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South Carolina Interactive Wins National Award for Payment Processing Services

COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--South Carolina Interactive, LLC has been awarded the prestigious Best Fit Integrator Award for 2013 by the Center for Digital Government for its long-term service and partnership in providing South Carolina governments with payment processing services. This award recognizes the sustained, exceptional impact that South Carolina Interactive has had in providing eGovernment solutions to state and local governments in South Carolina.

South Carolina Interactive (SCI) was nominated for this award by their public sector partner, the SC Budget and Control Board"˜s Division of State Information Technology (DSIT). "We are very pleased to have partnered with SCI for payment processing and many other online services since 2005," stated Jimmy Earley, DSIT Director.

SCI's online payment processing application, Palmetto Pay, was recognized as playing a key role in enhancing the ability of South Carolina government to accept online payments from citizens and businesses on a 24/7 basis. Such payments are processed in a secure and efficient manner while also providing users with the ability to conduct transactions conveniently through the use of any mobile device. Palmetto Pay is used by more than 115 state, municipal and county government partners to process payments for over 700 services. In the state's fiscal year 2012-13, citizens and businesses made over 1 million payments to South Carolina government entities through Palmetto Pay, totaling more than $143 million.

"We are excited to win this award. Our top priority is to deliver solutions that help our government partners save time and money while providing superior services to the state's citizens and businesses," stated Ken Oliphant, General Manager for South Carolina Interactive.

This is South Carolina Interactive's second Best Fit Integrator award and its fifth national recognition by the Center for Digital Government since 2008 for providing excellent eGovernment services to state agencies and local governments.

Users can find out more about online Government services in South Carolina through:



About is the official website of the state of South Carolina ( and a collaborative effort between the state and South Carolina Interactive to enable state business to be conducted online while improving public access to government information. The South Carolina Budget and Control Board's Division of State Information Technology provides guidance to South Carolina Interactive who is responsible for operating, maintaining and marketing South Carolina Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC's family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at

Ken Oliphant, 803-771-0131
SC Budget and Control Board
Rebecca Griggs, 803-737-1810

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