Your Monthly Interface
Employers use the Monthly Interface to send essential contribution, salary and other scheme data to the
Scheme Administrator each month.
There are three types of interface files which you can use:
- Standard; and
The Monthly Interface is used by the Scheme Administrator to validate the data that you send to the Scheme.
It is your responsibility to provide accurate and timely data to the Scheme Administrator.
Enhancements to the Monthly Interface
We have made a number of enhancements to the Monthly Interface process to improve the validation of your data and help you to reduce data errors. These enhancements will go-live in January 2018, ready for the December Interface.
The enhancements will not change the structure of the interface file you use, or the way you currently submit your data.
What are the benefits?
We have increased the number of data validation checks provided in the Monthly Interface. This will help you to correct more of your data in month and reduce queries from the Scheme Administrator. If you are using the Standard or Manual interface you will benefit from the following enhancements:
- Improved Errors and Warnings validation report (which will now be known as the Data Validation Report (DVR)).
- Improved management information provided to you, following submission of your Monthly Interface file.
- Alignment of data validations with wider work to cleanse scheme data. It will support compliance with current Data Protection and the forthcoming General Data Protection regulations.
Together, the enhancements will help to improve the quality of data the scheme holds for its members and in turn, improve member experience.