Card Management and Transaction Processing Vendors, Part II: Packaged Software Vendors

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10 June 2015


Celent completed an extensive research effort to understand the landscape of vendors and service providers in card management and transaction processing (CMTP). Celent has already published reports in this research series introducing CMTP technologies and discussing market trends. This is a pack of reports focusing on vendors.

The demand for cards management and transaction processing technologies and capabilities continues to grow. Banks and other institutions looking to either establish or upgrade their CMTP capabilities are asking: What options do I have? How should I approach the challenge? Who can I turn to for help?

The new report Card Management and Transaction Processing Vendors, Part II: Packaged Software Vendors addresses three research questions below.

It is the second in a series of CMTP vendor reports being published at the same time. Other reports include a vendor landscape overview and focus on other vendor categories:

Eleven packaged software vendors participated in this research effort: ACI Worldwide, BPC, Compass Plus, CSC, Intellect, NCR Alaric, OpenWay, Sopra, SunGard, TAS Group, and Tieto. In addition, three other participants — First Data, FIS, and TSYS — also offer software products, but their detailed profiles are included in the report on issuer processors.

Given the broad scope of this research and diversity of companies participating, Celent’s full ABCD vendor evaluation framework is not appropriate or feasible. However, we did get insight into each company’s market presence — what clients they serve (i.e., size, type), how many, and in which markets.

“Clients seeking help with card management and transaction processing technologies don’t have to face the challenge alone,” says Zilvinas Bareisis, a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and author of the report. “In each of the three categories of providers, they can choose between global leaders, global challengers, and regional champions available in their geography.”

“This is one of the broadest research efforts we’ve seen conducted in the cards space, demonstrating Celent’s commitment to this important segment of banking technology,” says Dan Latimore, senior vice president of Celent’s Banking practice. “We’d like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the 27 research participants; their effort was nontrivial.”

This 110-page report contains 35 figures and 41 tables. All four reports in this series contain 298 pages, 103 figures, and 109 tables.