“TransactU Kiosk” Provides a PCI Compliant Solution for Credit and Debit Card Payments on Campus
MEMPHIS – July 12, 2008 – ServiceU™ Corporation today announces an enhancement of its industry-leading payments system that will allow church attendees to make payments from kiosks at a church facility. Code-named “TransactU Kiosk”, this new service is an extension of TransactU™ which was launched by ServiceU in 2001 as the first online payment system specifically designed for churches. TransactU allows churches to accept payments online for event registrations, one-time donations, and recurring contributions. According to Drew Dawkins, ServiceU’s Vice President of Sales and Support, “’TransactU Kiosk’ will enable churches to offer the on-campus convenience of credit and debit card payments for donations and event registrations.”
“Our customers have been asking us for a kiosk-based payment solution for several years. However, a whole new set of security risks must be addressed when a church begins accepting payments on its campus,” stated Tim Whitehorn, ServiceU’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year we have finally been able to assemble technologies that adhere to the strict security standards. We are pleased to offer churches an affordable payments solution for kiosks that is fully PCI compliant.”
In 2006, ServiceU became the first provider of online donations and event registrations to be named to the lists of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliant Service Providers published by Visa and MasterCard. The PCI Data Security Standards apply to any organization that accepts credit or debit cards. According to the rules, if a merchant uses a third party to process payments, the merchant must use a PCI compliant service provider. “Many people don’t realize that their merchant agreements require them to be in strict compliance with the PCI requirements,” said David Smith, ServiceU’s Chief Security Officer.
ServiceU expects the initial release of “TransactU Kiosk” by the end of the third quarter of this year. Prior to launch, ServiceU will announce partnerships with leading providers of kiosk solutions, payment processing technologies, and church resources.
About ServiceU Corporation
ServiceU Corporation provides online event management software designed for organizations such as churches, nonprofits, schools, universities, festivals and theaters. ServiceU offers three core products that get people involved. EventU: event, resource, and facility management that utilizes calendar scheduling software. TransactU: online giving, secure donations and payments, and event registrations. TicketU: ticket sales, box office management, and theater software. Founded in 1997, ServiceU is a trusted provider of online event management software to the nonprofit market.