IBM Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-467
October 3, 2017


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Capabilities of IBM® Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS®, V3.0.4:

  • Brings robust NACHA and immediate payments processing capabilities to the IBM z®/OS platform
  • Includes ability to send and receive immediate payments designed to comply with The Clearing House (TCH) Real-time Payments initiative
  • Provides an ISO 20022-based platform that can be extended to help support the Zelle SM payments network, pan-European instant payments, and other immediate payments schemes
  • Has the ability to provide the required payments or receipt acknowledgement within the TCH Real-time Payments system mandates
  • Includes workflows and maps to support immediate payment requirements
  • Leverages the Financial Transaction Manager user interface to view immediate payment transactions and provide exception resolution
  • Delivers benchmark reports to support throughput and latency requirements for immediate payments
  • Offers benefits provided by IBM Z hardware and the z/OS operating system including fast, predictable response time, seamless scalability, continuous availability, and highest levels of security
  • Supports the option of IBM Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS to add per-payment pricing for Financial Transaction Manager payments workloads on z/OS environments


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Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4 brings the ACH processing capabilities of Financial Transaction Manager to the z/OS platform. This includes the ability to process outbound and inbound immediate payments within the modern, robust IBM Financial Transaction Manager suite, as well as support for the clearing and settlement of NACHA transactions. It delivers a payments solution that complies with The Clearing House (TCH) Real-time Payments initiative. It features an extendable platform that can be easily extended to help support the pan-European instant payments solution, the Zelle payments network, and other new regional or in-country schemes worldwide. The solution is able to process high volumes of financial messages reliably and is designed to meet the throughput and latency mandates for TCH Real-time Payments and other schemes with similar performance requirements.

Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS offers an established solution that helps support financial institutions in the development or transformation of their financial transaction management systems. Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4 adds additional immediate payments capabilities to existing support for the UK Faster Payments formats and the payment processing requirements for Fast and Secure Transfers (FAST) in Singapore.

Immediate payments processing capabilities:

  • Provides a new payment rail that supports immediate payments as a new payments alternative
  • Delivers a payments solution designed to comply with TCH Real-time Payments system's inbound and outbound use cases 1, 2, and 3
  • Offers the capability to be extended to help support the Zelle payments network, pan-European instant payments, and other country-specific or regional immediate payment schemes
  • Provides APIs to support many legacy payment applications and services for other payment types through the Financial Transaction Manager Internal Standard Format (ISF)
  • Delivers ability to integrate with anti-fraud capabilities
  • Supports ISO 20022 payment message APIs for adding messages to the immediate payments message stream and receiving corresponding notification of transaction results
  • Offers the ability to participate in pilot phases for existing and new payment schemes as these new schemes are rolled out
  • Delivers the ability to achieve business insights into the message warehouse data by using IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence
  • Includes both an administration and operations GUI through Financial Transaction Manager

NACHA transaction processing capabilities:

  • Supports receiving and sending files in accordance with the NACHA 2014 operating rules (includes all SEC codes)
  • Delivers reference implementations for NACHA file origination and receipt
  • Has transaction routing and delivery rules for ACH processors, including direct sends from one financial institution to another
  • Includes administration capabilities for partner on-boarding and maintenance
  • Delivers process management for operational control and system monitoring
  • Helps with ACH payment receipt capabilities, including control total matching, authorization, NACHA rules compliance validation, and Notification of Change (NOC) and Death Notification Entry (DNE) management
  • Contains ACH payment processing capabilities, including risk services, customer billing for products and services, generation of accounting entries, inbound and outbound returns, and accounts receivable check conversion services
  • Handles exception management of files, batches, and transactions
  • Can manage warehousing of future dated work
  • Contains reporting and extracts for financial institutions and their customers
  • Includes data retention of processed transactions
  • Includes documentation for the ACH implementation

The ability to run on ACH and Immediate Payments workloads on IBM Z hardware and the z/OS operating system can help provide the following additional client benefits:

  • Fast, predictable response time
  • Seamless scalability to accommodate unpredictable spikes in demand
  • Continuous availability
  • Highest levels of security

In addition, Financial Transaction Manager Enterprise clients can now take advantage of the new Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS. This pricing solution provides pricing flexibility with a per-payment pricing option for payments workloads on z/OS environments. Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS enables operational cost to be tied directly to business value by basing the price of the solution on the number of production payments that are processed, rather than capacity that is used to process them.



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IBM Financial Transaction Manager for z/OS, V3.0 is a prerequisite for Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4.

For additional information about system requirements, see the Technical information section.



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October 6, 2017: Physical media



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Using Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4 delivers to financial institutions the ability to:

  • Rapidly introduce an immediate payments offering to their customers.
  • Provide confidence that their offering meets performance requirements.
  • Have a competitive, market differentiated immediate payments product.
  • Rapidly respond to market demands through configuration changes without the need for IT intervention.
  • Have deeper understanding of payment trends and patterns.
  • Easily segment payment usage and billing.
  • Provide anti-fraud integration to instill confidence for both the bank and customers.
  • Provide a product offering that meets regulatory requirements.
  • Receive and send files in accordance with the NACHA 2014 operating rules (includes all SEC codes).
  • Route and deliver transactions to ACH processors, including direct sends from one financial institution to another.
  • Help with ACH payment receipt capabilities, including control total matching, authorization, NACHA rules compliance validation, and Notification of Change (NOC) and Death Notification Entry (DNE) management.
  • Provide ACH payment processing capabilities, including risk services, customer billing for products and services, generation of accounting entries, inbound and outbound returns, and accounts receivable check conversion services.
  • Handle exception management of files, batches, and transactions.
  • Manage warehousing of future dated work.
  • Include reporting and extracts for financial institutions and their customers.
  • Include data retention of processed transactions.

Benefits:

  • Helps financial institutions to remain competitive in the marketplace
  • Allows financial institutions to participate in immediate payment scheme pilots
  • Enables financial institutions to offer a faster payments product that meets their business needs and their customer's service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Provides APIs to legacy applications and services
  • Offers cost reduction and increased revenue opportunities through new and improved payment services
  • Provides a modern platform to meet ACH payment processing challenges
  • Helps address customer's demand for near real-time processing and information access
  • Helps improve risk management and assists with organizations' compliance obligations through improved visibility to payment transactions across multiple payment channels
  • Has prebuilt support for processing North American ACH payments in to and out of the Financial Transaction Manager internal standard format
  • Delivers prebuilt message flows to manage ACH related interactions with a clearing and settlement mechanism
  • Is able to execute, monitor, audit, and track ACH payments
  • Provides transparency across ACH processing
  • Increases ability to enable straight through processing for real-time or near real-time ACH payments
  • Provides a robust and scalable environment to process large volumes of ACH payments
  • Allows for easier adoption of ACH Rule updates
  • Enables new customer services, such as deposit and exception notification with improved visibility and self-service

Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4 supports not only the NACHA payments network but also the scheme standards from The Clearing House (TCH) through an ISO20022-compliant platform that can easily be extended to support the Zelle payments network, the European Banking Authority (EBA), and other immediate payment initiatives. The product allows financial institutions to provide immediate payment features and functions to their customers, and to help leverage their investment in the Financial Transaction Manager suite. Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4 can help financial institutions stay current with scheme modifications as payment schemes evolve.

Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4 includes the following capabilities:

  • Ability to originate and receive real-time payments from the TCH with support for system standards for inbound and outbound use cases 1, 2, and 3
  • Ability to provide the required acknowledgement within the defined scheme mandates
  • Includes workflows and maps to and from the corresponding clearing houses and customer channel interfaces to support payment scheme requirements
  • Adds user interfaces to view transactions, provide exceptions resolution, and track and trace payments going through the system
  • Includes benchmark reports to support throughput and latency
  • Ability to create and generate reports
  • Supports ISO 20022 messages, including the capability to handle updates to existing schemes
  • Has APIs to legacy application and services, such as fraud screening, sanction detection, and accounting services through the Financial Transaction Manager Internal Standard Format (ISF) or through ISO 20022 payment message APIs
  • Delivers the ability to rapidly configure updates based on customer profile, payment amount, initiation channel, and other parameters
  • Ability to tailor immediate payment set up by customer segment
  • Integrates into existing bank infrastructure
  • Can update configuration settings by customer and customer segment to meet the specific requirements of the bank and customer
  • Ability to meet the service level agreements (SLAs) of the business and customer
  • Provides integration to anti-fraud capabilities, such as Safer Payments
  • Ability to achieve business insight into the message warehouse data based on Cognos Business Intelligence
  • Delivers business insights on demand
    • Offers predefined general payments reports based on Cognos Business Intelligence
    • Using Cognos Business Intelligence, can generate custom reports or adapt predefined reports to support immediate payments
    • Supports both integrated and stand-alone use of Cognos Business Intelligence for Financial Transaction Manager for Immediate Payments data
  • Ability to monitor payments infrastructure based on the Java™ Management Extensions (JMX) standard
  • Delivers insights on bank and customer usage of the immediate payments service to rapidly adjust to changing market needs and future developments
  • Creates visibility into analytic dashboards to assess value from individual customer, customer segment payment data, as well as better understand a customer's behavior, trends, and patterns

The ability to run on ACH and Immediate Payments workloads on IBM Z hardware and the z/OS operating system can help to satisfy the following client demands:

  • Fast, predictable response time
  • Seamless scalability to accommodate unpredictable spikes in demand
  • Continuous availability
  • Highest levels of security.

In addition, Financial Transaction Manager Enterprise clients can now take advantage of the new Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS. This pricing solution provides pricing flexibility with a per-payment pricing option for payments workloads on z/OS environments. Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS enables operational cost to be tied directly to business value by basing the price of the solution on the number of production payments that are processed, rather than capacity that is used to process them.

This new pricing model allows clients to utilize the strengths of IBM Z and at the same time, pay on a monthly basis for the actual number of production payments processed. It does not replace the existing pricing for Financial Transaction Manager and associated software programs, but provides an additional commercial model to be utilized.

Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS enables the per-payment pricing model on the z/OS operating system and requires an upfront client purchase of a license for Financial Transaction Manager. Clients are invoiced monthly for the number of production payments that are processed. The per-payment price provides the usage entitlement for the following z/OS software stack when used in conjunction with Financial Transaction Manager:

  • z/OS, V2.1, or later
  • IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0, or later
  • IBM DB2® for z/OS, V11.1, or later
  • IBM Operational Decision Manager Standard for z/OS, V8.9, or later

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4 is capable as of October 6, 2017, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4 enables a bank to comply with the NACHA payments and The Clearing House (TCH) Real-time Payments system mandates, and positions the bank to introduce new ISO 20022 immediate payment schemes, such as the Zelle payments network and pan-European instant payments as they are introduced domestically or regionally around the globe.

Financial institutions need to connect to one or multiple immediate payments schemes domestically or regionally and provide seamless integration to backend business applications in order to:

  • Originate and receive both NACHA and immediate payments in accordance with the scheme mandates.
  • Provide APIs to the legacy application and services.
  • Meet scheme throughput and latency requirements.
  • Provide a deeper understanding of payment trends, patterns, and customer exceptions.
  • Provide insights on the bank's and customer's usage of the immediate payment service to rapidly adjust delivery options.
  • Integrate with anti-fraud capabilities to instill confidence.
  • Provide dynamic visibility to analytic dashboards to assess value from individual customer, customer segment, and payment data to better understand your customer's behavior, trends, and patterns.


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For information about IBM Financial Transaction Manager for Immediate Payments for Multiplatforms, see Software Announcement 216-492, dated October 11, 2016.

For information about IBM Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for Multiplatforms, see Software Announcement 217-210, dated April 25, 2017.

For information about IBM Financial Transaction Manager for z/OS, V3.0, see:

  • Software Announcement 215-323, dated July 21, 2015.
  • Software Announcement 214-508, dated December 9, 2014.


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5655-FTE 3.0.4 IBM Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS
5655-FTF 1.1.0 IBM Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS S&S

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Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5655-FTE 5655-FTF


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IBM Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS documentation can be accessed in IBM Knowledge Center, the home for IBM product documentation. You can customize IBM Knowledge Center to create a collection of documents that include the technologies, products, and versions that you select.



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Hardware requirements

Hardware must be compatible with and capable of running a supported operating system, corresponding software, and associated applications.

Operating system software:

  • Runtime server
    • IBM z/OS V1.13
    • IBM z/OS V2.1
  • Developer workstation
    • Microsoft™ Windows™

For the latest system requirements, see the Detailed hardware and software requirements for IBM Financial Transaction Manager offerings website.

Software requirements

Other software, in addition to the operating system software, listed in the Hardware requirements section:

  • IBM Integration Bus for z/OS, V9.0
  • IBM WebSphere® MQ for z/OS, V8.0
  • IBM Db2® for z/OS, 10.1
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2 (for optional reporting support)
  • IBM Integration Designer V8.5.5
  • IBM Business Monitor V8.5 (for optional dashboard support)

Financial Transaction Manager for z/OS, V3.0 is a prerequisite for Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4.

For more information about system requirements, see the Detailed hardware and software requirements for IBM Financial Transaction Manager offerings website.

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Packaging
  • 3590
    • Tape that contains Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4
  • Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS, V3.0.4 Program Directory (GI13-4356-00)
  • License Information Agreement CD (LCD7-7067-00)

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Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Program PID: 5655-FTE

Program name: IBM Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS V3

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S0187WC IBM FTM for ACH Services for z/OS Basic OTC, per Virtual Server
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S0187WD English US 1/2-inch Data Cartridge, IBM 3590, 30 GB, 128 Track


Subscription and Support PID: 5655-FTF

Program name: IBM Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for z/OS S&S

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S0187WG IBM FTM for ACH Services for z/OS S&S Basic ASC, per Virtual Server, SW S&S, No charge decline SW S&S
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S0187WH English US Hardcopy pub

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