting Addon mentioned there are some 3rd party programs that can assist you with this process and even integrate with your current software. You can view the available addons through http://www.myob.com.au/aos If users would like to see this functionality within the software, we would love to see some more votes.

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Jeff_AccAddons
Valued Partner
133 Posts
Valued Partner

Hi

 

There is an MYOB Addon called DirectDebitLink that allows you to create a Direct Debit ABA file from MYOB. It works in a similar way to direct credit payments in MYOB

 

Details can be found at www.accountingaddons.com.au

 

Regards

 

Jeff Stephenson

 

 

Marion
Partner
2 Posts
Partner

Hi

 

Is is possible to add the ability to create Direct Debit batches (for customers) for uploading to the Bank, like we are able to do for supplier payments?

 

Sometimes the direct debit amount from a customer's bank account changes each period (eg weekly, monthly) and the new amount due needs to be uploaded to the bank for deduction from the customer's bank account.

 

Thanks

M

Nic-acc-addons
Super Partner
507 Posts
Super Partner

Hi Marion,

 

Have a look at our add-on product to MYOB called DirectDebitsLink. You can check it out here.

http://accountingaddons.com.au/directdebitslink/

 

It comes in two edition.

  • One free which allows you to produce the ABA file you need.
  • And one paid edition which can also streamline the use of recording customer payments.

I hope this helps you out.

 

Best of luck.

 

 

Nicolas Emmerich

Lead developer at Accounting Addons

Nic-acc-addons
Super Partner
507 Posts
Super Partner

Hi Marion,

 

As a heads up, the best approach when it comes to the frequency, is simply to create multiple types of payment methods (our videos should hopefully explain some of that, espcially the configuring myob video).

 

You can then have one payment method for Weekly DD and one of Monthly DD. Asign the correct payment method to the customer and our product should filter stuff out when you go to record customer payments.

 

Finally, the product can also be customised (with costs) to push it even further and work exactly as you intend to drive it.

 

Best of luck.

 

Nicolas Emmerich

Lead developer at Accounting Addons

Barry_C
MYOB Staff
2,948 Posts
MYOB Staff
Thanks for the idea of adding a Direct debit feature. As Accounting Addon mentioned there are some 3rd party programs that can assist you with this process and even integrate with your current software. You can view the available addons through http://www.myob.com.au/aos If users would like to see this functionality within the software, we would love to see some more votes.
Mike_James
Ultimate Partner
4,779 Posts
Ultimate Partner

Hi Trevor, we have a solution for direct debiting NZ banks if you would like to consider it. This is base don our report writer, adn can be customised to suit your particular requirements. Email me for details. PS Not forgetting our Aussie colleagues, we have a solution for you as well!

John_Dunn
Partner
3 Posts
Partner

definitely needed for my client- a golf club direct debiting members monthly for their subs. 

mumow
Experienced Cover User
58 Posts
Experienced Cover User

The ability to create an .ABA file for bulk payments by Clients/customers must be an important inclusion for MYOB. Working within the Aged Care industry, clients are ALL signed up for Direct Debit from their bank account, with some banks offering a software program. We have been instructed to "deal with your accounting program" to create this file and have found MYOB to again be lacking in this important requirement.

KHowson
Partner
10 Posts
Partner

Just going through this at the moment - MYOB can't do the income side ABA file, so having to manually enter each time into the bank software platform. This bank platform you can either upload or create, it would be so nice just to upload. Banks used to do Direct Debits automatically but all has changed in the banking world and now we need to authorise it every time.

 

David4
1 Post
User

We have many clients who choose to pay us by direct debit. It would be a great idea if AccountRight 2020 was able to generate a bank file (amounts owing by our direct debit clients) that we could lodge online with our bank. Otherwise we are forced to purchase additional software to do this seemingly straightforward task.