What is Safe Pay?
Safe Pay or Positive Pay is a program provided by the bank for the purposes of theft / fraud protection. The Company setting up Safe Pay will provide a file to the bank. This file should include the Company’s Bank Account Number – Check Number – Issue Date – Amount. When a check is presented to the Bank for payment it is compared to this list. If the fields do not match exactly the check will not be paid and the company / user will receive an exception notification. At that point the company / user would instruct the bank to either pay the check or return the check.
I often speak with owners, managers and staff at organizations struggling with growth or a changing business model who sense “things are out of control” and believes there “must be a better way” to manage their business. Many reach out to technology as a corrective path to this “better way”. With so many different technology solutions on the market, each offering a countless number of unique attributes, sorting through them and selecting the right solution for your organization can be an extremely time-consuming and even mind-numbing task. I’ve often seen this process become unfocused, frustrating your attempts to improve things. I have boiled a technology selection process to five focused steps.
If you are involved in the Microsoft Dynamics world, in any capacity, chances are you have heard the latest buzzword “web client” quite a bit as of late. However, there are three key factors everyone should know about the web client before you call your VAR and tell them you are ready.