Forte Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Complete payment platform

4.57/5 (7 reviews)

Forte overview

Forte offers a complete payment solution to accept online payments in a variety of formats, including credit cards and eChecks, accepting all major credit cards and debit cards and verifying checks. Forte can also be used to manage recurring billing, integrate secure checkout to your website, take mobile payments on the go, and track and report on all payment activity from a single interface.

Forte offers advanced features to simplify and secure payment processing, these include ACH processing which lets you automatically collect payments from recurring subscriptions, memberships, as well as one-time payments. The ACH feature includes Sunday processing, late cut-off times, automatic recollect of returned checks, and automatic account correction.

Forte also includes point-to-point encryption and tokenization to protect and hide sensitive payment, check and credit card data as it moves through the payment process. Other features include real-time reporting, notifications & alerts, APIs for integration with other systems, and support for customers to pay over the phone and from their mobile phones.


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Business size



United States, Canada

Supported languages

Forte screenshot: Forte app for mobile payments Forte screenshot: Forte merchant payments

Forte reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Stephen Taylor

Money saver

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-11
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I am very happy mostly because I’m saving money in processing fees being a small business bills can add up quickly so it is nice to save where you can. I like that for the most part it is easy to figure out and navigate though the sections. I had to call to figure out how to set up automatic payments but if I was more of a tech person I could have figured it out quicker.

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Great value and easy to use

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

We wanted to offer an ACH option for payments. We selected Forte and passed along the savings to students as a no fee option compared to paying tuition with a credit card and being charged a convenience fee.Other vendors charge a lot more for the service than Forte. We are pleased with the overall value and how easy the payment system is to use.

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Patrick Lapinski

Works for us!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-10
Review Source: Capterra

Forte is a reliable payment system that fits all of our business needs, once you take the time to explore the system. Glad we found it! It has amazing recurring features which is critical for our business.

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Joel Muro

Great Easy way to accept payments

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

very easy to use and setup api available, to integrate with other systems, and very easy to use and understand

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jack getzelman

new user

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

work in progressfaster processing and transparency relative to the money center banks

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Forte features

API (181 other apps)
Accounting Integration (125 other apps)
Accounting Management (122 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (124 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (111 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (87 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (126 other apps)
Compliance Management (87 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (97 other apps)
Data Import/Export (106 other apps)
Electronic Payments (114 other apps)
Expense Tracking (122 other apps)
Financial Analysis (85 other apps)
Invoice Management (174 other apps)
Invoice Processing (103 other apps)
Multi-Currency (106 other apps)
Real Time Data (109 other apps)
Receiving (94 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (137 other apps)
Third Party Integration (115 other apps)

Additional information for Forte

Key features of Forte

  • ACH processing
  • Credit card processing
  • eCheck processing
  • Check verification & recovery
  • Payment gateway
  • Mobile payments
  • Checkout
  • Virtual terminal
  • Multi-channel bill paying
  • Recurring payments
  • Suite of reports
  • Fraud prevention
  • Real-time validation
  • Auto-collect returned checks
  • IVR/ phone payments
  • Print & email payment receipts
  • POS solutions
  • Notifications & alerts
  • Search, void, & refund payments
  • Full stack APIs
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The Payment Tokenization feature "tokenizes" and encrypts sensitive payment data, protecting card holder and eCheck data and helping with PCI compliance.

Process real-time payment transactions on the move with the Mobile Payments feature, accepting eChecks, and credit cards with the mobile card swiper.

Get the Virtual Terminal with every Forte account to accept credit card payments, debit cards and electronic checks; to set up payment scheduling; and to access complete payment management & reporting.

Use ACH processing to automatically collect or disburse funds for one-time or recurring payments, payroll, subscriptions, memberships and more.

You can partner with Forte in order to incorporate payment handling into your applications or services, with free PCI Compliance and support for all payment methods.