Thanks for the response, @sharonmcnulty. Let me provide you with information about payments with Vendors.
You can save time by making a vendor payment through Online Bill Pay. When making a payment, a bill will be created behind the scenes and synced back to QuickBooks Online along with the payment initiated. You can code the necessary tracking categories required for the bill. Here's how to add Direct Debit for a Vendor:
Login to your QuickBooks Online account.
On the dashboard, select the Bill pay online widget.
Navigate to the Make a payment tab.
Enter payment information for the vendor.
Choose the Delivery method.
Pick Bank transfer or Check.
Select Review and submit.
Hit Submit payment.
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You cannot see that on your dashboard if you haven’t subscribed to this app or you need to resynchronize if it's already set up. Bill Pay online is a third-party app that has a feature to pay your vendor using direct debit. Let me show you how to enable this feature.
Log in your QuickBooks Online.
Go to the Hamburger icon and select + New tab.
Under Vendors, select Pay Bills Online.
If you haven’t subscribed to any Online Bill Payment you will see a confirmation pop-up if you want to use this feature. Then you have to enter all the necessary details, just follow the on-screen instructions.