Clear2Pay and TestPlant unveil unique solution enabling full automated Mobile Payment App testing

  • Posted by JB Brockman
  • On October 18, 2012

Clear2Pay and TestPlant unveil unique solution enabling full automated Mobile Payment App testing.

Brussels and London, 18 October 2012 – Clear2Pay, the international technology provider of next generation payment solutions, and TestPlant, international provider of test solutions, today jointly announce The Mobile Payment App Test Solution facilitating application vendors and mobile issuers to launch secure, robust and interoperable mobile payment applications. The tool enables to simultaneously control and/or simulate all interfaces of the mobile ecosystem, features flexible test automation including Graphical User Interface validation.

The hyper growth of mobile applications and wallets comes with the challenge of releasing secure apps in a device agnostic manner: stable on multiple portable devices and platforms. Quality assurance and verification of conformance to industry standards is a complex, time-consuming and costly task, especially when testing manually. Also, consumers expect a positive, inspiring experience from the start and rigorous testing is the only way to ensure quality of service and engender deep-seated notions of trust and security around mobility. This latest generation of mobile testing offers application vendors and mobile issuers the essential three-piece test harness, in one single tool:

Simulation: A handset-based mobile application interacts with multiple components like a contactless (NFC) POS device, a payment card application on a UICC, a mobile gateway, etc. By simulating these components, the testers and even developers fully control the environment, even when some are not yet fully available in the real system. Test Scripting: By running predefined, customizable test scripts that automatically configure the simulators, the behavior of the mobile payment application can be verified under different circumstances. Test script automation in this way reduces manual manipulation of the simulators, excludes human errors and increases repeatability. Graphical User Interface Test Automation: Most use cases of a mobile payment application are triggered from a graphical
user interface, requiring the user to enter data and to click buttons. With the joint test Clear2Pay/TestPlant solution, these user actions can be fully automated. Eliminating human interaction increases accuracy, performance and gains time and money.

Antony Edwards Chief Technology Officer at TestPlant states: “We are excited to be working closely with Clear2Pay to provide the most powerful test automation tools to the mobile payments industry. Clear2Pay’s experience with mobile payments and TestPlant’s experience with UI test automation are a perfect combination. The joint solution offers mobile payment developers an easy-to-use, non-invasive solution that they can use in any environment.” Marie Costers, Director of Operations Open Test Solutions at Clear2Pay adds:”Mobile applications impact our daily lives but they also influence the testing strategies of providers and issuers. The partnership with TestPlant takes mobile app testing to the ultimate level allowing providers and issuers to launch their applications faster, cost-efficiently and with the power to perform thus ensuring a rich, secure customer experience.” More information and a demonstration are available through our one hour workshop 7 November at 12h30 at the Cartes Exhibition, 6-8 November 2012, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. Visit our booth 3E 018.

About Clear2Pay
Clear2Pay is a payments modernisation company that actively supports many global financial institutions to meet their payments unification goals through its pure SOA Open Payment Framework (OPF). Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the company facilitates banks and financial organisations in their provision of payments services, whether they be Card, ACH, Branch, Bulk, High Care or International payment transactions. Clear2Pay’s innovative technology helps to reduce transactions processing costs, and to deliver new, compelling payment services in a competitive way. Functions embrace payments origination, reporting, linkage with back-office processing systems, clearing, netting and settlement. In addition the company offers a range of value added payment technology solutions and services such as e-Banking, Open Test Solutions, ChargeBack, Strategic Consultancy and Payments Training through a dedicated Academy. Clients include global and major regional financial institutions such as ING, Banco Santander, Crédit Agricole, VISA, MasterCard, BNP Paribas, The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Federal Reserve, NETS (Denmark), The People Bank of China (PBOC), Bank of East Asia, Rabobank, Bank of New York Mellon and Commonwealth Bank. Clear2Pay operates out of Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Chile, China, India and Singapore and currently employs over 1,200 staff. Recently, the company was awarded the XCelent Customer Base 2010 award for its undisputed largest payment hub customer base, both live and under implementation and ranks 76th in the Global FinTech100.