Standing Order Software can be used to manage all of your standing orders. Managing standing orders is very similar to the management of direct debits. There are considerable benefits in migrating from collecting payments by standing order, but the Direct Debit scheme is not suitable for all organisations. Some may find the banks turn down their application to become a direct debit originator. It may be the banks perceive the organisation as too small to be an originator. Even when accepted for direct debit it may take a considerable time to convert your customers from standing order to direct debit. Mandate is ideally suited to handling both standing orders and direct debits or even a mixture of direct debits and standing orders during the migration phase.
When managing standing orders Mandate allows you to create a database of all your customers and build up a payment schedule against each account. Once the payments have been entered, whether manually or automatically through an import, mandate can quickly identify the standing orders which are unpaid. Failure reminders can easily be generated and Mandate can even export the payments to your accounting system such as Sage, avoiding unnecessary rekeying.
Mandate incorporates our postcode lookup service PostcodeIT saving keystrokes when entering addresses and ensuring a consistent accurate address.