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IVR Payments 101

How do IVR Payments Work?

IVR Payment systems empower customers to make payments by phone 24/7/365 by interacting with an automated interactive phone system. Merchants can offer their customers multiple ways to connect to their IVR Payment system.

Posted: March 28, 2023

What are IVR Payments?

IVR Payments, employs automated Interactive Voice Response technology to enable customers to make payments over the telephone.

Posted: March 21, 2023

IVR Business Applications

What is an IVR contact center?

An IVR (Interactive Voice Response) Contact Center is one that utilizes an IVR system to handle incoming calls from customers. IVR systems are designed to provide self-service options to callers and/or route calls to live agents.

Posted: March 08, 2023

IVR For Facilities Management

How IVR can help large tenants and landlords to quickly respond and resolve facility problems in order to run their businesses efficiently and successfully.

Posted: May 08, 2016

IVR Payments

IVR Payment – The Importance of Data Exchange with Your Business Systems

When making the decision to integrate an IVR Payments solution into your business's existing billing system, it's important that you understand all the benefits to your business that such a solution brings, as well as the importance of data exchange between your IVR Payments solution and your business's billing system.

Posted: February 22, 2023

How to Optimize Your IVR Payment System for Customer Experience & Efficiency

Your goal should be to make sure that your IVR Payment solution is designed so as to ensure a user-friendly experience. Here are some key design considerations to look for in a successful IVR Payments solution.

Posted: November 30, 2022

Why Offering 24/7 Payments By Phone Matters

Automated Pay-By-Phone (IVR Payments), can help businesses to meet the growing consumer expectation of 24/7 availability, increase payment activity, reduce payment delays, and keep operational costs in check.

Posted: June 10, 2022

Why Is Having an IVR Payment System Good for Business?

IVR Payment solutions offer business tangible benefits which are multi-fold including: Getting Paid Faster, Increased Payment Security and PCI Compliance, Improved Customer Convenience, Improved Customer Engagement, Lower Operational and Staffing Costs

Posted: January 17, 2022

The Importance Of Phone Payment Automation For Business Improvement and Cash-Flow Acceleration

It's becoming increasingly apparent throughout the pandemic that automating processes significantly helps a company's efficiency, resiliency, and security. Moreover, it also helps the bottom line, as automating payment processes improves a company's financial operations in the form of improved receivables with fewer late or missed payments as well as being a more cost-effective way of meeting Payment Card Industry (PCI) security requirements.

Posted: December 10, 2021

IVR Payments 101

IVR Payments Explained. A complete resource to address all of your IVR Payment questions. What are IVR Payments? How do IVR Payments Work? What Types of IVR Payment Service are there?

Posted: November 25, 2021

How GutterMaid automated phone payments

Learn how GutterMaid was able to easily deploy secure and PCI-compliant automated IVR Payments to replace their old process of staff accepting their customer's credit card info.

Posted: August 12, 2021

How Do IVR Payments Work For Call Centers?

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) payments offers call centers a way to improve their operations, strengthen their card data security and achieve PCI compliance by automating the low-touch transactional work of accepting credit card payments by phone.

Posted: July 14, 2021

IVR Payments Customer Adoption Study (2020 Update)

The Datatel IVR Payments Customer Adoption Study looks at how customers bill payment behavior evolved over the course of a year when presented with the option to make payments by phone interacting with an automated customer self-service option or by speaking with a live person.

Posted: September 15, 2020

What is an IVR Payment?

In this article we answer the question of what is the meaning of IVR Payments

Posted: June 23, 2020

How IVR Payment Solutions Can Help Relieve The Stress on Staffing and Business Operations

It became evident to businesses and organization during the COVID-19 Pandemic how important it was to have a resilient payment acceptance strategy.

Posted: March 30, 2020

Study: How Much is it Costing You to Process Payments Manually Over the Phone

A Study Demonstrates how IVR Payments (Pay-By-Phone) delivers substantial cost reduction to small and medium size businesses that are currently relying on employees to handle calls from customers wishing to pay their bills over the telephone.

Posted: February 26, 2019

How IVR Payments Can Save Your Organization Thousands Of Dollars A Year

Automated Pay-By-Phone Payments can address PCI compliance requirements, reduce work load by hundreds of hours and save organizations and businesses thousands of dollars a year.

Posted: March 02, 2018

How Do IVR Payments Work? The Basics

IVR Payments (Interactive Voice Response) also know as Pay-By-Phone is a technology that allows customers to make payment for bills, fees, contributions over the telephone by interacting with an automated system.

Posted: January 18, 2018

Automation Replaces Agents to Meet PCI Compliance

City operated utility companies are replacing live agents with automation to meet PCI compliance requirements

Posted: June 20, 2017

PCI Compliance Can Lead To Hidden Cost Savings

Disguised in this maze of analysis, evaluations and decisions that managers must make, is the potential of exponential cost savings. With On-Demand Pay-By-Phone you can shift agent time to automation time

Posted: March 07, 2017

How Can IVR Help You With Your PCI Compliance

If your business is accepting credit cards as a form of payment for good and services over the telephone either collected by live agents or using an automated IVR you MUST be PCI Compliant

Posted: December 21, 2016

How Engaging Callers With The Right Information Can Increase the Payment Completion Rate

Getting a customer to pay a bill is not always an easy task. By following a few simple principles you can optimize your callers experience resulting higher customer satisfaction

Posted: September 09, 2016


What should I know about IVR Payments and Charging Service Fees, Convenience Fees or Surcharge Fees to offset Credit Card acceptance costs

Charging Service, Convenience or Surcharge Fees with your IVR Payment acceptance solution. A convenience fee is a fee levied by some merchants for offering their customers the option to pay by an alternative payment method – typically charged when accepting phone or web payments.

Posted: November 09, 2022

How PHIPA Applies to Healthcare Providers and Payment Vendors

All Health Service Providers in Ontario, whether you operate a hospital, a dental practice, or another health service, fall under the rules and regulations set forth in PHIPA for the protection of patient information.

Posted: April 06, 2022

What are Payment Links and How Do They Work For Healthcare Providers?

Payment links is a powerful and easily to deploy business tool that healthcare providers can use to quickly and securely accept payments remotely from patients by simply sharing with them a pre-populated, personalized web link. Because they are pre-populated, patients spend less time entering information and can complete a payment quickly and efficiently.

Posted: December 30, 2020

Payment Links For Accountants and Accounting Firms

Payment links are a powerful business tool that Accountants and Accounting firms can use to quickly and securely accept payments from their clients remotely.

Posted: December 10, 2020

How Do Payment Links Work?

Payment links allow businesses to quickly send their customers a request to pay for goods or services. The customer immediately receives a personalized link where s/he can "pay now"

Posted: November 26, 2020

Curb&Go Cybersource - Remote Payments and Curbside Pick-up – Commerce In the New Economy

In response to these new market demands DatatelPay Curb&Go together with the Cybersource | A Visa Solution gateway provides retailers of any size with a unified solution for remote payment, communication and Curbside pick-up that is both secure as well as simple to implement and operate.

Posted: August 11, 2020

Remote Payments and Curbside Pick-up: The New Reality of Retail Commerce

With restrictions loosening in some communities, as brick and mortar retail merchants have begun to reopen but now must face adjusting to new ways for conducting business. For retailers who are just beginning to adapt to this new world of contactless commerce, distance payment and curbside pick-up will become a lifeline to help make managing customers' new shopping expectations into a process that works for everyone.

Posted: July 27, 2020

IVR Payments – How Having Multiple Payment Channels Makes Bill Payment Faster and Easier

A massive data breach recently was discovered at Desjardins, one of the largest federations of credit unions in North America. Information related to names, addresses, birth dates, social insurance numbers, email addresses and information about transaction habits of 2.7 million group members and 173,000 business customers were compromised. The data breach was perpetrated by an employee who since has been fired.

Posted: June 26, 2019


PCI As A Best Practice and how it can help You with Ransomware and Emerging Cyber threats

As part of this ongoing conversation, Datatel's CEO Barnard Crespi partnered with Steve Porter, founder and President of Secured Net Solutions in an interactive Fireside Chat webinar to discuss How PCI Can be utilized as A Best Practice and how it can help YOU with Ransomware and Emerging Cyber threats.

Posted: September 27, 2021

The Importance Of A Cyber Security Gap Analysis

A cyber security gap analysis is an effective first step for safeguarding your sensitive data. How to get started.

Posted: March 20, 2020

Ransomware Attacks Increase - Staying Ahead of the Curve

2019 ended with a rash of cyberattacks on businesses and organizations, and experts expect this activity to increase in 2020. Read what cybersecurity professionals are saying and recommending be done to combat this problem more effectively.

Posted: January 14, 2020

Security Experts Predict Ransomware Attacks on Health Care Organizations Will Increase in 2020

In 2019 it was on the upswing again and is poised to re-emerge as a major threat in 2020, with healthcare organizations being among the most vulnerable.

Posted: December 20, 2019

IIROC Mandatory Cyber Breach Reporting

IIROC announced that all investment dealers that are subject to their regulations are now obligated to report all cybersecurity incidents within three (3) days of its discovery

Posted: December 11, 2019

What Can We Learn from the Capital One Data Breach Affecting 106 Million Consumers and Businesses

Capital One confirmed that they were recently the victims of one of the largest thefts of banking information ever. 106 million people and small businesses in the U.S. and Canada had information from credit card applications

Posted: August 30, 2019


Leveraging Authorize.Net CIM With DatatelPay-By-Phone When PCI Compliant "Payment Safe Rooms" Have Been Replaced With Work From Home Staff

By combining DatatelPay-By-Phone optimized for CIM with Authorize.Net's API's and Webhooks, an organization can rapidly secure its work from home staff while continuing to leverage its CIM investment.

Posted: April 15, 2020

How To Leverage Authorize.Net Webhooks with Datatel's IVR Payments / Pay-By-Phone xPress for Real-Time Payment Notifications and Business process automation

When you combine Datatel's Automated Pay-By-Phone xPress with's Webhooks you can optimize your accounting and operation processes so they are faster, simpler, and more efficient.

Posted: August 12, 2019

Payment Security

How Securing Payment Channels Improves Customer Trust and Confidence in an Age of Increasing Cyber-threats

With the rise in Cyber threats, building this trust has become more important than ever. Take a proactive approach to ensure that your organizations' security practices are effective and up to date as part of bolstering and retaining customers' trust and confidence.

Posted: January 27, 2020

Have a Very Wary Holiday Season

This Is the Season to Be Extra Vigilant About Your Business's Payment Security

Posted: December 17, 2019

Employee Perpetrated Data Breach Compromises 2.7 Million Customer Records

Despite the best efforts of businesses to beef up their internet security, hacks, data breaches and cyber-attacks continue to be a serious threat to their customers' sensitive and confidential information, particularly their credit card data.

Posted: July 19, 2019

Data Breaches and Cyber-attacks Highlight the Need for Securing All Payment Channels

Despite the best efforts of businesses to beef up their internet security, hacks, data breaches and cyber-attacks continue to be a serious threat to their customers' sensitive and confidential information, particularly their credit card data.

Posted: June 19, 2019

Customer Communications

TXT Messaging Adoption in Healthcare and Insurance IVR Payments

An in-depth analysis that focused on the healthcare and insurance industries. We looked specifically at the behavior of customers (Insurance) and patients (Healthcare) when making payments by phone (calling in to an Automated IVR Payments line) and when they were provided with the option to receive a confirmation of payment directly to their mobile phone via Text Messaging (SMS).

Posted: March 18, 2019

What Studies Are Saying About Engaging Your Customers

A recent study conducted by Datatel shows that clients across multiple industries offering IVR Payments experience a 65% SMS Text Payment receipt opt-in, and growing

Posted: December 01, 2016

IVR Payments Healthcare

How IVR Payment Technology and Automation Can Save Medical Practices Money and Improve Efficiency

IVR Payments by phone cost a fraction of what processing payments over the phone by live agents does and can operate 24/7/365. Various studies have demonstrated that approximately 30% or more of patients choose to make bill payments after hours when that option is available.

Posted: December 11, 2018

IVR Payment Technology Helps Medical Practices with HIPAA Security Requirements

Findings from a poll taken of 150 healthcare professionals responsible for HIPAA compliance at orga­nizations with fewer than 500 employees it was discovered that...

Posted: November 19, 2018

Healthcare Providers More Vulnerable Than Ever to Cyber Attacks – The Case for PCI Compliance Now

Healthcare providers have never been more vulnerable to data breaches and cyber attacks. Healthcare is the second largest industry in the U.S. and is even more vulnerable in the sense that not only is hacker meddling costly in terms of time and money, it can threaten lives as well.

Posted: October 26, 2018

Medical Practices Can Significantly Improve Security and Cut Costs with Automated Pay-By-Phone and Payment Reminders

Today more than ever it is important for your patients to know that their personal information is being protected. You can protect your patients credit card information by implementing automated Pay-By-Phone technology (IVR Payments) which removes your staff from handling sensitive information. This enables you to enhance your practice's level of security and help you achieve PCI compliance.

Posted: October 22, 2018

IVR Payments (Pay-By-Phone) For Medical Practices The Basics

Automated Pay-by-Phone provides patients with a way to make bill payment 24/7 over the phone. Medical practices can significantly reduce operational costs by shifting tasks from higher-cost staff to automation.

Posted: September 10, 2018

How Pay-By-Phone Can Help Healthcare Providers with PCI Compliance

The way healthcare providers take payment with credit cards is undergoing significant and continuous change as a result of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) security requirements, and the efforts of PCI Security Standard Council to secure credit card holder information.

Posted: July 05, 2017

Payment Reminders

Cash Flow Acceleration! Improve Invoice-to-Cash Collection with Data Driven Communications

By implementing algorithmic collections communication, businesses and organizations can help improve collections and reduce outstanding receivables, while maintaining positive customer relations. The end result is an optimized business financial performance

Posted: October 17, 2018

IVR Employee Tracking & Safety

Case Study: Employee Tracking & Safety - AHU

IVR Employee Tracking & Safety: reduced administrative costs associated with Employee Safety Tracking and Response processes by over 80%

Posted: September 06, 2016

IVR Customer Experience

How To Improve Your Customers Experience When Calling In To Your IVR.

How To Improve Your Customers Experience When Calling In To Your IVR.

Posted: October 21, 2015

IVR Surveys

Writing Your IVR Survey Script: Quick Tips

When translating your paper or web-based survey into an IVR-friendly script, try to re-write it as if you're the caller. What would keep you engaged and interested in continuing?

Posted: January 13, 2010

Selecting The Right Voice Talent For Your IVR Survey

Selecting Voice Talent for your IVR survey is a key consideration, as she/he will be representing your company; she/he is your spokesperson.

Posted: November 27, 2009

Your IVR Survey Project - How You Can Get More People To Participate

If you are running a survey using IVR, or planning on doing so, here are a few things you can be doing to increase the number of people who want to participate in your IVR survey

Posted: September 09, 2009