Set Up Electronic Banking

Note

The Isabel features are available only for on-premises deployments.

With electronic banking, you can make electronic payments to domestic, international, SEPA, and non-Euro SEPA vendors and customers.

Your company subscribes to an eBanking contract with the bank to maintain a certain bank account or several bank accounts. The company also subscribes to Isabel to send payment files to and receive bank statement files from the bank electronically. Therefore, the company receives smartcards linked to the eBanking contract. The smartcards are secured by PIN codes.

You will receive one of these smartcards to connect to IBS so that you are connected to the eBanking contract of the company.

When uploading to or downloading files from the IBS platform, you will insert the smartcard in the card reader and use a PIN code to make connection to IBS. When the IBS session is established, the eBanking contract and eBanking user is known by the system. Also the eBanking contract and user linked bank account numbers are known.

Before you can use electronic banking, you must set up the following information:

To set up electronic banking

  1. Choose the Search for Page or Report icon, enter Electronic Banking Setup, and then choose the related link.

  2. On the Electronic Banking Setup page, on the General FastTab, fill in the fields as described in the following table.

    Field Description
    Summarize Gen. Jnl. Lines Select to indicate if you want to group the payment journal lines for each vendor.
    Cut off Payment Message Texts Select to indicate if you want to truncate long payment messages. Messages will be truncated if greater than 106 characters for domestic payments and less than 140 characters for international payments.
    IBS Version Specify the version of Isabel that is currently used for electronic banking in your organization.
    Notification E-mail address Specify the notification email address that you want to use for electronic banking balance and transaction messages. This is the default address that is used to contact the Isabel server.
    Language Specify the language that you want to use for electronic bank balance and transaction messages.
    IBS Service Version Specify the service version that is used to communicate with the Isabel server.
  3. On the Upload FastTab, fill in the fields as described in the following table.

    Field Description
    Upload integration Mode Specify the mode that you want to use to upload content to the Isabel server. The integration mode options include Attended and Manual. If the integration mode is set to Attended, you must set the IBS Version field to 6. The entries in the IBS Log table will be created when payment files are generated. If the integration mode is set to Manual, you must log on to the Isabel server manually and no log entries will be created.
    Upload Path Specify the path to the folder where the files will be saved during the upload process.
  4. On the Download FastTab, fill in the fields as described in the following table.

    Field Description
    Download integration Mode Specify the mode that you want to use to download content to the Isabel server. The options include Attended and Manual. If the integration mode is set to Attended, you must set the IBS Version field to 6. The entries in the IBS Log table will be created when the download is performed. If the integration mode is set to Manual, you must log on to the Isabel server manually and no log entries will be created.
    Download Path Specify the path to the folder where the files will be saved during the download process.
  5. On the Numbering FastTab, fill in the fields as described in the following table.

    Field Description
    IBS Log Upload Nos. Specify the number series that is used for Isabel log entries created during the file upload process.
    IBS Log Download Nos. Specify the number series that is used for Isabel log entries created during the file download process.
    IBS Request ID Specify a number sequence used for automatic and unique numbering of the requests.
  6. Choose the OK button.

See Also

Isabel website
Belgian Electronic Banking
Belgian Electronic Payments
Set Up IBLC-BLWI Transaction Codes
Set Up Vendors for Automatic Payment Suggestions
Generate Payment Suggestions
Create Payment Journal Templates and Batches
Test Electronic Payments
Manage Electronic Payment Lines
Print Payment Files Summarizing Payment Lines and General Journal Lines