12 Mar 2015

Sign in with Google

We’ve added a handy “Sign in with Google” button to our sign-up and login pages. If your uCollect login is the same as your Google+ email address then you can log in with two clicks.  You will still need to create a password as part of your uCollect user profile (so that you can sign in without this option), but...

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12 Mar 2015

Calculate Fees on Settlement

Now you can use uCollect to help you reconcile your batch settlements that come in net of commissions/fees.  If this is how your payment gateway does this you can simply tell uCollect the rates to use and we’ll automatically calculate the commissions and post this to your bank account!  You can specify a fixed rate per transaction, a percentage...

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12 Mar 2015

Integration with PayNow option in Xero

Getting paid with uCollect just got easier! We’re really pleased to announce the release of our “Payment Services” module.  This allow your customers to pay for one or more invoices using the payment gateways you have connected to through uCollect.  And what’s more – they can also authorise you to collect all future invoice amounts as well! The PayNow...

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09 Feb 2015

Release 1.2

We’ve been busy the last few weeks pumping out a range of new features for uCollect.  This release doesn’t change any of the Payment Gateways – it’s pure functionality. Here is what we have rolled out in this release: A Partner/Referral programme List and Suspend Invoices Suspend Contact Installment Plans Multi-user Please a few other bug fixes and tweaks....

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09 Feb 2015

Partner Programme

February 09, 2015No commentsFeatures

Many small businesses are introduced to cloud accounting by their accountants, bookkeepers or web integrators.  It’s been an important sales channel for most cloud accounting systems for years.  We recognise that accountants and bookkeepers have a vested interest in helping their clients use cloud technologies well and improve their cash flow.  So we have create a partner programme that...

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09 Feb 2015

Multi-user

February 09, 2015No commentsFeatures

From day one we allowed each user to connect to more than one ledger in uCollect.  Now each ledger may be accessed by more than one user. From your Edit Organisation page (if you are an Admin for that Organisation) you can invite another person into the uCollect organisation.  If they ar enot yet a uCollect user they will...

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09 Feb 2015

List and Suspend Invoices

February 09, 2015No commentsFeatures

You can now see a list of all the outstanding invoices for any contact from the Search Contacts screen.  Simply click on the value of the invoices beside the contact name and you can see the list of invoices.  While you are there you can suspend any single invoice from collection (maybe it is under dispute or the customer...

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09 Feb 2015

Installment Plans

February 09, 2015No commentsFeatures

There are times when you just need one invoice but need to collect that invoice over several installments.  So we’ve made it easy to be able to break down an invoice into smaller collections.  From the Invoice list you can easily add a payment plan.  This must total to the outstanding invoice amount before you can submit it.  From...

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09 Feb 2015

Suspend Contact

February 09, 2015No commentsFeatures

Even your best clients can hit a cash flow crunch.  Every now and then you need to suspend collections for a particular client at their request.  Now in uCollect you can easily and quickly mark a contact as suspended without having to delete any of the gateway data you are storing for them.  Then, when they are ready to...

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19 Jan 2015

SEPA Direct Debits are live

January 19, 2015No commentsGateways

Europe have been big on account-to-account payments for many years.  With the introduction of the Euro currency and the “Eurozone” banking integration, it is now possible to use Direct Debits to collect funds from a customer’s bank account from almost anywhere in Europe.  The “Single Euro Payments Area” (or SEPA) system uses a common XML file format (we just...

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