|By Business Wire||
|February 3, 2014 07:00 AM EST||
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 app: take mobile payments outside of Wi-Fi or cellular coverage.
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, 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.
OtG meets Payment Card Industry (PCI) 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 government-to-citizen applications.
To learn more about OTG, visit http://onthegov.idaho.gov.
About Access Idaho
Access 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 (Nasdaq: EGOV).
NIC 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.