Test Portal: Use our validation services for the testing of ISO 20022-related XML messages

Testing ISO 20022 XML messages: turning complexity into simplicity

The Unifits Test Portal is aimed at test teams in banks and eliminates one of the biggest challenges in testing related to ISO 20022: the validation and creation of schema-compliant messages. What sounds so simple at first glance is in practice a huge effort and hardly manageable. The Unifits Test Portal seamlessly supports all use cases around such message formats of any clearing scheme and thus makes testing a breeze.

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KEY CHALLENGES
What our Test Portal tackles for you
  • Increasing complexity within payments industry, especially due to ISO 20022
  • Challenge of validation and creation of schema-compliant messages
  • Lack of key resources with required know-how
  • Demanding and time-consuming requirements resulting in huge efforts

Key FEATURES
What our Test Portal can make possible
  • Automated end-to-end transaction testing
  • Comprehensive test reporting
  • Extremely smart solution to cover test case variants
  • Continuous testing 24/7/365
  • Supports all types of payment processes whether it be real time or batch, high-value or mass payment
Benefits

ISO 20022 testing simplified – at a glance

Best of breed validation service for free: Unifits’ testing and validation services have been proven in the field for over a decade and are trusted by the industry. The validation of course also includes all usage rules from the respective guidelines.

One application for all clearing schemes: One application that allows performing conformance tests for different clearing schemes. No matter whether they are high-value payments, real-time payments, or retail/bulk payments.

More than validation: The Unifits Test Portal also allows for the creation of payment, request and response messages. The generated messages are also synchronously validated against the schema guidelines.

Faster testing, with better quality: Unifits Test Portal is the tool that makes your test team efficient. No one will miss checking issues field by field, and the tedious and error-prone creation of test messages is finally a thing of the past.

Functionality

Validate, create, derive: supporting all relevant use cases

The application perfectly supports all required use cases: validate outgoing messages, create incoming messages, derive response and request messages. Just in case you are looking for more: take a look at our on-premises solution Unifits Test Engine as well, the first solution of its kind to automate transaction testing.

Validate outgoing
messages

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Messages generated by the bank and sent to clearing can be validated by uploading them to the Unifits Test Portal. In addition to technical compliance, all usage rules relevant for the respective clearing procedure are checked as well. The uploaded messages can be edited and adapted if necessary. The synchronously operating validation immediately indicates whether the adjustments made to the message are schema-compliant or not.

Create incoming
messages

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In order to be able to test the system in the bank, so-called inbound messages are required as well, i.e. payment messages that are sent from clearing to the bank. The Unifits Test Portal also supports this use case, in which clearly structured templates are available for such payment messages. After release of the data entered in the template, the XML message can still be edited and supplemented in an XML editor if required. Here, too, synchronous validation takes place permanently to ensure that generated test messages also comply with all the rules of the respective schema.

Derive response and
request messages

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A clearing and settlement scheme describes different processes, each consisting of a chain of different messages. Most of these messages relate to an originating message, the actual payment. A Payment Return (PACS.004) for instance refers to an underlying payment message such as PACS.008 or PACS.009. Containing references and often also further information,  the creation of such „derived“ messages for testing is particularly error-prone and time-consuming. The Unifits Test Portal solves this challenge with the DERIVE function.

Give it a free try

After years of focusing on one topic, simplifying transaction testing, Unifits is able to provide you with the best of breed validation service for free. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also test message creation on top.

  1. Unlimited validation for all currently supported schemes, freely available even beyond the trial period
  2. Create simply structured messages with all mandatory elements and most common optional elements (all optional elements only available in subscription version)
  3. Create response messages in no time based on their underlying message
After Registration
FREE 30 DAYS TRIAL
Learn how the Unifits Test Portal works. Selected clearing schemes are available for trial so that everyone can see how the Unifits Test Portal makes testing easier and more efficient. Completely free of charge and without obligation.
  1. VALIDATE – Pre-selected clearing schemes & messages to try out
  2. CREATE – Pre-selected clearing schemes & messages to try out
  3. DERIVE – Pre-selected clearing schemes & messages to try out
  4. Register in less than a minute
  5. Immediately start to explore and to test
  6. Contact us for requests or suggestions
after 30 days
FREE VALIDATION
After the 30-days-trial period, you can continue to use the free VALIDATION for a clearing scheme of your choice.
  1. VALIDATE – Continue with a clearing scheme of your choice
  2. Contact us for requests or suggestions
Individual Offer
SUBSCRIPTION
If you want to test with more than one clearing scheme or if you want to continue using the editor as well as the CREATE and DERIVE function, request your individual offer now.
  1. VALIDATE – any scheme*) & message
  2. CREATE – any scheme*) & message
  3. DERIVE – any scheme*) & derivation
  4. Full support even for individual schemes, e.g. those agreed with indirect participants

*any scheme Unifits offers (see Supported Payment Schemes)

Compatibility

Supported payment schemes

The Unifits Test Portal complies with the guidelines of a wide range of clearing schemes for a large variety of payment systems throughout the world, e.g. Real-Time payments, High Value payments, Mass & Retail payments). Unifits is constantly introducing new schemes and not all available schemes might be listed on this page or unlocked in Free Mode in the Unifits Test Portal. So please just let us know in case you are interested in a particular scheme.

Global
Bilateral Clearing

  • Global: SWIFT CBPR+

Europe
RTGS and HIGH VALUE PAYMENTS
  • Europe: TARGET2
  • Europe: EBA EURO1
  • Europe: EBA STEP1
  • United Kingdom: CHAPS
  • Switzerland: SIC4
REAL TIME PAYMENTS
  • Europe: TIPS TARGET INSTANT PAYMENTS
  • Europe: EBA RT1
  • Nordics: NPC Instant Credit Transfer
MASS & RETAIL PAYMENTS
  • Europe: EBA STEP2 (SEPA Credit Transfer, SEPA Direct Debit Core & B2B, SEPA Cards Clearing)
  • Nordics: NPC Credit Transfer
  • Germany: SCL SEPA-Clearer German Bundesbank
America
RTGS and HIGH VALUE PAYMENTS

  • Canada: LYNX
  • United States: TCH CHIPS (as from Q1/2022)
  • United States: Fedwire (as from Q2/2022)

REAL TIME PAYMENTS

  • Canada: RTR Real-Time Rail (as from Q4/2021)
  • United States : TCH RTP
  • United States : FedNow (as from Q1/2022)

Asia-Pacific

  • Singapore: MEPS+
  • Hongkong: CHATS (as from Q4/2021)

More payment schemes on request: we are happy to introduce particular schemes, if needed

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Frequently asked questions

Does Unifits support schemes for payment initiation and client reporting as well (customer to bank interface)?

Of course, we also support numerous schemes at the customer to bank interface. For example, we offer a portal solution for onboarding corporate customers as well as test support for banks by enabling the initiation of payments such as with pain.001 or pain.008. Since the customer to bank standards are often at least partially adapted by banks for their corporate customers, we do not offer these as a blanket solution, but only in coordination with the respective bank or with a national scheme authority. So please do not hesitate to contact us in this regard, we are looking forward to your request.

How does Unifits ensure that I can rely on the validations performed by the Test Portal?

Unifits validation is the most trusted of all testing solutions on the market. Still, no one can guarantee 100% correctness, not even us. And yet there are good reasons why you can trust our validation, as thousands of users have already done:

  • Unifits has unmatched expertise due to its strong focus in this area.
  • Unifits validations are used by banks in productive workflows as well.
  • Validation rules are implemented by Unifits at least according to the 4-eyes principle.
  • The Unifits solutions and thus the validation modules are used by many banks and payment service providers, which can be seen as a kind of crowdtesting. In this way, errors, if they exist at all, are detected very quickly and with a high degree of certainty.
The scheme I have to test with is not within the list of available schemes. How can I get support for such schemes?

Unifits is constantly introducing new schemes and not all available schemes might be listed on this page or unlocked in Free Mode in the Unifits Test Portal. So please just let us know in case you are interested in a particular scheme. If we don’t support it yet, we can implement it based on priority. Prioritization depends, among other things, on the number of requests to support a particular scheme. So please do not hesitate to contact us in this regard, we are looking forward to your request.

How much do I have to pay for the subscription?

The subscription fee is always individual, as it depends on the number and complexity of the required schemes as well as on the number of users/testers. Please use our form to provide us with the relevant information and you will receive an individual offer.

Why does Unifits not make validation freely available for all supported schemes?

The Unifits solution is considered the best of its kind. Validation for a scheme of your choice at this quality and at zero cost is an absolutely unique offer on the market. You need to know that the implementation as well as the ongoing maintenance of each scheme requires a large commitment of highly specialized resources, which must be paid for in the end. Therefore, we kindly ask you to send us your subscription request and we will make you a fair offer.

Who has access to data that I upload and / or create?

Notwithstanding Unifits‘ extremely high security standards, according to the Terms of Use in the Free Trail and Free Use version, you may only use synthetic test data or anonymized data. In any case, Unifits employees who are to ensure the operation and maintenance of the application must have access to the environment. Unifits employees are subject to strict compliance requirements, as Unifits operates exclusively in the financial services sector and handling sensitive data is part of our daily business. In addition, Unifits operates cloud services exclusively in very secure data centers certified to run financial services applications and with sensitive data. Access to data by external third parties is therefore extremely unlikely according to the current state of the art.

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  1. Unlimited validation for all currently supported schemes, freely available even beyond the trial period
  2. Create simply structured messages with all mandatory elements and most common optional elements (all optional elements only available in subscription version)
  3. Create response messages in no time based on their underlying message

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