Our consulting has mainly focused on the acquirer side, especially on the Level 3 side.
Besides, we offer consulting to payment schemes on specification development, review, setting up certification boards, certification management, and creation of project dashboards.
We are also starting to offer consulting to banks on the issuing side.
We are pretty kicked about our consulting offerings. We will focus this post on the consulting we have provided on the acquiring side.
A few things that we want to talk about include:
We are the first ones to offer remote consulting in the acquiring space.
When the pandemic set in, most acquirers put their terminal certification projects as consultants could not travel to help them with testing and certification.
Many of our customers were also stuck. That’s when we rolled out our remote consulting services.
With remote consulting, we could deliver the testing and certification services effectively at a fraction of what it would have cost them otherwise.
While it helps the banks tremendously, it has also helped us broaden our scope considerably to other geographies. Today, we are offering these services in 35 countries.
We encounter three kinds of customers.
They want the test tools and consulting services, and they want them quickly. We ensure that everything is done within the defined SLAs. We have even executed certification projects for them within a week.
They want our consulting services. We help them with steps to avoid pitfalls and remove challenges in testing. Once the analysis is done, we also help them fix the issues by advising them. Sometimes, we handhold them in their interactions with other stakeholders like switch vendors, terminal vendors, and payment schemes.
They are likely in contact with the payment scheme, but they have no clue about how to certify their terminals.
We begin with sharing the consulting project guide. We help with the prerequisites, filling up ICS forms, choosing the right features, and selecting the appropriate test cases.
We train them on how to do the testing and how to capture logs. Once we analyze the logs, we go back to them with fixes and handhold them in their interactions with other stakeholders.
From beginning to end, we handhold them in testing and certification.
As we address customers worldwide, the need for our consultants to be available during their work time arises.
Our consultants are available during their time zones – helping them test, address fixes, coordinate with other stakeholders, and train them.
This has helped them in completing certifications in record time.
We have helped banks undergo certification across various terminal types – ATM, POS, mPOS, and SoftPOS. We have addressed both the contact and contactless interfaces.
We have an EMVCo-qualified Level 3 tool, Tecto, which is used by banks worldwide, and many of our customers also use this tool for their Level 3 testing needs. Besides, we are a Discover Accredited E2E certification service provider and Visa accredited CVES provider.
We are constantly looking at improving our consulting offerings and ensure that we make that delta improvement with every consulting engagement we undertake.
The testimonials from our customers and their continuous engagement are a testimony to our offerings.
You should reach out to us for your consulting needs.
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