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Best Practices in Implementing Payments Factories needs effective data integration

Implementing a payment factory is not easy because so many different systems, message standards and different organisations need to be integrated into a straight through process. There are many providers of payment factory solutions ranging from the larger TMS providers to specialist providers. All the providers have to solve the message/data integration problem to make Payment Factories work.

Solving the data integration problem

Volante, a specialist provider of financial data and message integration software, have developed a “data integration strategy consisting of a normalized canonical data model, flexible SOA capabilities with available existing infrastructure, and a codegeneration tool” which provides, they claim, the essential elements for a payment factory. 

Volante’s believe that without effective data integration, there will be no effective payment factory. AND that this is a perpetual problem because local and global standards are continually changing.

Volante guide to ‘Best practices in implementing payment factories’

The guide reviews what should be the objectives including:

  • fast and easy implementation of new banks
  • immediate adoption of new message standards
  • fully documented procedures
  • fully scalable solution

The overall objective is to develop factory-like automation, that uses a technology architecture that’s built for rapid change.

CTMfile take: This guide contains key thoughts and ideas that could make your payment factory journey a lot easier.

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