|[March 18, 2014]
Erste Group Card Processor Counts on Paragon Application Systems during Migration to SmartVista
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Erste Group Card Processor (News - Alert) (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.
EGCP required a solution that would simulate and test all of the
endpoints of their transaction processing for complete function and
regression testing during the migration process. Paragon provided
FASTest for the following financial message formats: Visa, MasterCard (News - Alert),
SPDH, HISO 87, HISO 93, ATM and BIC ISO. To increase productivity, EGCP
schedules tests to run unattended and receives a report with the
results. Using the "Compare" feature in FASTest, EGCP can run tests and
compare recent test results to previous test results to confirm the
reliability of their system.
"We did an extensive internal analysis of available solutions on the
market and compared the offers with our needs," says Bo�idar Pavlovic,
CTO of EGCP. "Based on the findings we concluded that Paragon FASTest
software would be the best fit."
Currently EGCP is using Paragon FASTest software for SmartVista function
and regression testing and they plan on using FASTest to test regular
system upgrades and mandates.�Paragon provides regular software updates
for mandates from MasterCard, Visa and other networks within one month
of the network announcing functionality changes.
"Using Paragon FASTest, we can identify performance weak spots which
helps u optimize our system," says Bo�idar Pavlovic, CTO of EGCP. "The
Paragon team support is timely and proactive, and the cooperation is
excellent. We look forward to working with Paragon in the future."
"Our team worked closely with EGCP to ensure that their Paragon testing
solutions were of maximum benefit in their migration from legacy switch
technology to BPC's SmartVista," says Doug Daggett, EMEA Sales Director
for Paragon. "We continue to provide quality support to EGCP to ensure
their Paragon testing solutions are helping them meet their business
About Erste Group Card Processor
Erste Group Card Processor (formerly known as MBU) was founded in late
1993 as a common platform for card business development in Croatia.
EGCP's core business is payment cards processing, issuing of debit,
credit and prepaid cards, acquiring for ATM, POS terminals and
e-commerce. Since 2007, Erste Group has been a major shareholder of
EGCP. EGCP is a shared service centre for Erste Group banks' card
processing in Central and Eastern Europe. Visit Erste Group Card
Processor at www.egcp.com.
About Paragon Application Systems
Paragon Application Systems is celebrating its 20th year of
providing ePayment simulation, configuration and testing software
solutions to the financial industry. More than 600 financial
institutions in over 85 countries use Paragon tools to improve quality
and reduce time-to-market. Paragon's broad customer base includes major
interchanges, processors, leading software providers, banks and credit
unions. Visit Paragon Application Systems at www.paragonedge.com,
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