ASB Bank Application Manager Infrastructure & Services Solutions Don Orr says Wirecard FINsim has brought a new level of confidence to ASB Bank that what has been tested will actually run without problems in production.
“With an understanding of card messaging and a small amount of training, the user can begin to see the benefits of consistency, reduced time and effort, and accurate meaningful results which will significantly reduce the cost of software development around applications involved in financial switching”, he says.
Future plans include the linking of additional tools to the detailed logging within Wirecard FINsim to improve the automation of individual link reconciliation. This reconciliation confirms that what was sent has been received.
“In our normal test environment this is a manual and very time consuming task. Logging views which can then be compared to other logging facilities enables us to rapidly isolate and identify problems”, Don Orr says.
He says ASB Bank has improved its ability to baseline and regression test new code and new functionality by ‘several orders of magnitude’. Any upgrade of an application version can be accurately compared to its predecessor, which means ASB Bank can deliver on contractual obligations of delivering better quality and better performance.
ASB Bank recently carried out a rapid upgrade of infrastructure just before the busiest time of the year. The peak period came and went without any problems. The bank now plans to jump straight from version 3.0 of its Open/2 switch code to version 6.0.
“It’s a big ask as we have seen some major architectural changes with the new product. Wirecard FINsim will enable us to achieve this with little or no impact on our production environment”, says Don Orr.