QuickCollect – Name Change

We are changing the name of SL QuickPay to SL QuickCollect to avoid confusion with other systems out there. Plus, we think that since we are focused on the collection side of things of AR. Because of this QuickCollect has much more meaning.

SL QuickCollect is a Catalina Technology solution that allows you to email or SMS message out a simple link to your customer as a request for payment. The customer can then click on the link and are sent to a payment page without any portal login required. This lowers the barrier of entry for you to collect from your customers and get paid faster.


Custom Properties in SLQuickCollect

SLQuickCollect is Catalina’s solution that allows you to email or SMS message out a simple link to your customer as a request for payment.

Custom properties are a way to personalize the emails that go out to the customer. As well as the payment page and receipts they see. You can have an unlimited number of parameters with whatever text you want to send to the customer. And you can place it anywhere you want on the email and page templates.

Here is a quick demo on how you can do this via a RESTful API. And how to modify the templates to display the parameters.

Below is an example of a payload that you would send to the SLQuickCollect API.

{
    "parameters": [
        {
            "name": "CpnyID",
            "value": "0060"
        },
        {
            "name": "CustID",
            "value": "C300"
        },
        {
            "name": "Amount",
            "value": "10.23"
        },
        {
            "name": "PaymentEmailList",
            "value": "fred@testEmail.com"
        },
        {
            "name": "Properties",
            "value": "<nameValuePairs><key name=\"ORDNBR\" value=\"123456\"/><key name=\"COMMENTS\" value=\"Hi Ted, I appreciate your business.\"/></nameValuePairs>"
        }
    ]
}

There are several Parameters that are sent:

  • CpnyID: Your company ID in your SL system.
  • CustID: The Customer ID of the customer you are sending the payment request to.
  • Amount: The amount you want to collect
  • PaymentEmailList: A delimited list of emails that the request is going to go to.
  • Properties: This is a list of properties as Name/Value pairs. You can create as many of these properties as you want. And then you can display them in the email, payment page, receipt email, and receipt page templates any way you want.

When you want to display a custom property on a template page, you use this ASP.NET format:

<%=getProperty(“PropertyName“)%>

So, if the property name is “COMMENTS”, you would use this:

<%=getProperty(“COMMENTS“)%>


SL Quick Pay -- New Features

SLQuickCollect New Features

We have been busy adding new features to SLQuickCollect. SLQuickCollect is Catalina’s solution that allows you to email or SMS message out a simple link to your customer as a request for payment. The customer can then click on the link and are sent to a payment page without any portal login required. This lowers the barrier of entry for you to collect from your customers and get paid faster.

Below are a few of the new features we have added to SLQuickCollect over the last month.

  • Ability to create payment requests via web page: This is a way to quickly send out SLQuickCollect links from a simple to use web page.
  • Send attachments: You can send any type of attachment with the quick link email. This could include the invoice PDF, a work order document, pictures, or any other type of document you would want to send to the customer as information about the payment request.
  • Add custom properties to the requests: Custom properties are a way for you to send custom information to the SLQuickCollect link so that the customer knows what they are paying for. These custom properties are unlimited and can be whatever you want. They could include: notes, order number, work order number, or anything you can think of. These properties can then be displayed to the customer on the SLQuickCollect link email, payment page, receipt page, and receipt email templates.
  • More multi-site/config options: This allows you to create different email templates, config options, payment methods, branding, etc. By doing this, you can have a completely different setup for different companies, marketing campaigns, storefronts, and more.
  • L2/L3 fields: SLQuickCollect (and Account Central) can capture level 2 and level 3 fields such as PO Number, extended address information, line item information, etc. This allows for savings on credit card transaction fees.
  • Payment entry requests: Not only can you create payment requests that would apply against invoices (payment applications), but now you can create payment requests for “payment entries” in SL. These are payments that aren’t directly applied to an invoice. But just captured against the customer account.

You can see more information about SLQuickCollect here: http://blog.catalinatechnology.com/2020/09/sl-quick-pay-easy-way-for-your-customers-to-pay-without-a-portal-login/


Create a Contact Free Payment Solution for Dynamics SL (Mobile App)

This is a demo that shows you how to create a mobile app to interact with Dynamics SL to provide a “Contact Free” payment solution to help protect your employees and customers during COVID 19. The intended user of this example app would be a customer service rep, sales person, or field service rep who needs to collect payment from a customer (handy for collecting a deposit or down payment before delivery, installation, or service work to be done).

This demo uses Catalina’s API to search customers in SL and then lets the user to request a payment from a customer by generating a link and emailing it to the chosen customer. That customer then can click on the link and pay the amount which automatically creates a payment in SL’s AR.

NOTE: Source code for the mobile app can be found on Github here: https://github.com/CatalinaTechnology/SL-Mobile/tree/main/ctPayment

Check out the video of the demo on our Youtube channel here:

Below is a screenshot of the Android app from the above demo. First you can search for a customer by a keyword. That search will then bring back a list of results. You can then click on the customer you want to request funds for. The app will automatically fill in the email address of the customer (from the Customer record in Dynamics SL). You can change the email address if you want. You then enter a requested payment amount and hit submit. Once you do this, Catalina’s SLQuickCollect will send off an email to the customer with a link which will then allow them to make a PCI compliant secure payment. Once authorization occurs, SLQuickCollect will then create a payment in Dynamics SL automatically.

As mentioned below, if you want to have starter code on creating an Android App (with Visual Studio and Xamarin), you can check out an example on our Github here (NOTE: I would only consider this a starter. This is in no means something finished but enough to get you started)

https://github.com/CatalinaTechnology/SL-Mobile/tree/main/ctPayment