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Sharp BancSystems Speeds Switch System Development and Certification with Solutions from Paragon Application Systems

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HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sharp BancSystems, a nationally recognized community banking software provider, recently licensed FASTest from Paragon Application Systems for function and regression testing. Sharp BancSystems is using FASTest for ongoing testing during the development of their switching system and for financial message testing of their Discover and PULSE formats.

“We use FASTest to develop our pre-certification test scripts so our actual certifications are quick and easy,” says Scott Sharp, CTO of Sharp BancSystems. “Paragon provides timely updates to FASTest to comply with semi-annual mandates from PULSE and Discover so we can easily update our test scripts.”

Paragon provided product training and continues to provide ongoing support to Sharp BancSystems.

“FASTest is fairly intuitive, so we just needed a little bit of training to get us comfortable with the product,” adds Sharp. “Paragon provides quick and accurate support when we need it. They went above and beyond the call of duty to support a previous developer who struggled with ISO 8583 messages.”

“One of the best parts about our job is working side-by-side with our customers to help them get the most out of our solutions,” says John Chozas, Regional Sales Director for Paragon Application Systems. “It’s gratifying to see the role that FASTest plays in confirming the reliability of Sharp BancSystems switch system, and keeping them in compliance with PULSE and Discover mandates.”

About Paragon Application Systems

Paragon Application Systems is the leading, independent, global provider of ePayment simulation, configuration and testing software solutions to the financial industry. More than 600 financial institutions in over 90 countries use Paragon tools to improve quality and reduce time-to-market. Paragon’s broad customer base includes major interchanges, processors, leading software providers, banks and credit unions. Visit Paragon Application Systems at, follow our blog at, follow us on Twitter @ParagonEdge, LinkedIn, Facebook, or email

About Sharp BancSystems

Founded in 1987, Sharp BancSystems is a software solutions and service provider catering exclusively to the community banking industry. The Sharp PC-Core Banking System is a total integrated solution that allows customers to cost-effectively and efficiently control all aspects of their banking operations. Sharp BancSystems provides the hardware, training, and, if required, the network expertise to get customers up and running in the shortest time possible. Visit Sharp BancSystems at

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