Forced Authorizations

forced authorizations

Access this by selecting Transact Force Authorization/Offline Sale from the left navigation menu.

Authorizations received via telephone (also known as voice authorizations) can be entered in Transaction Express by using the Force Authorization transaction. To record a forced authorization, you will need the Authorization Code and Authorization Date received from the Voice Authorization number you called to gain the authorization.

A transaction that was voided in TXP cannot be reprocessed as a Force Auth/Offline Sale as the approval code is automatically reversed during the void process.

The Force Authorization screen can be accessed by selecting Force Authorization under the Transact heading on the left navigation menu.

The Force/Voice Authorization screen is very similar to that of the sale screen. Required fields are noted by their color coding.

There are two additional fields required to process a Force/Voice Authorization:

  • Authorization Code—This is the authorization code which was provided when the Voice Authorization number was called for this transaction.
  • Authorization Date— This is the date on which the Authorization code was provided.

Once the required fields and any optional fields are completed, select the Settle button. This transaction is now queued up to settle with the daily batch.


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