ACH Universal can easily create a Notifications of Change (NOC) file.
This help page contains instructions if you are receiving an ACH file and need to create an NOC file.
If your data is already in Excel or a csv file - skip the first section and follow our template and mappings.
To create Notifications of Change (NOC) files you need the Enterprise platform-Processor license of ACH Universal.
1. Create a new account to work in
From the main menu select File > New > Create an account - and then complete the wizard.
Note: In this example, we named the account 'Notification of Change'.
2. Default the account to create Notification of Change (NOC) files
From the program Home Page, click ACH File Setup, then next.
Enter your header information here.
Note: If you don't have your header information, you can skip this and come back at any time. It is not needed to create a file, but of course - you'll need to enter it before sending to the FRB or your processor.
When finished, select 'Advanced Setup - Access all setup options' to enable the 'Next' button to continue. Click Next.
Select 'COR - Notification of Change'. Click Next, then Finish.
3. Prepare sample/test data
On the Home tab, click ACH-2-Excel.
On the form, select an ACH file to convert. Once selected, allow the conversion to continue and open in Excel.
For this sample, add two columns to the rightmost field - and enter labels such as NOC Code and Corrected Data.
Note: Enter the 'C' plus a leading digit if applicable. For example, for an incorrect account number, enter C01, or an incorrect ABA Routing number as C02. Also populate the corrected data as well.
Save the file as an Excel file.
4. Set your mappings
Click on Import Transactions to start the wizard.
Select the Excel file you just saved in the previous step and click Next.
In the upper right corner, select the mapping template 'Create Notification of Change'
If in the sample account, this is the same mapping as Custom Menu 23.
If in SQL Server, the mappings may not be predefined due to version control schedules. You can map the fields per the listing at the end of this page.
Also check the 'Save as default'
Click Next, Next and Finish to import and most importantly - to save your mappings.
5. Create a test file
From the Home page - click on the Go To Create ACH File Page - and then click on Create (see below).
Note the file created below.
The addenda records ('7'), are followed by '98' indicating an NOC. Afterwards, in the example below is the NOC Code C01.
Field Mappings if you are manually mapping (ie. SQL)
|Field #||Mapping Name|
Simply prepare the data file as above in step 3. All other work has been saved.
This would be a good time to backup your work. Click File > Backup.
Reminder: To create NOC files you need the Enterprise-Processor license of ACH Universal.