Direct 2 APRA is a flexible, secure and user-friendly electronic data submission system. D2A was introduced in 2001 and has replaced all industry-specific legacy systems. D2A enables regulated and registered financial entities to lodge their statutory returns with APRA. Data can be manually entered or imported directly into D2A from the reporting institutions' own information systems. D2A submits returns by passing information in an encrypted form to APRA using a direct internet connection.