WIC Payment & Management Services

WIC Management Information System maintenance

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) relies on clinics and their management information systems (MIS) to provide efficient and reliable services to certify participants and issue benefits that can be redeemed at approved retail locations.

As a maintenance and enhancement contractor for two of the nation’s three state agency model (SAM) WIC MIS applications, the creator of a custom system, and hosting provider, we actively provide MIS services to more than a third of all WIC state agencies.




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WIC EBT Transaction Processing solutions

WIC Direct logo. WIC Direct is the number one WIC EBT solution in the country.

Launched in 2010, WIC Direct was the nation's first online solution to process Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) transactions for WIC. Built to meet the needs of one WIC state agency, WIC Direct has grown to support more than half of the nation’s 90 WIC state agencies. In 2021 alone, we processed more than $1,900,000,000 worth of WIC transactions for these clients.

In 2014, and then again in 2018, a state agency's WIC Direct EBT implementation was recognized as the NextGen EBT Project of the Year.

In conjunction with WIC Direct, we can also provide a stand-beside point-of-sale solution to retailers that need WIC-enabled devices.





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Pay Direct logo. Pay Direct makes select online WIC shopping possible.

Available as an add-on service to WIC Direct, CDP has launched the nation's first (and so far, only) functional online WIC purchasing solution, Pay Direct. With this solution, WIC participants can access their WIC benefits through a retailer's site, and then select purchases and check out—all without having to leave their house.






Farm Market Direct logo. Farm Market Direct brings EBT solutions to the FMNP and SFMNP programs.

With our Farm Market Direct solution, farmers can use a smartphone or tablet device to scan a barcode to process the transaction using the same process used for other WIC transactions. 



Data warehouse and analytics solution

Data Direct logo. Data Direct is the premier WIC data warehouse.

Our work is not done once the MIS system and WIC Direct are functional. After all, both of those systems generate data with every click or purchase made. We also provide the ability to take that data and turn it into something usable so that you can make informed program decisions based on hard data. That's where Data Direct comes in, which comes standard with every WIC Direct implementation. 



Data Hosting in a HIpAA-CERTIFIED environment

Being entrusted with protected personal information is a big deal and we understand the sensitive nature of the information to which we have access. All data is housed in our state-of-the-art data center that undergoes rigorous security testing and third-party SOC audits annually. All employees are required to be certified to handle protected health information in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). 

SOC 1, SOC 2, and HIPAA HITECH certification badges



Successful SOC and HIPAA Audits