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Shared Accounting Module

How SAM Works

SAM works in one of three modes in order to classify transactions appropriately:

  • Validation Mode
  • Translation Mode
  • Default Mode

In validation mode, SAM will verify that the TAS-BETC information attached to collection, disbursement and Intra-Governmental Payment & Collection (IPAC) transactions is valid.

In translation mode, SAM will translate the Classification Keys (C-Keys) attached to the transaction to the corresponding TAS-BETC located on the Cash Flow Profile.

In default mode, collection, disbursement and IPAC transactions containing invalid TAS-BETC or C-Key data are classified to a default TAS-BETC.

The SAM Conversion Team will work closely with Federal Program Agencies (FPAs) in analyzing their collections processes in order to develop a Cash Flow Profile (CFP) containing their C-Key information. FPAs will be responsible for managing and updating their CFPs and C-Key data for their agency.

The SAM application also serves as a single touch point for Enterprise Reference Data (ERD). Trading Partners can receive ERD directly from SAM. For more information, please visit the Enterprise Reference Data page.

SAM also maintains a public website (SAM PWS) containing the most current list of disbursement, IPAC, and collection TAS-BETCs.

Last modified 01/31/23