Data Medium Exchange and Data Medium Administration
This topic first describes the available functions in FI for generating data carriers, and second, the data medium administration functions that help in the administration of generated data carriers.
In Data Medium Exchange (DME), a file containing all payment information and corresponding to the banking rules for the country in question, is generated. For example, banks in Germany require MS-DOS files in DTAUS0 format for payments by domestic transfer or direct debits. For these same transactions in the USA, ACH format is needed, and BACS format is used in Great Britain.
Depending on the specifications for Data Medium Exchange in your country, you may be able to use various methods to store data created by the payment program: