SYCAMORE, Ill. & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DEVNET, a leading tax core software provider, and InvoiceCloud, an EngageSmart (NYSE: ESMT) solution for online bill payment services, are now offering an integrated solution for digital tax payments. According to an InvoiceCloud survey conducted in October of 2022, 50% of bill payers surveyed indicated that since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic they are now more likely to make a digital payment than they were pre-pandemic. In order to keep up with evolving taxpayer preferences and expectations, treasurers and tax collection offices must provide more modern, easy-to-use digital payments and billing experiences.
With DEVNET and InvoiceCloud’s new integrated offering, taxpayers can now pay bills via convenient methods such as digital wallets, PayPal, Venmo, AutoPay, Pay by Text and Pay by Phone, in addition to traditional bill payment routes. And by automating processes and driving self-service, paperless billing, and on-time payments, constituents and tax collection staff can both benefit from a more intuitive and delightful digital experience that can help tax organizations save time and money.
“Offering our customers more streamlined solutions has and will always be our primary focus,” said Brandon McPherson, DEVNET’s Vice President of Business Development. “By aligning ourselves with an organization like InvoiceCloud that has a shared customer-centric, tech-first and forward-thinking approach, we’re confident that this new integrated solution will enable local governments to better streamline operations, create more efficiencies and optimize business opportunities.”
“The need to digitize is pressing. Together with DEVNET, we are continuing to reimagine how the billing and payment journey can be leveraged to drive higher constituent digital engagement while reducing organizational costs,” said InvoiceCloud Vice President, Alliances and Business Development, Paul Applegate. “We are thrilled with the successes our customers are already experiencing and will continue to listen to the tax organizations we serve to address industry demands.”
DEVNET and InvoiceCloud’s integrated solution is currently live for tax organizations located in Illinois, Missouri, and North Carolina. DEVNET and InvoiceCloud are also currently aiming to expand the reach of their integrated service offering to serve county tax offices in Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Learn more about the integrated solution here.
DEVNET offers 25 years of industry knowledge and installations throughout the United States. DEVNET solutions integrate Land Records Management solutions for CAMA, Assessment, Billing, Collection, Permitting, Records Management, and e-government activities. DEVNET solutions embed web GIS throughout the entire product line, bringing visualization and analytical views to customer data. We are focused on strong partnerships and lasting relationships with our clients.
InvoiceCloud, an EngageSmart solution, is a leading provider of online bill payment services. Founded in 2009, the company has grown to be one of the leading disruptors in the cloud-based electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) space, helping institutions put customer experience first. By switching to InvoiceCloud, clients can improve customer engagement, loyalty, and efficiency while reducing churn and missed payments in the process. To learn more, visit www.InvoiceCloud.com.
EngageSmart is a leading provider of vertically tailored customer engagement software and integrated payments solutions. At EngageSmart, our mission is to simplify customer and client engagement to allow our customers to focus resources on initiatives that improve their businesses and better serve their communities. EngageSmart offers single instance, multi-tenant, true Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) vertical solutions, including SimplePractice, InvoiceCloud, HealthPay24 and DonorDrive, that are designed to simplify our customers’ engagement with their clients by driving digital adoption and self-service. As of September 30, 2022, EngageSmart serves 94,500 customers in the SMB Solutions segment and 3,300 customers in the Enterprise Solutions segment across several core verticals: Health & Wellness, Government, Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare and Giving. For more information, visit www.engagesmart.com and follow us on LinkedIn.
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