Project details

Central order reception for payments

The central order reception receives all payment messages from customers, banks, clearing systems and in-house applications and makes them available to other systems within and outside the payments landscape. During the processing technical as well as business checks and conversions are performed to ultimately distribute the messages to specific processing lines. After processing in the order reception or the connected backend systems payment status reports are returned to the original submitter.

In addition, an integrated but independently runnable component is provided as a separate module for payments master data. It is used to store customer agreements and reference data for processing messages in the central order reception itself as well as other payments applications in the future.

The central order reception has a modular design, the processing of messages is highly configurable. As an integration layer for acceptance and delivery of payments and protocols it is placed outside the actual payments processing.


Release related requirements definition, iterative and incremental approach in the implementation. Gradual rollout with multiple releases to replace the affected legacy systems and successive connection of various payment processing lines.

Responsibilities and achievements

  • Requirements analysis as part of the detailed specification phase, conducting workshops
  • Definition of a functional target architecture, determination of basic functionalities and principles
  • Definition of use cases for processing standing orders in release 1 as well as ISO XML messages in release 2
  • Creation of a functional data model
  • Analysis of relevant interfaces and peripheral systems, definition of interface and service descriptions for connecting the customer input channels and processing backend systems

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