Blackbaud Merchant Services

BBMS Summary Report: Gross Disbursement?

the BBMS detailed disbursement report displays a gross disbursement amount whereas the summary disbursement report only totals the transactions and reversals but not the resulting figure, e.g, the gross disbursement amount from which the processing fees are subtracted to yield the 'net proceeds'  for example if i have transactions totally $8683.09 then reversals of 263.60... there is no place on the summary report that states my gross disbursement as $8420.38.  Can you please fix this??

  • Helen Davis
  • Nov 5 2018
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    Lee Turner commented
    20 Aug 05:48pm

    We're looking to implement this on BBMS Disbursement Summary reports but want to make sure of one thing: if we insert the gross proceeds column into the middle of the report as Dan outlined below, will this break any of your Excel formulas or references that you have already set up? It will shift the Processing Fees and Net Proceeds columns to the right so any formulas you have that reference a column may have to change. Is that a concern at all?

  • Michaela Wright commented
    7 Nov, 2018 03:05pm

    Great point Helen, this would be a really helpful fix!

  • Helen Davis commented
    6 Nov, 2018 04:07pm

    Hello Dan
    Yes, the sample you provided would be an improvement! It includes the transaction total, reversals total, gross proceeds, fees, and net disbursement after fees as I suggested.

    With thanks
    Helen

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  • Dan Cobb commented
    6 Nov, 2018 02:41pm

    Thanks for the feedback!  I've checked the reporting and it appears, as stated, that we have gross disbursement amount on the detail report but not the summary.  If we added a feature where there was a column between Reversals and Processing fees that summed up the amounts for each row and then carried on into the totals would that meet the need?

    Rough prototype:

  • J Wall commented
    6 Nov, 2018 02:21am

    Gross disbursements on both summary report and detailed disbursement report would be an easy fix and  useful  double check for the customer as another point to confirm all balances.  Thank you for fixing.  

  • Felice Herman commented
    5 Nov, 2018 08:19pm

    I fully support this idea! Would be incredibly helpful!!