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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 […]

Creating a CRM Culture: How to Get Employees to Buy Into Your CRM Creating a CRM Culture: How to Get Employees to Buy Into Your CRM
Read MoreCreating a CRM Culture: How to Get Employees to Buy Into Your CRM

Customer resource management as a business philosophy describes collecting and using as much customer data as possible to improve every customer-facing aspect of operations, from marketing to sales to service and support, and beyond. CRM systems are powerful, advanced sales tools designed to help businesses achieve those goals. But as powerful as CRM is, just […]

What are Payment Service Providers? What are Payment Service Providers?
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Payment service providers are companies that provide the infrastructure, service, and support systems merchants need to accept credit card payments, both in-store and online. The payments environment as a whole can be a bit complicated, but it helps to think of payment service providers as a pyramid, with a small number of acquiring banks at […]

Payments 101: What is an ISO? Payments 101: What is an ISO?
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ISO stands for independent sales organization – a type of company that plays an extremely important role in the payment processing ecosystem. In essence, ISOs are liaisons between merchants and payment processors who resell services on behalf of one or more partners in exchange for a small piece of the revenue from processed transactions.  ISOs […]

Top 5 ISO Agent Programs of 2022 Top 5 ISO Agent Programs of 2022
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Independent agents are a key part of the payments ecosystem. Many processors and ISOs go out of their way to build programs that enable agents and create the conditions for success because they know that attracting the best talent possible maximizes everyone’s success and earnings. The following represent five of the best ISO agent programs […]

ISO Startup Guide Part 1: Getting Started ISO Startup Guide Part 1: Getting Started
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Payment processing is big business, and while independent sales organizations (ISOs)  only earn a fraction of a percent on each of their merchants’ transactions, those residuals add up quickly into a lucrative monthly revenue source. But, if you’re looking at entering the industry to take advantage of the opportunity electronic payments represent, you may be […]

How to Become a Registered ISO - Step by Step How to Become a Registered ISO – Step by Step
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Becoming a registered ISO is a long-term goal for many independent agents that enter the payment processing game. Registered ISOs have the capability to grow and earn in ways their unregistered counterparts just can’t match, making registration extremely appealing. But what goes into the process? The following is an outline of the high-level steps you […]

Independent Sales Organizations Explained Independent Sales Organizations Explained
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The payments industry can be complicated, and for something that takes a matter of seconds, there are a lot of moving parts involved in processing an electronic payment. One of those parts is the independent sales organization — or ISO. ISOs are an extremely important part of the payment processing ecosystem, but while most merchants […]

New Feature: Lock Lead Field Editing Permissions By Lead Status New Feature: Lock Lead Field Editing Permissions By Lead Status
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IRIS CRM is excited to announce a new feature, Lead Field Editing Permissions Based on Lead Status! Clients have long been able to segment users into user classes to restrict access to leads, merchants, and more, but this still allowed the users to make changes to a lead at any stage of the deal cycle. […]

What Is an ISO in the Payments Industry? What Is an ISO in the Payments Industry?
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An independent sales organization, or ISO, is a service provider that markets and resells payment services to merchants on behalf of one or more payment processors. ISOs are an extremely important part of the payment processing ecosystem because they provide services and perform tasks that payment processors and banks can’t do effectively on their own, […]

What is an Unregistered ISO? What is an Unregistered ISO?
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Registered and Unregistered ISOs fill a very important need in the payment processing industry – the need to connect millions of merchants around the globe with a relatively small number of payment processors.  ISOs resell merchant services on behalf of the payment processors so the processors can focus on handling the millions upon millions of […]

What are ISOs/MSPs? What are ISOs/MSPs?
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ISO, MSP, VAR, MPA, EMV, POS – the payments industry has no shortage of acronyms, and keeping up can be difficult, especially for new entrants. ISO and MSP – short for independent sales organization and merchant service provider, respectively – are two of the most common acronyms both merchants and professionals within the industry come […]

Terminal Numbers Added to Reporting New Enhancement: Terminal Numbers Added to IRIS CRM Reporting
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We are very happy to announce that terminal numbers have been added to IRIS CRM reporting! Merchants and ISOs can now see and reconcile batches and transactions attributed to a particular device right from their IRIS CRM site, when the data is available from the processor. The ability to view terminal numbers in IRIS CRM’s […]

ISO Payments What Are ISO Payments? How Independent Sales Organizations Enable the Payment Ecosystem
Read MoreWhat Are ISO Payments? How Independent Sales Organizations Enable the Payment Ecosystem

Independent sales organizations are companies that partner with payment processors or more rarely banks to resell payment services directly to merchants. The primary revenue driver for most ISOs is merchant accounts – special bank accounts that enable businesses to accept credit card payments directly. When an ISO’s merchant makes a card sale through their merchant […]

Merchant User Metrics New Feature: Merchant User Metrics
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We are happy to announce a new feature for IRIS CRM, Merchant User Metrics! ISOs can now see which merchant users are interacting with their merchant portal at a glance and provide access to new users via a simplified one-click invite process. IRIS CRM’s Merchant Portal is a huge value-add, enabling ISOs to provide their […]

New Enhancement: Download All Button Added To Increase File Management Efficiency New Enhancement: Download All Button Added To Increase File Management Efficiency
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We’re happy to share a new enhancement for IRIS CRM’s Attachments page for each lead, adding a Download All Button to increase file management efficiency for all clients! IRIS CRM clients can now download multiple or all of the files attached to a lead at once instead of having to select and download each file […]

IRIS CRM Innovates with Integrations IRIS CRM Innovates with Integrations
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The payment processing industry has changed a lot over the past few years. There are still the industry standards, the big guys who have been around for years. But with the rise in advanced payments technology, many smaller players have entered the space seeking to disrupt the bigger players and grab a slice of the […]

New Feature: Custom Status Colors New Feature: Custom Status Colors
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We’re proud to announce an exciting new IRIS CRM feature, Custom Status Colors! You can now tailor the color of your various status states and categories to make it easier for your team to prioritize lead outreach and enhance your overall lead management process. Below, we’ve shared several use cases as well as a how-to […]

ISO vs PayFac ISO vs. PayFac: How the Two Most Common Types of Payment Intermediaries Differ
Read MoreISO vs. PayFac: How the Two Most Common Types of Payment Intermediaries Differ

Independent sales organizations (ISOs) and payment facilitators (PayFacs) both act as intermediaries between merchants and payment processors, making them parallel channels in the overall payments ecosystem. However, despite their high-level similarities, there are some major operational differences between how ISOs and PayFacs operate. These include the responsibilities they carry out, their relationships with payment processors, […]

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