As ATMs evolve from cash dispensers to a channel for delivering value-added services, your customers expect personalization, payments, phone cards, and more. Creating and testing ATM configurations to take advantage of state-of-the-industry services is challenging. Implement these advanced functions faster and test them more thoroughly and conveniently—from your desktop—with ATMulator Plus.
Advance Function ATMs present their own challenges for testing—generally requiring hours standing in front of an ATM terminal. Paragon VirtualATM solves this challege by using the ATM’s own operating environment, such as Diebold’s AGILIS, NCR’s APTRA Edge, or Wincor’s ProCash, and allowing remote testing of the entire ATM software stack. VirtualATM simulates the ATM’s hardware devices, such as PIN pads, Cash Dispensers and more.
Making and testing design changes to your Diebold, NCR or Wincor ATMs can be risky and time consuming. Paragon’s ConfigBuilder™ is a Windows®-based graphical development tool that allows you to easily create, test and maintain ATM configuration files and to create load files—the files that control the displays that banking customerssee at your ATMs.
Your dynamic processing environment requires constant testing. Certifying with switches, connecting to credit or debit card processors; adding ATMs or POS terminals; or enhancing host software—all demand that you test quickly and completely. But testing is often time-consuming, expensive and frustrating. Lab time must be scheduled and test equipment is limited. Expand your options and improve your efficiency by testing from your PC using FASTest’s automated tests, easily customized to meet your environment’s specific needs.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) simulation and testing is invaluable when you need to certify with an ePayments switch, send transactions through a credit or debit card processor, add a new Point-of-Sale (POS) device, or expand your host application. However, testing with a variety of ISO 8583 message formats can be challenging. FASTest™ significantly reduces the EFT simulation and testing effort for EFT switches.
ATM testing, even with the perfect ATM simulator, can be difficult. You need a way to quickly, accurately, and automatically test your terminal’s interaction with your terminal-driving host software. Paragon’s FASTest™ can help you overcome these testing challenges with automated test scripts of simulated ATM transactions for NCR, Diebold, Triton, Wincor and Web-based ATMs.
POS transactions require thorough testing and documentation of results. Retailers, processors, or switches need to be able to test all transaction types, including chargebacks, reversals, debit and credit cards, stored value cards, EMV chip cards, as well as electronic check authorizations and Electronic Benefits Transfers (EBT). FASTest™ for POS is a Windows-based PC tool that significantly reduces the ePayment testing effort for electronic funds transfer (EFT) and POS devices.
Determining your system capacity is critical when you are updating your transaction system, adding new ATM or POS devices, merging an acquired network, adding new transactions or changing your switch. The last thing you want is to have your users experience delays or denied transactions because your system is overloaded. Measure overall system capacity and identify bottlenecks, so you don’t experience them in production, with FASTress.
Your dynamic processing environment requires constant testing. Certifying with switches, connecting to credit or debit card processors; adding ATMs or POS terminals; or enhancing your Postilion software—all demand that you test quickly and completely. Improve your efficiency by testing from your PC using FASTest’s automated tests, easily customized to meet your environment’s specific needs.
Testing ePayment batch processing is just as important as testing online processing. Batch processing specialists face the same issues with network mandates and system changes as their online counterparts. Typically, though, batch testing is on hold until online testing completes—because batch testing requires offline data files that include meaningful transaction data. Delays during online testing lead to abbreviated offline testing, poor data samples mean some scenarios aren’t tested at all—and less testing means more things can go wrong.
With increasing globalization, payment networks, card associations, major financial institutions and merchant processors resources may be deployed in different locations—even continents. Continual changes in payments demand rigorous testing despite logistical issues such as multiple time zones, a shortage of network certification personnel, or limited access to a local test lab.
Customer certifications are frequently a manual process that can be time consuming and expensive. A single resource may be tied to a single client as they manually step through the process. Scheduling resources from multiple organizations for certification can also create delays.