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The objective of this blog post is to explain changes made recently to the US ACH CCD file format and how to use it for payments in SAP Business ByDesign.

The National Automated Clearing House Association (Nacha) developed the Automated Clearing House (ACH) format Cash Concentration and Disbursement (CCD) to facilitate electronic funds transfers for corporate entities. It is a single or a recurring ACH credit or debit originated to a corporate account. It can be used to

  • consolidate and sweep cash funds within an entity’s-controlled accounts or

  • make/collect payments to/from other corporate entities.

The format can contain a single addendum record to relay payment-related information.

With release 2111 we delivered changes to the US ACH CCD file format to support addenda records along with other control records based on the NACHA specification for country US. The changes contain

  • the length limit for a maximum of 80 characters of addenda records

  • an update of batch control/file control records to denote the addenda counts.

When using the US ACH CCD file format for your payments in the system, please ensure to create only one payment per invoice as the format contains only a single addendum record to provide payment-related information.

This short introduction explains the adoptions made recently to the US ACH CCD file format in SAP Business ByDesign.