Banque Saudi Fransi, a Saudi Arabian joint stock company affiliated with the Credit Agricole Group, has licensed Level Four's Channel Development Suite to assist in the migration of its ATM network to EMV standards on the local Saudi Payments Network, Span2.
Span2 is the second generation of the Saudi Payments Network, which was established to support the implementation of electronic banking services across the country and to create a secure infrastructure for electronic fund transfers.
The bank will use the Level Four suite to develop, test and deploy new content and applications within the ATM delivery channel directly from a desktop PC.
Level Four's EMV FastTrack tool will be used to assist in the migration of the bank's ATM network to comply with the EMV smart card standard. The tool enables the creation of EMV compatible ATM downloads and full end-to-end transaction testing directly from the chip card, through the ATM and up to the host system.
Banque Saudi Fransi has also licensed Level Four's Bunch Note Acceptor module - a simulation of an automated ATM deposit facility which counts and checks a cash deposit and enables funds to clear in real time. The vendor says the bank is introducing the module in a bid to encourage customers to use the self-service capabilities of ATMs.
Ahmad Al Kassim, manager ITD/development department, Banque Saudi Fransi, says: "Level Four's software will help us offer unparalleled quality of services to our valued customers by helping to streamline and automate the testing of our ATM network, and assisting our migration to Span2 and EMV."
The bank is Level Four's first client win in the Middle East region.