Swiss Electronic Payments

Business Central allows you to send invoices to customers electronically. The invoices are presented and paid directly using the customer's online banking software.

Electronic Payment Methods

You can make electronic payments using the following methods:

  • Einzahlungsschein mit Referenznummer (ESR)
  • Lastschrift Verfahren (LSV+)
  • SEPA credit transfers

ESR

ESR is an electronic debtor service that uses payment slips to collect money. It is the standard electronic payment system created by Swiss Post. You can print ESR payment slips as invoice attachments, calculate ESR reference numbers, and import ESR files that have payment information from banks. For more information, see Swiss Electronic Payments Using ESR. You can also make ESR and ESR+ payments using the bank’s version of this payment method, which is named Bank-ESR (BESR).

LSV+

LSV+ is a direct debit service that is used for processing payments. Companies can release customer payments directly from the customer's bank using direct debit. You can request and collect customer payments using direct debit in the LSV+ bank format, or in the DebitDirect PostFinance format. For more information, see Swiss Electronic Payments Using LSV+.

SEPA Credit Transfers

To export payments according to the SEPA standard, you must use a bank account. To make sure that the related general ledger entries are consistent with those generated for local Swiss payment methods (see above), the value in the Bank Acc. Posting Group field on the Bank Account Card page must point to the relevant general ledger account. For more information about how to export SEPA payments, see Create SEPA Direct Debit Collection Entries and Export to a Bank File.

See Also

Import Swiss Bank Clearing Numbers
Swiss Electronic Payments Using ESR
Print ESR Invoices
Swiss Electronic Payments Using LSV+
Switzerland Local Functionality ' Create SEPA Direct Debit Collection Entries and Export to a Bank File
Making Payments