Dysart, Iowa, is now accepting utility payments online and over-the-counter with a new payment processing service called PayPort. The city partnered with Iowa Interactive to provide services enabling citizens to transact securely with government online.
PayPort is a Web-based payment processing system with a public interface and an administrative module. It was developed specifically for processing government transactions and is Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Data Security Standard (DSS) compliant. The system accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards and eCheck payments processed in real-time online, over-the-phone, or over-the-counter. The robust administrative module is hierarchy-based enabling authorized users a set of tasks from updating organizational information, managing item lists and costs, adding new users, processing transactions through the cashier function, and generating reports for reconciliation.
“We are very happy with the new system,” said Roxanne Schneider, Dysart City Clerk. “It is all-inclusive -- we can perform a multitude of tasks easily from one online location.”
The city of Dysart partnered with Iowa Interactive, LLC of Des Moines, to offer the new service at no cost to taxpayers. It replaced an existing payment processing system that is no longer supported.
About Iowa Interactive
Iowa Interactive, LLC is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official website for the state of Iowa, Iowa.gov. The portal operates through a public-private partnership between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and Iowa Interactive, LLC, to help Iowa government entities Web-enable their information services. Iowa Interactive builds, operates, maintains and markets Iowa.gov and is part of NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Additional information is available at www.iowai.org.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government solutions for more than 4,500 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 and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.