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Payment Plus Overview

Payment Plus is UC San Diego’s preferred method for issuing payments to suppliers with purchase orders.

Payment Plus is UC San Diego’s preferred method for issuing payments to suppliers. Payment Plus utilizes a Visa Commercial Card to offer our suppliers a payment solution designed to accelerate payment receipt. This payment replaces UCSD’s outdated check and Direct Deposit ACH processes and delivers important new benefits.

For answers to commonly asked questions about the Payment Plus Initiative, refer to the Payment Plus FAQ (PDF).

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Benefits for Suppliers

By enrolling in Payment Plus suppliers will benefit from:
  • Reduced Payment Terms - By accepting this Virtual Card payment solution, your payment will be issued at net 10.
  • Faster Electronic Communications - Advance notification of payments via email helps you forecast cash flow. Real-time notifications are issued for each card payment keeping the supplier in the loop.
  • Streamlined Accounts Receivable - Increased AR processes by using electronic invoicing and this payment solution to save on operational costs with less paper and less data entry.
  • Clarified Payment Details - A complete remittance detail is provided with each payment authorization to support efficient receivables posting.
  • U.S. Bank Support - Payment Plus offers targeted solutions by providing a dedicated support team to answer credit card questions, contact information updates, and provide ongoing support by email: PaymentPlus@access-online.com or phone: 855-268-5386.
  • No changes or modifications to the supplier’s existing card acceptance procedures

Benefits for UC San Diego

Paperless payments with Payment Plus will be contributing to UC San Diego’s goal of improving payment efficiency, visibility, control, and finally UCSD’s initiative of reducing paper checks and going green.
  • Provides efficiency - Increase staff productivity through payment automation and eliminates expenses related to check writing. Payment Plus take costs out of the supply chain and increases UCSD’s bottom line results.
  • Increases payment control - Like a check, single-use virtual accounts can be set to a specific supplier, date range and payment amount, so we maintain control over the payables process.
  • Enhances payment security - Payments are processed only when approved and only for the amount authorized (when enrolled in Precise Pay) giving UCSD enhanced security and the convenience of automated reconciliation.

Payment Plus Process

Single-use Suppliers:

Suppliers will receive an automated remittance email for each payment. This email will contain a link to a secure web portal where suppliers will obtain a unique Visa credit card account number, the amount to charge and the other pertinent details of the transaction needed to process and reconcile their payments. The credit card account will change with each payment so there is no need to keep this information on file. Standard merchant processing fees will apply.

Pre-Authorized Limit Suppliers:

Suppliers will receive an automated remittance email for each payment. This email will contain the amount to charge and the other pertinent details of the transaction needed to process and reconcile their payments. Using your company’s terminal you can enter the Visa credit card account number associated with your account to accept payment based on the invoice amount provided in the initial email. Standard merchant processing fees will apply.

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