Brief History of the ACH Network
The ACH (Automated Clearing House) Network was originally developed in 1972, with a nationwide version available by 1978. In 1980, the passage of the "Monetary Control Act" led the way to ACH operators being allowed to compete directly with the FED (Federal Reserve Banks) for ACH processing. The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) manages the development, administration, and governance of the ACH Network.

SBT Business Technologies first began providing ACH services in 1987.

So ACH has been around for quite a while but it didn't really start to catch on until the late 1990's and early 2000's, as a much more convenient, secure, and cost-effective (pennies on the dollar) means to make payments. The increasing cost of sorting, transporting, and archiving paper checks is making a big push to handle these payments electronically. If you compare the costs of wiring funds versus an ACH transaction to do the same exact thing, it's a "no-brainer". This has caused businesses to look to financial institutions that provide ACH origination services.
A Few Words About Us...
Our Experiences
Since 1986, SBT has designed, developed, and supported ACH origination software, Cash Management software, and ultimately Correspondent Banking software servicing nearly 3,500 financial institutions nationwide daily. The bottom line is, we know ACH and have in-depth knowledge and experience from years of working closely with our financial institution customers and their customers. We learn from our customers about how they use our software and this vast customer base has provided many software enhancement suggestions that have been implemented to improve the useability of our systems.

Our Team
We are proud to have skilled developers with 100+ combined years of information technology experience to develop, maintain, and support our complex ACH software solutions and services. Our sales staff provides personalized service including free, online product demonstrations at your FI's convenience. We are committed to educating your FI staff and guiding you through the process of initial product set up and continued post-sale product support.

Our Mission
SBT Business Technologies' mission is to be an affordable yet profitable provider of complex ACH software solutions and services that provide strategic value to our financial institution customers and their customers. We will continually communicate with and learn from our customers, in order to improve our products and services.

Customer Support
At SBT Business Technologies, we value our customer relationships and realize that they are the key ingredients to our success. Through our occasional follow-up with customers, we love to hear that "ease of use" and "customer support" are at the top of our feedback list.

Contingency Planning
All of our servers are configured using dynamic IP technology that gives us the web-based control to point our website at any available IP address that we choose. Our primary site has dual WAN access from non-affiliated providers. If the primary connection fails for any reason, the secondary WAN connection is automatically utilized. In addition, the primary site is protected against power outages by batteries and a natural gas generator. SBT Business Technologies also maintains offsite servers to provide backup in the case of an outage at the primary site. The offsite servers are tested on a quarterly basis.

We've thought this out carefully so you can rely on us to provide consistent service.

Cutting Edge Technology
Recognized as an innovator and market leader, SBT Business Technologies delivers state of the art software for back office systems. As new technologies and customer needs present themselves, SBT evaluates each one for possible new products and services. Our servers employ state-of-the-art 256-bit encrpytion and require each user to have a valid and current digital certificate. No certificate, no access. It's that simple.

Quality Control
SBT Business Technologies recognizes the importance of dependable and secure network systems. To that end, we have made it our priority to deliver reliable tools that enable you to conduct business without any reservations. All of our products undergo on-going testing to ensure security, functionality and overall quality.