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The Automated Customer Account Transfer Service (ACATS) application includes a series of enhancements to help the industry move towards a shortened ACATS transfer cycle. ACATS Modernization is a multi-phase initiative to improve, modernize, and transform the ACATS application.

ACATS Shortened Cycle

Implemented: February 24, 2020

The goal of the ACATS Shortened Cycle release was implemented to shorten the transfer process while simultaneously reducing risk, improving operational efficiency, and enhancing the overall customer experience. View the test cases, implementation guidelines, user guides, best practices, and presentations for the modernization initiative release.

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ACATS Test Cases

View the ACATS modernization test cases that provides test case steps and details for new cycles, input deadlines, bank holidays, acceleration, days...
Modified 24 January 2020

ACATS Shortened Cycle Testing Implementation Guidelines

View the implementation checklist, PSE U and PSE A region details, and testing guidelines designed to help ACATS users prepare for the ACATS...
Modified 05 September 2019

ACATS Test Case Diagrams

View the ACATS modernization test case diagrams that provide a visual of the testing flow process. ...
Modified 29 August 2019

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ACATS User Guide (Includes Modernization Initiative Enhancements)

Learn how to access and use the Automated Customer Account Transfer Service (ACATS) system to transfer customer account assets between firms. This...
Modified 23 December 2021

ACATS DTCC Web Portal User Guide (Includes Modernization Initiative Enhancements)

Learn how to access and use the ACATS DTCC Web Portal to transfer customer account assets between firms. This guide includes...
Modified 09 July 2020

ACATS Online Help

Learn how to use the ACATS DTCC Web Portal to transfer customer account assets between firms. This help includes updates for the modernization...
Modified 15 April 2020

ACATS Modernization - Enhancement Specifications

View the ACATS Enhancement Specifications for the Shortened Cycle Modernization release, which is based on the  ACATS Modernization/Shortened...
Modified 15 April 2019

ACATS Industry Best Practices – ACATS Shortened Cycle

View these best practices that outline suggested usage in conjunction with the ACATS Shortened Cycle initiative. See the important notices: ACATS...
Modified 28 August 2018

Expand to view the ACATS concept papers that outlined the project proposals.

ACATS Modernization: Output File Names

DTCC Connectivity presented information about output files.
Modified 24 April 2019

ACATS Shortened Cycle Modernization - Proposed Updates

ACATS Modernization - Shortened ACATS Webinar

View this slide presentation of a webinar hosted by DTCC on April 24, 2018 to review the ACATS Modernization initiative.
Modified 27 April 2018

ACATS Shortened Settlement Cycle – Changes to the Processing of Mutual Fund Transfers

This concept pape outlines the removal of FundSERV Pend from the mutual fund transfer process.for the ACATS Shortened Cycle release that was...
Modified 04 April 2016

ACATS Shortened Settlement Cycle – Concept Paper

This concept paper provides the proposed changes for the ACATS cycles and cutoffs for the ACATS Shortened Cycle release that was implemented on...
Modified 01 March 2016

ACATS 529 Assets

View the proposed changes to the Automated Customer Account Transfer Service (ACATS) system and ACATS Fund/SERV® service to facilitate 529 transfers through the ACATS system. 

Concept Paper: ACATS Enhancements for 529 Assets

View the proposed changes to the Automated Customer Account Transfer Service (ACATS) system and ACATS Fund/SERV® service to facilitate 529 transfers...
Modified 07 December 2020

ACATS Alternatives

ACATS: Receiver Delete for Alternatives Testing Implementation Guidelines

View to help prepare for the receiver delete for alternative assets enhancement.
Modified 27 June 2022

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