Interswitch Launches ePayment Technology for Churches


Interswitch has launched a new technology solution for ePayments for churches in Nigeria. The technology will allow churches and associated religious organisations carry out key administrative, database, accounting and reconciliation activities in simplified ways and also process e-Payments easily.

The solution was unveiled to stakeholders at a media briefing in Lagos recently, and Interswitch said the solution was developed based on the appreciation of the unique requirements of religious organizations in Nigeria, in terms of enterprise resource planning and payment management.
At the launch of the new solutions, Paul Ohakim, Group Head, Industry and Retail Chains at Interswitch, said “with the introduction of Interswitch Church Solutions, we are extremely excited to partner with as many churches in Nigeria to assist them in integrating virtually every aspect of their activities from communication within various branches as well as with church members to providing easier payment management and clear reporting and tracking, raising administrative standards and promoting accountability.”

The new technology comes in three variants, which churches can subscribe to any of them. The first is the integration of Church accounting system to Interswitch Collections. And the second is customised mobile app with integrated payment solution from Interswitch and the third variant, the Asoriba Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and payments solution for Churches, clients can either choose to subscribe to the Software-as-a-service (SaaS) which is a lighter version for smaller organizations. The Enterprise version of the solution, which is suited to larger organizations comes enhanced with a customized mobile app that is available to every member of the church.

The third variant, was developed in partnership with Gh-Asoriba Ltd, and is equipped with features such as Centralized church data management, Church financial analytics and reporting, Events planning and calendar management with notifications, detailed membership management, Group/ branch/parish management and easy online and offline donations and payments.

Interswitch executive; Mrs. Chinyere Don-Okhuofu, remarked: “Our vision is an all-inclusive one that continues to expand to take cognizance of unique requirements of players in virtually every field of endeavor, particularly where payments are involved, not excluding religious organizations, where we have particularly identified an opportunity to add value, not only to the way payments are made and tracked, but to church management as a whole.”