Payment Solutions – EFT/POS Test Automation

Payment Solutions – EFT/POS Test Automation

Payment Solutions – EFT/POS Test Automation2023-10-06T08:05:44+02:00

Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sales (EFTPOS) Testing

Lemontree offers solutions for automating QA (Quality Assurance) of payment system solutions (EFTPOS, Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale) and significantly reducing testing time through the use of robots and integrated testing frameworks.

If you work with trading systems, bank IDs, Swish, card management, or payment system issuance, this could be the right solution for you.

So, what is EFTPOS testing (Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale testing)? It is a technical process aimed at ensuring that the EFTPOS system operates correctly and securely. EFTPOS involves the electronic transfer of funds during purchases and payments made at the point of sale, typically using payment cards such as credit cards or debit cards.

EFTPOS testing involves testing the communication protocols used to transmit data between the point of sale and the payment system. This includes ensuring that the correct protocols are used, that data is encrypted correctly, and that communication is reliable and secure.

Tests are conducted to ensure that the EFTPOS system can handle various types of transactions, including sales transactions, refunds, balance inquiries, and cancellations. This means that the system must be able to interpret and execute various commands and actions correctly.

EFTPOS testing includes tests of the card verification system used to verify the validity of the payment card and the availability of sufficient funds to cover the transaction. This involves the system checking the card number, expiration date, CVV code, and any other verification details.

Since EFTPOS transactions involve the transfer of sensitive financial information, security is a critical part of the testing. This includes tests to ensure that data is encrypted during transmission, that the system is protected against malicious software, and that it complies with security standards and regulations.

Testing how the system handles errors is also a crucial part of EFTPOS testing. This includes tests to ensure that the system can handle erroneous cards, network issues, or other technical disruptions in a secure and reliable manner.

EFTPOS systems often need to be integrated with other point-of-sale systems, such as cash registers and inventory systems. Testing includes ensuring that these integrations work smoothly and that data is transferred accurately between systems.

Performance testing is conducted to measure how quickly and efficiently the EFTPOS system can process transactions, especially during high-load periods.

Because EFTPOS systems are frequently updated with new features or security fixes, regression testing is essential. This means that previously functional features are retested to ensure that they have not been negatively affected by the latest changes.

In summary, EFTPOS testing is a comprehensive technical process aimed at ensuring that the EFTPOS system operates correctly, securely, and efficiently in a real sales environment. It encompasses tests of protocols, transaction handling, security, error handling, integration, performance, and regression to ensure a seamless and secure experience for both businesses and customers.

‘eWallet POS Payment Methods are forecast to increase from 16% to 28% in 2022.’

Through the Abrantix test robot system, you can…

  • Reduce test execution times through automated flows
  • Achieve greater test coverage
  • Expedite releases into production
  • Enhance testing precision
  • Integrate testing into DevOps and CI/CD workflows.

The solution supports:

  • Chip
  • PIN card testing
  • Contactless testing
  • Magnetic stripe or connection of touch devices (mobiles, tablets with buttons on capacitive and resistive screens).

Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, or Google Pay can be automated for testing!

Terminal testing can be connected via standardized REST API to existing frameworks or test setups. Integrate testing with products such as Jira, Jenkins, Tosca, qTest, Octane, or ALM.

Abrantix Terminal Testing Robot

The robot easily connects to a multiplexer for resource sharing. Connection via REST API to your existing frameworks. Lockable card handling to ensure that cards do not disappear or get misplaced in your infrastructure.

The advantages of automated POS testing:

  • Up to 80% automated testing of POS.
  • Ability to automate previously manual processes.
  • Elimination of bottlenecks in the testing process and increased testing throughput.
  • Trained staff can work on test creation, not repetitive execution, resulting in higher resource utilization.
  • Scalability.
  • Enhanced test coverage through more tests.
  • Repeatability.
  • Lower cost per test over time.
  • Automation can run 24/7.
  • Fewer manual errors.

About Abrantix:

Abrantix was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Switzerland. The company focuses on payment solutions for card management and modern payment methods. With over 200 successful projects and solutions deployed in more than 30 countries, Abrantix’s products in this area have an excellent reputation.”

*Business Wire analytics report October 17, 2018

Frequently asked questions about Payment Solutions – EFT/POS Test Automation

Here you will find answers to the most common questions we receive from our customers. We have gathered information and solutions on various topics and issues that may arise. Whether it’s technical questions, product information, or general inquiries, we are here to help you.

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What is EFTPOS testing, and why is it crucial for ensuring the reliability and security of payment transactions? 2023-10-06T07:30:17+02:00

EFTPOS testing involves rigorous evaluation and validation of the Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale (EFTPOS) system to ensure its reliability and security in processing payment transactions. This testing is crucial because it identifies potential defects, vulnerabilities, and performance bottlenecks that could impact the integrity of payment processing, safeguarding against financial losses and ensuring a seamless customer experience. 

Could you provide a detailed overview of the different types of testing methodologies employed in EFTPOS testing, including functionality testing, regression testing, stress testing, and EMV  testing? 2023-10-06T07:30:01+02:00

Functionality Testing: This involves isolating and testing individual parts of the functionality of EFTPOS terminals, such as purchase transactions with positive and negative flows, returns, tips or synchronisation with a payment gateway.  


Regression testing: Ensuring the integrity of your software during the development process is crucial to improve the software quality and reliability. Regression testing enables you to test daily and therefore find more bugs and malfunctions which can be sorted before a major release has to be done 


Stress testing: While executing a stresstest, one test case will be repeated hundreds of times to ensure that the performance of the EFTPOS terminal is stable and reliable. Due to the execution from the robot, those tests follow 100% the same steps and procedure and therefore provide a consistent test result.  


EMV Testing: prior to your EMV Level 3 certification, automated EMV testing with a variety of brand test tools can be executed. Commonly used are test tools from ICC and UL BTT to execute those tests. With the Payment Test Automation solution offered by Abrantix, those tests can be automated and to benefit your throughput time and quality of the test results. 

How is functionality testing applied to EFTPOS systems, and what are the key components or functionalities within the EFTPOS terminal that undergo individual testing?2023-10-06T07:29:34+02:00

Functionality testing in EFTPOS systems involves testing individual functionalities like card authentication, PIN entry, receipt printing, and transaction authorization. Key components, such as the PIN pad, card reader, and communication protocols, are tested to verify their correct operation and adherence to specifications. 

In the context of EFTPOS functionality testing, what are the main interfaces and systems that need to be tested to ensure seamless communication and data exchange between the EFTPOS terminal, payment gateway, and backend systems?2023-10-06T07:28:25+02:00

EFTPOS functionality testing verifies the communication between the EFTPOS terminal, payment gateway, and backend systems. Interfaces, such as API endpoints and communication protocols, are rigorously tested to ensure seamless data exchange and transaction flow. 

From a technical standpoint, how is stress testing conducted on an EFTPOS system, and what metrics are measured to assess transaction processing speed, system response timesunder varying test runs?2023-10-06T07:28:01+02:00

Stress testing in EFTPOS systems involves simulating various test transactions which are repeated continuously many times. A professional test framework such as PaytestHub supports the execution, measurement and reporting of those stress tests and indicates the transaction speed down to each individual extension. Those results are summarised into a report and can be filtered for individual results on each test step.  


Can you provide insights into the role of automated testing tools in EFTPOS testing, including how they are utilized to streamline testing processes and ensure consistent and repeatable results?2023-10-06T07:27:28+02:00

An ideal test environment consists of a test framework and robotics to bring you the maximum on automation. A framework such as PaytestHub enables you to collect your test cases in one place which can be accessed remotely, as it is hosted onAWS (Amazon Web Service). This gives you the flexibility to utilize a robot from anywhere. PaytestHub orchestrates also your hardware environment and executes your test cases. It communicates with the robots and also card multiplexers, so that you don’t need to handle the interaction with physical cards. The combination of a cloud native test framework with robotics streamlines your testing process and gives you a flexibility never achieved before.  


In compliance and certification testing for EFTPOS systems, what industry standards are typically evaluated, and how does a system’s adherence to these standards contribute to its overall security and acceptance in the market?2023-10-06T07:26:09+02:00

There are two mayor industry standards to which EFTPOS terminaly comply to: PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa). Both ensure adherence to security and interoperability requirements, which enhances the system’s security postre and acceptance in the market. 

From a technical perspective, how is usability testing executed in EFTPOS testing, and what parameters are assessed to ensure a user-friendly experience for both customers and merchants during payment transactions?2023-10-06T07:25:44+02:00

Usability testing in EFTPOS assesses user interaction with the terminal, including menu navigation, transaction initiation, and error handling. Parameters such as screen layout, button placement, and user prompts are evaluated to ensure an intuitive and user-friendly experience. The functionality of the navigation can be tested with robotics. To evaluate the user-friendliness it is recommended to test with test users, as a human interacts differently and intuitively with a EFTPOS terminal than a robot.  


What is regression testing in the context of EFTPOS systems, and how does it play a vital role in verifying that system updates, enhancements, or bug fixes do not adversely impact existing functionalities?2023-10-06T07:24:51+02:00

Regression testing verifies that updates, enhancements, or bug fixes in EFTPOS systems do not introduce new defects or adversely affect existing functionalities. It is crucial to maintain system stability and reliability. 

Could you elaborate on the technical process of simulating network connectivity scenarios in EFTPOS testing, particularly offline transaction handling, synchronization mechanisms, and failover procedures when network connectivity is restored?2023-10-06T07:22:59+02:00

Simulating network connectivity scenarios involves testing the EFTPOS system’s behavior during offline transactions, synchronization upon network restoration, and failover mechanisms to ensure data consistency and transaction integrity. 


What documentation and reporting practices are essential in EFTPOS testing, and how are test cases, test results, issues, and corrective actions documented to ensure traceability and accountability throughout the testing lifecycle?2023-10-06T07:22:36+02:00

Documentation and reporting practices involve documenting test plans, test cases, test results, identified issues, and corrective actions. While using a test framework such as PaytestHub, those results are stored automatically for 90 days and can be exported as PDF for offline storage or to hand in as release notes. This ensures traceability, accountability, and effective communication throughout the EFTPOS test automation. 

How can EFTPOS testing contribute to continuous improvement and innovation in payment systems, and what strategies are employed to address emerging technological trends, new payment methods, and evolving security challenges?2023-10-06T07:22:07+02:00

Being able to test more efficiently and with a wider variety of automated test cases, test automation enables you to test new features, payment methods or security challenges within less time. Therefore, your implementation process for such additional functionalities is shortened and helps you to increase the security and reliability of your terminals. A strategic implementation of test automation supports you to stay up to date with the changing regulations and security assessments in the changing payment landscapes.