PayIt delivers continued success and progress as it pertains to improving the delivery of Government services to its Citizens, one service at a time. This is done in addition to providing modern tools for the Government teams to use to help provide and manage the administrative efforts of those services to its citizens. A snapshot of that progress can be found below in our digital newsroom.


In the News

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PayIt Named A Top Ten Government Technology Startup

October 18, 2018

As we’ve grown, we have continued to add features to our comprehensive, mobile-first government platform. We are changing the landscape of how citizens interact with their government, and we’d love you to be part of it!

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GR adding options to successful payment app

October 10, 2018

Globensky is behind the switch to grpayit, which launched in August 2017. He was expecting the app to increase online collections by 20 percent, but the city has seen an actual jump of 71 percent. 

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Frictionless access to city, county services

August 9, 2018

The Unified Government worked with PayIt, a Kansas City-based company that offers a cloud-based platform for web and mobile government payments. PayIt built myWyco on Amazon Web Services’ GovCloud, creating a single app through which residents could submit 311 requests and pay property taxes.

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Venture capital fund backs two local tech firms, adding to its KC-only portfolio

July 10, 2018

 With backing from Kansas City area corporations and families, KCRise Fund invested in PayIt, a "one-stop shop" solution allowing users to take care of government businesses from registering vehicles to paying utility bills.

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First county-state digital service collaboration of its kind launches in Kansas

July 5, 2018

Residents of the unified government of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Kansas City, Kansas, are now able to renew their state vehicle registration through a mobile app, in what officials say is one of the first such county-state digital service collaborations in the country.

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Simplifying access: PayIt teams with KCK Unified Government for enhanced myWyco app

June 29, 2018

“It’s a more streamlined experience,” said Harrell, senior client manager for Payit, “Especially because residents are not usually familiar with state services versus those from the county or city. We want to make it as easy as possible.”

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10 Best Tech Startups in Missouri

June 26, 2018

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Missouri. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction, and competitive landscape.

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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Kansas has new app for renewing vehicle registrations

March 31, 2018

Kansas residents can now review their vehicle registrations on a smartphone or other mobile device.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Gov. Jeff Colyer unveiled the "iKan" app in March.

The app only offers vehicle registration renewals for now. But officials hope to add other services, including voter registration applications and access to birth certificates.

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Kansas launches its first mobile app for government services

March 30, 2018

Kansas residents will now be able to renew vehicle registrations from their cellphone with the new iKan mobile application, Gov. Jeff Colyer announced Thursday.

The mobile app is designed to centralize and provide certain state services on one easily-accessible mobile platform.

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Say goodbye to the DMV? Gov tech firm PayIt launches iKan app with State of Kansas

March 29, 2018

Designed by PayIt, the iKan platform is designed to allow users to interact with multiple state services in a self-service, intuitive experience from their phones, tablets, and computers, the governor’s office said. In addition to renewing vehicle registration, the application empowers Kansans with more direct access to their official documents, Colyer said.

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PayIt Adds Former Illinois CTO to Board of Directors

February 22, 2018

Mike Wons, who served as CTO for the state of Illinois from 2015 to 2018, will be PayIt’s new voice on the board.

“I have had the unique opportunity to work with the PayIt team and their configurable digital government platform for the past three years,”

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2018 Startups to Watch: PayIt offers government smart, customer-friendly interaction

January 16, 2018

Few startups care to deal in a market that has historically been static.

But PayIt, a Kansas City-based government tech startup, gladly tackles the daunting task of simplifying government-citizen interaction, said John Thomson, CEO and founder.

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KC's PayIt scores big funding boost and major growth

December 6, 2017

Government entities continue to turn to PayIt to deliver a citizen-first experience that's smart — and it's driving big growth for the Kansas City tech startup. 

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Cloud services from PayIt bring lightweight projects to Florida, Kansas

November 29, 2017

John Thomson, founder and CEO of PayIt, told StateScoop he's winning business by meeting an emerging need in the government software market: simple cloud-based software products that don't require starting from scratch.

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DHSMV Launches MyFlorida Mobile App

November 16, 2017

To expand customer options for motor vehicle and vessel registration renewal services and to offer additional conveniences to customers, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has partnered with PayIt, LLC to launch a mobile app called MyFlorida.

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Grand Rapids launches online payment app

The app, grpayit, allows customers to link their water, refuse and property tax accounts in a single sign-on process. Users can pay, manage and receive notifications about each of those accounts, as well as pay parking tickets in the app.

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Kansas Chooses PayIt to Build Digital Citizen Services

April 27, 2017

The state of Kansas has chosen PayIt, a home-grown startup, to help it beef up the digital services it offers to citizens.

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PayIt lands partnership with the Sunflower State

April 25, 2017

Financial tech startup PayIt announced Monday that it will work with the Sunflower State as its innovation partner. 

The Kansas City-based firm will work with Kansas’ Office of Information Technology Services, offering its web and mobile app that streamlines financial interactions between citizens and government agencies.

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#KCCornerstone Finalist: PayIt, LLC

February 25, 2017

PayIt is a Kansas City, Missouri start-up company focused on creating innovative e-Government solutions and technology.  Co-founded by John Thomson and COO Mike Plunkett,  the PayIt service offers city, county, state and federal government agencies a personalized platform on which citizens can create a profile to simplify payments and interaction.

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Top 10 Kansas City startups to watch in 2017

January 9, 2018

PayIt created a mobile and web app that streamlines citizens’ financial interaction with government agencies. As it’s added funding and team members, PayIt has grown from easing the initial pain-point of working with the DMV to streamlining services for other government agencies, including permitting, taxes, licenses, citations and more. 

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‘PayIt’ up: Kansas City gov tech startup registers $4.5M investment

January 19, 2016

Like the dozens of people around him, John Thomson’s 2013 wait at the Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles had him aggravated. It was such a pain — watching the queue slowly subside while working on his phone — that the entrepreneur did what innovators do: he built a company to alleviate the chore.

Fast forward about two years and Thomson’s idea has blossomed into a bold mission. Thomson, along with two other co-founders and a team of now more than 20 employees, hopes to revolutionize how citizens financially interact with government agencies.

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