That's the Ticket: E-Gov Vendor Expands Reach

WASHINGTON (06/15/2000) - A company that allows people to pay speeding tickets online, PointOfPay.com, has partnered with a leading judicial software company, paving the way to possibly reach as many as 300 jurisdictions.

Professional Computer Software Services supplies court applications to more than 300 jurisdictions in 16 states. PCSS will encourage its clients to use PointOfPay.com's CourtATM product and will develop interfaces between the two companies' products.

Harold Cook, president and managing partner of Citadel Holding Group LLC, which is a major shareholder of PointOfPay.com, stressed that the partnership does not mean that all jurisdictions are going to use the software. But "it is a strong endorsement by a company with a great reputation with hundreds of jurisdictions. The importance is the credibility that they bring."

PointOfPay.com, formerly called E-Court Inc., was started because company founder James Chadwick had difficulty in paying a ticket he received outside of his home jurisdiction. The site allows people to log on, enter their ticket information and pay using a credit card.

CourtATM software also completes the back-end transactions of paying tickets.

Whereas most ticket-paying software only benefits customers, Cook said, PointOfPay.com also updates court records, reducing administrative costs for the court system.

PCSS customers include such larger cities as Houston and Austin, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri, and Biloxi, Mississippi.

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