4 Must-Haves When Integrating Payments into Your Software

If you are in the business of creating software solutions, you may already have plans to integrate a payments piece. Doing so can increase your revenue stream while streamlining operations for your customers, so it’s a win-win.

Shopping for a payment solution can be arduous and exhausting. Luckily, we’ve gathered four of the top things to look for when integrating your software.

1. Multiple payment method options

Some solutions only allow for one mode of acceptance or one payment type. Don’t be stuck with these limited options. Find a provider like Forte that offers acceptance from any channel (online, over the phone, via mobile devices, or directly at the point of sale). Also, build in the option to accept either ACH/eCheck or cards. Your customers will thank you.

2. Comprehensive security features

You and your customers don’t have time to worry about payment security. You need a provider that offers a solution with these features already in place. Look for PCI programs, tokenization, and fraud prevention tools like account verification and account updater.

3. Seamless integration with plenty of support

Your integration process should be simple and quick with access to a modern library of APIs. Additionally, it makes a difference how easily you can reach the support you need. Forte’s integration team is just a call away to help guide you through the entire process.

4. Real-time hierarchical reporting

When it comes to managing the payments, customers shouldn’t need to worry about how to gather transaction data. Reports that are cloud-based and customizable with intelligent features keep business running smoothly.

Forte offers a program for integrated partners that is perfect for software solutions. To learn more about the program, visit www.forte.net/partners. To learn more about what we can offer specific to software partners, visit www.forte.net/integrated-partners. To speak with someone directly about your options, call 866.290.5400.

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