BPC Banking Technologies, the leading provider of Open System payment solutions for the global financial industry, reports on the successful completion of set of audited performance and availability tests for SmartVista.
The tests were conducted at the IBM Systems Solution Centre Labs in Bangalore, and were audited by KPMG. During the test, BPC's switch solution, delivered peak performance of 2,932 TPS (transactions per second) with 40% server utilization, demonstrating that the configuration had ample capacity for growth.
The tests were designed to replicate real-world situations, operating under very high transaction loads. These outstanding results prove that SmartVista can support the volumes generated by extremely large ATM networks, as 2,932 TPS equates to an ATM network with more than 520,000 ATMs carrying out 10.5 million transactions an hour. During the 2 hour stress test, SmartVista sustained an average of 1,875 TPS, which equates to an ATM network with more than 330,000 ATMs operating at full capacity. Even operating at these levels SmartVista delivered response times of 0.1 second, thereby ensuring that customers can be served extremely rapidly.
SmartSwitch, part of the SmartVista end-to-end payments solution, is a real-time, high performance, rules-driven switch. The solution delivers total management from the point of acceptance of the transaction all the way to the issuer and back again. SmartVista is a scalable, secure and integrated suite of sophisticated applications covering every aspect of electronic payments processing. Using a visionary design to deliver unrivalled flexibility SmartVista also provides high performance authorization switching and routing, full ATM and POS management, comprehensive card management, advanced fraud prevention, loyalty program definition and management, card personalization and production, flexible billing and merchant management, and integrated internet and mobile banking.
"BPC and IBM have worked in partnership for many years, focusing on delivering outstanding results for our customers by combining the latest technologies and deep business expertise. We know that our customers rely on the performance of their payment processing solution, and that's why we are delighted to announce these results as they prove the SmartVista and IBM Power platforms deliver the performance our customers need," said Vasily Grigoriev, CEO, BPC Banking Technologies.
Additionally SmartVista has achieved IBM's Banking Industry Framework certification. SmartVista has been certified for the "Payments & Securities" and "Integrated Risk Management" domains within the framework, in a process that took less than three months. Along with this SmartVista has been validated as part of the IBM PureSystems program, thus it continues to increase platform choice for our customers, but it also ensures that our customers can benefit from the investment IBM is making in the PureSystems program. SmartVista may be integrated with other client's existing applications seamlessly and in a non-disruptive mode, while dramatically reducing costs and improving time to market. With this certification, clients can now benefit from BPC and IBM expertise when modernizing their payments solution.