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Repeat Billing Collect via Direct Debit After X Days

At the moment if we use GoCardless for repeat billing, the invoice is both sent and billed for on the same day.

We would like to be able to send the invoice and then collect 10 days later to allow for any queries from the client.
  • Michael Freeman
  • Jan 10 2017
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  • Jan 10, 2017

    Admin Response

    Hi Michael, I have spoken to Go Cardless today to see if there is a process in place for doing this. We will get back to you as soon as possible. KashFlow Product Team
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  • Steve Lester commented
    January 10, 2017 09:15

    This would be a boon where we are sending out domain renewal reminders over a month before they are due, but do not want to collect until nearer the expiry date. I think it's important that this enhancement is "after x days", where x can be customised per repeat invoice. In my domain renewal example, there is a long lead time, but for other services, billing is nearer the due date, so x would be a lower number.

  • Rachel Cox commented
    January 10, 2017 09:15

    This feature would give our business a huge improvement in admin efficiency. Currently we import invoice data for 100+ bills on 1 particular date each month from our third party billing platform and then have to manually collect the DDs 2 weeks later by going in to each invoice and clicking on the collect button. This means that we have to rely on our accounts person to do this. It's not been an issue so far, but does restrict when they can take holiday and would be a problem if they were off sick on that particular date. As our business is growing rapidly, it's becoming more of a concern as it's vital for cashflow purposes that we are able to collect the DDs on time. An automated collection date two weeks after the invoice is created would be a huge benefit to us and other Kashflow customers with similar requirements.

  • Nichola commented
    January 19, 2017 16:19

    Excellent idea. This was one of the most attractive features of the Xero and GoCardless integration when we considered moving. However there were too many deal breakers with Xero.

    If this can be implemented with Kashflow, it would help to accommodate users with a large customer base with varying payment terms. Presently the immediate collection is an issue because:

    • Customers don't want to go on Direct Debit because they lose their credit terms
    • Customers don't have time to dispute invoices so they just cancel their Direct Debit and we have to set them back up
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