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Testing Center of Excellence: A Mission (Not So) Impossible for Financial Institutions



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In the post of March 2018 we began with a movie reference and this update will be no different. Rather than featuring a picture from today as we did back then this time we go back to one of the  most popular movies of all time – Mission Impossible with Tom Cruise.

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Playing off the theme of Mission Impossible, Paragon included a reference to Hollywood as it began its post of August 7, 2018:

“Hollywood, CA (August 7, 2018) – Paramount Pictures has yet to respond to rumors that they already in the planning stages for the next installment of the highly successful Mission Impossible series starring Tom Cruise. While the 6th MI picture is still number 1 at the US box office, Mission Impossible 7 – Total Meltdown, is reportedly in the works.

The next episode is said to focus on the challenges and political intrigue associated with the inner workings of large financial institution that is struggling to stay competitive and relevant in a rapidly changing and customer-centric world.”

This is a reference to the many financial institutions that continue to maintain a conglomeration of disparate systems that make the rapid development of new products and services unnecessarily complex and expensive. Some of these systems date back to the 1970’s, but still process significant volumes of mission critical payment transactions. In more than a few cases, testing of these legacy systems is still done manually or by using tools and processes developed by resources who have long since retired.

To read this post by Paragon’s Steve Gilde, Director, Global Product Marketing at Paragon Application Systems just follow this link –

As for Paragon Application Systems, financial institutions that have installed payments solutions on NonStop systems should consider turning to Paragon to meet their automated testing needs as Paragon is the leading independent provider of configuration, and test tools for the payments industry; we work with issuers, acquirers, processors, and ATM fleet owners from across the globe to manage, automate, and integrate their ATM and payments testing environments.

If you would like to know more about us and how AI is impacting the development of our automated testing tools, please feel free to contact us directly. And don’t forget to check out the Paragon Edge blog to find the latest posts on this topic and other topics.

Written by the Paragon Team. We can be reached at:

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