Forte Payment Systems®, a CSG® (NASDAQ: CSGS) company, and CivicPlus today announced a strategic partnership to offer a full end-to-end payments solution that delivers a superior citizen engagement digital experience for local governments nationwide.
“The ability for local government agencies to provide services online is a core component to meeting the needs of the citizens they serve,” said Ryan Strait, CivicPlus senior product director. “We are excited to partner with Forte and offer the public sector a full solutions suite that provides ease of use and process efficiencies along with a high level of security and stability needed to ensure a seamless payments experience.”
Together, Forte and CivicPlus will offer a solution that accelerates the evolution of traditional payments services that meets the needs of today’s digital-savvy citizen while providing key capabilities needed to drive an industry-leading online payments experience:
• Enhanced security: E2E encryption protects sensitive card data throughout the transaction lifecycle.
• Seamless payments: Secure, online payments received instantly through an intuitive, easy to use platform.
• Check processing with verification: Gives government agencies the ability to accept checks with confidence, providing checking account validation. Verification capabilities meet new requirements set forth by Nacha.
• Updated payment status: Automatically records the payments status to keep the system updated in real-time.
“For years, Forte has been a trusted payments provider for local government agencies and municipalities nationwide, delivering a robust, secure and innovative technology suite to support acceptance and processing of payments,” said Jeff Thorness, president of Forte, CSG’s Payments solutions unit. “Our partnership with CivicPlus will allow us to expand our offerings and reach more than 4,000 local governments serving 250 million citizens and provide them with a seamless online payments experience.”
With a 20-year history in processing ACH transactions, Forte delivers innovative and secure payment solutions that help businesses and government agencies reduce transaction costs, mitigate risk, and increase efficiencies. The company was recently named a Preferred Partner for Account Validation by Nacha, recognized for offering products and services that increase or enhance the use of secure ACH payments, information and messaging by financial institutions and end-user entities.
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