Course announcements

  • This course is designed to give participants a foundational understanding of the characteristics and the main core functions of the Payment Engine. Upon completion of this course, learners will gain experience with the Payment Engine and its integration with other systems.

Goals

  • Describe the main characteristics of Payment Engine
  • Understand the core functions in Payment Engine
  • Describe how Payment Engine integrates with other systems

Audience

  • Application Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Process Owner/ Team Lead/Power User
  • Change Manager
  • Data Consultant/Manager
  • Developer
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Help Desk/CoE Support
  • Program/Project Manager

Prerequisites

Essential

  • Experience navigating within an SAP system environment, OR
  • SAP129 SAP Navigation
  • Knowledge of Payment Processing within the Banking Industry

Recommended

  • FS240 – Shared Processes for Loans and Deposits Management

Course based on software release

  • SAP Payment Engine 8.0, SP2

Content

  • Overview
    • Describe the value proposition of SAP in the domain of a payment platform
    • Understand the main characteristics of Payment Engine
    • Describe main Payment Scenarios
    • Understand the core functions in Payment Engine
    • Describe how Payment Engine integrates with other systems
    • Understand the process of processing a payment order in Payment Engine
    • Depict the roadmap of Payment Engine
  • File Handler
    • Describe the components of File Handler
    • Name technical advantages of File Handler
    • Describe the functionality of Input and Output Manager
    • Understand the role of File Handler Database
    • Describe the role and main functionality of Format Converter
    • Get an overview of supported format converters
    • Understand how dummy order is created
  • Enrichment and Validation
    • Understand the role of Enrichment and Validation in Payment Engine system landscape
    • Describe the functionality of Enrichment and Validation Block
    • Depict processes inside Enrichment and Validation Component
    • Understand interaction with other system components
    • Depict the Role of Exception Handling and Automatic Repair in the process
    • Depict the validation procedure in E&V block
    • Describe types of checks performed during E&V process
    • Name checks performed outside of PE with impact on E&V process
    • Understand what Check Sets are and how they can be used
    • Understand how SLA are used in E&V process
    • Define types of SLAs
    • Depict SLA hierarchy
    • Name some of conditions defined in SLAs
    • Describe Currency Exchange usage
    • Understand Determining of necessity and exchange rate
    • Describe Release Workflow usage
    • Understand Change Documents functionality
  • Routing Control
    • Understand the role of Routing Control in Payment Engine system landscape Configure Transactional Apps & Factsheets
    • Define business objects Route, Clearing Agreement, Customer Clearing Agreement and Value Date Agreement
    • Explain rule sets and rules and their usage in Routing Control
    • Understand the relations between business objects and rule sets
    • Explain the process for determination of route and Clearing Agreement
    • Explain the process of Value Date Agreement determination
    • Understand Value Date calculation process
  • Clearing and Settlement
    • Understand the role of Clearing and Settlement in system landscape
    • Describe clearing scenarios supported by Payment Engine
    • Understand interaction with other system components
    • Distinguish between different alternatives for clearing and settlement of payment items
    • Describe direct clearing scenarios
    • Depict processes for direct clearing
    • Describe collector and queues scenarios
    • Understand different types of collectors and queues and their usage
    • Depict processes inside collectors and queues
    • Describe functions on Collectors and Queues
  • Recall & Active Return
    • Understand Recall Management functionality of Payment Engine
    • Describe Process Flow of Recall Management
    • Understand the life-cycle of a Recall business object in PE
    • Understand functionality for handling of Active Returns in Payment Engine
    • Describe Process Flow of Active Returns
    • Describe types of Special SEPA transactions
    • Describe Credit Transfer and Direct Debit Processes with the emphasis on ‘R transactions’
  • Exception Handling & Post Processing
    • Define the role of Exception Handling (EH)
    • Understand integration of EH with other components of PE system
    • Depict the Exception Handling Process
    • Describe setup of Master data in Exception Handling
    • Categorize the Response Types for Exception Handling
  • End of Day Processing
    • Understand and describe the scope of End of Day Processing and End of Day specific processes in Payment Engine
    • Describe sample process chain of End of Day phase
    • Understand End of Day Specific Processes
  • Archiving
    • Understand the role of archiving in Payment Engine
    • Describe the components of archiving solution
    • Describe the used archiving tools
    • Understand the archiving process executed in the Archiving Engine
    • Provide information about logs in Payment Engine
  • Account Management Proxy
    • Understand the role of Clearing and Settlement in system landscape
    • Describe interaction of AM with Clearing and Settlement and Exception Handling components
    • Describe functionality of AM and technical highlights
    • Describe posting simulation, posting, reservation and delete reservation actions on payment item
    • Understand processes related to above mentioned actions
    • Describe asynchronous processing in AM Proxy and possible scenarios
  • Referential Data Interface
    • Understand the role of referential data in Payment Engine
    • Name the RDI objects that are relevant for Payment Engine
    • Understand the RDI objects that are relevant for Payment Engine
    • Understand which way of import is used for those RDI objects
    • Provide information about manual entering of referential data into Payment Engine
    • Provide information about batch import of referential data into Payment Engine
  • SEPA in Payment Engine
    • Describe SEPA and the business context of SEPA
    • Describe the implications on the current payments systems of banks
    • Describe the features and characteristics of SCT, SDD and R- Transactions
    • Describe how Payment Engine handles SEPA Files in the individual functional blocks
    • Understand the specifics of SEPA in Payment Engine