Banks and Bank Accounts
The Check Run feature requires at least one
Bank Account defined for the Company. These can be set up under
Accounting > Bank and
Accounting > Bank Account, respectively.
For parties receiving payment via an electronic bank transfer, their
Bank Account must be in the system as well. See the sections below for configuration details for Suppliers and Employees.
Mode of Payment
The Check Run application adds a new
type field into the
Mode of Payment doctype. The field helps the application properly process different types of payment methods.
For any existing or new
Mode of Payment document, you can specify one of the following
type options in the table below. The "Bank" and "Electronic" options are special, and will change the behavior of a Check Run. Usage suggestions are included with each option.
|Bank||Payments requiring a physical check|
|Electronic||ACH electronic fund transfers, direct deposit|
|General||Bank drafts, wire transfers, credit cards|
Only Modes of Payment marked as "Electronic" will be included in ACH file generation. This should be reserved for methods like "ACH/EFT" or "Employee Direct Deposit". ACH files are intended to represent electronic inter-bank transactions.
Default Mode of Payment
The options that show in the dropdown for Mode of Payment in a Check Run are determined by the
Mode of Payment documents defined in an ERPNext site. The Check Run application includes new fields in the
Employee doctypes to specify a default
Mode of Payment. If populated, this option will automatically show in a Check Run for any payables owed to that party.
Supplier doctype has three new fields under the "Credit Limit" section to specify the
Default Supplier Mode of Payment,
Bank Account. As noted above, if there is a value for the
Supplier Default Mode of Payment, it will automatically show in the Check Run for any invoices for that supplier.
Bank Account fields are retrieved by the system to facilitate payments when the mode of payment is an electronic type.
Employee doctype includes new
Mode of Payment,
Bank Account fields in the "Salary Details" section. The
Mode of Payment value will show in a Check Run, and the system uses the
Bank Account values for electronic payments.