Testingrevolution.com is a New Forum for the Latest Developments in ePayment Testing
(Holly Springs, NC—December 16, 2014) Keeping up with changes in the payments landscape today is a challenge. As payment options proliferate, so does the need for rapid, reliable testing. No company can hire enough people to complete the testing necessary in the time available within a release cycle. Automation of test execution and verification is required and payments organizations need information on how they can optimize their testing programs.
US EMV Implementation for ATMs-The Road Ahead Presentation at the 2014 National ATM Council Conference in Las Vegas
Learn the latest about EMV implementation at the ATM at the National ATM Council (NAC) Conference on Wednesday, November 19 from 11-12:30
(Holly Springs, NC—November 11, 2014) The shift in electronic payments from magnetic stripe cards to EMV chip cards involves significant changes in the payments industry infrastructure, from hardware and software to consumer education. In the US EMV Implementation for ATMs - The Road Ahead presentation at the NAC Conference, representatives from MasterCard, Visa, and Paragon Application Systems will cover:
- EMV Basics
- EMV Overview from Visa
- EMV Update from MasterCard
- EMV Chargeback clarification
Paragon develops ePayment testing solutions to facilitate Continuous Software Delivery for customers and engages Jim Tomaney to provide expertise on refreshing system life cycles and developing business in EMEA
(Holly Springs, NC—September 29, 2014) Paragon Application Systems, an independent, global ePayment testing solution provider, delivers payment system testing solutions to 600 customers in 90 countries. Based on a review of this global market, Paragon concludes that cards payment channels are being left behind by other banking channels as they struggle to deliver business change using 20th Century application life cycles. As an enthusiastic adopter of the Agile Manifesto, Paragon believes the quarterly release cycle is obsolete.
Free EMV webinar on September 17th at 1:30pm EST
(Holly Springs, NC—September 10, 2014) Paragon Application Systems is presenting a free EMV webinar, Implementing EMV at the ATM: Why, How and When on Wednesday, September 17th at 1:30pm. Deborah Spidle, Director of EMV Solutions for Paragon Application Systems, will present the complimentary webinar. The webinar will cover key points from the EMV Migration Forum whitepaper Implementing EMV at the ATM: Requirements and Recommendations for the U.S. ATM Community. Spidle participated in the development of the paper and was one of the lead authors.
New Whitepaper from EMV Migration Forum Provides Recommendations for US Implementation of EMV at the ATM
(Holly Springs, NC—September 5, 2014) Implementing EMV at the ATM: Requirements and Recommendations for the U.S. ATM Community, a new whitepaper developed by the EMV Migration Forum’s ATM Working Committee, addresses the need for comprehensive public information on EMV migration for the ATM channel. Deborah Spidle, Director of EMV Solutions for Paragon Application Systems participated in the development of the whitepaper and was one of the lead authors.
Learn how EMV reduces counterfeit fraud resulting from skimming in the CL@B presentation by Paragon Application Systems on Thursday, September 11 at 3:15pm
Free EMV webinar on June 26th at 1:30pm EST
(Holly Springs, NC—June 18, 2014) Paragon Application Systems is presenting a free EMV webinar, EMV Concepts and Terminology on Thursday, June 26th at 1:30pm. Deborah Spidle, Paragon’s Director of EMV Solutions, will present the complimentary webinar.
A successful EMV implementation begins with a solid understanding of chip card processing. Even to financial industry professionals, the changes required for EMV can be overwhelming. That's why Paragon has developed a series of webinars and online training classes designed to provide a solid foundation in EMV.
(Holly Springs, NC— June 4,2014) Paragon Application Systems has reached a milestone of over 1000 views of their free EMV Online Training Class, EMV in 16 Minutes, which provides an executive-level overview of EMV. Topics covered in the online class include:
- Comparison of a magnetic stripe transaction with an EMV transaction
- Reasons to migrate to EMV
- EMV business drivers
- Challenges and resource requirements of an EMV migration project
(Holly Springs, NC –May 29, 2014) Paragon Application Systems, a leading,independent provider of ePayment testing solutions, announces that it has received Discover D-Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) qualification for its FASTest, a Host testing solution. QA and developers rely on Paragon’s FASTest for complete simulation and testing of over 114 financial message formats.
Sharp BancSystems Speeds Switch System Development and Certification with Solutions from Paragon Application Systems
(Holly Springs, NC- May 15, 2014) Sharp BancSystems, a nationally recognized community banking software provider, recently licensed FASTest from Paragon Application Systems for function and regression testing. Sharp BancSystems is using FASTest for ongoing testing during the development of their switching system and for financial message testing of their Discover and PULSE formats.
(Holly Springs, NC—May 7, 2014) Twenty years ago, the founders of Paragon Application Systems decided that there had to be an easier way to configure and test ATMs than the manual approach that was used at the time. Armed with knowledge of financial host systems and experience from consulting engagements with financial institutions around the world, they developed their idea into a successful product, ConfigBuilder, and eventually into a successful company.
Paragon FASTest provides simulation and testing for migration from legacy switch
(Holly Springs, NC March 18, 2014) Erste Group Card Processor (EGCP), the internal card processing arm of Erste Group, one of the largest financial services providers in the eastern part of the European Union, recently licensed FASTest, the popular function/regression testing solution from Paragon Application Systems, to speed and simplify their migration from their legacy switch to BPC’s SmartVista.
(Holly Springs, NC- February 25, 2014) DenizBank, one of the top five private sectors banks in Turkey, recently conducted load testing on their payment engine using the stress and load testing solution, FASTress, and professional services from Paragon Application Systems. Their goal was to verify system performance with a new database version.
Oman Arab Bank Speeds Development of Payment Infrastructure with Testing Solutions from Paragon Application Systems
(Holly Springs, NC – February 12, 2014) Oman Arab Bank (OAB), a leading bank in Oman, has licensed FASTest for POS (Point of Sale) from Paragon Application Systems (Paragon) to simulate and test ISO 8583 financial message formats used in their payment infrastructure. Paragon developed a custom POS format for OAB to support their unique specifications.
Featured 3-Hour EMV Workshop Teaches Attendees
“The Why, When, and How of Implementing EMV at the ATM”
(Holly Springs, NC— February 10, 2014) Paragon Application Systems, the only US-based company to have earned MasterCard accreditation for EMV guidance, and SCIL-EMV Academy, America’s EMV migration experts, announce a partnership with the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) to deliver a unique new EMV Payments Workshop. Entitled Implementing EMV at the ATM: Why, When, and How, the three hour workshop prepares the ATM industry for migration to EMV based credit and debit cards in the United States.
Software Group Bulgaria Uses Paragon Application Systems To Enhance their ATM Application Development
(Holly Springs, NC—January 28, 2014) Software Group, a Bulgarian provider of software solutions and services to financial institutions worldwide, recently licensed ATMulator Plus and FASTest from Paragon Application Systems. They were looking for a solution to simulate, configure and test their ATM management products.
(Muscat, Oman—October 30, 2013) National Bank of Oman (NBO), one of the largest banks in the Sultanate of Oman, and Paragon Application Systems, a leading global provider of software testing solutions, recently signed an agreement, under which the bank will conduct pre-certification testing using Paragon's FASTest solution in preparation to apply for access to the UAE switch.
Paragon software speeds testing, boost quality and increases collaboration
(HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C.—Oct. 21, 2013) – Paragon Application Systems, the leading provider of ePayment testing solutions for the financial services industry, announces the launch of its revolutionary Web FASTest product. Web FASTest is the first web-based testing tool to provide a real-time view of an organization’s testing operations through any web browser.
(Holly Springs, NC— September 26, 2013) Paragon Application Systems, Inc., the global leader in ePayments testing, announced today that Gary Kirk, co-founder and President of the company since its inception in 1994, is retiring at the end of September. Jim Perry currently Paragon's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will serve as the company’s new CEO. Mr. Kirk will continue to serve in an advisory role until the end of the year to ensure a smooth and orderly transition.
(Holly Springs, NC—September 12, 2013) Understanding Payment concepts, acronyms and transaction flows is crucial for Payments industry professionals. Paragon recognizes the need for Payments education for those who are new to the industry and those desiring more information on new developments in Payments. Paragon pioneered free, online EMV training classes this year which have been very successful with almost 1500 views to date. Now we are expanding our online training with a series of free Payments industry online classes.
(Holly Springs—August 13, 2013) Ukrainian Processing Center (UPC), the leading provider of ePayment processing and outsourcing in the Ukraine, recently chose Web FASTest from Paragon Application Systems, for their ePayment testing platform. UPC selected Web FASTest because it was the only solution that provided a centralized, web-based testing platform for use by UPC customers, vendors and internal users for certification testing, function and regression testing, and development of new ISO 8583 financial message interfaces.
(Holly Springs, NC—July 30, 2013) Paragon Application Systems, the leading, independent provider of ePayment testing solutions, is pleased to announce that it has completed the MasterCard Third-Party Accreditation Program and is ready to provide guidance on the impact of EMV to financial institutions who are preparing to implement the technology for their cardholders and merchants.
(Holly Springs, NC—July 17, 2013) Migrating from magnetic stripe cards to EMV chip cards is a major project that will impact all parts of a payments organization. At Paragon Application Systems (Paragon), we know that the first step to a successful EMV migration is establishing a solid understanding of EMV and chip card technology. That’s why Paragon has developed a series of free EMV online training classes presented by Deborah Spidle, Director of EMV Solutions for Paragon. Current classes include:
"An Introduction to EMV, Part 1- History, Business Drivers, Benefits, and Challenges": Free Online Training from Paragon Application Systems
(Holly Springs, NC—May 23, 2013) Paragon Application Systems recognizes that everyone involved in ePayment transactions will need a solid foundation in EMV in order to successfully migrate from magnetic stripe cards to EMV chip cards. We also know that Payment Professionals have busy schedules and need to have access to appropriate information about EMV when they need it. That’s why we are developing a series of online EMV training courses.
(Holly Springs, NC—April, 23, 2013) A successful EMV migration starts with a thorough understanding of EMV. There are significant differences between an EMV chip card transaction and a magnetic stripe transaction. These differences impact everything from cardholder behavior, to ATM and POS devices, to financial message processing and settlement. To introduce customers to EMV, Paragon Application Systems is launching a free online training course, EMV in 16 Minutes.
EMV is the Best Defense Against Counterfeit Fraud Presentation by Paragon Application Systems at the ATMIA US Conference
Learn how EMV reduces counterfeit fraud resulting from skimming in the ATMIA presentation by Deborah Spidle, Director of EMV Solutions for Paragon Application Systems
(Holly Springs, NC—February 18, 2013) Fraud reduction is one of the most important factors driving the US migration to EMV. Recent reports indicate that fraudsters are targeting the US as it is easier to commit fraud with magnetic stripe cards than with EMV chip cards.
Deborah Spidle, Director of EMV Solutions from Paragon Application Systems will deliver a presentation on how EMV is the Best Defense Against Counterfeit Fraud at the ATMIA US Conference, February 19-21st in Scottsdale, Arizona.
(Holly Springs—November 30, 2012) Deborah Spidle from Paragon Application Systems and Mansour-Aaron Karimzadeh from Smart Commerce Intl will present a webinar entitled EMV Migration Strategies for ATM Acquirers and Processors on Tuesday, December 4th at 11:00am Eastern Standard Time. The webinar is sponsored by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA).
(Holly Springs, NC-November 20, 2012) Paragon Application Systems, the leading independent provider of ePayment simulation, configuration and testing solutions, announces that it has joined the EMV Migration Forum. Founded by the Smart Card Alliance, the EMV Migration Forum is a group of payments industry professionals who are collaborating on issues related to the migration from magnetic stripe cards to EMV chip-based cards in the United States.
Paragon Application Systems Teams with Trusted Security Solutions to Offer ATM Remote Key Load Testing
(Holly Springs, NC—November 13, 2012) Paragon Application Systems (Paragon), a leading independent provider of ePayment simulation and testing solutions has partnered with Trusted Security Solutions (TSS), a leading provider of ATM key management solutions, to add Remote Key Load (RKL) testing to Paragon’s ATM simulation, configuration and testing solutions. TSS is providing the RKL module for Paragon’s ATMulator Plus, FASTest, and FASTress products.
(Holly Springs, NC—August 1, 2012) Paragon Application Systems announces the recent launch of the “What’s the 411 on EMV?” blog, www.emv411.com, designed to address the US payment’s industry need for reliable information about EMV.
Holly Springs, NC— September 10, 2012) Acquirers, issuers, and processors in Latin America are racing to meet the mandates imposed by MasterCard and Visa for migrating from magnetic stripe cards to EMV chip cards in their region. Paragon Application Systems will present solutions to prepare for EMV migration at the CL@B 2012 Conference in Panama from September 11-13.