Forte Payment Systems

Forte Payment Systems


4.5 / 5
17 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Forte serves organizations of any size, in any industry, with pricing packages catered to accommodate small, mid-sized, and large businesses looking to accept payments and process any volumes.


Average Ratings

17 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Forte Payment Systems
  • www.forte.net
  • Founded 1998
  • United States

About Forte Payment Systems

Forte Payment Solutions provides industry-leading payment processing solutions, custom-tailored and scaled to the needs of your business. Our all-in-one approach gives you the ability to accept any type of payment on any device and across any channel, which has led to 15+ year partnerships. Forte's innovative payment solutions are built with the most modern security protocols to protect sensitive payment data and protect your business from fraud liability. We're Forte and we know payments.


Forte Payment Systems Features

  • ACH Check Transactions
  • Bitcoin Compatible
  • Debit Card Support
  • Gift Card Management
  • Mobile Payments
  • Online Payments
  • POS Transactions
  • Receipt Printing
  • Recurring Billing
  • Signature Capture

Forte Payment Systems Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Excellent and Reliable Service

Jul 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The bank account verification service is fast, accurate and reliable. We have had almost zero downtime in 10+ years of using this product.

Cons: Initially the bank account verification service was limited to a handful of large banks with many verifications returning an "Unknown" status, but almost all bank accounts we verify now are in their network.

Overall: We just don't have problems with the bank account verification service. Nobody complains about the accuracy of the information we deliver and we have had at least 99.999% up-time. The service just doesn't go down which is amazing.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on July 05, 2019

Hi Sean.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're glad that you've had such a positive experience with the account verification tool.

Our support team is available to assist you and answer any questions you may have, at any time.

Money saver

Apr 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that for the most part it is easy to figure out and navigate though the sections. I had to call to figure out how to set up automatic payments but if I was more of a tech person I could have figured it out quicker.

Cons: I feel like there are to many steps to run a person. Searching for someone is better know that I figured out a faster way to find them but it would be nice to have the setting default to how I run them on the web option so it was 1 less step to go through. It can take up a lot of time when your running multiple people to have to go through the options on every person.

Overall: Overall I am very happy mostly because I'm saving money in processing fees being a small business bills can add up quickly so it is nice to save where you can.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on April 16, 2019

Hi Stephen.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We do appreciate it!

Our support team is available to assist you and answer any questions you may have, at any time.

Great Value

Jul 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great pricing. Helpful customer services.

Cons: Customer service only open 7 AM to 7 PM EST

Overall: Continues to be a great experience with Forte.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on July 05, 2019

Hi Locksley.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are happy to hear you have had such a great experience with us as your payments partner.

Our support team is available to assist you and answer any questions you may have, at any time.

Great product

Jul 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is a great tool for the money. It is great for charging our customers on an ongoing monthly and annual basis for memberships.

Cons: I took off one star because the ease of use could be improved. I'm not a daily user, so it takes me a bit to navigate around when I do have to.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on July 05, 2019

Hello Stacy.

Thank you for your feedback. It's great to learn you feel Forte is providing you such great value and is so helpful for you and your business.

For the navigation of the system itself, our support team is available to walk you through anything you have questions about.

Review of Forte

Jun 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We use it a payment processing tool for Nexudus for our coworking space. It works. Great customer service

Cons: The admin interface is a bit clunky, but we're figuring it out

Overall: Good

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on June 21, 2019

Hi Kevin.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We do appreciate it!

Our support team is available to help you through the admin interface if you'd like. They are available to answer any questions you may have, at any time.

Credit card processing made easy

Jul 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I am using the online processing for my seasonal business. Forte makes it easy, no need for readers, bills are straight forward and easy to account for.

Cons: Not a fan of the annual reporting requirement. Seems like I shouldn't need it due to not using in-house readers, but they have helped there too.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on July 05, 2019

Hi Mark.

We're glad you've found our online processing services so helpful to your business. Don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything. Our support team is available to assist with whatever you may need.

Great value and easy to use

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Other vendors charge a lot more for the service than Forte. We are pleased with the overall value and how easy the payment system is to use.

Cons: I cannot think of anything negative about the software.

Overall: We wanted to offer an ACH option for payments. We selected Forte and passed along the savings to students as a no fee option compared to paying tuition with a credit card and being charged a convenience fee.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on April 19, 2019

Hello!

We're very happy that you have found great value in our ACH solution. Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We do appreciate it! If you ever have any questions or need anything our support team is available to you.

Basic but does what I need it to do

Jun 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's simplicity. That is it gives me the basics. Ease of use

Cons: Generally a little difficult to talk to customer service.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on June 21, 2019

Hello Adam.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is appreciated and highly valued.

We apologize that you find it difficult to speak with customer service at times. That is something we will certainly make every effort to rectify for you.

I love it!

Jun 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is extremely useful to be in control of drafting and/or sending funds from my account to others without the large fees and inconvenience associated with banks.

Cons: The portal could be a bit more user friendly; now that I've learned to use it, it's fine, but, it took a bit of trial and error.

Overall: Efficient, affordable, extremely useful. This software brought our bookkeeping to a very high level.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on June 21, 2019

Hello Barbara.

We're very happy that you have found our service so useful and helpful. We are constantly looking at and implementing ways to improve our portal to make your experience with it better. Be on the lookout for that down the road.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback.

Works for us!

Apr 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has amazing recurring features which is critical for our business.

Cons: The interface seems a bit outdated and it was confusing to figure out how to use all of the features at the beginning. And it is a bit pricey!

Overall: Forte is a reliable payment system that fits all of our business needs, once you take the time to explore the system. Glad we found it!

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on April 16, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review Forte, Patrick. Your feedback helps us continue to make improvements and provide a better experience for you.

We're actually in the process of updating our interface and look forward to your thoughts on that, once released.

Great Easy way to accept payments

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: api available, to integrate with other systems, and very easy to use and understand

Cons: no cons, very happy to use, i cant think of anything bad about the software

Overall: very easy to use and setup

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on April 16, 2019

Hello Joel.

We're very happy that you have found our API so easy to use and work with. Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We do appreciate it!

Forte is the Program that our Management software used to do Tenant Pays and it was nice

Jul 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The payments process quickly and are transferred to the bank fairly quickly.

Cons: Really can't think if anything troubling we ran into.

Overall: Very positive experience.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on July 09, 2019

Hi Jake.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're so happy to see you've had such a wonderful experience with Forte. If at any point you have any questions or need assistance, our support team is available at your convenience.

new user

Apr 12, 2019
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: faster processing and transparency relative to the money center banks

Cons: incredibly cumbersome on the set up, many challenges to have the processing work. Much more time to integrate with our platform, set up rules were not well communicated creating significant issues once the platform was live.

Overall: work in progress

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on April 16, 2019

Hi Jack. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience with us up to this point. ItΒΏs feedback like yours that allows us the opportunity to continue to improve the services and support we provide.

We apologize that you have found the initial setup and implementation to be such a challenge. A member of our support team will be contacting you to provide any assistance you need and answer any questions you may have.

Nothing special

Apr 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The payments was process correctly

Cons: Nothing I like the least.

Overall: Payments process is fine. The policies in regarding to holding on your account could stand to be improve for small business owners just starting out. This company is clear that there is no exception whether you are a big or small company everyone is treated the same and I think it should be some help for small business. Even banks try to help small business.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on June 21, 2019

Hi Monica.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. Doing so helps us continue to improve our service and support capabilities.

Please remember, our support team is available to assist you and answer any questions you may have, at any time.

Forte Payment System

Jul 01, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Least amount of input to do the transaction

Cons: user interface, complex screens, lot of filtering options, and above all almost 10 days to get the money in the account

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on July 05, 2019

Hi Niraj.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We do appreciate it!

Our support team is available to work with you through the user interface whenever you are available.

Best brains usage

Jul 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once connect to our account it's auto draft/deposit.

Cons: Can't process more then once at the same time from same account.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on July 05, 2019

Hello Previsha.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We appreciate it!

Our support team is available to assist you and answer any questions you may have at any time.

I would recommend using Forte

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: All recurring payments are handled on one day . It has freed up time for my office staff to attend to other needs.

Cons: The fees charged by Forte are a little high.

Vendor Response

by Forte Payment Systems on April 19, 2019

Hello Kamran.

Thank you for providing your feedback to us. It definitely helps us work towards providing a better experience for you. We're so happy that your recurring payment needs have been met and you have benefited so greatly from implementing it.

If you ever have any questions or need anything our support team is available to you.