UPU Interconnection Platform
Web services to connect other payment databases / networks, in real time
Real-time exchange of postal payments
The UPU Interconnection Platform (Hub) is a platform that enables near real-time exchange of postal payment-related messages between business partners.
Designed to address the limitations of transmitting EDI postal payment messages via the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), the UPU-IP exposes Web Services to business partners to interface with their system.
UPU-IP includes the following features:
- It acts as a central switch for realtime message routing between business partners
- Urgent service - The paying organization can retrieve the payment as soon as it is issued to UPU-IP, without transmission delay. On demand payout is now possible
- Payment anywhere - The beneficiary can choose where payout will take place: at the designated operator, a sub-agent of the designated operator or a permitted external party connecting to UPU-IP from any payment network
- Centralization - System hosting and deployment activities are consolidated in one place
Secured Transfer of Electronic Financial Information
Gateway system for a designated operator system to exchange with the Postal Payment Service network
Postal payments gateway
STEFI was developed by the Postal Technology Center as a solution for enterprises that need a secure method to transfer postal payments.
STEFI is ideal for organizations that already have a postal payment management application.
The application automates the processing and management of EDI files with international postal payment details. It acts as the interface between local postal payment management systems and the Postal Payment Service network to exchange postal payments electronically and securely with partners.
In addition to this gateway role, STEFI also includes powerful file checking and encryption features.
Bilateral Agreement Management System
Web-based system for the management and conciliation of bilateral agreements directly with partners, hosted by the UPU
The Bilateral Agreements Management System (BAMS) is a web application for designated operators to centrally manage bilateral agreements, which define the characteristics of international postal payments and services provided between partner systems, with their partners.
Using BAMS, business partners who connect from their national system to the UPU Interconnection Platform (UPU-IP) can create, edit, validate, close and push to production or cancel bilateral agreement requests from their partners
QCS Finance Big Data
Quality Control System
Web-based system providing online reporting for postal payments, hosted by the UPU
Monitor the performance
Quality Control System Finance, or QCS Finance, is a web-based application to monitor the performance of the Postal Payment Service network.
It built on a Big Data platform, which takes the form of a distributed file system over several machines.
Financial Electronic Inquiry System
Web-based system for the creation, management and resolution of inquiries relating to international postal payments, hosted by the UPU
FEIS is a web application for creating, sending, receiving, tracking and resolving international postal payment inquiries. This system replaces MP2 paper-based procedures. It produces performance results for comparison against pre-defined metrics and standards (RP 1902).
FEIS is a component of the Supply Chain Integration System (SCIS), together with RAIS and PIMS.
FEIS is free of charge and is available to all designated operators. FEIS is hosted centrally at the UPU and is independent from operational systems (IFS Cloud, IFS, etc.).
Automated and secured settlement solution between all Postal Payment Service network partners, hosted by the UPU.