This topic will show you how to establish the connection between Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and your GoCardless merchant account.
In the search bar type 'Astral GoCardless Setup' and select Astral GoCardless Setup from the list.
Figure 1 | Astral GoCardless Setup
The Astral GoCardless Setup page will open (figure 2).
Figure 2 | Astral GoCardless Setup Page
Click on 'Assisted Connection Setup' in the ribbon and the window in figure 3 will open.
Figure 3 | Assisted Connection Setup Window
Click on 'Next' and create your GoCardless Account (figure 4).
Figure 4 | Create your GoCardless Merchant Account
If you already have a GoCardless Merchant Account, scroll down the page and click on 'Sign In'. Then enter your credentials and click on 'Connect account' (figures 5 and 6).
Figure 5 | Already have a GoCardless Merchant Account - Sign In
Figure 6 | Already have a GoCardless Account - Connect Account
Once you have created your GoCardless Merchant Account, you will see the window in figure 7.
Figure 7 | Successful GoCardless Connection
Now that the connection has been established, it needs to be 'Activated' in Business Central, by clicking on 'Next'.
Figure 8 | Assisted Connection Setup Window - Next
Once it has been activated you will see the GoCardless Setup Status. This shows the Status of your account with GoCardless (typically ‘Action Required’, ‘In Review’ or ‘Successful’). If the Setup Status is anything other than ‘Successful’, a new browser window will open taking the user to GoCardless’ Onboarding landing page. Click on 'Finish'.
Figure 9 | Assisted Connection Setup Window - Finish
Now the Astral GoCardless Setup page should look like figure 10.
Figure 10 | Astral GoCardless Setup Page