Software development is ongoing at Haven Systems and we are pleased to announce the release of a completely new Cashless Payment Portal that will be live in August 2017.
As the demand for cashless payments increases in both the education and the business and industry sectors, a quick and easy method for users to top up their account balance is essential.
Organisations who use Haven Systems cashless EPOS whether they be a school, college, university or business will be able to offer ‘on-line’ top ups through the portal that can be themed to match existing logo design and corporate branding. The portal is optimized to run on any modern browser and is mobile friendly so that users can bookmark or save as a short cut on their mobile device.
Authorised users; staff, students, parents or employees can create an on-line account that is authenticated via a secure unique reference number associated with their cashless account. A ‘parent’ account may be created and then linked to multiple child accounts so that sibling accounts can be managed in the same session. Multiple ‘purses’ can be set up so that, for example, course fees may also be paid online.
Once the account is created, users can log in and associate their Google and, or Facebook account as an additional method of account authentication. The cashless account balance is updated instantly so that once logged in a simple view displays the current balance of each user assigned to the account.
A history of each transaction and individual items purchased as part of the total purchase are detailed so that parents can see an audit trail of what their child has purchased.
The portal uses secure payment methods including Barclays and Worldpay with more payment options to follow. Additional functionality, specifically for the education sector will be included in future versions of the new cashless payment portal.
It’s not a case of ‘one solution fits all’ and there are still some users who prefer not to pay on line. Therefore, alternative methods of account top up will continue to be available to ensure managing account balances is an efficient process. Revaluation kiosks will soon have new card payments options in the form of ‘unattended contactless payments’ as an additional payment method.