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Beneficiary Actions

DC Workflow

DC Workflow
Endorse or return a draft DC application
View an advised DC
Request to add a confirmation
Endorse or Return a draft DC amendment
Request for an amendment
Accept / Reject an amendment
Approve / Reject a DC Cancel request

Presentation Workflow

Presentation Workflow
Save a DP as draft and submit a Demand Presentation

Details

Endorse or return a draft DC application

Before sending the DC application to the issuing bank, the applicant may send the Draft copy to the beneficiary. The Beneficiary may either endorse the application, return it or make further changes before returning it to the applicant.

Maker

Once the maker logged-in, Draft Text

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab.
  2. In the summary listing, find and click on the DC be reviewed. The status will be Draft text - Please review. Draft Overview

  3. Once you clicked the DC to be reviewed you will be landed in DC overview page. Click Original Documentary Credits to view the DC details. DC Overview Content

  4. You can view DC details. Right side contents tab will help to move between Corporates, Banks, Key terms, Shipment details, Document details, Internal comments and Activity log of the DC. Endorse

  5. By scrolling you can Check the details of the DC. If everything is OK, then click on Endorse application. Confirm the endorsement by clicking Send. DC Edit

  6. If you want to edit the details, then click on Edit application. The DC form will become editable. Once you have edited the details, Click View preview to see the edited version.Send for internal approval will initiate approval to send this to applicant. click Close to abort the edit and back to DC preview page. Return Application

  7. By clicking Return Application you can initiate the application return to the applicant without edit. Enter the Reason for return in the respective field and click Send for internal approval.

  8. After Edit or Return or Endorse, a notification email will be sent to the checker.
  9. When the approver or the checker returned the application to maker. In the DC details page you can see the reasons for internal return and you can withdraw or edit the application.

Checker

Once the checker logged-in, Draft Text

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab.
  2. In the summary listing, find and click on the DC be reviewed. The status will be Draft text - Please review.
  3. Once you clicked the DC to be reviewed you will be landed in DC overview page. Click Original Documentary Credits to view the DC details. Checker Approval

  4. Check the details of the DC. If everything is OK, then click on Send for internal approval or Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  5. If the checker clicked on Send for internal approval a notification email will be sent to the approver. If the checker clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker.

Approver

Once the approver logged-in, Draft Text

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab.
  2. In the summary listing, find and click on the DC be reviewed. The status will be Draft text - Please review.
  3. Once you clicked the DC to be reviewed you will be landed in DC overview page. Click Original Documentary Credits to view the DC details. Approver

  4. Check the details of the DC. If everything is OK and ready to send it to the applicant, then click on Endorse application (for Endorse) / Save changes (for Edit) / Return application (for Return). Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  5. If the approver clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker with Reason for Return. If the checker clicked on other than Return internally a notification email will be sent to the applicant.

View an advised DC

The beneficiary is able to see the DC details as soon as it is applied by the applicant to the issuing bank, or earlier if the applicant has sent it to the beneficiary for co-drafting.

Once the DC is advised, the DC status changes to Issued and Advised. The beneficiary get a notification email.

All users

  1. On the left menu, click on Export DC. Advised DC

  2. In the summary listing, the latest DC will be visible first. Otherwise search the DC using the Contour ref in the Search box.

  3. Click on the DC record in the list and you will be in the overview page. Beneficiary Overview

  4. By clicking original documentary credit you will be able to see the full DC details. Advised DC Details

Request for an amendment

Maker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. In the summary listing, click on the DC to be amended.
  3. In the overview page click on Create Amendment. Bene Create Amendment

  4. In Create Amendment form make the necessary changes. Updated fields will be highlighted for easy review. Bene Create Amendment

  5. Review the changes on the View a preview.

  6. Click on Send to Applicant. That will initiate a internal approval to send this request to applicant.
  7. A notification email will sent to the checker.

Checker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. In the summary listing, the DC will be highlighted to indicate an action for the checker. Click on the DC.
  3. In the overview page select the draft amendment version to review. You will be landed in Amendment: Send to Applicant page. Bene Amendment Request Checker

  4. Review the amendment request. If everything is OK, then click on Send for internal approval or Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  5. If the checker clicked on Send for internal approval a notification email will be sent to the approver. If the checker clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker.

Approver

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. In the summary listing, the DC will be highlighted to indicate an action for the checker. Click on the DC.
  3. Once you clicked the DC to be reviewed you will be landed in DC overview page. Click amendment draft version to view. Bene Amendment Request Approver

  4. Check the details of the amendment request. If everything is OK and ready to send it to the applicant, then click on Send to Applicant. Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  5. If the approver clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker with Reason for Return. If the checker clicked on other than Return internally a notification email will be sent to the applicant.

Endorse or Return a draft DC amendment

Maker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. Select the DC which you received Amendment draft. You can see Draft text - Please review in the Amendment Status column. Bene Amendment DC List

  3. In the overview page you can see Draft text - Please review in the status column. Click the amendment version to open the details page. Bene Amendment Overview

  4. In Amendment details page by scrolling you can Check the details of the DC. Bene Amendment Details

  5. With the track changes enabled you can see the amendments that applicant has requested in red color.

  6. If everything is OK, then click on Endorse application. Confirm the endorsement by clicking Send.
  7. By clicking Return Application you can initiate the application return to the applicant. Enter the Reason for return in the respective field and click Send for internal approval. Bene Amendment Return

  8. After Edit or Return or Endorse, a notification email will be sent to the checker.

Checker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. In the summary listing, find and click on the amendment draft to be reviewed. The status will be Draft text - Please review in the Amendment Status column.
  3. Once you clicked on the amendment draft to be reviewed, you will be landed in DC overview page. Click Amendment version to view the amendment details. Bene Amendment Checker

  4. Check the details of the amendment draft. If everything is OK, then click on Send for internal approval or Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  5. If the checker clicked on Send for internal approval a notification email will be sent to the approver. If the checker clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker.

Approver

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. In the summary listing, find and click on the amendment draft to be reviewed. The status will be Draft text - Please review in the Amendment Status column.
  3. Once you clicked on the amendment draft to be reviewed, you will be landed in DC overview page. Click Amendment version to view the amendment details. Bene Amendment Endorse

  4. Check the details of the amendment draft. If everything is OK, then click on Endorse application or Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  5. If the checker clicked on Endorse application a notification email will be sent to the applicant. If the checker clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker.

Request to add a confirmation

If the confirmation instruction is May Add, and the DC was issued without a confirmation, then the beneficiary can at any time request the confirming party to add a confirmation.

Maker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab. Bene Export DC

  2. Select the DC to which confirmation is to be added.

  3. In overview page click latest version. Bene Export Overview

  4. DC content page will open with details. Click Request Confirmation. Request Confirmation

  5. System will initiate internal approval flow.

  6. A notification email will be sent to the checker.

Checker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab.
  2. Select the DC to which confirmation is to be added.
  3. In overview page click latest version. Bene Export Checker Overview

  4. In the DC details page click on Send for internal approval. Bene Checker Request

  5. A notification email will be sent to the approver.

Approver

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab.
  2. Select the DC to which confirmation is to be added.
  3. In overview page click latest version. Bene Export Checker Overview

  4. In the DC details page click on Request confirmation. Bene Approver

  5. The request is sent to the confirming party along with a notification email.

Accept / Reject an amendment

Maker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. In the summary listing, find and click on the DC which has amendment to be reviewed. The status will be Amended - Please review in the Amendment Status column.
  3. You will be landed in DC overview page. Click Amendment version to view the amendment details. The status will beAmended - Please review. Bene Amendment Overview

  4. In the amendment page you can scroll down to see the changes highlighted it red with track changes on. Bene Amendment

  5. If everything is ok, you can click Accept Amendment. It will initiate internal approval to accept the amendment.

  6. Or you can reject it to the applicant by clicking Reject Amendment.
  7. A notification email will be sent to the approver.

Checker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. In the summary listing, find and click on the DC which has amendment to be reviewed. The status will be Amended - Please review in the Amendment Status column.
  3. Once you clicked on the amendment to be reviewed, you will be landed in DC overview page. Click Amendment version to view the amendment details. Bene Amended Checker

  4. Check the details of the amendment. If everything is OK, then click on Send for internal approval or Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  5. If the checker clicked on Send for internal approval a notification email will be sent to the approver. If the checker clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker.

Approver

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. In the summary listing, find and click on the DC which has amendment to be reviewed. The status will be Amended - Please review in the Amendment Status column.
  3. Once you clicked on the amendment to be reviewed, you will be landed in DC overview page. Click Amendment version to view the amendment details. Bene Amendment Approver

  4. Check the details of the amendment. If everything is OK, then click on Accept Amendment or Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  5. If the checker clicked on Accept Amendment a notification email will be sent to the applicant, Advising bank, Issuing Bank. If the checker clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker.

Approve / Reject a DC Cancel request

When the applicant creates a DC cancel request (using P2P message), a notification email is sent to all parties.

Maker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. In the summary listing, click on the DC to be cancelled.
  3. Click on the P2P message section under the DC
  4. You will see the DC cancel request. Click on it to see the details. Bene Cancel Request

  5. Click on Accept Cancellation to approve cancellation. Or Reject cancellation to reject the cancellation request from applicant. Confirm the action in the pop-up dialog box. It will initiate a internal approval request. Bene Cancel Request

  6. A notification email will be sent to the checker.

Checker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. In the summary listing, click on the DC to be cancelled.
  3. Click on the P2P message section under the DC
  4. You will see the DC cancel request. Click on it to see the details. Bene Cancel Checker

  5. Check the details of the cancellation request. If everything is OK, then click on Send for internal approval or Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  6. If the checker clicked on Send for internal approval a notification email will be sent to the approver. If the checker clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker.

Approver

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab
  2. In the summary listing, click on the DC to be cancelled.
  3. Click on the P2P message section under the DC
  4. You will see the DC cancel request. Click on it to see the details. Bene cancel Approver

  5. Check the details of the cancellation request. If everything is OK, then click on Send message or Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  6. If the checker clicked on Send message a notification email will be sent to the applicant and other parties involved in the message request. If the checker clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker.

Save a draft and submitting a Demand Presentation

Once a DC has been issued and advised, the beneficiary can present documents against the DC.

Maker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab.
  2. In the summary listing, click on the DC under which you want to make a presentation.
  3. In the overview page you can see Create Presentation button. Bene Create DP

  4. Once clicked Create Presentation, you can see a new form for Create Presentation. Create Presentation

  5. Enter the presentation details like Drawing Amount and presenting bank. Select the bank to which the documents are to be presented (Present To). Optionally select another bank if you wish to present through any other bank on Contour.

  6. Enter the cover letter details. You can give additional instructions, account details for charges or for proceeds, and other details. Cover Letter

  7. Enter your invoice information. Invoice

  8. You can select the mode of transfer for each document from dropdown list. Specify the mode of transfer. You may select one of the several third party e-BL platforms, courier, registered post, or mention the mode of transfer of your choice.
    Mode of Transfer

  9. If the mode of transfer is via contour , upload the invoice pdf file. If mode of transfer is other than contour enter the reference number optionally.

  10. Like invoice you can give details of all the documents mentioned in DC like Transport Document, Certificate of Origin, Packing list and etc.,
  11. Click on Save as Draft button to save your work as a draft. The presentation will be saved, and is available to resume working at a later time. This is not yet submitted to the checker.
Submission of the DP
  1. Once you return to the draft DP, complete the application (if it was incomplete).
  2. During draft stage, you can always preview the DP and click on View a Preview.
  3. Submit the DP by clicking Present to Bank. It will initiate a internal approval request.
  4. A notification email will be sent to the checker.

Checker

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab.
  2. In the summary listing, click on the DC under which you want to verify a presentation. The Presentation status will be Draft in progress - Please review. DP Checker

  3. Select the draft presentation from the overview page. You can see the presentation detail in Presentation page. Presentation Checker

  4. Check the details of the presentation. If everything is OK, then click on Send for internal approval or Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  5. If the checker clicked on Send for internal approval a notification email will be sent to the approver. If the checker clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker.

Approver

  1. On the left menu, click the Export DC tab.
  2. In the summary listing, click on the DC under which you want to verify a presentation. The Presentation status will be Draft in progress - Please review. DP Checker

  3. Select the draft presentation from the overview page. You can see the presentation detail in Presentation page. DP Approver

  4. Check the details of the presentation. If everything is OK, then click on Present to Bank or Click Return internally to return it to the maker.

  5. If the checker clicked on Present to Bank a notification email will be sent to the Nominated bank and Confirming Bank. If the checker clicked on Return internally a notification email will be sent to the maker.