ACH Universal supports the Canadian Payments Association's 1464 byte file format.
To configure your account for this format
--On the Home tab click Canada EFT Settings.
--Check the box Activate Canadian format
--Select All other banks
--In the Destination Data Centre box, enter the 5 digit code supplied to you by your bank.
Enter your company information as below. Note:
--Enter your bank account number.
--Your institutional id is 9 digits, and is comprised of
|TTTTT||Branch Transit #|
For example, CIBC is financial institution 010, and should start with 0010 (0 + 010).
If your branch (transit) number is 22222 for example, enter 001022222
File Creation Number (FCN)
Banks typically require that each File Creation Number (FCN) be unique, to help make sure that files are not processed more than once.
ACH Universal automatically generates a unique File Creation Number (FCN) for each file (auto-increments by 1). This satisfies the requirements of most banks. Typically, you will not need to do anything.
Some banks may have additional requirements, such as:
--During testing - the FCN must be 0000. Use our override feature below.
--The first production file must start at 1 (0001). Reset the 'seed' number below.
--Files must be in consecutive order, no skipping. Reset the seed number as mentioned earlier.
Tip: If you lose track of the File Creation Numbers (FCN) - go to Reports > Transmittal Logs - and you can see the FCNs for the previous transmissions.
Obtain a copy of your bank's format and update the entries below as needed.
Example, in some fields, some banks may want blank spaces, whereas other banks may want it zero filled.
Daily activity notes - check with your bank regarding:
--Whether Debits and Credits can be included in the same file.
--How many days in the future will they accept (warehouse) transactions before processing.
--Confirm transactions dated for weekends and holidays will be processed the next available day.
--File Creation Numbers - Are there any additional requirements?