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.