Create a Partner Profile
Creating a Partner Profile allows a partner to interact with the EBICS server.
A partner represents a customer who interacts with the EBICS Server. A customer is an organizational unit (a company or a private person) that has entered into a contract with a bank.
A customer can have one or more partners, with each having a Partner ID. Each partner can have one or more bank accounts.
To create a partner profile:
- Log in to Sterling B2B Integrator.
- From the Administration menu, select EBICS > Subscription Manager > Profile Manager > Partner Configuration.
- In the Partner Configuration page, click Go next to Create New Partner.
- In the Partner Configuration page, enter the values for
the fields listed in the following table and click Next.
Field Description Partner ID Required. Specify the unique ID of a partner in the bank's system. To select from a list of partner IDs, click the Lookup icon next to the Partner ID field.Note: Using the Lookup icon, if you select a partner ID that exceeds 35 characters, Sterling B2B Integrator trims the value to 35 characters, and creates a new record (the trimmed value) in the database. Organization Code Required. Specify the code of the organization that has been created in Sterling B2B Integrator through the Trading Partner user interface or through the Sterling File Gateway user interface. Partner Name Required. Specify the name of the partner. You can search for a partner using the Search functionality in the Sterling File Gateway user interface. Address Line 1 Optional. Specify the address of the partner. Address Line 2 Optional. Specify the address of the partner. City Optional. Specify the name of the city. State or Province Optional. Specify the name of the state or province. Country/Region Optional. Select the country or region. Zip or Postal Code Optional. Specify the zip code or postal code. Time Zone Optional. Select the time zone. E-mail Address Optional. Specify the e-mail address of the partner. Telephone Number Optional. Specify the phone number of the partner with the country code and state code.
- In the Partner Acct page, perform any of the following
- Click add to add a new partner account.
- Click edit next to the partner account you want to edit.
- Click delete next to the partner account you want to delete.
- This step is applicable only if you opted to add a new
partner account or edit an existing partner account. A partner can
have zero or more account information. In the Partner Acct: Partner
Account Info page, enter the values for the fields listed in the following
table and click Next.
Field Description Account ID Required. Specify the account identification code of the partner. The account ID is used when the bank associates a partner and a user with an order type. Account Holder Name Required. Specify the name of the account holder name to whom the account ID belongs to. Account Description Optional. Specify information of partner's accounts. Account Currency Required. Select the currency in which the transactions pertaining to the account takes place. The default value is [EUR] European Community Euro. Account Number Required if you do not specify a National Account Number. Specify the account number, either in national (German) or international (IBAN) format.
A valid account number should have either a 3-10 digit numeric code or 7- 30 characters of which the first two characters must be A-Z and the next two characters must be numeric digits followed by 3-30 characters that use the A-Za-z0-9 pattern.
International Optional. Select this check box if the account number is specified in international (IBAN) format. National Account Number Required if you do not specify an Account Number. Specify the account number in free format. This is applicable for national account numbers that do not comply to German or international (SWIFT-BIC) standards. Format Required if National Account Number is specified. Specify the format of the account number. Bank Code Required if the account ID is specified. Specify the bank code in free format.
A bank code should have either an eight digit numeric code or eleven characters of which the first six characters must be A to Z and the next five characters must be A to Z or 0-9.
International Optional. Select this check box if the bank code is specified in international (SWIFT) format. Prefix (Bank Code) Optional. Specify the national bank sort code prefix. National Bank Code Required. Specify the bank code in free format. This is applicable for national bank codes that do not comply to German or international (SWIFT-BIC) standards. Format Required if National Bank Code is specified. Specify the format of the bank code.
- In the Partner Acct page, click Next
In the Confirm page, verify the partner configuration settings.
Click Show All next to Partner Account Settings to view the account details specified for the partner. After verifying all partner configuration settings, click Finish.