ACI Worldwide, a leading international provider of EFT processing applications, announced the certification and licensing of its BASE24-pos processing software in Germany. Fiducia Cash GmbH, a full-service POS service provider based in Karlsruhe that provides POS processing to more than 500 banks and their attached retailers, will use BASE24 to authorize, switch and route POS transactions for its customers.
Fiducia Cash chose BASE24 because of its ability to provide an open, 24 x 7 processing platform that can handle ever-growing transaction volumes. Fiducia Cash currently processes 100,000 transactions per month from 10,000 POS devices and expects growth in both areas.
“BASE24 offers us the ability to keep up with our expected transaction growth,” said Mr. Herbert Pick, managing director of Fiducia Cash. “And the system gives us the flexibility to offer our customers the processing options they need to remain competitive in their markets.”
BASE24 also offers Fiducia Cash the opportunity to integrate additional functionality, such as ATM, Smart Card, or Self Service Banking processing that shares the same customer and account information, and the same communications links to hosts and interchange networks.
ACI worked closely with Fiducia Cash to enhance BASE24 so it would meet ec-cash standards established by Germany’s ZKA (Central Credit Authority). The ZKA certified BASE24 in June.
“ACI welcomes this opportunity to work with one of Germany’s leading service providers,” said Doug Parr, general manager of ACI’s European operation. “BASE24 gives Fiducia Cash a secure, expandable infrastructure that processes transactions from a variety of sources, around the clock, without interruption.”
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