ACI Worldwide (Nasdaq: ACIW), a leading international provider of electronic payment software and solutions, today announced general availability of the next version of Base24-eps, the company's market-leading software for online payments processing, with enhanced functionality to meet changing customer needs.
BASE24-eps manages electronic payment devices, acquires transactions across many different channels, and performs high-volume switching, routing and authorization services. The new BASE24-eps Release 1.0 Version 09.2 extends its authorization features, including match and hold processing, and support for check processing, and increases operational efficiency and monitoring capabilities.
BASE24-eps already delivers agility, scalability and reliability to institutions of all sizes around the world. The latest version addresses customer globalization needs with new features including support for multi-byte character sets as used in Asia and the Middle East, which enables users in those regions to store, display and print data in local language. The version extends region-specific functionality with new components for deployments in Australia, China, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Spain and the U.S.
Among other enhancements in this version, the automated installation process has been enhanced and more pre-authorization scripts are provided, making it easier to install and tailor to an organization's needs. Continuing ACI's relationship with IBM, the new version provides further enhanced support for deployments of BASE24-eps on IBM System z.
Louis Blatt, chief product officer at ACI Worldwide, said "BASE24-eps is in use by organizations of all sizes around the world, with customers using it to process the highest transaction volumes. The new version of the product gives financial institutions greater agility by providing more functionality and enabling them to meet customer demands for more flexible, tailored solutions. For organizations that want to implement a next-generation payments solution, such as those upgrading from BASE24®, the new version of BASE24-eps makes that as straightforward as possible."
BASE24-eps delivers a single view of account activity and balances, and is deployed in productions systems handling both ATM and POS issuing and acquiring of private label and international card scheme traffic. It is built on open-systems technology to ensure it delivers maximum flexibility to customers, allowing them to tailor the system to meet their changing needs. It runs on IBM System z and System p, HP NonStop and Sun platforms.