ABA Format File Overview
An ABA file format is also known as a Direct Entry file, a Cemtext file format or simply as an ABA file.
What is the ABA file format?
Issued by the Australian Bankers Association (ABA) the ABA or Cemtext file format is a format used by banks to allow for batch transactions.
Whilst not a "standard" most Australian Banks have adopted this format by default. BlueChilli Web Apps have built ABA exports for clients who use banks such as Bank of Queensland, NAB and Westpac.
An ABA file format is also known as a Direct Entry file, a Cemtext file format or simply as an ABA file. An ABA file has the extension ".aba" and is (usualy) a standard ASCII format.
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Why would you use an ABA file?
The ABA file format is generally used to process "batches" of transactions. If you have a payroll system, you can upload a "batch" of all your transactions to be processed in one hit.
You would therefore use an ABA file if you want to save time doing groups of transactions.
A recent client was manually entering payroll transactions and taking up to an hour a day to do this. After integrating the Blue Chilli Technology ABA export function, this was reduced to 30 seconds with an ROI of just a few months.
Many accounting packages include an ABA file format - but what if you use your own payroll system? Or if you have your own custom e-commerce site? With Blue Chilli Technology's ABA file export function, you can now do these batch transactions autonomously.
ABA file example
If you want to find out more about the Cemtext ABA / Direct Entry file format, visit Cemtext ABA file format details for a full transcript of this format.
How does a batch transaction work?
Once you've created an ABA file using our script or our ABA file generator, you can upload it to your bank through their online login.
Your bank will then process each entry in the ABA file automatically.
Integrate an ABA file export in your application
There are many accounting packages which can export an ABA file - but what if you have your own? Blue Chilli Technology can develop an integrated solution for your application which will save you time and money.
www.withwine.com used BlueChilli's ABA exporter to automatically process staff pay at the end of each month, saving hours in data entry time!
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