In rolling out something fresh to market, like QR code payments, you need to marry the existing infrastructure to the new capabilities, and Solace sits nicely in the middle, linking the traditional payment world and the new world of mobile payments in a way that is transparent to users and merchants.”

Operating Singapore’s national debit scheme, NETS enables customers of DBS Bank/POSB, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and UOB to make payments using their ATM cards or mobile devices at more than 102,000 acceptance points in the country as well as online payments. NETS’ success hinges on being able to develop and deploy services that make it easier for customers to pay while giving merchants and banks better visibility into customer behavior.

Solution

Solace’s message broker allows NETS to reliably and securely route the real-time information involved with large numbers of transactions. And our clean, flexible architecture lets them very quickly develop and deploy new digital payment projects and services, have visibility into consumer behavior, and pattern new services and loyalty programs around consumer behavior as the shift to cashless commerce accelerates.

Benefits

Solace has improved NETS’ ability to bring new services to market — such as the QR code application they recently deployed — from two projects every six months to one project every month. NETS aims to leverage that agility and Solace’s easy scalability to expand their reach and offer their innovative digital and touchless payment services across Asia.

Here is NETS’ CIO Vincent Low chatting with Solace’s Sumeet Puri about how Solace technology is helping NETS transform Singapore into a cashless economy: