December 14, 2015
Written by
James Davis
Written by James Davis
Senior Technical Writer at United Thinkers

Author of the Paylosophy blog, a veteran writer, and a stock analyst with extensive knowledge and experience in the financial services industry that allows me to cover the latest payment industry news, developments, and insights. Read more

Reviewed by
Kathrine Pensatori
Product Specialist at United Thinkers

Product specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the Payment Processing Industry. I help payment facilitators and PSPs solve their various payment processing issues. Read more

When Does A Commercial Open Source Software Make Sense?

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When you need a solid payment processing system you can manipulate to meet your specific needs, it may be time to consider an open source payment gateway. When you choose an open source payment gateway solution, you’re choosing flexibility as well as modern features that you may not get from older or proprietary products.

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If you aren’t familiar with the many benefits of open source software, you can learn about at least five upsides at PayVisors in an article about commercial open source as it relates to open source payment processing.

The right open source payment system offers you support, legal indemnity and liability protection, warranties, updates and a fair cost. These advantages make an open source payment system a very appealing choice for many companies. Plus, an open source payment processor has flexibility and customization options beyond what you can get any other way.

There is a belief that choosing this kind of software means going it alone, but when you choose commercial open source you can get an even higher level of support than with a proprietary product along with the ability to see the code and make changes for yourself, if you like.

If you’re looking for a smart payment gateway choice, read what PayVisors has to say about commercial open source software. It could be just the solution you need – and the reasons to go open source are very compelling.

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