Payments are applied to line items that belong to orders.
Payments can also be maintained in an 'unallocated' state but belonging to a person or company. Payments can additionally be stored in the form of 'personal credit' against either a person or a company.
Payments come in many forms, including but not limited to: check, cash, credit card, credit card swipe, money order ACH and more.
The system currently supports four methods for making a payment. These include:
- Simple - Payment process that selects the orders/line items then collects payment information.
- Direct - Payment process that collects the payment information then selects the orders/line items for which to apply the payment to.
- Advanced - Specialized interface for allocating a payment to multiple people simultaneously.
- Contributions - Payment method specialized for application to contribution/remittance reports.