My friend and 90 Minds colleague Ed Wlodarczyk of Jacksonville Florida based Ennis, Pellum & Associates has a nice post that documents the steps users of Sage 100 ERP can take in order to send ACH electronic payments from within their accounting software.
Increase your efficiencies, improve your cash management, reduce operating costs and lessen the risk of lost or stolen checks by paying vendors electronically using an ACH file created from the Accounts Payable module. Enable ACH electronic payments, define how they will be handled by your company, and the type of information that will be transmitted to your financial institution.
You have the flexibility to select and set up one or more financial institution(s) for your electronic payments, and for each one you select, define the format and layout of the ACH file. The feature includes pre-note functionality, and flexibility in your electronic payment distribution, including options to allocate amounts between one or more accounts.
ACH information on processed payments, historical information and vendors paid electronically is available on AP Reports. They can include auto checks, manual checks, voided checks, reversals, credit card transfers, electronic payments, wire transfer information in any combination.
This enhancement was added to version 4.4 Product Update 2 as an incorporation of the prior Sage Extended Solution AP-1063. There is no additional cost to use the feature , including creating the transmission file, as it’s included as part of the base program.
Sending electronic payments is a great timesaver for any company issuing many expense checks to remote employees and for situations where vendors request ACH payment.
For more details head to Ed’s Blog