Mico goes cash­less

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

ePay to power new sys­tem

THE MICO Univer­sity Col­lege (MUC) will be elim­i­nat­ing the use of cash on its cam­pus.

Start­ing to­mor­row, the more than 2,000 stu­dents en­rolled to the 180-year-old in­sti­tu­tion will en­joy the con­ve­nience of cash­less trans­ac­tions at all ma­jor pay­ment points on the cam­pus.

“We see this ini­tia­tive as a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion in our bid to of­fer the best op­por­tu­ni­ties to our stu­dents, the use of tech­nol­ogy to au­to­mate much of our ad­min­is­tra­tive func­tions, which will af­ford a re­di­rect­ion of re­sources to en­hance our per­for­mance,” said Dr As­burn Pin­nock, pres­i­dent of MUC.

MUC ad­min­is­tra­tors have ar­gued that this ini­tia­tive is an in­di­ca­tion that they are ready to in­tro­duce tech­nol­ogy in all as­pects of cam­pus life as they pre­pare stu­dents for the chal­lenges in the real world.

CARD OF­FER­INGS

With their iden­ti­fi­ca­tion cards, MUC stu­dents will en­joy a wide range of fea­tures and uses, from cam­pus ac­cess through to set­tling pay­ments and mak­ing pur­chases both on and off cam­pus.

The im­ple­men­ta­tion of the ePay cash­less school pro­gramme is also ex­pected to al­low MUC ad­min­is­tra­tors to ef­fec­tively man­age and direct the in­sti­tu­tions re­sources with more con­trol over ad­mis­sions/reg­is­tra­tions, pay­ment and meal man­age­ment.

ePay tech­nol­ogy is owned and op­er­ated by Al­liance Pay­ment Ser­vices Ltd, which is ap­proved by the Bank of Ja­maica to op­er­ate a pre­paid card sys­tem.

“Al­liance is elated to be part­ner­ing with such an im­por­tant in­sti­tu­tion as The Mico Univer­sity Col­lege. Our tech­nol­ogy will save the univer­sity Dr As­burn Pin­nock, pres­i­dent of The Mico Univer­sity Col­lege, makes a pre­sen­ta­tion to Daw­nalee Loney dur­ing a spe­cial recog­ni­tion cer­e­mony for mem­bers of the univer­sity’s track and field team.

time and money, while pro­vid­ing the se­cu­rity, safety and ef­fi­ciency that a cash­less sys­tem

The Cash­less School Sys­tem pow­ered by ePay is the tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tion that:

Pro­vides and al­lows for ef­fi­cient man­age­ment of fi­nan­cial trans­ac­tions and re­sources on cam­pus.

Al­lows the track­ing of pay­ments and re­ceipts, as well as fa­cil­i­tat­ing on­line pay­ment of all fees and ex­penses.

Op­ti­mises ad­min­is­tra­tive hours by re­mov­ing ar­chaic/tra­di­tional tasks re­lated to ac­cept­ing pay­ments and con­duct­ing rec­on­cil­i­a­tions and re­plac­ing with an on­line real­time

IIIbrings to an ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion,” said Peter Chin, direc­tor, Al­liance Pay­ment Ser­vices Ltd.

ac­cess to pay­ment ac­tiv­i­ties and re­port­ing.

Al­lows for the track­ing and man­age­ment of the meal pro­grammes on cam­pus.

Im­proves se­cu­rity on cam­pus by elim­i­nat­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for rob­beries or los­ing money.

Im­proves fis­cal au­dit in­for­ma­tion.

Pro­vide op­tions for par­ents to eas­ily load their child’s card from their bank ac­count and al­lows for bet­ter plan­ning and bud­get­ing for both stu­dent and par­ent.

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