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Featured Article NMI Acquires IRIS CRM, Expanding Deeper in the Commerce Value-Chain

To meet increased demand for full commerce enablement solutions, NMI and IRIS CRM’s joint offerings better enable ISO, ISV, bank and fintech partners SCHAUMBURG, IL – JANUARY 18, 2022 – NMI, a leading full commerce enablement technology company, today announced it has acquired IRIS CRM, a premier merchant services CRM and comprehensive merchant management platform […]

Residual Reporting Simplifying Your Residual Income Reporting
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Simplifying Your Residual Income Reporting As electronic payment options evolve, it’s almost impossible to run a profitable business without the ability to accept credit, debit and even gift cards. This means there are good, profitable opportunities out there right now for people interested in marketing credit card processing services to businesses. Accurate and transparent residual income […]

Study Shows the Positive Impact on the Global Economy Study Shows the Positive Impact on the Global Economy
Read MoreStudy Shows the Positive Impact on the Global Economy

A recently announced study gave solid evidence for something those of us in the electronic payment industry have known all along – electronic payments are good for the economy. The study found that increased use of electronic payment products added $296 billion to GDP in the 70 countries in the study and raised household consumption […]

New Technology Combats Credit Card Fraud New Technology Combats Credit Card Fraud
Read MoreNew Technology Combats Credit Card Fraud

Combatting credit card fraud is a huge issue in electronic payments. According to an article published on March 3, 2016 by Market Wired, “A recent survey conducted by Vantiv and Socratic Technologies found more than 40 percent of consumers have fallen victim to either credit or debit card theft or fraud.” Most credit card companies have moved […]

Apple Pay Now Available in China Apple Pay Now Available in China
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In mid-February, Apple announced that Apple Pay is now available in China. This is breaking news in electronic payments since China is now Apple’s second-largest market, and may eclipse the Americas as Apple’s largest market by 2017, if growth continues.  Apple recently opened its 33rd retail location in Qingdao, China on January 30, 2016. China is likely to be a huge […]

Visa recently made their Token Service available to auto manufacturers, with the hope of increasing car-based commerce. Visa Enables Electronic Payments Right From Your Car
Read MoreVisa Enables Electronic Payments Right From Your Car

With the advent of wearable technology, smart phones, and electronic payments, paying for everyday purchases has become incredibly easy. A simple swipe of the wrist or pass of your phone and you’re good to go. Could it be any easier? Visa seems to think so. In fact, their most recent innovation makes payment so easy, […]

AccessOne Integration IRIS CRM Now Integrated with AccessOne!
Read MoreIRIS CRM Now Integrated with AccessOne!

Integrated Reporting is Simple (IRIS CRM) is proud to announce our merchant services CRM system is now integrated with First Data’s AccessOne solution. IRIS enables automatic boarding of merchants through TurboApp, as well as the ability to view transactions and other account information for merchants placed with First Data and other networks. IRIS integration’s provide additional value for our client base, […]

Electronic Payments Breaking News Vantiv to stop processing payments for Draftkings and FanDuel
Read MoreVantiv to stop processing payments for Draftkings and FanDuel

Daily fantasy sports crowded the airwaves for the past year. Millions of people flocked to these sites to draft players and earn money. Daily fantasy sites have made a huge sum of money, but the tables are turning. Several state governments are classifying daily fantasy sports as gambling, and now companies are starting to react. […]

Clover Go is an innovative new mobile payment system that has incorporated an EMV reader. First Data Introduces Clover Go
Read MoreFirst Data Introduces Clover Go

First Data has been a leader in the payment processing industry for years. The company prides themselves on their payment being efficient and secure. Mobile payment systems are a growing trend, as entrepreneurs look for new ways to make sales. First Data has recognized this trend and they recently announced Clover Go, a new mobile […]

First Data Announces End of Life for MSO and MAE+ First Data Announces End of Life for MSO and MAE+ Tools
Read MoreFirst Data Announces End of Life for MSO and MAE+ Tools

This week, First Data announced that the official end of life for boarding tools used by Retail ISOs, MSO and MAE+, is approaching in Q2 of 2016. All clients using these tools will need to migrate by 04/01/2016 to the One Stop merchant on-boarding tool via AccessOne℠. IRIS CRM is the first third party to […]

Liability and EMV: The Need For Upgrades Liability and EMV: The Need For Upgrades
Read MoreLiability and EMV: The Need For Upgrades

Earlier this year, at least fifty people were reported to be victims of credit card fraud at a San Anselmo gas station in California. According to Marin Independent Journal, physical skimming devices were the culprits of this security breach and had to be removed from the pumps. Similar incidents are being investigated in adjacent counties. […]

NEAA 2016 NEAA 2016
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Dimitri Akhrin and Jason Weinberger receiving the first place award in the Catapult competition at the NEAA 2016

First Data IPO First Data IPO: Big, but not as big as hoped
Read MoreFirst Data IPO: Big, but not as big as hoped

First Data knows how to go big. Handling nearly half of all card transactions in the U.S., it is a major force. All totaled, the company provides services for six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries. The payment-processing giant made more big news this fall. October 15, 2015, First Data began […]

CRM Adoption Pain and Help for the Change-Abhorrent CRM Adoption Pain and Help for the Change-Abhorrent
Read MoreCRM Adoption Pain and Help for the Change-Abhorrent

Some people just do not like change, and you know who you are. Some even find it painful but even those who relish the idea of a challenge will admit that adapting themselves to new CRM software is a process they’d just as soon save for another day. But therein lies the answer. Adjusting to […]

EMV chips are becoming the credit card standard and are helping to curb credit card fraud. Dipping, Tapping, or Swiping: Using EMV Chip Cards
Read MoreDipping, Tapping, or Swiping: Using EMV Chip Cards

As of Sept 30th, 2015, 120 million EMV chip cards have already been issued in the United States, and another 480 million are expected to be issued before the end of 2015. EMV chips, (short for Europay, MasterCard and Visa) — are not actually new technology. Developed in the 1990’s before online retailing had a […]

As more and more documents are sent and signed digitally, e-signatures will become increasingly prevalent. Why Merchant Applications Using Esignature Is Beneficial for ISOs
Read MoreWhy Merchant Applications Using Esignature Is Beneficial for ISOs

As more and more businesses move their processes inexorably toward Cloud technology, Merchant Applications Using Esignature becomes increasingly more popular. According to Forrester Research, e-signature use is projected to grow at an annual rate of 53% for the foreseeable future. It is estimated that there will be 700 million e-signature transactions by 2017. What is E-Signature? […]

It's surprising how many small businesses are still not able to accept cards with EMV chips. Many Merchants Still Not EMV Compliant as October Deadline Looms
Read MoreMany Merchants Still Not EMV Compliant as October Deadline Looms

According to recent statistics, only 42 percent of small businesses plan to make the switch to terminals that will accept credit cards embedded with EMV chips before the October 2015 deadline. The largest barriers for small businesses to become EMV-compliant are the cost of upgrading terminals and the lack of time or resources required to […]

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