Set Up the Payment Gateway

Supported Payment Gateways:

1. Authorize.net - Use this gateway for processing credit card receipts (pre-authorization, pre-auth capture and final authorizations are supported). You will need to sign up for a Merchant Account with Authorize.net before beginning the setup process in AcctVantage.

2. PayPal - Use this gateway for capturing previously authorized PayPal receipts.  You will need to sign up for a Business Account with PayPal before beginning the setup process in AcctVantage.

At this time, PayPal support is limited to prior-authorization capture for Sales Orders originating from BigCommerce.

Payment Gateway setup

To setup a payment gateway, go to Administration > System Setup > A/R & A/P.

Click the ➕ in the Payment Gateways section to add a new payment gateway.

The Default Cash Account and Default Bank Charges Account are optional. They are used in the Credit Card Reconcile process.

System Setup window (Credit Card Gateway)

Authorize.net setup

  1. Check the Enable box.
  2. Use the drop-down menu to select AuthorizeNet as the Service Name.
  3. Enter the API URL.
  4. Enter the API Transaction Key (i.e. the Authorize.net ID) and API Client Secret.
  5. Click OK to save the changes.
  6. Restart the AcctVantage Server.
  • Enable (required): Enables the Authorize.net gateway.
  • Require AVS (optional): Enables Address Verification on credit card approvals. Refer to your credit card merchant account information for more details on whether you should or should not require AVS.
  • Test Mode: Check if you would like to process sample/test Receipts without actually capturing a charge. Test Mode can be toggled on/off at any time. (Note that the Receipt records are "live", it's just the CC authorization that is in test mode; it's best to use this in a sandbox copy of your AcctVantage data file.)

PayPal setup

Contact AcctVantage Support for help with setting up the PayPal gateway. The process is largely similar to the Authorize.net setup but we do need to do some additional setup.