Payments solution group Ezidebit is making an aggressive push back into the booming childcare industry after 12 months on the sidelines.
Ezidebit provides an integrated payments solution to streamline collecting of fees for childcare centres and Outside School Hours Care services, reducing time spent in reconciling payments.
Ezidebit has more than 20 years’ experience in the childcare industry, with a dedicated team to support the segment, but has been excluded from operating in the sector since the sale of partner QikKids in early 2018 where it was previously the exclusive payments provider.
Ezidebit Managing Director Australia and New Zealand Mark Healy said: “Our heritage is in childcare and we fully understand the needs of childcare centres, outside of school hours services and families.
“As a trusted payments provider to the industry, and with the backing of an international software and payments leader, our mission is to maximise business success for centres and reduce their costs and time spent in collecting payments.
“Each centre’s focus should rightly be on caring for children, developing staff, maximising enrolments and not having to worry about following up with families if they miss paying their fees.
“Ezidebit provides dedicated personal support to centres to maximise payment efficiency and cash flow in their business and takes a hands on approach to supporting centres through their transition to Ezidebit.”
Mr Healy said that Ezidebit would continue to build on its industry-leading payment solutions and continue to innovate to deliver on its strategy of integrating software and payments with great experiences.
Key features of Ezidebit’s payments technology includes:
- Flexibility for parents to pay in multiple ways
- 100% digital payment processing through scheduled payments
- Dedicated local support
- Aggregated settlement for all payment options, with automated reconciliation back into your CCMS (where it is integrated with Ezidebit)
- Inclusion of customer alerting, reporting and electronic direct debit requests (eDDR)
- Provision of migration services that ensure minimal disruption to parents and centres during migration
- Program and support staff to drive increased payment adoption, delivering cash flow and administration savings
Australia’s childcare sector is expected to continue growing with a forecast growth of six per cent from 2018 to 2023.1
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Ezidebit was founded in Australia in 1998 and has grown to be Australia’s largest non-bank payment provider with market leading solutions in various sectors including childcare, health and fitness, accounting, charities, training, software and storage.
The company’s easy-to-use Direct Debit, BPAY and eCommerce solutions takes care of collecting payments securely and efficiently so that business owners can focus on growing their business.
Ezidebit is a division of Global Payments Inc (NYSE:GPN), an international leader in payment technology and software solutions and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Global Payments purchased Ezidebit in 2014.
1 IBISWorld Industry Report Q8710 Child Care Services in Australia, December 2017.
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