|[February 03, 2014]
Access Idaho Launches OntheGo Secure Government Mobile Payment App
BOISE, Idaho --(Business Wire)--
State agencies, counties and cities in Idaho
have the ability to do something no other government entity can thanks
to Access Idaho and its OntheGo
(OtG) Android (News - Alert) app: take mobile payments outside of Wi-Fi or cellular
Downloadable for free from the Google
Play Store, OtG
is offered exclusively to government entities for capturing credit and
debit card payments with any Android smart phone or tablet in the field,
at conferences and events, or whenever funds need to be collected
outside the office.
An optional, encryption-enabled swipe card reader gives OtG
its industry-first "store-and-go" distinction. If outside cell or Wi-Fi
coverage, the reader stores transaction data securely. Upon connecting
to a service area or Wi-Fi network, the application automatically
processes the pending payments. If within range, a payment processes
within seconds, like other mobile payment services. An email receipt can
be sent automatically or manually after a transaction.
Financial officers can reconcile deposits and view/print exportable,
real-time billing reports for transactions. Transaction reports are
accessible from the Android device or any computer with internet access,
and the information never "expires." All transaction information is
password-protected and transmitted via a secure connection.
The mobile service accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard (News - Alert), and
Visa payments through Access Idaho's secure payment processor.
Access Idaho currently offers OtG
to state, county and city government entities in Idaho only. However,
plans include state and local government entities throughout the U.S.
There are no merchant fees or monthly minimums, and technical as well as
marketing support is also provided at no cost.
meets Payment Card Industry (PCI (News - Alert)) standards and ties into Access Idaho's
payment engine, which is designed specifically for government and
securely processes more than $25 billion annually.
An earlier version of OtG
won a 2012 Best of the Web Digital
Government Achievement Award from eRepublic's Center
for Digital Government as one of the nation's best
To learn more about OTG, visit http://onthegov.idaho.gov.
About Access Idaho
Idaho is the administrator of Idaho's official Web portal (idaho.gov)
and provider of electronic government solutions for the state. The
network manager for the portal is Idaho
Information Consortium, a subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (News - Alert)
Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official
government websites, online services, and secure
payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment
services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government
agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. Our popular
self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online
without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently
provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500
federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional
information is available at www.egov.com.
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