With a well-established existing presence in South Africa, and the country’s switching market being rather saturated, we had a strong motivation to expand our reach across the borders. To successfully expand, we knew we needed to make the onboarding process remote, hassle-free and as simple as possible. We also knew we needed to make our responsiveness to our customers as quick and efficient as possible.
For these reasons, we looked at moving Junction@POS (our POS integration application) onto the AWS Cloud (Amazon Web Services).
We met with Andrew Baker, former Director of Engineering at AWS (now current CTO at Capitec), who inspired us to make the move right away. After the meeting, Paul Pretorius, GM: Product Delivery at Transaction Junction, rallied the teams and we began planning. We moved Junction@POS onto the AWS Cloud very quickly (in about two weeks), and we were quite pleased by how simple it was.