Patient-Centric Approach Redefines Payments Integration for Dentists
December 2, 2019, New York, NY– Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail healthcare connectivity, and Sphere, the leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced the launch of a new payment platform, Sikka Payments, for dentists and their patients. This innovative platform is designed to equip patients with a pay-anywhere capability and automate the payment and reconciliation process for providers. The announcement came during the Greater New York Dental Meeting, a global event featuring some of the best new products and services for dental professionals.
Sikka Payments makes it easier than ever to harness the increased capabilities, enhanced security, and reduced costs associated with processing electronic payments. Mobile payments allow providers to request and accept payments remotely, preserving the doctor patient relationship and creating additional opportunities for the practice to accelerate accounts receivable collections. With this powerful payment solution, dental practices can accept patient payments from a variety of channels, all seamlessly integrated into their practice management system, eliminating the need for manual reconciliation. These features make it easier for providers to collect payments earlier, provide a better patient payment experience and maximize cash flow in the practice. Sikka Payments is built on the HIPAA and HITECH compliant Sikka Platform Cloud which connects to the majority of retail healthcare applications, including 96% of dental practice management systems.
Sphere brings healthcare payments full circle, delivering easy to integrate payment processing technology and cost-effective processing that is highly secure and compliant. Sikka Payments users will now be able to offer patients more options for when and how their patients pay without any disruption to the office workflow.
In conjunction with this solution launch, and Sikka’s expansion into Fintech, the company has also announced the appointment of Rory Byrne, as General Manager of Fintech. Rory has over 20 years’ experience in enterprise software sales, payments strategy, and business development. Prior to joining Sikka, Rory was EVP of Business Development at Billtrust, where he was responsible for B2B payments strategy, strategic partnerships, and M&A. Rory brings expertise from a variety of executive and leadership roles in sales, marketing, and business development including Visa, Yahoo!, Hyperion, and Kofax. This role will help Sikka address the growing demand for Fintech services in the retail healthcare market.
“Dental offices need three key things from a payment application; to save time by making it easier for the team to accept payments, to save money by providing the best rates, and to provide today’s hyper connected patients with an easy and convenient way to pay from anywhere,” said Vijay Sikka, Founder and CEO of Sikka Software. “Sikka Payments, launched in collaboration with Sphere, delivers on each of these three things, and revolutionizes payments in the dental industry”.
“Sikka has built a proven platform that allows practices to leverage innovative third-party applications to improve operational efficiencies,” said Steve Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer of Sphere. “With the addition of Sikka Payments, dentists now have a single source to maximize their practices in an integrated, secure, and frictionless way.”
Dentists interested in Sikka Payments can find out more at www.sikkapayments.com.
Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a software and financial technology company providing integrated solutions that reduce friction and facilitate better and more secure commercial interactions with customers in specialized verticals markets, primarily healthcare, non-profit, transportation and education. Sphere’s integrated payments technology and security software enable its clients to process payments in a way that is: highly secure and compliant, integrated with their core business software, omnichannel, and processor-neutral. Sphere’s partner-centric focused payments solutions serve small, midsize and enterprise level businesses and software companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
About Sikka Software
Sikka Software is helping to rethink the retail healthcare market using a single API cloud platform with Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics. Focusing on non-physician practices in dentistry, audiology, veterinary, optometry, chiropractic, orthodontic and oral surgery etc., Sikka Software now has over 34,000 practice installations on its platform. These are businesses where the primary skilled workers are also the owners who need tools to digitize their practices and help them make more real-time, optimized decisions. Sikka Software API and cloud platform connect to 90% of the retail healthcare market including practice management systems and financial software.
This press release was originally December 2, 2019. You can view the original release here.