September 12, 2017 Salt Lake City, Utah
Think you need to “go to court” to go to court? Two innovative companies partner with each other and the courts to allow you to go to court from anywhere. Court Innovations, a maker of online dispute resolution software, and Point & Pay, a payment solution provider, have partnered to offer an end-to-end resolution and payment service for courts. These two companies will exhibit together at the Court Technology Conference 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 11-14.
Court Innovations created, sells, and supports Matterhorn, a platform for courts to offer online access to their citizens. Point & Pay is a payment solution provider that allows courts, governments, and utilities to accept credit card payments online.
Matterhorn-enabled courts expand access for citizens who cannot miss work, school, or family care to attend court, or who fear coming to court because of their race, ethnicity, or immigration status. Matterhorn-courts give citizens the option to use a mobile phone or computer instead of coming to court in person. Courts use Matterhorn to resolve minor criminal and civil infractions or misdemeanors, such as parking and traffic tickets, restore a suspended drivers license, address family court compliance, prevent and resolve warrants, and resolve small claims disputes online.
While Matterhorn is flexible and can integrate with other payment systems, its integration with Point & Pay gives its customers more options. According to MJ Cartwright, CEO of Court Innovations, “we meet court staff who want to offer online access to their citizens but who do not yet have the ability to accept payment online. Point & Pay’s proven and safe online payment system integrates with Matterhorn to provide an end-to-end solution.”
According to Kevin Connell, President of Point & Pay, “Matterhorn provides citizens the ability to resolve their issue from the comfort of their home or workplace rather than having to come into court. Point & Pay allows them to finish the transaction they start with Matterhorn by paying online. It’s a natural fit.”
Court Innovations and Point & Pay both work with the 54A District Court in Lansing, Michigan. Court Administrator Anethia Brewer lauds the partnership, “I am happy to have two partners of our court working together with us to bring additional access to the citizens in our community.”
The integration of online dispute resolution and online payment is an end-to-end solution for courts to offer citizens. Courts with Matterhorn and Point & Pay allow citizens to resolve their issue and then complete any payment entirely online.
About Point & Pay
Point & Pay designs, builds, and integrates unique payment solutions for governments, utilities, courts, and more. Our efficient, flexible systems enable clients to accept card payments or e-Checks in their offices, via toll-free telephone or Internet, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Point & Pay services over 2,500 government clients across the country. Point & Pay is a wholly owned subsidiary of North American Bancard, one of the electronic payment processing industry’s leading solutions providers. For more information, visit http://www.pointandpay.com/
About Court Innovations
Court Innovations is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its product Matterhorn allows courts to handle many high-volume infractions completely online, saving citizens and courts time and money. Matterhorn is in over 30 courts in Michigan, Ohio, and Arkansas and has helped courts and citizens resolve over 20,000 tickets and disputes online. For more information, see Matterhorn ODR Solutions.