ACH Direct Provides “One-Click” Transaction Automation Through New QuickBooks Interface

Allen, Texas, May 24, 2007—ACH Direct, Inc., a leading technology provider of Automated Clearing House (ACH), credit card and debit card transaction processing and risk management services, announced a new feature for QuickBooks users which automates the retrieval and posting of payment records. Through an enhancement to ACH Direct’s versatile PaymentsGatewayTM platform, merchants are able to process mail-order, telephone-order, point-of-sale and web-based transactions and then automate the retrieval of these payment records directly into the QuickBooks accounting software, eliminating the need for rekeying financial transaction data.

“This is a one-click solution for merchants,” said Jeff Thorness, president and chief executive officer of ACH Direct. “Our QuickBooks data exchange interface streamlines transaction processing for merchants who are looking for a cost-effective and efficient way to accept payments, regardless of how the items are received. The new feature saves merchants time by automating a tedious manual process and reduces risk associated with manual errors such as duplicate entries. In addition, by processing their payments through ACH Direct, merchants have access to all major payment methods and a wide variety of payment acceptance solutions.”

Using the new exchange module provides merchants with a more robust, versatile processing alternative to an out-of-the-box solution. ACH Direct’s PaymentsGateway™ allows access through one single connection to existing merchant accounts with all major processors, including First Data, Nova, Global Payments, and TSYS. A versatile payment processing platform for single or recurring transactions, in either real-time or batch mode, PaymentsGateway™ allows transactions to be originated via a multitude of methods in a secure and PCI compliant manner while offering best-in-class solutions such as powerful reporting tools and risk management products. Marketplace demand for PaymentsGateway's™ advanced payments technology was a significant contributing factor toward the record numbers of transactions processed by ACH Direct in 2006. The diversification of credit card payment processors available through PaymentsGateway™ was the catalyst for a 66 percent increase in credit card transaction volume in 2006.

About PaymentsGateway

PaymentsGatewayTM is a high-capacity modular payment processing platform designed for maximum flexibility and availability. Merchants using PaymentsGateway both simplify and enhance their current processing options. The proven third-generation design enables companies to process single or recurring electronic check (ACH), credit card and debit card transactions in either real-time or batch mode. Software developers and solution providers using PaymentsGateway can integrate a complete spectrum of cutting-edge payments technology through one common API interface

About ACH Direct

ACH Direct is one of the fastest-growing privately held electronic funds transfer processors in the United States, with $6 billion in transactions processed in 2006. ACH Direct's customers benefit from a comprehensive suite of payments products and services, including ACH origination, check verification, identity verification, credit card and debit card processing. Dedicated to providing superior customer service and industry-leading technology, ACH Direct provides tools to help organizations of all sizes reduce transaction costs, mitigate risk and increase efficiencies. Visit

Jay Alsup
ACH Direct, Inc.
500 W. Bethany #200
Allen, Texas 75013
469-675-9920 x 734