QScend Technologies Partners with Sallie Mae to Offer Online Payments to Municipalities

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QScend Technologies and Sallie Mae team to offer online payment options to local governments.

QScend Technologies, Inc., and Sallie Mae's Business Office Solutions Group today announced a partnership to bring online payments to the municipal market. QScend will offer Sallie Mae's proven and tested online payment system to its municipal clients under the brand name QPayments™.

QPayments will allow local governments to collect taxes and other fees online with a custom payment solution integrated directly into their website. The new payment solution features:

  • Integrated online payment portals
  • Online tax and utility bill presentment
  • Direct debit monthly payment plans for citizens
  • A single "sign-on" for citizens to view and pay all fees

"QScend Technologies is committed to delivering web technology and solutions to cities that will help improve citizen service. We are very excited to partner with Sallie Mae for this initiative because they will help further this goal. We are impressed by their technology and their commitment to a high level of customer service," said Keith LeBeau, president of QScend Technologies. "Our customers take great pride in offering high-quality online services to their citizens and Sallie Mae's solutions are consistent with these standards.

QPayments does not require an expensive hardware/software purchase or need a long implementation process. Municipalities can easily scale their operations to precisely fit the needs of the administration and its citizens.

"Our online payment solution will now allow more citizens than ever the ability to pay their municipal taxes and fees directly from their city's website," said Nina Vellayan, President of Sallie Mae's Business Office Solutions Group. "Sallie Mae's Business Office Solutions offers flexible, scalable and cost-effective solutions that will allow local government to operate more efficiently, allowing them to focus on their most important business -- serving the interests of the local community."

For more information regarding this partnership and the QPayments offering visit: http://www.qscend.com/qpayments.

About QScend Technologies, Inc.

QScend Technologies (http://www.qscend.com) is an industry leader in web-based software solutions and services for municipalities. More than 2,000 QScend product users access the company's series of "Q" products for a variety of citizen service related functions, including website content management, electronic newsletter distribution, citizen service request management, and 311 call center functionality.

Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, QScend Technologies was the first company to relocate into the city's Information Technology Zone. The company also provides custom website design, application hosting, and e-mail solutions for its customers.

About SLM Corporation

SLM Corporation (NYSE: SLM), commonly known as Sallie Mae, is the nation's leading provider of saving- and paying-for-college programs. The company manages $142 billion in education loans and serves nearly 10 million student and parent customers. Through its Upromise affiliates, the company also manages $15 billion in 529 college-savings plans, and assists more than 7.5 million members with automatic savings through rebates on everyday purchases. Sallie Mae and its subsidiaries offer debt management services as well as business and technical products to a range of business clients, including higher education institutions, student loan guarantors, and state and federal agencies. More information is available at http://www.salliemae.com. SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

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