High conversion effort
The conversion of the EBICS communication with the Deutsche Bundesbank often involves a great deal of effort for the so-called other account holders without a bank code.
Besides updating the software systems involved, subscribers must successfully complete the testing procedure for version 3.0.1.
In contrast to other test scenarios, approval by the Deutsche Bundesbank is not possible through the use of certified software alone.
Rather, the tests certify the customers including the respective business transactions.
As of today, there are still two predefined test periods for the implementation of the test procedure:
- - 18 Jul. 2022 - 29 Jul. 2022
- - 24 Oct. 2022 - 4 Nov. 2022
Additional dates may be possible by arrangement with the Deutsche Bundesbank's test center, provided that free test capacities are available.
Know-how and software from Business-Logics
The new EBICS version brings a number of changes, which are not easy to implement for most process participants.
In addition to the replacement of the previously common order types by so-called BTFs, there are various other aspects to be considered during the changeover, e.g. new requirements for the EBICS keys used.
The software manufacturer Business-Logics, based in Hilden, Germany, supports administrations in the software conversion and the implementation of the test procedure with the Deutsche Bundesbank. For this purpose, both custom-fit seminars and personnel services for the tests are offered.
For process participants who need to switch to other systems due to software problems, Business-Logics offers established solutions for EBICS 3.0.1 with the BL Bundesbank Client and the BL Clearing Server.
For more information, the manufacturer is available by e-mail at or by phone at +49 2103 33993-30.