In the Banks – Setup window, you define the banks with which your company works.

To open this window, choose: Administration > Setup > Banking > Banks.

Banks – Setup Window Fields

Country Code
Specify a country code to indicate the country in which the bank account is located.

Bank Code, Bank Name
Specify the code and name of the bank.

Note: In Japan, the bank code must contain four digits, for example 0029. For some banks, if the Post Office option is selected, the system prompts 9900, which is the only valid bank code for a post office bank.

BIC/SWIFT Code
Specify the BIC/SWIFT code to be used as the default value when creating new house bank accounts or business partner bank accounts.

Post Office
Indicates that the bank is a post office.

Account No.
Press TAB to open the List of House Bank Account window, from which you select the relevant account number or define a new one.
Note: In Japan, for a post-office bank, the account number must contain two to eight (8) digits, for example 023611.

The Account No. field is defined to have seven (7) digits in the post-office bank transfer file. If you enter an account number containing fewer than seven (7) digits for the transfer file, you must add zeros at the beginning of the number, for example, 2345 to 0002345. If you enter an account number containing eight (8) digits, SAP Business One removes the last digit, for example: 98642345 to 9864234. For a non-post-office bank, the account number must contain seven (7) digits, for example: 5389700.
Branch

Bank branch of the selected account. The branch is defined in: Administration > Setup > Banking > House Bank Accounts.

Note: In Japan, for a post-office bank, the branch code must contain either three (3) or five (5) digits, for example: 129 or 05130.

The Branch field is defined to have three (3) digits in the post-office bank transfer file. If you enter a branch code of five (5) digits, SAP Business One removes the first and the last digit, for example: 86423 to 642. For a non-post-office bank, the branch code must contain three (3) digits, for example: 042.

Next Check No.
Number of the next check, as defined in: Administration > Setup > Banking > House Bank Accounts.

Bank Statement Processing
The following columns appear only if the option Install Bank Statement Processing is selected in: Administration > System Initialization > Company Details > Basic Initialization tab.

Posting Date Definition
Specify the method according to which the posting date of bank statement transactions is determined:

  • Statement Date – The posting date of all the transactions created for a bank statement is the (posting) date of that bank statement.
  • Row Date – The posting date of each transaction is the date assigned to the respective row in the bank statement.
  • Due Date – The posting date of all the transactions created for the bank statement is the due date assigned to that bank statement.
  • Current Date – The posting date of the bank statement transactions is the current date.

Due Date Definition
Specify the method according to which the due date of bank statement transactions is determined:

  • Statement Date – The due date of all the transactions created for a bank statement is the (due) date of that bank statement.
  • Row Date – The due date of each transaction is the date assigned to the respective row in the bank statement.
  • Due Date – The due date of all the transactions created for the bank statement is the due date assigned to that bank statement.
  • Current Date – The due date of the bank statement transactions is the current date.

Document Date Definition
Specify the method by which the document date of bank statement transactions is determined:

  • Statement Date – The document date of all the transactions created for a bank statement is the (document) date of that bank statement.
  • Row Date – The document date of each transaction is the date assigned to the respective row in the bank statement.
  • Due Date – The document date of all the transactions created for the bank statement is the due date assigned to that bank statement.
  • Current Date – The document date of the bank statement transactions is the current date.

Bank Operation Code List
Specify the relevant list. The lists are defined in: Administration > Setup > Banking > Bank Statement Processing > External Bank Operation Code. Code lists are provided by the national bank and vary from country to country.