EthSwitch owns and operates Ethiopia’s national interoperable switch and clearing system, as well as the country’s domestic card scheme. The share company has planned to on-board a System Integrator (SI) to implement an interoperable, real-time, retail payment platform. To this end, Paysys currently serves as a technical assistant to EthSwitch, and has designed the RFP document that encapsulates all business requirements to be covered by the SI. Prior to drafting of the RFP document, Paysys conducted extensive research and market landscaping, requirement gathering sessions, online workshops with shortlisted SI’s and future participants in the instant payment ecosystem, and designed matrices to streamline evaluation of RFP responses. As of now, Paysys continues to serve as a technical consultant to EthSwitch.