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How to complete a service qualification plan

If you are a PT-X Direct customer using a smartcard or CSM to submit to BACS you will need to complete the BACS Service Qualification Plan (SQP) before you are able to Submit Live Files.

The SQP needs to be completed using a Primary Security Contact’s Smartcard

If you are a CSM customer or are unable to access a Primary Security Contact you may be able to complete the SQP using an Additional Security Contact’s (ASC) smartcard or HSM Certificate – however you will need to agree this with the BACS helpdesk at your bank.

You need to complete the SQP for each BACS Service User Number (SUN) you have configured in PT-X

Before you can send a Test in PT-X you will need to ensure that the PT-X Software Supplier ID (SFP7222) has been linked to each SUN configured in PT-X – you will need to contact the BACS helpdesk at your bank to arrange this.

Completing the SQP for Payments only Service User Numbers

  1. Your Payment Profile that is linked to the SUN you are testing needs to be set to Full Test
  2. You will need to upload to PT-X an example Credits File that contains at least 3 instructions
  3. The 3 instructions must all use real sort codes and account numbers
  4. The 3 instructions must be paying at least 0.01p each (PT-X won’t accept a file without this anyway)
  5. The batch needs to be approved (it doesn’t matter who does this)
  6. The batch must be Sent using a PSC smartcard
  7. You will then need to download the generic test Report to complete the test – this also needs to be done with a PSC smartcard
  8. In PT-X navigate to the Payments menu
  9. Select BACS messages
  10. Click Collect
  11. Select the Payment Profile that is linked to the SUN you are testing
  12. Change Report type to Test
  13. Tick Generic Test Report
  14. Click Collect message
  15. Enter the smartcard PIN or Password when prompted
  16. Once you have completed the above steps you can call your bank to check that the tests have been successful and request that they set the PT-X SFP Live.

You can then request your Payment Profile in PT-X is set Live by contacting Bottomline

 

Completing the SQP for Direct Debits only Service User Numbers

  1. Your Payment Profile that is linked to the SUN you are testing needs to be set to Full Test
  2. You will need to upload to PT-X an example Direct Debit File that contains at least 12 instructions
  3. The 12 instructions must all use real sort codes and account numbers
  4. You must use all 4 Direct Debit Transaction codes 3 times. The codes are 01,17, 18 and 19
  5. The 12 instructions must be collecting at least 0.01p each (PT-X won’t accept a file without this anyway)
  6. The batch needs to be approved (it doesn’t matter who does this)
  7. The batch must be Sent using a PSC smartcard
  8. You will then need to download the generic test Report to complete the test – this also needs to be done with a PSC smartcard
  9. In PT-X navigate to the Payments menu
  10. Select BACS messages
  11. Click Collect
  12. Select the Payment Profile that is linked to the SUN you are testing
  13. Change Report type to Test
  14. Tick Generic Test Report
  15. Click Collect message
  16. Enter the smartcard PIN or Password when prompted
  17. Once you have completed the above steps you can call your bank to check that the tests have been successful and request that they set the PT-X SFP Live.

You can then request your Payment Profile in PT-X is set Live by contacting Bottomline

 

 

Completing the SQP for Payments and Debits Service User Numbers

You must send a test file for both Credits and Debits as per the instructions above, however you will only need to download the generic test report once.

 

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