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In Define Lists, you can define custom payment types for ACS Contributions. This lets you add more payment types with descriptions that suit your church or organization's needs.

For example, you can add a payment type for electronic funds transfer (EFT) or payroll deductions. After you define custom payment types, you can edit them or make them inactive, and if you add a payment type in error, you can delete it if no payments are assigned to it.

When you install ACS Contributions, several payment types (ACH, Cash, Check, Check Card, Credit Card, and Online) are already set up for you. You can change these descriptions or make the payment types inactive, and you can delete them if no transactions are assigned. However, when you select the Default Payment Type on the Configuration tab in Contributions Setup, you cannot delete it or make it inactive.

 To add a custom payment type
  1. Under Advanced Tools, click the Define Lists tab.
  2. In the drop-down list, select People and click Go .
  3. Under Fields, expand Contributions, then select Payment Types.
  4. Click Add.
  5. In the Add/Edit Payment Type window, enter a Payment Type Description.
  6. In the drop-down list, select a Type. Then, select if you want the new type to be the Default type for this Payment Type.
  7. Enter an Abbreviation for the payment type. This abbreviation prints on some reports when there is not room for the full Payment Type Description.
  8. To continue adding payment types, select Add Another.
  9. Click OK.
 To edit a custom payment type
  1. Under Advanced Tools, click the Define Lists tab.
  2. In the drop-down list, select People and click Go .
  3. Under Fields, expand Contributions, then select Payment Types.
  4. Select the payment type you want to edit, then click Edit.
  5. In the Add/Edit Payment Type window, make any necessary changes to the Payment Type Description, Type, or Abbreviation.
  6. To make the payment code inactive, clear the Active flag.
  7. When finished, click OK.
 To delete a custom payment type
  1. Under Advanced Tools, click the Define Lists tab.
  2. In the drop-down list, select People and click Go .
  3. Under Fields, expand Contributions, then select Payment Types.
  4. Select the payment type you want to delete, then click Delete.
  5. When the confirmation message displays, click Yes.