Building and Delivering software and solutions across the Banking Sector
Absolute Systems (Pty) Limited, a private South African company founded in 1993, is a provider of application software enabling banks to optimise customer contact channels and manage their customer interactions in an integrated, multi-channel environment.
The Company’s core competencies are vested in the development of highly complex, fault tolerant and secure software solutions that address the rigorous requirements of transactional banking. The company operates offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and in London UK.
Leading and Innovating the Banking Sector
It is widely accepted that benefits can be realised by rationalising the service aspects of operating bank ATMs. Given the proliferation of ATMs the average number of transactions per ATM has declined over the past couple of years and hence the viability of operating ATMs. The key question is how to drive up the average number of transaction per ATM while still maintaining the reach of each bank? Reduce the number of fixed bank ATMs but provide multi-personality ATM experiences.
A multi-personality shared ATM across more than one bank but providing the banks software capabilities will enable the reduction of the number of ATMs deployed yet still provide each bank with their full transaction set and look and feel. Absolute Systems enables the shared ATM to render the personality of the card inserted and present the “On Us” customer experience.
A Multi-Vendor terminal software solution based on the XFS standard, which can be used to drive; ATMs, Kiosks, Teller Cash Recyclers, Deposit ATMs, Intelligent Deposit devices etc. The SDK features an extensive modelling tool suite to simplify design, implementation and customisation. Full support for EMV is provided. The product has been licensed to Fiserv Inc.
An agent based enterprise device and system monitoring and management solution, including a management console called AbsoluteINSIGHT for visualising the state of the network and or systems. The agents can be deployed on any device in the network, include servers, embedded and Linux devices. The product comprises the following modules.
Two switches have been developed for transactional switching specifically to support:
- LNC Switch, based on Java technology for non-card transaction
- Discovery Switch, based on Microsoft technology for long running business processes.
Absolute Systems has developed a number of hardware based offerings in instances where current market technology does not provide adequate robustness for the financial transaction industry, or the solution does not currently exist. These hardware solutions include:
- CashVend Cardless Kiosk
- Wireless Modem/Router
Banking ATMs Deployed Southern Africa
Daily ATMs Transactions
Multi-personality ATM cost savings
Telecoms cost mitigation with SmartModems
Services We Can Offer
Absolute Systems has developed a high availability APN to connect devices in the field via wireless networks by utilising the Wireless Router/Modem. Traditionally availability on these networks is not good and for transactional purposes it is vital to have reliable communications infrastructure. The system was developed to manage availability and includes full diagnostics that can be remotely accessed. The service includes the rental of the router/modem and the provision of the associated data bundle.
Both the hosting and APN are complete managed services including data centre hosting, 24×7 support helpdesk, and Service Level Agreement reporting. The primary and secondary data centres are both “hot” and run in high availability mode. All hardware in the data centres is owned by the company.
CashVend is an end-to-end solution to load, transfer and pay out funds from mobile wallets. The solution is wallet agnostic and can work with any existing or new wallet solution. This solution can either be licensed or is available as a managed service. The solution comprises the following products:
- Hardware (Cashvend terminal, 3 models available)
- Terminal Application (Interact)
- LNC Switch, for connecting the devices to the wallet system
- Ticketing and escalation
- SLA management Reporting
- Cash Management
- Asset management
- Configuration management
Optimal Cash Management (OCM) is a Cash deposit automation solution to support the cash life cycle that can be utilised by either a Bank, as a banking product to their corporate depositors or by a CIT operator to offer settlement capabilities to corporate depositors (without them having to change their banking relationship).
The solution is multifaceted with specific support for; the retailer/corporate (depositor), the CIT (Cash In Transit) /Cash centre service provider, third party service providers (1st and 2nd line support) and the Bank. The core of the system is a financial switch enabling secure remote cash deposits 24 x 7 x 365. This solution can either be licensed or is available as a managed service.
The solution comprises the following products:
- Terminal application (Interact V2 plus custom build)
- Discovery Switch to connect the devices, the Bank and the Cash Centres
- Ticketing and escalation
- SLA management
- Asset management
- Configuration management
- SQL monitoring agent
- Insight Management Console
- Web portal for manual deposits into a traditional stop loss bag (Cash online)
- Mobile platform for manual deposits into a stop loss bag (Available Q1 2015)
- Client on-boarding application (Based on a tablet technology, Android and iOS supported)
Surveil Monitor is an agent based enterprise device and system monitoring and management solution, including a management console called AbsoluteINSIGHT for visualising the state of the network and or systems. The agents can be deployed on any device in the network, include servers, embedded and Linux devices. The product comprises the following modules.
- Event/Alert Ticketing and Escalations
- SLA Management
- Media and content Management (AbsoluteCONNECT)
- Remote command execution, include Electronic Journal and file retrievals
- Asset Management
- Configuration Management Security token Management and Remote Key Loading (RKL)
- Security Camera Solution
The product also includes patent pending modules to monitor LYNC voice quality. AbsoluteCONNECT provides a solution delivering client-specific, full motion, TV quality video advertising to ATMs over traditional networks. The advertising interaction can extend to the mobile phone and the Internet and is targeted to render qualified leads or generate redeemable coupons.
Surveil Integrates with Fiserv ICM
Absolute Systems has extended it’s Surveil Product to integrate directly with Fiserv’s ICM Cash Optimisation tool. This enables real time, denominational data to be delivered to ICM.
ITEXACT Partnership in Europe
Absolute Systems and ITExact have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop solutions for the Voice Network market and grow business across Europe.
Extention of Surveil to Monitor Voice Networks
With the growth in VoIP networking, and the success of the Microsoft Lync product, Absolute Systems has announced the extension of the Surveil product to incorporate the monitoring of Voice Networks.