MotionPoint Launches Official Payments' Spanish Website in Time for Income Tax Deadline
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. --(Business Wire)-- March 17, 2005 -- MotionPoint's TransMotion(TM) Technology Allows Leading Government Payment Processor to Bring Full Array of Services to Spanish-Speaking Customers
MotionPoint Corporation, a provider of multi-lingual consumer communication services for online business operations, announced today that it has launched the Spanish website for Official Payments Corp.(R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tier Technologies, Inc. and the leading provider of electronic payment options to government entities.
Customers can now access Official Payments "En Espanol" website for customer service, full account information and to make electronic payments for the Internal Revenue Service, 25 states, the District of Columbia and more than 1,600 local government clients nationwide. By using MotionPoint's innovative approach to website translation, Official Payments was able to eliminate the costly, long and tedious process of creating and maintaining a duplicate site in Spanish, and now can offer a more personalized user experience to its customers.
Official Payments' principal business is processing electronic payments on behalf of government entities via its Web site, http://www.officialpayments.com, and its toll-free telephone number, 1-800-2PAY-TAX(SM). Official Payments charges citizens a convenience fee for the service. Citizens using credit or debit cards with bonus rewards programs may, depending on their card's program, earn reward points, airline frequent flyer miles or cash back for paying their taxes and fees.
MotionPoint was able to provide Official Payments with a fundamentally different approach to website translation by combining best-of-class professional human translations with proprietary software tools that remove the upfront IT development and integration. No parallel site is needed and there are no ongoing maintenance headaches, because MotionPoint's proprietary tools dynamically keep Official Payment's Spanish language site in sync with its English counterpart (including text, translatable images, alt tags, meta tags, etc.). Perhaps the greatest advantage of utilizing this unique approach is there is no ongoing maintenance required by Official Payments' IT department. The staff continues to monitor and update the English-language site as usual, and MotionPoint maintains the Spanish version of the site.
"Official Payments is truly a leader in the growing trend of businesses reaching out and catering specifically to their growing Hispanic clientele," said Will Fleming, chief executive officer of MotionPoint. "We are pleased to be able to work with them to offer a fully-functional multi-language website for all of their customers needs."
About MotionPoint Corporation
MotionPoint Corporation is a technology company that provides retailers, government, e-commerce organizations and more with a range of multi-lingual consumer communication services for their online business operations. The company serves U.S. based and international clients from its headquarters in South Florida. For more information about MotionPoint and its TransMotion(TM) technology, please visit http://www.motionpoint.com.
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