The new SEPA compliant TV Licence System went live in November 2013, well ahead of the original February 2014 deadline set by the European Payments Council
In 2013, An Post appointed Grapevine Solutions as their SEPA compliance partner for the National TV Licence System. The new SEPA compliant TV Licence System went live in November 2013, well ahead of the original February 2014 deadline set by the European Payments Council. Due to the volume and value of transactions processed each month, the new SEPA compliant system went through stringent testing by Grapevine, TV Licence Services and An Post’s banking provider, Bank of Ireland.
"As the IT services provider for the TV Licence system, Grapevine were well placed to manage all aspects of SEPA compliance and successfully designed, developed, tested and implemented the new system on time and within budget. With upwards of 100,000 direct debit transactions valued at over 1.5 million Euro per month, the TV Licence System is critical to An Post with no room for error. We were very pleased with the project outcome and being SEPA compliant four months ahead of the European Union deadline.”
-TV Licence Services Manager, An Post
"Grapevine’s development team worked closely with TV Licence Services to design a SEPA compliant solution that integrated seamlessly with the existing system, and provided new features and functions to cater for SEPA compliance. These included a new SEPA compliant XML interface to Bank of Ireland and a new .NET web application that allows staff to manage, monitor and report on direct debit customers and transactions"
-Managing Director, Grapevine Solutions