Terminal integration test results for Visa can now be automatically formatted for direct online submission to the card company, thanks to an enhancement of the SAVVI test tool by FIME. The Visa Chip Compliance Reporting Tool previously required the manual entry and submission of test results.
The FIME test tool conducts integration tests required for certification by Visa of any kind of contact or contactless terminal. The new reporting functionality, which has been tested and endorsed by payment processing solutions provider Elavon, will speed up the testing process for acquirers and eliminate human error, FIME said in a press release.
"The new enhancements not only allow SAVVI to automate the required Visa terminal test results into a loadable format, but also provide it in a readable layout that makes it easier to identify where any bugs are that may need fixing," said Vincent Poty, head of strategy and corporate development at FIME.
"The ability to produce an automatic report in a format that can be directly uploaded onto the [Visa] CCRT system is a significant advancement that optimizes efficiencies in the testing process. In turn, this will enable Visa's stakeholders to bring products to market more quickly."
To test the process within a live environment, FIME teamed up with Elavon.
Andy Morris, implementation manager at Elavon merchant services said that by doing a real-life case report helped to ensure that the automatic report generated results could be submitted to the CCRT system correctly.
"Elavon was keen to be part of the pilot as we recognize the benefits that this new process can bring to our business and the industry as a whole," Morris said. "It not only speeds up our ability to get new products to market, but also minimizes administration resource investment and contains potential human errors that can cause delays."
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