Payment orders for open invoices

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The new Online Payment function allows you to create payment orders (pain.001) from the List of open supplier invoices.

The pain.001 files are XML messages that contains details of the payments to be made and that can be uploaded to the portal of the major financial institutions. Banana currently supports the Swiss payment standards SPS 2021 ISO-Version 2009 (pain.001.001.03),  more details in the extension documentation.

Prerequisites and important notes

  • Currently the payment functionality is available in the Dev-Channel version, so please install the latest version of Banana Accounting+ Dev Channel.
  • This extension works only with the Advanced Plan, you can request a 1 month promo code from our support service.
  • We currently support the payment type 3 (domestic, bank or postal payment in CHF and EUR), according to the SPS 2021 ISO-Version 2009 (pain.001.001.03).
  • The Swiss QR code contains the necessary data for executing a payment type 3, therefore QR-Bills are supported.
  • SEPA payments are supported.
  • As soon as possible we will implement the SPS 2022 ISO-Version 2019 (pain.001.001.09).
  • The extension is currently in Beta Test, please check everything and report any problem.

Creating the payment file from the list of open supplier invoices

  1. Open your accounting file (double entry accounting or income-expense accounting ) or download our example file
  2. The first time, install the Payment functionalities
  3. Check and update the address and payment information of your suppliers in the Accounts table (Address view).
    If you don't have a list of suppliers, please define it according to our explanation in the Suppliers section.

    accounts payable
  4. Enter the invoices of your suppliers in the Transactions table. You don't need to add any payment information, as it will be added automatically by the program.

    open invoices
  5. Select the command Reports→ Suppliers→ Open invoices by supplier

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  6. Select the command Reports→ Suppliers → Create file from open invoices
    The program will create the payment/data for each open invoice and append it to the transactions table. These transactions, won't affect the accounting result
    create payment file from open invoices
  7. The dialog 'Payment file' will appears, select the invoices you want to pay and click on the next button

    create payment file from open invoices
  8. Complete with the name, IBAN and BIC of the account to be debited, click on the next button

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  9. A summary of the payment file is displayed and you can specify where to save it. Click on Finish, you will be asked to save the payment file, which you can upload to your bank. Note: In Banana it's not possible to connect to your bank and transmit the file, you need to upload the file from your computer into the bank app or website.

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  10. After saving the XML file, a new transaction row with the object payment/file will be added to the end of the Transactions table. 
    create payment file



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