Free up hours of valuable time & reduce errors with automated Bacs approved software
AccessPay’s cloud-based automated Bacs approved software gives you one portal from which to manage all your Bacs Direct Credits and Direct Debit transactions.
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Straight Through Processing’ of payment files with no manual intervention or rekeying – reducing operation time from hours to minutes.
Data validation that reduces the chance of human error, with automatic download of Bacs Reports for reconciliation with your back office.
Segregate duties and visibility by department and spend level – all controlled by you.
If you want to add or remove users, change bank accounts, add new details or create different departments within your software, you can, in just a few clicks
SUN stands for Service User Number. To make or collect payments using the Bacs network, you will need a Service User Number (SUN). A Service User Number is issued by your Business Bank.
There is no limit to the number of transactions, or the number of files which are processed through AccessPay. This means as your volumes grow, your operating cost stays the same. This is one of our key selling points
AccessPay integrates with all accounting, Payroll and CRM systems, as a ‘file agnostic’ platform. This includes common systems like Sage, Xero, IRIS, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, SAP and Oracle.
AccessPay is file agnostic – this means it accepts any type of file with no changes needed to the format. This includes Standard18, Excel, Csv, Text and many others.
The speed and agility of AccessPay means the entire project cycle is quick and painless. We combine cloud technology with a personal approach and a ‘can-do’ attitude that often enables our clients to go live under 24 hours from pre-sale.
Why Choose AccessPay for your
Bacs approved payments software?
- Quick to set up – once you’ve got a SUN, one set-up call with our service delivery team is all you need to start making payments
- No lengthy commitments – an annual rolling contract with a fixed price”
- Transparency of fees and no forced upgrades – our system is cloud-based and our fees are easy to understand, we won’t charge you for upgrades or training.
- You can submit all file types – AccessPay’s software is bank and file agnostic.
Everything you need to know about Bacs
Bacs is extremely secure. Their Bacstel-IP system is protected by TLS encryption between any computer you use and Bacs. The system is constantly self-monitored to validate data and user authorisation.
How long does a Bacs payment take to process?
Bacs payments are quicker to clear than cheques. The entire payment process is based around a 3-day timescale as follows:
Day 1 – Input
Input day is the latest day that users can submit a payment file to Bacs for a processing cycle. Files should be transmitted to Bacs between 7am and 10:30pm.
Day 2 – Processing
Files are delivered to the recipients’ banks, who then process each payment.
Day 3 – Entry
Payments are simultaneously credited to the recipients’ accounts and debited from the senders account.
What is a Bacs approved software supplier?
This means that our Bacs Payment Solution has been inspected and accredited by Bacs, and has passed their rigorous testing and approval processes. It gives us the right to connect to the Bacstel-IP network, which in turn allows us to offer our clients real-time access, same-day reporting and tailored workflow procedures.
Being a Bacs approved software supplier guarantees our full Bacs compliance. The accreditation shows that we’re one of a select number of UK-based payment and cash management providers trusted and approved by Bacs.
What is a Bacs Service User Number (SUN) and do I need one?
A SUN is a unique six-digit number used to identify the business paying or recieving money through a direct debit Bacs transaction. To use Bacs a business must have access to a SUN, download our guide to find out everything you need to know about SUNs and how to get one.