***This method keeps the banking information in ACH Universal rather than in QuickBooks (preferred).***
Integration with QuickBooks can be based on storing your Customers', Employees' and Vendors' banking information in either:
--QuickBooks (on each profile), or
--ACH Universal profiles.
ACH Universal profiles may be added one at a time, or may be imported from an Excel of CSV file.
NOTE: QuickBooks Online requires that profiles be stored in ACH Universal.
Generally, QuickBooks-based profile storage is preferred, as this avoids the need to create a corresponding profile within ACH Universal.
However, there are a number of advantages for using ACH Universal-based storage, including:
--Speed of processing
--Access to all features within ACH Universal, including recurring transactions, reversing transactions, multiple origination accounts, and other ACH formats.
Manually setting up a profile in ACH Universal:
If choosing to store the profile/banking information in ACH Universal, you will not need to record or use the profile banking information in QuickBooks:
In ACH Universal
ACH Universal enables you to automatically pull the transactions from QuickBooks and create an ACH file (also called a "NACHA" file).
This ACH file contains the payment and collection instructions that your bank will need to carry out your electronic funds transactions.
ACH Universal can automatically transmit the file to your bank (FTP, SSL, etc.), or you can simply upload it through the bank's web site.
--Protects you from duplicate transactions by integrating and tracking QuickBook's transaction ID
--Stores all of your customers', employees', and vendors' banking information
--Provides you with a full audit trail of all transactions
--Enables you to manage untransmitted transactions (on temporary hold, permanent hold, etc.)