97 Work with Automatic Debits

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You can automatically debit (withdraw funds from) a customer's bank account and apply the funds to invoices by creating a tape or diskette file for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) by the bank. Automatic debits consist of:

Navigation

From Accounts Receivable (G03), choose Customer & Invoice Entry

From Customer & Invoice Entry (G0311), choose Other Invoice Entry Methods

From Other Invoice & Receipts Entry Methods (G03111), choose an option under the Automatic Debiting heading

Before You Begin

97.1 Objectives

  • To process automatic debits

  • To review and approve automatic debit batches

  • To post automatic debits to the general ledger

  • To copy the automatic debits files to a bank tape or diskette

97.2 About Automatic Debits

You can automatically debit (withdraw funds from) a customer's bank account by creating a tape or diskette file for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) by the bank.

Automatic debits work well in situations where you invoice predefined amounts every month. You can also use automatic debits with invoice amounts that vary with each billing period.

When you use automatic debits, the system builds an Automatic Debit worktable (F0357) and a Batch A/R Cash Application worktable (F0312).

97.3 Processing Automatic Debits

You can select A/R invoices that are subject to direct debiting from a customer's bank account by processing automatic debits in proof or final mode. Invoices are selected for automatic debits processing based on pay instrument.

Proof mode Final mode
The program:
  • Validates the selection of invoices that are debited to your customers

  • Does not update the A/R Ledger table

  • Enables you to exclude invoices from automatic debiting using Speed Status Change

The program:
  • Updates invoices as paid and creates matching records when you process batch receipts.

  • Creates a batch to post receipts to the Account Ledger table (F0911).

  • Creates a tape or diskette file for the bank.

  • Prints a customer statement of those invoices that are debited. You control this with a processing option.

  • Prints a final report of processed invoices.

After you run the program in final mode the program:

  • Updates invoices as paid and creates matching records when you process batch receipts.

  • Creates a batch to post receipts to the Account Ledger table (F0911).

  • Creates a tape or diskette file for the bank.

  • Prints a customer statement of those invoices that are debited. You control this with a processing option.

  • Prints a final report of processed invoices.


97.3.1 Before You Begin

  • On Customer Master Information, specify A in the Payment Instrument field and Y in the Auto Cash Algorithm field. See Chapter 3, "Enter Customers."

  • On Customer Master Information, verify the customer G/L bank account information. Your customers must have a bank account type D set up for automatic debits. See Chapter 75, "Set Up Customer Bank Information."

  • On A/R Constants, specify Y in the Auto Cash field. See Chapter 67, "Set Up A/R Constants."

  • Load the appropriate tape if you are automatically copying to tape or diskette.

  • If you will be specifying the bank account to which you will be submitting the invoices via the Bank Account processing option for Process Automatic Debits, set up the Next Autodebit Number in Bank Account Information (P0030), for the applicable bank account. When Auto Debits are processed, this number will be used and incremented for the receipt number rather than the Next Payment Number used for Accounts Payable payments.

97.3.2 Processing Options

See Section 106.1, "Automatic Debits - USA (P03575)."

Note:

There are country-specific versions for P03575.

97.3.3 Data Selection for Processing Automatic Debits

JD Edwards World recommends that you process automatic debits by company. The receipts applied to the selected invoices are generated for the G/L bank account of the company.

97.4 Reviewing and Approving Automatic Debits

After you process automatic debits, you can review and approve them before posting them to the general ledger.

To review and approve automatic debits

On Auto Debit Journal Review

Figure 97-1 Invoice Journal Review (Automatic Debits) screen

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Description of "Figure 97-1 Invoice Journal Review (Automatic Debits) screen"

  1. Display all batches for all users, or complete any of the following fields to limit the information displayed:

    • User ID

    • Batch Number

    • Batch Date From:

    • Batch Date Thru:

    • Batch Status

  2. To approve an automatic debit, complete the following field:

    • Approval

97.5 Posting Automatic Debits

After you review and approve batches of automatic debits, you need to post them to the general ledger. When you post automatic debits, you use the standard Post program, which is also used to post invoices, receipts, and drafts.

97.6 Copying Files to Tape or Diskette

After you post your automatic debits, you need to send the information to your bank. Use the Copy File to Tape/Diskette program to copy your automatic debits to either a tape or diskette.

If necessary (perhaps for different versions), you can run this program more than once.

97.6.1 Processing Options

See Section 106.2, "Copy File to Tape (P03579)."

97.6.2 Data Sequence for Copy Files to Tape or Diskette

Set the auto debit sequence to the copy-to-tape or diskette stage (T).