Defining Payment ID

A payment ID, is a number assigned to customer payments, which can be used to identify the transactions within your system. A payment ID mask must be defined, for Payment Management to interpret the information given in the payment ID when importing customer payments and account statements.

The payment ID mask can be defined directly on a bank account. If a payment ID mask has not been defined on a bank account, the default Payment ID mask specified on the Payment Management Setup page will be used when managing the imported customer payments.

Tip

If you are uncertain about the length of the Payment ID, you can import a FIK customer payment, and then count the characters in the payment reference.

For information on how to set up the OCR reference interface used for creating OCR strings on customer documents, see Using the OCR Reference Interface.

To define a payment ID mask on bank accounts

  1. Use the Search for page or report icon and search for Bank Accounts, then select the related link.
  2. Open the bank card, for which you want to define a payment ID mask.
  3. On the bank account card, on the Payment Receipt Import FastTab, in the Payment ID Mask field, define the mask which will be used to interpret the payments imported to this bank account. The mask can be generated using the following characters: C=Customer no. D=Document no. M=Modulus check digit. T=Document type. X=Ignore.

To define a default payment ID mask

  1. Use the Search for page or report icon and search for Payment Management Setup, then select the related link. This opens the Payment Management setup page.
  2. On the setup page, on the Payment Receipt Import FastTab, in the Default Payment ID Mask field, define the default mask which will be used to interpret the payments imported to the company bank accounts. The mask can be generated using the following characters: C=Customer no. D=Document no. M=Modulus check digit. T=Document type. X=Ignore.