A positive pay file is a security measure in the form of a document that the deploying company sends to its payment system or bank to inform it of payments made by check.
In Oracle EBS R12, Oracle has introduced Oracle Payments as a new module that is comprised of funds capture (receipt of funds electronically from customers) and funds disbursement (payment of funds owed to suppliers)
Within the Oracle Payment Administrator function, there is a seeded positive pay file format that is available to be associated with a payment process profile. However, most of the time, Oracle users have to end up modifying the Positive Pay File format to match up to their Bank’s specifications.
To Download the seeded Positive Pay File Template follow the below navigation
Payables Responsibility --> SetUp --> Payment --> Payment Administrator
Go to XML Publisher Format Templates and search for Positive Pay File
Download the attached rtf file and then customize the template. And go to the XML Publisher Format Templates and create new template.
Now Navigate : Payables Responsibility --> SetUp --> Payment --> Payment Administrator
Create “Disbursement Positive Pay File” as shown below
To Assign the template:
Navigate: Payables Responsibility --> SetUp --> Payment --> Payment Administrator
Go to Payment Process Profiles and search for the Payment Process profile
Now add the customized template name in the Positive pay --> Format
You are now ready to submit your Positive Pay program. This is done by running the “Positive Pay File with Additional Parameters” program which can be scheduled to run nightly at a given time. You can also opt to transmit the positive pay file immediately upon completion of a Payment Process Request. Be sure to provide both the Format and the Bank Account for which you are running the Positive Pay program.