APT iConnect - BACS Approved Payments Software & Bureau

BACS Approved Bacstel-IP Cloud Software Solutions iConnect & iConnect Bureau


Trusted by hundreds of businesses since 1977. Only software solutions that have passed a number of rigorous testing and approval processes are allowed to connect to Bacstel-IP for BACS Processing.


Intuitive and Easy to Use

100% Customer Centric

Security Is Our Priority

Authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority

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We strive for the best customer service, maximum cyber security and error reduction.




Authorised and regulated

by the Financial Conduct Authority




40 million

transactions processed annually




Over 800

active service users




£32 billion

transfered annually

iCONNECT STANDARD SOFTWARE

Easy to use, secure, feature-rich web-based software

iConnect has been fully tested and approved by BACS, meeting its strict operational and security standards.

Allows direct submitters to submit credits/direct debits to bacs using their Service User Number.

Fully GDPR compliant, all payment data held in the UK.

Fully HMRC/RTI compatible.

Licensed on a per user & no of SUNs basis giving you an option to upgrade as you scale.

iCONNECT BUREAU SOFTWARE

All of iConnect Standard capabilities, plus:

Allows bureaus to transmit multiple files, with individual Service User numbers, under their Bureau's User number.

Allows to download clients reports on iConnect

Easily adds new clients onto the system.

Historical documentation of bulk submissions easily recalled.

Easy expansion of submission to see full details of clients files prior to submission.

HOW IT WORKS IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

01

SECURELY UPLOAD FILE

02

PASS FILE VALIDATIONS

03

SIGN SUBMISSION

04

SEND SUBMISSION TO BACS

SECURITY

APT is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


APT understand this growing cybersecurity risk to the financial industry and are striving to ensure we maintain the most secure and stable platform for our customers.

APT are very proud of its security practices and are always developing and implementing new ideas and techniques to further secure data in terms of confidentiality, integrity and availability.

AES 512 encryption algorithms.

HTTPS / SSL / TLS 1.2

Geo locking of servers.

Payment file encryption on the clients side as soon as the file leaves the accounting package via an additional purchasable service.

Multi Factor authentication to the web application.

Annual penetration testing.

SHA 256 hashing.

DDoS protection.

Extensive automated disaster recovery and business continuity designs.

Automated web application security systems.

Active web server and web application monitoring by security engineers.

Email encryption.





Additionally, we provide extra security add-ons:

2FA

Our Two Factor Authentication service, enables a further step to log into the BACS software, by requiring a key generated through our SafeCode mobile applications, or windows installed product.

FILE UPLOADER

Encrypts and uploads files from the client server to APT’s server. APT can define a file path on the BACS software, meaning files are picked up automatically, without the need to browse to a file, minimizing user error.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

"I wanted to reach out to you to provide feedback on last nights support call. The gentleman on support was really nice, calm (which I wasn’t) and really helpful, he reset my password and went above and beyond to help answer my questions relating to my BACs submission and elevate my worries. I wanted to provide positive feedback for you."
"You guys are truly the best. I wish I were exaggerating. Your software and the processes we run on it are critical to us and our clients. It is, therefore, stressful when things go wrong. So thank you for your swift support." - Epsilon Business Services Ltd
"I had a reason to contact APT Support. I was very impressed with the speed with which they helped to resolve the issue and the staff were very polite"
"I have always found the support provided by APT to be excellent. I am a 2nd line technical engineer who looks after desktop support at the councils and the APT product is simple to install. When I have needed support from APT I have always found that the response is quick and the technical support provided very good from knowledgeable APT engineers. I would certainly not hesitate to recommend APT and have only had good experiences." - Adur & Worthing Councils
"That was unbelievably quick and easy. APT are my favourite service provider, we should have changed years ago."
"I want to let you know about the EXCELLENT, FIRST CLASS, IMMEDIATE & PROFESSIONAL service I receive from the APT Support Team. We moved to APT as a new customer in May 2016 and the service has always been exceptional."

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