After an 18 month development project, Ackermans have completed the rollout of the switching and reconciliation solution to all 400 stores.
The switching solution comprises ACI’s eSocket.pos and Verifone’s Vx810 Pinpad connecting through Ecentric’s Active/Active infrastructure to Nedbank and FNB as the Acquiring Banks.
Other transaction types supported include the Ackermans A plus card to Tenacity and Gift cards to DrawCard.
All the card transactions as well as store cash deposits to all banks are reconciled using Ecentric’s reconciliation tool ReconAssist.
Prerequisites to the switching project were the rollout of the new Windows based Ackermans point of sale system and installation of a new GPRS network.