Prompt Pay features a dashboard interface for government personnel to enter how much the customer needs to pay, along with a description of what the payment is for. After the payment information is entered, a government employee can send a link to the customer’s mobile device by text, or to their email address, or both. The customer can then use the link to pay the government service by entering their credit card or checking account information, thus removing the government entity from Payment Card Industry (PCI) scope.
“Prompt Pay is an important resource for the City of Meridian that allows one-time customers the ability to make payments remotely,” said Mindi Smith, City of Meridian Permit Technician. “This enables city personnel to better service our customers’ needs and provide a more efficient payment option. It also eliminates the need for customers to visit our office or send others in on their behalf.”
Prompt Pay takes government entities out of PCI scope by allowing customers to enter their respective credit card information on their own devices or computers. Government employees and systems are removed from exposure to credit card data.
Prompt Pay uses NIC’s secure processor for Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and electronic check payments. For more information about Prompt Pay, visit https://promptpay.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 digital government firm NIC.
Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.