GK Software Announces eWIC Certification from CDP to Modernize Payments Process

GK Software, the international market leader for store solutions, today announced the completion of Custom Data Processing Inc.’s (CDP) certification for online eWIC payments. This will help retailers, including Smart & Final, provide faster, more convenient and secure online eWIC payment processes.

After Oct. 1, 2020, The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will require retailers to provide electronic access to benefits. Called eWIC, the program served nearly seven million participants per month in 2018. The electronic mandate is designed to modernize and remove friction from the checkout process and eliminate paper certificates. As the program transitions to electronic payments, vendors are able to simplify the process, driving efficiency for both retailers and users.  

The eWIC certification recognizes that GK Software’s Integrated ECR System is capable of managing payments through one unified processor, making transactions at the point of sale faster and easier to operate. With online eWIC, the transaction is completed in real time through the POS terminal and WIC Authority network processor. 

“As retailers look to update their payments to comply with eWIC regulations, this is the perfect time to evaluate their current features to ensure their infrastructure is future-proof across the enterprise,” said Michael Jaszczyk, CEO, GK Software USA. “This is the latest example of the need for retailers to regularly evaluate how they can improve the customer experience and drive loyalty through technology and use platforms that deliver high levels of business agility and scalability.” 

GK Software’s online eWIC certification with CDP includes the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, HI, IA, ID, KS, KY, MA, MN, NE, NV, OR, SD, WA, WI, WV.