ABK Systeme GmbH

Scaling up transaction performance and getting ready for instant mobile payments

Published on 7 Mar 2016

We have improved our capabilities and can take on new customers quicker, supporting rapid growth.

Armin Gerhardt, CEO, ABK Systeme

ABK Systeme GmbH

Computer Services

Deployment country


Headquartered in Dreieich, Germany, ABK Systeme GmbH is a leading provider of electronic payments in Europe. The company develops solutions that enable exceptionally secure and rapid payments transfers. ABK Systeme is part of the Paymentgroup and is growing at an average rate of 10 percent per year.

Business need
ABK wanted to meet customer demand for faster transfers and maintain excellent service levels while growing rapidly. How could it become ready for real-time mobile-payment processing?

The software vendor deployed IBM® Financial Transaction Manager on IBM z Systems™ with Linux, increasing performance and flexibility. It also simplified system architecture and consolidated workloads.

Supports corporate strategy to enable immediate payments and helps target new customer segments to increase revenues. Simplifies system architecture and consolidates workloads, reducing IT costs.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows, IBM Financial Transaction Manager, Financial Transaction Manager for SWIFT Services for z/OS, IBM MQ, WebSphere Application Server

z Systems: zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12), Storage: XIV, z Systems : z Systems running Linux - SUSE

STG Lab Services: System z, STG Lab Services: Storage, STG Lab Services: Cross Platform

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows family, WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition, Commerce Solutions, Connectivity and Integration, Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, IBM MobileFirst, Integration, Server Consolidation, Mobile

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