Please make note of the following updates in the Electronic Bank Payments SuiteApp version 2021.2.
• The target date of the upgrade to your production account.
• The enhancements that are included in Electronic Bank Payments SuiteApp version 2022.1
Target Release Schedule
Upgrade to your production account: February 05, 2022
1. Electronic Bank Payments SuiteApp version 2022.1 is loaded as an upgrade. Do not uninstall the current version of Electronic Bank Payments SuiteApp.
2. Before upgrading Electronic Bank Payments SuiteApp version 2022.1 in your Sandbox account, please ensure you upgrade your NetSuite version to 2022.1.
New Features and Enhancements
Electronic Bank Payments SuiteApp version 2022.1 will include the following new features and enhancements:
• Bulk Update of Payment Batches
You can now add information directly in the EFT File Reference Note and Aggregate by Payee columns on the open subtab of the Payment Batch List. You can perform this process instead of adding the same information by editing a batch on the Bill Payment Batch page from the Pending Approval subtab.
• Exclude Transactions from Electronic Payments Processes
Restrict Invoices and credit memos from electronic payments processing by using the Exclude from Electronic Bank Payments Processing box. The box appears on the Invoice, Credit Memo, and Sale Order pages.
• Process Payments for Vendors from both Primary and Secondary Banks
As of 2022.1 release, vendors can process payments using primary or secondary entity banks irrespective of their bank type. A new Entity Bank dropdown list is added on the EFT subtab for the following transaction types:
◦ Bill Credit
◦ Bill Payment
◦ Expense Report
For Commission transaction type, the Entity Bank dropdown list is available on the Custom tab. The Entity Bank (Employee) dropdown list is used for employee commission transactions and the Entity Bank (Vendor) dropdown list is used for partner commission transactions.
All the entity banks of a transaction are displayed in the Entity Bank dropdown list irrespective of their bank type (primary or secondary) and subsidiaries. If you select New option from the Entity Bank dropdown list, you will be redirected to the Entity Bank page.
A new EFT Global Bill Payment Processing page is added to submit the payment files for processing the transactions with selected entity banks at transactions. If the entity bank is not selected at transactions, then those transactions can only be processed in Bill Payment processing pages (old suitelets).
• Process Transactions for Locked Posting Period
You can post transactions or process payments in locked posting period, only if the Override Period Restrictions permission is enabled in your account. If the Override Period Restrictions permission is not enabled in your account, then the locked period posting is restricted for the following payment processes:
◦ Bill Payments Processing or Invoice Payments Processing
◦ Payment Reversals
◦ Rollback and Reprocess
◦ Batch Processes
• Auto Process Payment File Administration (PFA) Stuck in Queue
A new script Auto Process Queued PFA is introduced in Electronic Bank Payments 2022.1 version. You can schedule the script to automatically process the PFA stuck in a payment queue. The script fails the stuck PFA and automatically processes the next PFA available in the queue.
You can schedule the customdeploy_15531_auto_queued_pfa_ss script to run daily or as required to trigger the script that processes the PFA. To schedule the script, see the SuiteAnswers support article Scheduling the Auto Process Queued PFA Script to Process PFAs Stuck in Queued Status , ID 103511.
Alternatively, to process the PFAs stuck in queue, you can manually set the status of the stuck PFAs to Failed. To manually set the status of the stuck PFA, see the SuiteAnswers support article Payment File Administration Stuck in Queued Status, ID 26150.
• Refactored Scripts from SuiteScript 1.0 to SuiteScript 2.0
As part of refactoring electronic bank payment scripts from SuiteScript 1.0 to SuiteScript 2.0, you must enable the reversal process permissions to reverse the payment file. A new permission SuiteScript with View level is added to the Custom EFT role. If you have an existing custom role created by customising the Custom EFT role, then you must add this permission manually.
Opening the Payment Reversals page without updating the custom role leads to errors in certain scenarios. If you create a new custom role by customising the Custom EFT role, then the SuiteScript permission will be added automatically.
If you have any questions about the enhancements, contact Support.