BPC Banking Technologies, an Open System payment solutions provider, has completed the first phase of a project to standardise card processing capabilities across all of ERSTE Group subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Slovenská sporite??a, a Slovakia-based commercial bank, was selected as the pilot for this programme. The programme intends to deliver a single processing platform, reduce costs and increase speed to market with new solutions.

Administering more than 30% of retail deposits and over 20% of total deposits in the Slovak Republic, Slovenská sporite??a chose SmartVista to keep pace with changing customer needs and market trends.

BPC has deployed SmartIssuer solution, which enables issuers manage the complete cardholder relationship, for faster design and launch of new credit card products.

SmartIssuer provides application processing, with a scoring component to assist pre-qualify applicants, and delivers facilities such as statement and letter production, fee calculation and application, and comprehensive reporting, for efficient customer relationship management after card issuance.

Currently, the SmartVista project is being carried out along with the replacement of several existing systems.