|To:||Deans, Chairs, and Directors|
|From:||Judith G. Palmer, Vice President and Chief Financial Office|
|Michael McRobbie, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer|
|Subject:||Credit Card Processing over the Web and Electronic Commerce at Indiana University|
|Date:||June 7, 1999|
The use of credit card processing over the Web is a major part of a larger Electronic Commerce initiative underway at Indiana University. Due to the large demand for this, a standard institutional credit card processing service is being made available for departments and campuses.
Credit card processing over the Web involves the provision of secure processing of credit card information entered by users of the institution's Web sites. Many uses of this are evident, among them students paying tuition on a bursar Web site or customers buying books at a campus bookstore. Many units are already exploring, and in some cases have already implemented their own versions of, credit card processing over the Web.
The Treasurer's Office and University Information Technology Services are implementing a standard institutional credit card processing service to enable secure processing of credit card information by Indiana University units. This service will be available July 1 1999.
Departments planning to offer credit card processing over the Web are required to use the standard institutional credit card processing service as soon as it is available. Departments currently offering their own version of credit card services over the Web will need to move to the standard institutional credit card processing service as quickly as possible, but no later than January 1, 2000. Exceptions will need to be approved by the VP/CFO and VPIT/ClO offices.
Following the implementation of this service, the Treasurer's Office and UITS will address additional areas of electronic-commerce, involving a wide variety of electronic services such as electronic funds transfer (EFT) to pay vendor invoices, direct deposit of reimbursements/refunds, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for Procurement data exchange with vendors and use of procurement cards with consolidated electronic billing.
Preliminary E-Commerce Task Force Membership