|Reference Design and Implementation Methodology|
|This Guide provides a framework for the design and implementation of a Payment Gateway.
The Payment Gateway is an organisation that provides and operates a Fundamo compliant payment solution to key role players
Each Payment Gateway will differ in its design and implementation, hence the content is not prescriptive, but serves as a guideline and reference material.
It has been prepared for a wide audience, including business executives and managers, system integrators and project managers. It is based on the Product Architecture, and provides the decision frameworks, plans, templates and checklists to implement a Payment Gateway.
The Design Guide has been compiled as a methodology that will help facilitate an effective implementation.
It has specific characteristics that will
Design Guide Context
|In support of the Guide are a series of supporting documents that help with the approach. The design guide comprises six sections; the focus areas include an Overview, Business processes, Technical IT infrastructure, Organisation design, Financial modelling and Sourcing options.
The Overview introduces the contents and usage requirements of the design, provides a high level overview of a Payment Gateway, defines the business environment and addresses a number of strategic management issues.
The Business process checklist details the business processes required to run the Fundamo solution in a Payment Gateway. The process designs are based on the Product Architecture requirements.
The IT infrastructure provides a reference framework for Payment Gateway management decision-making regarding the choice of IT infrastructure design and provides information that will expedite IT infrastructure deployment.
The Organisation Design aims to align with the strategy to ensure the realisation of strategic goals and objectives. This section also includes a framework for the training needed to establish the Payment Gateway and training guidelines for the Fundamo product.
The Finance Model introduces a Generic Finance Model. It assists in gaining an understanding of the variables and assumptions within it. It also strives to emphasise the more important areas of the Model by highlighting the key revenue and expenditure drivers.
Sourcing Options. Included in this section are the different sourcing alternatives or options available to the Payment Gateway to develop the necessary capabilities and competencies