SIOUX FALLS, S.D. and NEW YORK (4/9/13)--The ATM Industry Association and IPayments Forum have launched WikiATM.com to serve as a repository of global ATM data.
WikiATM.com will create a definitive body of knowledge on all aspects of the ATM and promote cross-channel integrated payments with the ATM serving as the hub for financial self-service retail delivery, the two organizations said.
The wiki will act as an industry best practices portal with members only access. Participation is open to all industry professionals but they must be registered as a member.
A wiki is a website that allows users to add and modify content via a Web browser using a simplified markup language or a rich-text editor. The wiki invites users to edit any page or to create new pages within the website, using only a plain-vanilla Web browser without add-ons.
In creating the wiki, ATMIA and IPayments cited a need for open standards and best practices for integrated cross channel interoperability across the payments industry, which they said is at a cross roads with new emerging electronic payments options and potentially disruptive technologies that threaten to marginalize traditional payments channels.
ATMIA is a global non-profit trade association with over 3,700 members in 60 countries. The IPayments Forum is a financial services industry online community that serves the electronics payments industry.