Sterling B2B Integrator - Configure Offer Manager

A bank can create one or more offers. An offer enables grouping a set of order types and file formats to a list of partners.

An offer provides an easy way for a bank to set up a contract with a partner. It groups together a set of order types with the associated order formats and the signatures. An offer is valid for use with a set of order types. Each partner is allocated a set of order types. Use Sterling B2B Integrator to create offers.

Use the Offer Manager in Sterling B2B Integrator to create offers.

To create an offer, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to Sterling B2B Integrator.
  2. From the Administration menu, select EBICS > Subscription Manager > Offer Manager > Offer Configuration.
  3. In the Offer Configuration page, click Go next to Create New Offer.
  4. In the Offer Configuration page, enter the values for the fields listed in the following table and click Next.
    Field
    Description
    Bank ID (Host ID)Required. Select a bank ID from the drop-down list.
    Offer NameRequired. Specify a name for the offer.
  5. In the Associate/Disassociate Order Types page, the bank assigns the order types and file formats to the partners of the offer. The bank assigns the order types either in full or as a subset.
    1. Optionally, you can filter the list of Available Order Types. Type a part of the order type in the Filter Data By Name field and click the filter icon for a filtered list.
    2. Use the arrows to add Available Order Types to the Selected Order Types list. This assigns the order types to the newly created offer. Click the first double arrow to add all the available order types to the Selected Order Types list.
    3. Enter the values for the fields listed in the following table and click Next.
      Field
      Description
      Authorization LevelOptional. Select the signature authorization of the user who acted as the signatory. Valid values are:
      • [T] Transport Signature – Use to submit the order data
      • [E] Single Signature – Use to authorize the order data
      • [ES] Electronic Signature
      Note: This field is not applicable to INI, HIA, and download order types with protocol version set to H003 or H004.

      To view this option, specify the authorization level in the ebics_server.properties file by setting the value of the SigClassesAllowedForEbOffer parameter to T,E,ES, which indicates that the EBICS Banking Server supports T, E, and ES signatures.

      The ES option indicates that the offer supports E, A, and B authorization levels.

      In Transport signature, the role of the user is submitter. In single signature, the role of the user can be either submitter or signatory.

      No. of Sign Reqd.

      Min and Max

      Optional. Specify the minimum and maximum number of personal signatures required to authorize the order. If you do not provide a value for these fields, the default value, 0, is used.
      Post BPOptional. Select the business process to be invoked at the EBICS Banking Server after the selected order type is completed.
      VEU enabledIndicates whether Distributed Electronic Signature (VEU) is enabled. Valid values are:
      • Enabled - Enables VEU
      • Disabled - Disables VEU
      Replace Default AttributesValid values are:
      • Replace Currently Added Order Types - Indicates that the attributes specified in this page are applied to the order types that have just been added from this user interface. This does not include the order types that are retrieved from the database, and the order types that were added earlier. This is the default value.
      • Replace Newly Added (unsaved) Order Types - Indicates that the attributes specified in this page are applied to the order types that have been added but are not yet saved. This does not include the order types that are retrieved from the database.
      • Replace ALL - Indicates that the attributes specified in this page are applied to all the order types in the Selected Order Types list.
  6. The Order Type List page lists the order types assigned to the offer. You can edit the settings of the order type assigned to the offer by clicking edit next to the order type. You can also add or remove order types by clicking add or delete respectively.
  7. In the Order Type List page, click Next.
  8. In the Confirm page, click Show All next to List of Order Types to view the list of order types assigned to the offer. Verify the offer configuration settings, and click Finish.

You can search for an offer from under the Administration menu.

To search for an offer, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to Sterling B2B Integrator.
  2. From the Administration menu, select EBICS > Subscription Manager > Offer Manager > Offer Configuration.
  3. In the Offer Configuration page, perform one of the following actions, and click Go.
    • Under Search in the Bank ID (Host ID) field, enter either a part of the bank ID or the entire bank ID you are searching for.
    • Under Search in the Offer Name field, enter either a part of the offer name or the entire offer name you are searching for.
    • From the List Alphabetically drop-down list, select ALL or the letter with which the ID of the bank you are searching for begins. Selecting ALL lists all the bank IDs.

Use the Offer Manager in Sterling B2B Integrator to edit offers.

To edit an offer:

  1. Log in to Sterling B2B Integrator.
  2. From the Administration menu, select EBICS > Subscription Manager > Offer Manager > Offer Configuration.
  3. In the Offer Configuration page, using either Search or List, locate and select the offer you want to edit, and click Go.
  4. Click edit next to the offer you want to edit.
  5. Review the information in the Offer Configuration page and click Next.
  6. In the Associate/Disassociate Order Types page, the bank assigns the order types and file formats to the partners of the offer. The bank assigns the order types either in full or as a subset.
    1. Optionally, you can filter the list of Available Order Types. Type a part of the order type in the Filter Data By Name field and click the filter icon for a filtered list.
    2. Use the arrows to add Available Order Types to the Selected Order Types list. This assigns the order types to the newly created offer. Click the first double arrow to add all the available order types to the Selected Order Types list.
    3. Enter the values for the fields listed in the following table and click Next.
      Field
      Description
      Authorization LevelOptional. Select the signature authorization of the user who acted as the signatory. Valid values are:
      • [T] Transport Signature – Use to submit the order data
      • [E] Single Signature – Use to authorize the order data
      • [ES] Electronic Signature
      Note: This field is not applicable to INI, HIA, and download order types with protocol version set to H003 or H004.

      To view this option, specify the authorization level in the ebics_server.properties file by setting the value of the SigClassesAllowedForEbOffer parameter to T,E,ES, which indicates that the EBICS Banking Server supports T, E, and ES signatures.

      The ES option indicates that the offer supports E, A, and B authorization levels.

      In Transport signature, the role of the user is submitter. In single signature, the role of the user can be either submitter or signatory.

      No. of Sign Reqd.

      Min and Max

      Optional. Specify the minimum and maximum number of personal signatures required to authorize the order. If you do not provide a value for these fields, the default value, 0, is used.
      Post BPOptional. Select the business process to be invoked at the EBICS Banking Server after the selected order type is completed.
      VEU enabledIndicates whether Distributed Electronic Signature (VEU) is enabled. Valid values are:
      • Enabled - Enables VEU
      • Disabled - Disables VEU
      Replace Default AttributesValid values are:
      • Replace Currently Added Order Types - Indicates that the attributes specified in this page are applied to the order types that have just been added from this user interface. This does not include the order types that are retrieved from the database, and the order types that were added earlier. This is the default value.
      • Replace Newly Added (unsaved) Order Types - Indicates that the attributes specified in this page are applied to the order types that have been added but are not yet saved. This does not include the order types that are retrieved from the database.
      • Replace ALL - Indicates that the attributes specified in this page are applied to all the order types in the Selected Order Types list.
  7. The Order Type List page lists the order types assigned to the offer. You can edit the settings of the order type assigned to the offer by clicking edit next to the order type. You can also add or remove order types by clicking add or delete respectively.
  8. In the Order Type List page, click Next.
  9. In the Confirm page, click Show All next to List of Order Types to view the list of order types assigned to the offer. Verify the offer configuration settings, and click Finish.

You can delete an offer from the Administration menu.

  1. Log in to Sterling B2B Integrator.
  2. From the Administration menu, select EBICS > Subscription Manager > Offer Manager > Offer Configuration.
  3. In the Offer Configuration page, using either Search or List, locate and select the offer you want to delete, and click Go.
  4. Click delete next to the offer you want to delete.
    Note: You cannot delete an offer if the offer has already been assigned in the contract configuration.
  5. Click Return to return to the Offer Configuration page.

Use the Offer Manager in Sterling B2B Integrator to create a contract between a bank and its partners.

In a contract, the following terms are agreed upon:
  • The business transactions the customer conducts with the bank
  • The account information of the partners
  • The users who have the necessary permissions to work with the banks system
  • The authorizations the users possess

To create a contract:

  1. Log in to Sterling B2B Integrator.
  2. From the Administration menu, select EBICS > Subscription Manager > Offer Manager > Contract Configuration.
  3. In the Contract Configuration page, using the Bank ID (Host ID) and Offer Name drop-down lists, select the bank ID and the offer name with which you want to create a contract and click Go.
    You can also enter the Partner ID in the Partner ID field to search for existing contracts, if any, and click Go.
  4. The bank creates a contract by assigning a partner to an offer. A Partner ID is mapped to an offer belonging to a bank ID.
    • Click add next to Add New Partner to Offer to add a new contract.
    • Click edit or delete next to the Partner ID for the contract you want to modify or delete respectively.
    • Click info to view a summary of each contract.
  5. This step only applies if you chose to add or edit a contract. In the Link Partners to Offer page:
    1. Optional. To filter the list, enter a part of the partner ID in the Filter by Partner Id field and click the filter icon.
    2. Select a Partner ID from the Select list
    3. Click Next.
  6. In the Partner Order Types page, click add to add an order type to a partner or click delete to remove an order type from a partner.
  7. This step is applicable only if you opted to add or delete an order type. In the Add Order Types to Partner page:
    1. Optional. To filter the list, enter a part of the partner ID in the Filter by Partner Id field and click the filter icon.
    2. Use the arrows to add the Available Order Types to the Selected Order Types list. Click the first double arrow to add all the available order types to the Selected Order Types list.
    1. In the Add Order Types to Partner page, enter the values for the fields listed in the following table and click Next.
      Field
      Description
      No. of Sign Reqd.

      Min and Max

      Optional. Specify the minimum and maximum number of personal signatures required to authorize the order. If you do not provide a value for these fields, the value specified in the offer is used.
      Note: If the order type or file format in the contract has insufficient signatories assigned to it, the values of the Min Sign Req