IPF 

A proven payments solution for a new world

Empowering a faster future today

IPF builds on the Icon Payments Blueprint, going one step further than theory by building a unique representation of "what good looks like". The solution is a cloud native, highly cost effective, modern payments platform that combines open source technology with light-weight integration. Unlike traditional payment ‘hubs’ IPF empowers our clients, enabling a low risk approach, the deployment of new products and value added services quickly, cost-effectively and resiliently.

IPF: TRANSFORMING PAYMENTS

From consolidation to collaboration 

IPF is built to simplify the complexities of payments. In doing so we have focused on five fundamental requirements that lie at the heart of a payment providers strategy:

Quality of Service

Any downtime threatens to leave a financial institution in the firing line of social media in a matter of minutes. At the heart of IPF is an architecture that matches that of the internet giants. Elastic scalability, containerised deployment and built in redundancy including function stand-in capability to help achieve the 24/7/365 requirements of real-time schemes. Rich operational control data enables confidence in monitoring and maintaining required service levels.

Speed to Market

Rather than 'rip and replace', IPF compliments existing systems; reusing where possible and replacing where needed, all aided by a lightweight API driven integration layer. Code and accompanying test packs are delivered seamlessly using sophisticated business process flow design tooling. Scheme packs come pre-built, certified and compliant with rules. This enables us to implement a new scheme pack in 5 weeks and go from project start to live in just 6 months.

IPF is built to simplify the complexities of payments. In doing so we have focused on four fundamental requirements that lie at the heart of a payment providers strategy:

Quality of Service

Any downtime threatens to leave a financial institution in the firing line of social media in a matter of minutes. At the heart of IPF is an architecture that matches that of the internet giants. Elastic scalability, containerised deployment and built in redundancy including function stand-in capability to help achieve the 24/7/365 requirements of real-time schemes. Rich operational control data enables confidence in monitoring and maintaining required service levels.

Speed to Market

Rather than 'rip and replace', IPF compliments existing systems; reusing where possible and replacing where needed, all aided by a lightweight API driven integration layer. Code and accompanying test packs are delivered seamlessly using sophisticated business process flow design tooling. Scheme packs come pre-built, certified and compliant with rules. This enables us to implement a new scheme pack in 5 weeks and go from project start to live in just 6 months.

Reduced TCO

In a highly competitive marketplace where value added services drive profits, reducing the cost of payment processing is key to maintaining margins. IPF reduces TCO through the use of an open source software stack and small hardware footprint. Reduced project timelines lower cost further whilst greater levels of agility and empowerment reduce reliance on external providers.

I​ncreased Agility

Regulations and client expectations are driving the functional agenda faster than ever. Payment execution is taken for granted, barely a commodity. It is value added services that will drive customer retention and profitability going forward. This requires far higher levels of agility than ever before. Built transparently in a highly modular fashion, IPF utilises graphical payment workflow design, automated code generation and regression testing tools to leave clients in control. IPF empowers, giving the ability to make changes, extend and deliver new services in weeks with as much or as little support from Icon as is wanted.

Cloud Native

Elevate your payments infrastructure in the cloud with IPF, purpose built for cloud deployment. Using the best of breed, cloud native, open source technology stack we have laid the foundation for cloud migration. IPF can be deployed on standard virtual machines (VMs), as Docker containers to derive benefits of OS level virtualisation and dynamic resource allocation when coupled with container management tools like Kubernetes. This also allows for creation of new, clustered, IPF instances in real-time to meet the dynamic shifts in payment volumes during peak times. Using DevOps and agile build processes IPF also allows businesses to add value direct to production through complete process automation and maintains integrity via fully automated testing.

I​ncreased Agility

Regulations and client expectations are driving the functional agenda faster than ever. Payment execution is taken for granted, barely a commodity. It is value added services that will drive customer retention and profitability going forward. This requires far higher levels of agility than ever before. Built transparently in a highly modular fashion, IPF utilises graphical payment workflow design, automated code generation and regression testing tools to leave clients in control. IPF empowers, giving the ability to make changes, extend and deliver new services in weeks with as much or as little support from Icon as is wanted.

Reduced TCO

In a highly competitive marketplace where value added services drive profits, reducing the cost of payment processing is key to maintaining margins. IPF reduces TCO through the use of an open source software stack and small hardware footprint. Reduced project timelines lower cost further whilst greater levels of agility and empowerment reduce reliance on external providers.

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Discover IPF, our 'breath of fresh air' response to real-time payments implementation

OVUM PAPER 

Why IPF should be on your radar - according to Ovum

IPF takes an open source approach to orchestration 

IPF Case study

Read how Icon successfully transformed a global bank's payment landscape with IPF

IPF Scheme Packs 

  • stet
  • rt1
  • tips
  • tch
  • payments canada rtr
  • giro hungary

IPFs ready-to-use CSM pack for STET enables payment service providers to connect to STET’s instant payments CSM and roll-out instant payments capability to their customers within weeks. The STET CSM pack comes with standard payment workflows, support for CSM specific ISO20022 message formats and is pre-configured to handle happy and unhappy (including tech failures) payment flows. Our CSM pack has already passed the connectivity tests with STET’s network hardware (STET BOX) and successfully completed the industry testing within a record time of 4 weeks.

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