The Bacs approved software programme helps solution suppliers work to a set of business and technical standards to help develop their Bacstel-IP and/or Secure-IP interfaces.
Solution suppliers wishing to develop, promote and maintain Bacstel-IP and in the case of Faster Payments, Secure-IP software packages are required to become Bacs approved software suppliers.
The first stage of the approval process is to complete and return an application form.
Full business and technical specifications will then be supplied to help you in your development of the software packages. This will include provision of a sorting code directory.
All software packages have to undergo mandatory testing with Bacs and some of your staff will also be required to undertake appropriate training covering Bacs, Bacstel-IP and/or Secure-IP. Solution suppliers successfully achieving approval are permitted to display the appropriate Bacs approved software supplier logo.
Once approved, payment of an approval fee is required together with an ongoing annual maintenance fee.
The key benefits of being a supplier of Bacs approved software:
- Bacs will involve you in plans for future software developments
- Your organisation will be featured as a supplier of Bacs approved software on the Bacs website