The University of Windsor will be getting a new payment process system — TouchNet, a Global Payments company — as part of project to modernize campus systems. Finance and Information Technology Services team members, with the help of many other areas across campus, are currently implementing and testing the new platform, which is set to launch on April 21.
TouchNet was selected for its modern ecommerce platform, integration with UWinsite Student Financial Accounts, and enhanced security, says Chris Lanoue, manager of financial services, in Budgets and Financial Services.
“We have met with many campus partners to identify their needs,” he says. “We ask that any campus unit that collects payments and has not been contacted, to please reach out to ensure we can support integration with the new system.”
Campus community members can email firstname.lastname@example.org with information about what type of system they use to collect funds and the purpose of collecting funds.
Campus on-premise payment terminals will be replaced in April. In addition, websites and applications that utilize ecommerce as a payment method will be upgraded and integrated with TouchNet. The new system also offers improved functionality for students, who will be able to schedule pre-authorized debit transactions for tuition payments and grant account access to a guardian or parent to make payments on their behalf.
More information on the Payment Modernization project will be provided in DailyNews in the coming weeks.