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THE GATEWAY GAZETTE
News from the Ohio Business Gateway Modernization Project
January 2018
In This Issue: 
::  Gateway Modernization Project Update
::  Improved Checkout & Payment Processes
::  Business News You Can Use
Hello!
Welcome to The Gateway Gazette, a short periodic update on the progress of the Ohio Business Gateway Modernization Project. 

We hope that you will find the information contained in The Gateway Gazette useful as we get closer to the State of Ohio launching a new, modernized Ohio Business Gateway. 

Feel free to distribute any relevant content or information contained in The Gateway Gazette to anyone you think might find it useful. We want the entire Ohio business community to know what is going on with the Gateway Modernization Project.
MODERNIZATION PROJECT PROGRESS
Gateway Modernization Project Update
The Gateway Modernization Project has gotten off to a great start in the new year. We have completed the Design/Build portion of the project and are well into Testing. In fact, we are now busy preparing for User Acceptance Testing (UAT), where Service Partners and business users will be asked to test the functionality of the modernized Gateway. 

We also have redesigned the way business users check out and pay for transactions in the modernized Gateway. Scroll down for more information and a video demonstration of the changes made to the checkout and payment process. 
 
IMPROVED CHECKOUT & PAYMENT PROCESSES
The way business users pay for and check out transactions on the Gateway has totally changed. In the modernized Gateway, notifications will now guide business users through the checkout process. Red notifications on the Business Dashboard will display the number of transactions that are ready for checkout and have been added to the cart. Also, business users will no longer have to “check out” transactions that do not require payment in order to file them.

These improvements, aimed at streamlining the checkout process and making it much more intuitive, are a direct result of feedback that was gathered from business users throughout the course of the Gateway Modernization Project.
 
Watch the video above for a look at how the new checkout functionality will work.
BUSINESS NEWS YOU CAN USE
Business-related updates and news from around the State
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