April 21, 2017 – Today, the Government of the United Kingdom announced the winners of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Vantiv EMV terminal testing partner, ICC Solutions, a global leader in EMV testing tools, was a winner in the category of Innovation. This is ICC Solutions’ second award in innovation and fourth overall. The Queen’s Awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by UK businesses and are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The Vantiv/ICC Solutions-designed VIABLE Test Kit for EMV Terminal Testing was the key driver for ICC Solutions winning application. The Vantiv-ICC Solutions partnership dates back to 2013 when the two companies joined forces to create a self-contained, scalable and efficient EMV terminal testing solution that put merchants and ISV partners in control of their own testing process. The result of that collaboration was the VIABLE EMV testing solution.
By combining ICC Solutions’ rich history in EMV terminal testing and Vantiv’s deep knowledge of the complexities and nuances of the U.S. payments ecosystem, the companies were able to create a unique and effective testing solution that meets the needs of the diverse U.S. payments market. Built on the ICC Solutions’ testing platform and using a leading-edge closed-loop environment, merchants and ISVs are able to conduct their terminal testing activities without needing a connection to a test host. This allows Vantiv’s merchants and ISV partners to test whenever and wherever they want with no need to schedule testing windows and no need to have a certification analyst available. As many merchants and ISVs know, implementing EMV can be a complex and time-consuming process. By utilizing VIABLE, project timelines can be compressed with faster development and testing cycle times supported by VIABLE’s intuitive user interface for programming test cards and analyzing the results.
The Vantiv-ICC Solution partnership is another example of how Vantiv works with the leading solution providers to bring unique value to our customers and partners.