BOISE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Idaho Department of Agriculture is not only giving its customers a more convenient way to make electronic payments to its agency, it’s opening the door for citizens and businesses to pay multiple government Idaho government entities with only one account via eGovExpress offered by Access Idaho, an affiliate of NIC Inc.
Serving as a virtual pocketbook, eGovExpress securely consolidates Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, pre-paid gift cards and electronic check information into one password-protected online location, thus eliminating the need for customers to juggle multiple accounts in various places and repeatedly enter payment information.
In addition to faster checkouts, eGovExpress provides government customers the ability to view their transaction history, create custom notes through a dashboard, make mobile payments, update and delete payment methods, and receive email notifications of expiring accounts.
Government financial officers can access real-time transaction reports from mobile devices as well as from any computer with internet access, and the information never “expires.” All transaction information is password-protected and transmitted via a secure connection.
eGovExpress is available to all levels of Idaho government, including agencies, counties, cities and school districts. Government entities that partner with NIC Inc. in other states are also eligible to implement the service.
The partnership between the Idaho Department of Agriculture and Access Idaho operates under a self-funded model in which no tax dollars or state funds were used to develop and none are necessary to maintain the service.
In addition to eGovExpress, Access Idaho manages the state’s official Web portal, Idaho.gov, and specializes in electronic government applications.
eGovExpress meets Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards and integrates with Access Idaho’s payment engine, which is designed specifically for government use and securely processes more than $20 billion annually in payments.
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).
Founded in 1992, NIC (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 make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.