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TouchNet Celebrates 30th Anniversary

From humble beginnings, TouchNet has helped millions of students and thousands of campus administrators navigate the technology and financial aspects of higher education. Read the full release.

Global Payments' Kansas City-based industry leader providing cloud-based, software driven solutions to higher education celebrates 30th anniversary

LENEXA, Kan. – Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, is pleased to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its TouchNet business, the leading provider of integrated, comprehensive and secure commerce and credentials solutions for colleges and universities.

This local Kansas City company has helped millions of students and thousands of campus administrators navigate the technology and financial aspects of higher education. Over the past 30 years, TouchNet has transformed from a small start-up company in Lenexa, Kansas to an international industry leader supporting universities and colleges worldwide. Today, through its robust technology platform, TouchNet combines software and payments seamlessly to deliver comprehensive, cloud-based solutions and enables students and families to easily make tuition payments and provides access to resources and a diverse set of campus services.

"TouchNet came from humble beginnings in Kansas and has now grown into a worldwide organization delivering software-driven,technology-enabled solutions and serving millions of customers each year," said Adam McDonald, President TouchNet. "We are proud to be a part of the greater Kansas City community. At Global Payments, we believe in making the places where we live and work better every day, and we are extremely proud to support organizations such as Heart to Heart International and United Way of Greater Kansas City."

"TouchNet is another example of Global Payments' strategy to invest in and grow technology enabled businesses in strategic verticals. TouchNet's cloud-based software includes full omni-channel capabilities and as a leader in technology and commerce, we will continue to innovate and improve our services to deliver more comprehensive, vertically fluent solutions and outstanding service to our customers," McDonald added.


"Students, Finance & Completion" Booklet Released

With content introduced by TouchNet President Adam McDonald, this Inside Higher Ed publication explores the financial aspects of earning a college degree and some of the tools, incentives, and partnerships institutions are using to help students pay for and complete their education. Download the booklet here.


Ellucian Partner Award Winners Announced

Ellucian honored its top 2018 partners at the Partner Forum held in conjunction with the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Read the article here.


Ellucian Names TouchNet “Partner of the Year”

Campus software and services provider Ellucian named TouchNet Partner of the Year at its Partner Forum reception during the EDUCAUSE Conference. Read the article here.


TouchNet Ready Partner Program Welcomes Ulyngo Marketplace

The Ulyngo multi-channel marketplace, which enables students to complete various campus-related commerce transactions online, is the newest addition to the TouchNet Ready Partner Program. Read the article here.


Streamlining payments for a better student experience

Institutions are opting for an omnichannel approach to payments across campus. Read the article here.


A Complete Approach to Campus Commerce at Texas State University

Upgrading to a comprehensive commerce platform helps Texas State take a complete approach to campus commerce with TouchNet. Read the article here.


Global Payments Announces TouchNet International Expansion

Providing technology enabled, software driven solutions to the higher education market worldwide

Atlanta & Kansas City, Mo. – Global Payments, Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services announced the international expansion of its TouchNet business. TouchNet provides a technology enabled, software driven solution for colleges and universities that centralizes and manages campus commerce. To read the full press release, click here.


Global Payments Merger with Heartland Payment Systems Effective Today

Lenexa, KS – Monday, April 25, 2016. TouchNet today received the much-anticipated news that the merger of Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) and Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY) has been finalized. The combined organization will be one of the world’s leading providers of payment technology services, serving more than 2.5 million merchants globally. Based in Atlanta, Global Payments provides a broad range of products and services for enabling all types of merchant payments across a variety of distribution channels in markets around the world.

TouchNet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Heartland Payment Systems and is now part of Global Payments. “We are delighted to be part of this expanded payments organization,” remarked Dan Toughey, Senior Vice President, TouchNet. “The additional resources and expertise available to us will help TouchNet continue to be the leader in financial technology solutions for colleges and universities.”

For more information, see the Global Payments news release.

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