Campus Services Payment Gateway Rationalisation (CSPGR) Project
The CSPGR project falls under the auspices of the wider PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Compliance Program. A key initiative, the project is charged with achieving for the University the necessary level of PCI DSS compliance expected by credit/debit card issuing organisations in relation to storing, processing and/or transmitting card data.
The project will be delivered in two phases. Whilst the most important objective for Phase 1 is achieving PCI DSS compliance, other benefits to be realised in this phase include:
- Payment rationalisation into a single compliant payment gateway (involving integrating 21 x GU applications to the new Payment Portal)
- Existing payment methods will remain such as Western Union
- Within the Payment Portal, the following payment methods will be available – MasterCard, Visa, American Express, JCB Credit and Debit Cards
- The ability to manage associated processing, reconciliation and reporting
- Delivery of a scalable platform for the addition of future payment methods
Phase 2 will provide:
- Additional Direct Debit payment methods – BPAY, POLi and recurring credit card payments
- Integration from the new Payment Portal to Western Union, POLi and PayPal payment processors
- Management of refunds
The project has recently commenced, with a planned go-live date for Phase 1 of late October 2017. Phase 2 will run from November 2017 to May 2018.
How will this affect me?
For the vast majority of staff, students and University clients, this initiative will have no impact. Training will be provided for the affected staff that will interact with the new payment portal.
Keep an eye on this web page as more information will follow over the coming months. Training and job aids will also be provided to impacted Application Owners and Application Administrators, along with affected Finance staff.
Note that the CSPGR initiative is separate to a GriffithPAY Improvement project that is also underway and is responsible for improving the University’s shopping cart, GriffithPAY. Refer to the GriffithPAY Improvement Project web page for further information about that project.