Digital payments: Enel X's subsidiaries support public administrations in the process of adopting the pagoPA platform
Published on Thursday, 19 November 2020
Enel X, through its subsidiary PayTipper, has launched a campaign to support public bodies in the process of using the pagoPA platform for payments made with physical POS terminals
The Pocket PA solution means administrations can have a solution in line with the standards governing approval of POS payments made on pagoPA, at a special price from today until February 28th, 2021
Rome, November 19th, 2020 - Enel X assists public administrations to help them complete the process of adopting the electronic payment platform pagoPA, created to make any transaction with the Public Administration easier, more secure and more transparent.
The required adoption of pagoPA also means payment service providers (PSPs) must integrate with the same platform, which by June 2021 will also have to be updated with the latest development lines set forth by PagoPA S.p.A. to accept pagoPA payments made by POS.
Enel X has launched a special campaign, offering a favorable price for the POS Pocket PA solution, which is already available with the new standards set forth by PagoPA S.p.A.
Pocket PA, developed by the Enel X subsidiary PayTipper, is the solution that enables administrations to adapt to the new technological standards of the pagoPA system.
Riccardo Amoroso, Head of e-City Enel X, said: “With this new initiative, we aim to strengthen our role as a strategic partner of public administrations and simplify the digital transformation process for public bodies. Our goal is to facilitate the innovation of payment systems for the benefit of citizens and businesses, offering ad hoc solutions at competitive prices. The group has already been active in this market segment for some time, providing solutions to manage pagoPA payment notices through PayTipper, the group's accredited company operating in the hub since 2016 and one of the leading payment service providers in Italy.”
Angelo Grampa, Chief Executive Officer of PayTipper Spa, said: “PayTipper has always believed that pagoPA is a fundamental element in the Public Administration's digitalization process and has been one of the most active players since the project's inception. This further initiative sets out to be a real way to ease the Public Administrations' adoption of pagoPA in what is a tough time for the entire country, and one that can be nonetheless used as a stimulus for change towards better efficiency and a better service for citizens.”
Specifically, Pocket PA is a POS terminal that integrates a printer and includes a QRCode (2D) scanner and software to manage pagoPA transactions, enabling public bodies to eliminate their commission expenses (multiBody solution) and reducing costs compared to present POS payment approval solutions.
Pocket PA means QR codes for payment notices can be read with ease, the pagoPA receipt can be printed, and it communicates the successful payment in real time to the pagoPA hub, allowing the recipient body to immediately check its payments received status.
The Pocket PA terminal comes in two models: a desktop version and a version with integrated connectivity. The tool has also been designed for the operations that accompany and integrate school administration activities for managing payments for various school-related services such as: enrolments, lunches, pagoPA top-ups and reminders.
Enel X is Enel’s global business line dedicated to the development of innovative products and digital solutions in the sectors where energy is showing the highest potential for transformation: cities, homes, industry, and electric mobility. The company is a global leader in the advanced energy solution sector, managing services such as demand response for more than 6 GW of total capacity at a worldwide level and 116 MW of storage capacity installed worldwide, as well as a leading player in the electric mobility sector, with around 140,000 public and private EV charging points made available around the globe. Since its creation, innovation and sustainability have been at the center of Enel X's strategy, with the circular economy - the perfect combination of these two elements - applied to many Enel X products and services.
PayTipper is a Payment Institute authorized by Banca d’Italia (pursuant to art. 1, lett. b) of the Italian Legislative Decree no. 11 of January 27th, 2010) which provides innovative, secure and highly personalized payment solutions and services to meet the needs of private individuals, companies, networks and institutions. In 2019, PayTipper joined Enel X Group and is integrated into the ecosystem of new financial services offered by Enel X Financial Services.