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      51 comments  ·  Wishlist » Finances  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Rachel, no estimates here yet.

      Oleg, Payments team

      Yes, sure. Just use export function on Invoices or Payments lists. You can export both to Excel/CSV

      Oleg from Payments crew

      @Lynn,

      The only option I can suggest is trying out updated invoice exports. No news other than this

      Oleg, Product designer @ Payments team

      Thanks for posting, Scott.
      I completely understand your frustration, this is one of the hottest topics for our crew.
      But this year we are focusing on some other things (major one is Online Store), so no progress here. We'll keep posted as soon as we have any progress here.

      Oleg, Product designer @ Payments team

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        37 comments  ·  Wishlist » Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        For me personally, this a great suggestion and I’ve been thinking about it for long time myself. Ideally, I’d really like completely redesign our membership levels to concurrent subscriptions model. Subscription gives you access to some information or provide privileges. There can be multiple ways of buying it – e.g. for a year or two, recurring or not, etc. Altogether, subscription-based model is very robust and easy to understand. Please, vote!

        @Matt, have a look at Calculated extra charges for membership levels - they seem to fit your scenario perfectly: https://gethelp.wildapricot.com/en/articles/136#calculated

        Oleg, Payments Team

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          22 comments  ·  Wishlist » Donations / Fundraising  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          No news here. Not likely we will take this in progress anytime soon.

          Oleg, Payments team

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            119 comments  ·  Wishlist » Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Tennis, thanks for keeping an eye on Wild Apricot improvements. Installment payments is a separate beast from what you have mentioned and will have to be addressed later.

            Oleg, Payments team

            No updates/timeline here.

            Oleg, Product owner @ Payments team

            @Paul,

            This is one of the nearest features in our stack, and we have started some preliminary analysis here. No decision on scope and timeline yet, but we will post it to this thread as we have something to share.

            Oleg, Product designer @ Payments team

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              16 comments  ·  Wishlist » Finances  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              I understand your frustration, Dustin, sorry about this. But I'm afraid we do not plan fixing this in the nearest future.

              Oleg, Product Owner @ Payments Team

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                14 comments  ·  Wishlist » Online payments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                No expectations here yet, sorry about this.

                Oleg, Product owner @ Payments team

                Hi, Liz

                Thanks for elaborate comment.

                Some payment gateways require billing address, some allow customization of required information for each merchant, like yours, etc. Currently, we use unified payment page for all variations of all gateways. This is simple, but not very user friendly solution, indeed.

                This problem is in our backlog right now, but no estimates yet.

                Oleg, Product designer @ Payments crew

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                  56 comments  ·  Wishlist » Donations / Fundraising  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi, Heathe

                  We have temporary switched to other features. Recurring donations is on our list for second half of 2018

                  Oleg, Payments team

                  @Carole,

                  No exact date at the moment, however it is already clear that we won't be able to deliver this in 2017.
                  We are late delivering new architecture for payment services (a must for recurring donations), not saying that recent acquisition might mix out our roadmap.

                  Sorry for bad news.

                  Oleg, Product Designer @ Payments team

                  Hi, @Carol!

                  UX testing for Recurring donations is over now, but I will share the final designs/changes a bit later, when we settle them.
                  Hope this helps and sorry that you missed this testing.

                  Oleg, Product designer @ Payments team

                  Hi!

                  There were so many false promises in this thread, that I'm afraid to give another one :)
                  But we have plans to release it by the end of this year and at the moment we hope to keep up to this date.

                  Oleg,
                  Product Designer @ Payments team

                  @Nancy, @ Becky, thanks for adding your comments.

                  Indeed, Donations module is something that lacked improvements recently, and we are going to change the situation soon. This includes adding recurring donations during this year.

                  We'll keep you posted on updates in this thread.

                  Thanks,
                  Oleg, Product Designer @ Wild Apricot.

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                    3 comments  ·  Wishlist » Online payments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi, Anette!

                    We do not support Braintree integration at the moment, and do not have any immediate plans for this. Unfortunately, only we can make an integration - it's not a plug-in.

                    As for using other payment services - I would recommend trying out our own payment gateway, that we're planning to release in a month. It has comparable fees and event better, we will provide full support for processing payments in Wild Apricot.

                    We'll send out an announcement about this closer to the release.

                    Oleg, Product Owner @ Payments team

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                      27 comments  ·  Wishlist » Finances  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      This is one of the hottest topics for us, and we will try to fix this later this year. But no promises yet - we are prettey busy with othere features coming.

                      Oleg, Product owner @ Payments team

                      No updates by this moment.
                      The only thing I can suggest as a workaround is using Word Mail Merge feature, based on invoice export, but it has some limitations (e.g. line-items not available in export).

                      Oleg from Payments team

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                        29 comments  ·  Wishlist » Online payments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        @Gregory,

                        1. We always have to balance between different features to work on having limited resources. Right now we are just focused on another stuff.

                        2. Techincally, we're not ready to accept ACH payments. These are different beasts than credit card payments (the main difference is that payment confirmation comes in several days, not seconds). We have to prepare our payments architecture for such types of payments first. This is something that is still in works right now.

                        Oleg, Product owner @ Payments team

                        Michael,

                        No progress here yet, neither is anticipated in nearest future.

                        Oleg, Product owner @ Payments team

                        Thanks for posting this, Alex

                        a) We plan to finish architectural updates of WA payments system by the end of this year. This will allow us to release a number of requested payment method updates, including ACH payment (but no promises here - it's still a bunch of work).

                        b) Until then, you can record ACH payments manually in WA using approach you suggested. You will still need to create a manual payment record for such payment though, and there's no need to turn off online payments.

                        Oleg, Product Designer @ Wild Apricot

                        I understand your frustration, Charlotte, but no estimates at the moment - I don't want to give any false promises.

                        Oleg, Product Designer @ Payments team

                        Thanks for sharing, Ed.
                        This looks reasonable, however, we'll collect more comments before going on.

                        Oleg @ Payments team

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                          81 comments  ·  Wishlist » Donations / Fundraising  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi, Stephen!

                          That's a good idea, however we don't have anything ready at the moment.

                          Oleg, Product owner @ Payments team

                          Thanks for comments, Brandon!

                          Oleg, Product Designer @ Payments team

                          Currently our system doesn't have any direct ways of collecting gratuity/tips during event registration. You can use a workaround by adding extra charges fields, but these are included into overall invoice and taxed.
                          Here is what one of our users wrote on this:

                          1. There is no way to apply a set, specific gratuity to parties, which is problematic when folks make large reservations or reserve for events and are able to pay via this system. If they've already paid, there's no guarantee that they will one, assume they need to leave gratuity, two, bring cash for gratuity. In essence, this hurts the service staff.

                          2. If we apply a set rate on the fixed price for gratuity, we can't allocate the tax not to be charged on the amount of gratuity. Legally, gratuity can not be taxed, but your system is unable to separate the two.

                          Do you collect gratuity for your events? Do you use/plan to use Wild Apricot for this? How would you prefer this organized?
                          Any ideas welcomed!

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                            1 comment  ·  Wishlist » Finances  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            You can add {User_ID} macro explicitly to the invoice template, this way it will be always shown.
                            This will affect only invoice emails though.
                            System will still show names instead of User ID on invoices in public profile or in admin backend.

                            Oleg, Product Owner @ Payments team

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                              8 comments  ·  Wishlist » Finances  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for such an elaborate comment. Completely agree with you, that in your complex setup, shutting down WA finances makes sense. At least until we start handling Installment Payments correctly.
                              Actually I think we will use your setup for analysis of this issue :)

                              Oleg, Product Owner @ Payments team

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                                9 comments  ·  Wishlist » Finances  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Walt, you can turn off automatic invoice sending in Invoice and receipt settings. To do so, just uncheck "Send invoices for pending payments" option.

                                Oleg, Payments team @ Wild Apricot

                                Harley, could you please elaborate what's the problem with invoices in your scenario?
                                If I got you right, you don't want to keep unpaid invoices for registrations. Do you want to keep registrations then? May be this idea is more relevant: https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932/suggestions/8826850 ?

                                Thanks,
                                Oleg, Payments Crew

                                Not generating invoices means that you won't be able to track payments in Wild Apricot - neither for events, not for anything else - otherwise you will get weird over-payment situations, etc.
                                I'd be grateful, if you elaborate why you want to track event payments the way yo want. Is there something missing in WA for this?

                                We also have a related thread https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8826691-do-not-mark-as-free-events-which-involve-expense, which suggests some workarounds - may be this will be helpful as well.

                                Oleg aka ONe Apricot @ Payments team

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                                  9 comments  ·  Wishlist » Online payments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  @Harris,
                                  Address verification is performed by 3rd party Payment gateway, and it's a part of standard fraud-protection procedures. WA is not involved here. The only thing I can suggest is for you to can contact your WA site administrator to find out which payment gateway is used.

                                  Oleg, Payments team

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                                    24 comments  ·  Wishlist » Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi, @Pamela!

                                    Any activity here will be after integrating with QuickBooks Online first, but at the moment we have no progress planned for both.

                                    Oleg, Product Designer @ Payments Team

                                    Hi, Calum!

                                    In the feature you mentioned we cover more scenarios, like proper accounting for different events. However, it's still a general spreadsheet that you need to manually import to Xero. I'm not sure if export improvements will help you here - need to check your problems in more details

                                    Oleg, Product designer @ Wild Apricot

                                    @Robert, If you want to integrate with Zipbooks, it's better start a new thread, so that other users could find and vote for it.
                                    And you are right about using CSV export as starting method of transferring data from WA.

                                    Oleg, Product designer @ Payments team

                                    Jon, thanks for reaching us out.

                                    Currently, we don't support Xero, neither we have any exact plans on this.
                                    As a workaround I can suggest export/import of contacts and invoices using CSV format as described in Xero articles here: https://help.xero.com/ImportExport and our help here: https://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Invoices#Invoices-Exportinginvoices

                                    Hope this helps

                                    Thanks,
                                    Oleg, Product designer @ Payments team

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                                      7 comments  ·  Wishlist » Finances  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      @Lynn,

                                      No progress planned here for at least a year. We will post any updates right to the thread as we start any activity here.

                                      However could you please elaborate you last comment? Do you want several accounting codes in a single invoice? Or just want to have Accounting codes/Classes in WA? What kind of incomes do you want to account differently for?

                                      Oleg, Product designer @ Payments team

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                                        11 comments  ·  Wishlist » Donations / Fundraising  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        @Paul,

                                        You will be able to find all donations, say, for Saving the bears - right in donations list (when 5.12 release will be fully rolled out). You can also use export donations and filter export files for donations for Saving the bears.

                                        But there's no way to find such donors (as opposed to donations) or send them an email from WA at the moment.

                                        Oleg
                                        Product designer @ Wild Apricot

                                        @Nabeel,

                                        At the moment there's no way to search custom donation fields except export.

                                        Oleg, Product designer @ Payments team

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                                          17 comments  ·  Wishlist » Finances  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          @Robert,
                                          What information would you miss if we export invoice line-items (Option 2)?

                                          During analysis of related thread on improving financial exports (https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932/suggestions/8826166), we have also investigated some of the options to report on extra charges. We explored several solution options and want to verify them with you before making any further moves.

                                          We see at least 3 options to break out extra charges:

                                          Option 1: further improve invoice export and add dedicated column for each extra charge. E.g. one column for shipping, another - for certificate option, etc. See example: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ekz1xSkvhTs8pE_ZS7ctmVY9QOreLcs3BmSsXh3TFdM/pubhtml?gid=1372848087&single=true

                                          Cons:
                                          - might be too many columns to export, especially when invoices for events and membership mixed
                                          - hard to implement at the moment, requires deep architectural changes

                                          Option 2: make an invoice line-item export, where each row represents single invoice item. Common invoice fields, like number, date, etc are duplicated in each row. See example:
                                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ekz1xSkvhTs8pE_ZS7ctmVY9QOreLcs3BmSsXh3TFdM/pubhtml?gid=656302130&single=true

                                          Pros:
                                          - no architectural problems for implementing
                                          - format is digestable by QuickBooks (probably with some extra plug-ins/adaptors)

                                          Option 3 is not to bother with individual extra charge export and report consolidated numbers. I've added some more details in this thread: https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932/suggestions/10198449

                                          Any comments on which option is better are appreciated. Or suggest your own one :)

                                          Oleg, Product designer @ Payments team

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                                            2 comments  ·  Wishlist » Finances  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Teri, thanks for posting this.

                                            No good news here - it is very unlikely we will get here this year. The only workaround I can suggest is using our API to get invoices (by number, contact or daterange) - but it requires some development on your side.

                                            More information is in this help article: https://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/API+Version+2

                                            Oleg, Product Designer @ Payments team

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