Access Idaho, the administrator of the US state of Idaho’s official web portal, has introduced a new service called Prompt Pay that will enable government entities to send payment links to customers.

Featuring a dashboard interface, the solution allows government employees to enter payment description and the respective amount.

Once the details are being entered, the payment information link can be forwarded to the concerned customer through a text message or email, or both.

This payment link can be used by the customer to pay for the services by providing their credit card or account information.

The whole process eliminates the need to visit government offices to pay for the services as well as removes the government entity from the scope of Payment Card Industry (PCI).

The service will serve as an important resource for the City of Meridian in Idaho.

City of Meridian permit technician Mindi Smith said: “This enables city personnel to better service our customers’ needs and provide a more efficient payment option.”

Prompt Pay will utilise NIC’s secure processor to carry out Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and electronic check payments.