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Combine PDF Documents for E-Signature
Featured Article New Feature: Combine Multiple Documents for Streamlined E-Signature

We’re proud to share that we have added a powerful new feature to IRIS CRM’s e-signature workflow – Combine Multiple Documents for E-Signature! ISOs and ISVs can now combine and stack multiple documents such as MPAs, POS agreements, lease agreements, and gateway agreements on the fly when sending documents for merchants to e-sign. In the […]

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