Move Up From Your Legacy Payment System with Commercial Open Source Software

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on Monday, 29 December 2014 13:58

It’s possible to escape the unwieldy, heavily patched legacy payment system that’s holding your company back and move up to a full-featured commercial open source software package that can meet your every need while allowing you to maintain total control.

If your company is an enterprise payment service provider, payment facilitator or payment software company that is still using a mainframe-based software package created decades ago in a now-obsolete programming language -- or any other system that can see its best days in the rearview mirror -- you can move on. You can finally move forward.

Perhaps your legacy system is still working relatively well, but you know the day is coming when it will no longer meet your needs. Maybe it’s already overdue for upgrade or replacement. But you don’t have confidence in anyone to do the job for you. What can you do?

Take Control of Your Bad Situation

It’s a common scenario. The people who created your company’s legacy payment gateway system have moved on long ago. The IT professionals you have today do their best, but they aren’t as familiar with code as you’d like. You can’t expect them to create a new system from scratch and still keep the old systems running. So you’re stuck with a system that can’t perform beyond its current programming and is getting increasingly expensive to maintain and support.

You could hire a team to create something for you from scratch, but that’s a risky and time-consuming proposition. How can you be sure the new team really has the skills you need and can meet your deadlines or timeframes?

Plus, there’s all that proprietary logic and those specific business rules you’ve established and amended over all those years. No commercial software application will have all that in place without expensive customizations or lengthy professional services engagements.

This really is tough predicament. You can’t update the legacy system to meet the evolving demands of the market, and you need to have a solution in place much faster than you can build and deploy it. On top of all of this, you need control. You need the ability to change every little thing about your payment gateway. No commercial package can offer you that.

Commercial Open Source Software Is Your Solution

A commercial open source payment gateway package could be the solution you need. Commercial open source software gives you a fully developed solution that works out of the box but can be adapted to your needs.

Often, the features you need most are already programmed and ready for you to use when you choose an open source solution. Full support is available, and your in-house team can make any sort of changes you like. You even benefit from changes and improvements previously made by other companies.

And you don’t have to worry since you have the source code. Your in-house team can maintain your gateway for you perpetually.  This isn’t possible if you purchase a closed source commercial product.

UniPay Offers A Complete Solution

The UniPay Payment Management Platform is the flagship product of United Thinkers and could be the commercial open source software solution your company needs. It includes a working remittance engine, cluster configuration for processing large transaction volumes, a payment gateway virtualization model for managing complex relationships and more.

You can become another of the well-established companies with high transaction volumes and a large number of relationships to manage that’s moving up from a dated legacy system to UniPay.

If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of open source commercial software and how the UniPay payment gateway can help your company move forward, contact us right away. Our team of experts is waiting with the explanations you need.

It’s absolutely possible to let go of that legacy system and all the baggage that comes with it -- and move forward with the UniPay gateway.

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