Help with ERP and integrations
Find what you need to know about integrating with an accounting system here.
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DNB offers Accounting Approved Payments (RGB), which makes it easy for you to approve the payments directly in the accounting system in a secure manner and complies with regulatory requirements.
With RGB you don’t need to approve the payment files in the corporate online bank, and most accounting systems have made it possible.
Watch a short video about this concept here:
DNB explains accounting-approved payments (1:37 mins, Norwegian)
Note! In order to approve the payment files in the accounting system, your ERP/finance system must support pre-approved payments.
There are two different ways to give access to your accountant:
In order for the accounting-approved payments to work, the person who approves the file from the ERP system must also be a user in the corporate online bank. The user must have rights on the account to register and approve payments.
An administrator can check this in the corporate online bank in the menu option ‘Administration’ - ‘Privileges’ - ‘Manage users’.
Tips for customer who user accountants/proxies: You’ll find the customer number in the agreement in ERP where the online bank subscription to DNB is shown, and where rights to accounts are checked against accounting-approved payments.
You’ll need the following to use accounting-approved payments
You can order Accounting-approved payments (RGB) when you have bank integration in place. The solution is ready to use after a short time.
1. Order bank integration
Banking integration and banking services can be ordered with a few clicks when you do it digitally and initiate the order from your accounting system.
If your ERP system isn’t listed, you need an integrated online banking solution in order to send files from your accounting system through the corporate online bank.
2. Order the RGB
These suppliers have started using accounting-approved payments. Click on the links to get started:
Visma eAccounting: Currently not supported but will be available at a later date. Re-approval in the online bank is required until further notice.Visma eAccounting
If you have the clients’ accounts in your online bank, you need to order this for each client (you select the client while placing the order).
The solution is ready to use after a short time.
In order to use accounting-approved payments, you must have corporate online banking in DNB.
You can order online banking free of charge.
Persons who will approve payment files must be registered as users in the corporate online bank.
How to add a new user:
An administrator in the online bank can add new users under Administration - New, change, delete user.
In the online bank you can either become an administrator (all accesses), an orderer (can order products digitally) or an ordinary user (a user gets the access an administrator assigns).
People who will become users of the online bank must be registered with a valid proof of identity with us. You’ll be asked to order digital proof of identity if the person you wish to create as an online bank user isn’t registered with a valid proof of identity with us.
How to assign user rights:
Users who will be approving payments must be given privileges to the accounts the payments will be made from. This can be done by an administrator in the online bank.
The rights can be removed by the administrator when the user no longer needs them.
Users of the accounting-approved payments must have a Norwegian national identity number. Foreign users (D-numbers) must use “Approve files” in the online bank.
Access to your company’s account
If you want an accountant to have access to your account from their own online bank, an application must be made for this authorisation.
You can apply for this in the corporate online bank under ‘Administration’ – ‘Give/receive account authorisation’.
Here either you or the accountant can place the order.
If the accountancy office is going to order banking integration on behalf of your business
The accountant needs authorisation to order digital services on behalf of another company to be able to order integration between the accounting system and the bank.
This must be ticked off on the authorisation order form. Sign with BankID for faster processing.
If the accountancy office isn’t a DNB customer, the accountant must be added as a user in your online bank to get access to the account.
Tips for accountants
We have compiled guides, the latest news and advice. You will also find your point of contact with us at DNB here.
In order to order banking integration on behalf of another company, you must have orderer authorisation.
Note! Initiate banking integration from the ERP system’s website.
Information for developers
Soon it will no longer be possible to send files in the Telepay format. By 31.03.2024, all payment files must be sent in XML format. We therefore recommend that you use start using the new format as soon as possible: ISO 20022 XML.
As a customer, this is what you’ll need to do:
Check with your system supplier if you are unsure whether the accounting/ERP system you are using supports XML format.
Make a plan for how you will use the XML format as soon as possible.
You can either upgrade the ERP system to a version that handles XML, or you can use a conversion service.
Do you have any questions about using the XML format at DNB? Please contact us on [+47] 915 04800 for more information.
DFG (DNB File Gateway) - an SFTP solution via DNB. The solution is for companies who want to automate their file transfers. DFG allows you to send and receive files without logging in to the online bank.
The common file format for P27 will be ISO 20022 XML. Relevant message guides for P27 can therefore be ordered under the point ISO 20022 XML.
The vision of P27 is to establish a common Nordic bank infrastructure for domestic and cross-border payments in all the countries’ currencies. The aim is to adapt the payment regulations to what exists in the Euro zone. In this way, P27 will contribute to further harmonisation of the European payment landscape.
ISO 20022 XML is an international messaging standard for payment processing that is used in the interface between customer and bank, and increasingly also between banks nationally and internationally. The new standard will replace the old proprietary standards within each individual country. The advantage for our customers and their suppliers of ERP and treasury systems is a standard that is approximately the same from bank to bank.
Message Implementation Guides (MIG)
Banking integration with DNB and the use of our message guides ensures a reliable and flexible solution that also takes into account the new Nordic payment infrastructure P27.
Test formats and payment types
We offer our customers a validation tool called XMLdation. With this tool, developers can test the format and payment types you work with on an ongoing basis.
How to do it
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