OpenGateway is easy to use.
You don't have to perform advanced server configurations, read complex payment gateway specifications, or commit to service contracts with middle-men platform providers. Just purchase and download, integrate with our simple API, and begin accepting and managing online payments on your own server. Purchasers only pay for your payment gateway fees.
Save $1000's in development fees (and time).
Developing a proper billing system takes time. Once you have your website sending payments properly to the gateway, you need to setup proper record keeping. Furthermore, if you are using recurring billing, you need to stay in constant contact with the gateway to make sure charges are still being processed successfully and notify your customer of subsequent charges, expirations, cancellations, etc. OpenGateway gives you a platform with all of this right out of the box. You save development time and money without committing to service contracts or more transaction fees.
One platform - many client accounts.
OpenGateway is a multi-user billing engine, meaning that you can create multiple accounts on the server that have their own unique access credentials for the API and unique Control Panel login. SAAS providers can use this to handle billing for their clients by giving them their own unique API credentials - with their own linked merchant accounts. Those with multiple billing operations can run all of their billing systems with one installation of the billing engine.
Change payment gateways with ease.
Integrating your payments with one payment gateway makes switching gateways costly and a slow, painful development and migration process. With OpenGateway, you just enter your new gateway's access credentials and you're done! No new API's to learn. No code changes. And your billing records stay intact.
Recurring billing made easy.
Recurring (or subscription) billing is always a bit of chore to integrate into your website. Every payment gateway has their own unique - and often confusing - system specifications. Our platform does the legwork of recurring billing for you. Just send a simple Recur API request and OpenGateway uses your chosen gateway's native recurring billing feature to process your request. You can receive POST notifications of subscription-related updates (cancellations, expirations, etc.) and cancel, update, or expire the subscription at any time. Oh, and the platform lets you create and manage Recurring Plans that include free trials, custom start/end dates, and custom subscription intervals.
Developers love the OpenGateway API.
We've taken old payment gateway specifications and gift-wrapped them in a simple API. For example, to charge, simply send an XML POST request to the API URL with your API access credentials, your customer's credit card, and the amount you want to charge. For recurring charges, send a recurring plan ID or specify recurring details like the charge interval and end date. It just makes sense. You'll also have access to API functions like GetCustomer, GetRecurring, or GetCharges that give you complete access to your payment data.
The OpenGateway software is secure.
The PCI DSS Compliance rules subject companies who are responsible for credit card information leaks to massive fines (e.g., $500,000). These fines go to companies who store credit card information insecurely. We do not store credit card information, even temporarily. We stay compliant by using your payment gateway's native billing features to the fullest. No credit card information is stored locally, even for recurring billing. Your gateway access data is highly encrypted and stored securely. It can also be deleted completely at anytime. Finally, the API and Control Panel support (and require, by default) connections via SSL certificates to thwart attempts at intercepting your data in transmission.
The OpenGateway control panel.
With the API, you have complete access to the payment platform and your data. However, if you want to manage the platform immediately and without integration, you can login to the OpenGateway control panel. Manage recurring plans, emails, gateways, and settings. View all transaction data, recurring charges, and customer profiles. You can even submit transactions manually to any one of your gateways right in the control panel.
We offer professional support and integration services.
Have a unique billing problem that you need to solve? Not sure where to begin? That's fine. Check out our professional services or contact us and we can help.
Your data remains in your control and portable..
Data portability and freedom are the fundamental ideas behind OpenGateway: We want to help you from being stuck with a payment gateway you don't like. Other online payment platforms that support multiple payment gateways are accessible as web services (you don't download any software) but this just creates the same problem. You are now tied to a middle-man payment provider. OpenGateway is downloaded and operated on your own server. You own the data. You operate the billing engine. Use it as you wish.