I agree with this recommendation.
Yes, this seems like a basic feature.
We’ve considered this feature many times; however, the use case we’ve discovered is tremendously low. While this feature is technically possible, and seems pretty cool, we’ve seen other solutions deploy vendor payments by ACH and the vendors simply prefer a check or credit card payment because “that’s what they know”. The number of vendors who will sign into the system to accept or reconcile their payments is very few.
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ACH vendor payments are a necessity. This was a feature I looking forward to when implementing a portal. It's extremely frustrating writing checks, balancing the accounts, arranging to mail/meet/pick up payments.
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This is something we definitely plan to do, it’s just a pretty monumental project so we’re trying to fit it into the development queue. It’s definitely in the plans though.