Avoid the significant cost and hassle of PCI DSS/PA-DSS certification with Element's Hosted Payments.

To achieve PCI compliance, software providers must undergo the lengthy and costly process of validating their application(s). This involves a security audit from a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and the development time and expense to bring the application into compliance. These costs can range from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Additionally, software providers are required to pay $1,250 annually (per software application) to have their solution listed as a validated PA-DSS-compliant solution.

Element's Hosted Payments allows software providers to remain out of scope for PCI Compliance, and avoid the significant cost and effort of achieving validation.

And, since Element's Express Processing Platform not only meets but exceeds PCI DSS compliance requirement (and is recognized as a compliant service provider) you and your merchants are protected from cardholder data breaches.


  Element Payment Services Payment Card Industry Security Standard Council (PCI-SCC)
  Hosted Payments PCI DSS/PA-DSS Validation
Timeline 1 - 2 weeks 3 - 9 months
Annual Listing Fee N/A $1,250
PA-DSS Validation Expense N/A $20,000 - $30,000
Development Expense to Achieve Validation* N/A $15,000 - $30,000
Initial Fee No Fee $36,250 - $61,250
Annual Maintenance Expense** No Fee $20,000 - $30,000

*Application developers are generally required to make changes to their application following the security assessment. Estimate is based on development expense to bring the application into compliance.
**Costs associated with Annual Revalidation Requirements

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