EFunds Corp. (Scottsdale, Ariz.) introduced a next-generation version of its CONNEX EFT software platform. CONNEX Open Enterprise (CONNEX OE) is an integrated suite of solutions for payment delivery, back-office operations, authorization services and card management, based on a shared, flexible, integrated solution delivery framework. According to eFunds, CONNEX OE supports all existing payment channels, devices and types, and provides a flexible foundation that promotes the rapid introduction of new payment services.
National Source One (Spring House, Pa.), a provider of branch automation solutions for community banks, introduced GoldVision21, a transaction capture module designed to enhance the company's GoldCheck21 item imaging solution. GoldVision21 is a document-driven system that automates transaction input, the company says. The solution compares the Courtesy Amount Recognition and Legal Amount Recognition (CAR/LAR) of an imaged check with the deposit slip amounts, eliminating the need for manual transaction entry and reducing the chance of error.
Corillian Corp. (Portland, Ore.) launched its next-generation online consumer banking application, Corillian Consumer Banking. According to Corillian, the new application delivers improved effectiveness in driving increased adoption, utilization and overall security in the online channel. With the solution, financial institutions are able to immediately deploy an online banking service to their customers, while maintaining the ability to tailor the solution through a flexible configuration.
ATM test and development software provider Level Four Americas (Miami) unveiled POS Simulator, an ATM tool designed to automate testing for point of sale (POS) terminals. POS Simulator provides desktop testing facilities for banking institutions, card issuers and terminal acquirers, simplifying the introduction of new POS technologies, including vendor application upgrades, and reducing the cost of labor-intensive manual testing.
Advanced Financial Solutions (Oklahoma City) released AFS Direct, an application suite that provides for item-image capture at the source: merchant sites, lockboxes, branches and ATMs. AFS Direct provides distributed image capture and a payment processing infrastructure to accommodate remote capture at every point of presentment - at the branch and off-premises - including commercial and merchant locations.
Parascript (Boulder, Colo.) released Signature Online, the latest product in its fraud prevention software suite that enables organizations to detect counterfeit signatures at the point of transaction. By tracing the movement of a pen on a data input device, Signature Online recognizes differences in legitimate signing style or behavior, enabling financial and retail institutions to verify signatures and detect fraud in real time for workflow automation, document management, electronic transactions and other applications.
Exametric (San Diego) introduced Exametric Planner, the latest addition to the Exametric Workforce Management Suite, which is designed to help banks establish a resource plan to support long-term customer service and revenue objectives. The Exametric Planner allows banks to determine the optimal number of full-time, part-time and flex-time resources required for each branch. It considers factors such as salaries and benefits, training, and customer service objectives to simplify the annual budgeting and planning process.
Panini (Dayton, Ohio) enhanced its My Vision X suite of products with the addition of Fast Color, a color image capture technology. The upgrade offers seamless integration through a software installation, giving users a broader range of options with branch image capture devices, According to the vendor, My Vision X Fast Color provides a 200-dpi color image capture, with front and rear options, without loss in processing speed.