The Jakarta Post
Tarumanagara University (Untar) in West Jakarta announced on Thursday its newly signed partnership with GoPay for the implementation of a QRIS-based integrated payment system within the campus area, claiming itself to be the first university in Indonesia to apply such a system.
QRIS or Quick Response Indonesia Standard is a QR code developed by Bank Indonesia that integrates e-payment services, including GoPay, OVO, Dana, LinkAja, GoMobile and Sakuku.
According to Untar head of marketing Wilina Lee the new payment system will initially be used for food and beverage transactions in the university’s canteen. As time goes by, Untar will also apply the QRIS for payment at its parking lot, library, cooperative and photocopy service.
“We appreciate the support from GoPay for letting us be the first university to introduce QRIS within a campus environment,” she said in a release made available to The Jakarta Post on Thursday.
“We believe that everyone in Untar will feel the advantage of using the QRIS, from the students and lecturers to the food vendors and those who work at the parking lot,” she added.
GoPay micro merchant head Dewi Yulianti Rosa said anyone who wanted to become a partner should obtain a QR code from GoPay, through which transactions could be carried out.
By using a QR code, transactions can be done more easily and efficiently.
"Not only that, the convenience that comes along with the QRIS will lead to [each of the partner’s] improvement, innovation and competitiveness in doing business,” Dewi said.
“We hope this will inspire more universities and other education institutions to follow suit,” she added.
She went on to explain how GoPay had widely introduced QRIS to its business partners. The company has even established a forum, named Forum Pedagang Baik (Kind Sellers Forum), where small and micro enterprise owners gather and learn to manage their business and their digital assets.