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Copy Inv Reference field on Batch Payment Reference field

Started by Christine Garrett in Feature Requests | Idea

I love the batch payment option - where I can see all the information about the payments being batched up in one screen. However, what would make it even better, is if Xero could copy the Reference field (ie the Supplier invoice number that I have already entered on the Bill), into the Reference or Code fields that will be used to go on the Supplier's statement to help them know which invoice this payment is paying.

Currently I go and enter the invoice numbers manually, as I want the supplier to have as much information as possible about the payment I am making to them, to make sure
a) they apply my payment to my invoice
b) they do not have to contact me asking me what the payment relates to

I know that I have the option to email remittance advices, but if you are only paying one invoice per Supplier, then this is overkill and it's just so much easier for the Supplier to match the payment to the invoice based on the information given on the Direct credit payment