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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 […]

What is the Payment Facilitator Model and What Benefits Does it Offer? What is the Payment Facilitator Model and What Benefits Does it Offer?
Read MoreWhat is the Payment Facilitator Model and What Benefits Does it Offer?

Payment facilitators are intermediaries that provide value to the payments industry by matching merchants with electronic payment processing services. The payment facilitator model is a relatively new one that offers some notable benefits to both the merchants they serve and themselves – namely a faster, smoother process, and more control over pricing and merchant selection.  […]

Payments CRMs – What Makes Them Different from Generalist CRMs? Payments CRMs – What Makes Them Different from Generalist CRMs?
Read MorePayments CRMs – What Makes Them Different from Generalist CRMs?

What makes a payments CRM different from the dozens of non-industry-specific tools on the market today? At the highest level, customer resource management tools are software platforms designed to help sales organizations do more with the data generated from every interaction they have with a lead or customer. CRM as a practice and a technology […]

Zero-Code Web Form Builder Instant Merchant Onboarding With Zero-Code Web Forms!
Read MoreInstant Merchant Onboarding With Zero-Code Web Forms!

Create a seamless account creation process using IRIS CRM’s new Zero-Code Web Form Builder to instantly board merchants.  Our new Web Form Builder allows any of your admins, with zero coding skills necessary, to build a fully functional web form that is mapped to your lead fields in minutes. The end result is a clean, […]

Agreement Express Integrates With IRIS CRM To Deliver Automated Underwriting Agreement Express Integrates With IRIS CRM To Deliver Automated Underwriting
Read MoreAgreement Express Integrates With IRIS CRM To Deliver Automated Underwriting

Agreement Express has recently announced a game-changing integration with IRIS CRM to its ScanXpress automated underwriting tool that will allow mutual customers of IRIS CRM and Agreement Express to significantly streamline and even fully automate their due diligence when onboarding new merchants, enabling unparalleled speed for underwriting and time-to-revenue. In essence, the integration between Agreement […]

How Do I Become a PayFac? How Do I Become a PayFac?
Read MoreHow Do I Become a PayFac?

Much like independent sales organizations, payment facilitators are companies that act as the liaison between processors and the merchants on the frontlines of electronic payments. PayFacs exist for two reasons: to help payment processors serve far more merchants than they could on their own, and to make it faster and easier for small and medium-sized […]

Calculating Payment Residuals – The Old Way and the New Way Calculating Payment Residuals – The Old Way and the New Way
Read MoreCalculating Payment Residuals – The Old Way and the New Way

Calculating residuals is one of the most important tasks ISOs perform each month because residuals represent the vast majority of revenues. Monthly residuals also determine how much an ISO’s independent agents earn, so their accurate and timely calculations are extremely important to the core employees that bring in merchants and drive portfolio growth. Unfortunately, it […]

MM101 Support Automates Fiserv FSP Residuals Reporting MM101 Support Automates Fiserv FSP ISO Residuals Reporting
Read MoreMM101 Support Automates Fiserv FSP ISO Residuals Reporting

IRIS CRM is happy to share that we have expanded residuals reporting functionality for Fiserv FSP ISOs by adding support for the MM101 file to calculate residuals income.  Fiserv FSP ISOs can now use IRIS CRM to automatically calculate their monthly residuals income using the MM101 file. By eliminating manual calculations, ISOs can scale their […]

What is an Electronic Signature and How Does eSignature Help ISOs? What is an Electronic Signature and How Does eSignature Help ISOs?
Read MoreWhat is an Electronic Signature and How Does eSignature Help ISOs?

Signatures are at the heart of every business deal, but managing thousands of applications, contracts, and supporting documents is also one of the biggest headaches many independent sales organizations (ISOs) have to deal with on a regular basis. Electronic signature – or eSignature for short – is  a solution to that problem, enabling sales organizations […]

Automated Helpdesk Ticket Workflows Create Automated Helpdesk Tickets Using Status Triggers For Maximum Efficiency
Read MoreCreate Automated Helpdesk Tickets Using Status Triggers For Maximum Efficiency

Save your staff time and avoid forgotten tickets that are an essential part of your sales and merchant setup workflows with new Automated Helpdesk Ticket Workflows in IRIS CRM.  Using Lead Status Age and State Triggers, tickets can be auto-created based on where a lead is in your sales funnel or how long a merchant […]

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 […]

IRIS University 2022 at Transact IRIS University – Unlock the Full Potential of IRIS CRM at TRANSACT ’22
Read MoreIRIS University – Unlock the Full Potential of IRIS CRM at TRANSACT ’22

IRIS CRM is the payments industry’s leading customer resource management system, and one of the reasons it’s so popular is that it does a lot for independent sales organizations and payment facilitators. But, because IRIS CRM does so much, even our most experienced users can almost certainly find ways to unlock even more value from […]

IRIS CRM Donating to Make-A-Wish IRIS CRM Donating $50 Per Demo to Make-A-Wish at TRANSACT 2022
Read MoreIRIS CRM Donating $50 Per Demo to Make-A-Wish at TRANSACT 2022

After a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ETA’s TRANSACT conference returns to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, April 12th – 14th, 2022. IRIS CRM is excited to be back in-person  at the payment industry’s most prominent event as a Platinum Sponsor.  In order to celebrate our return to TRANSACT, IRIS CRM will […]

IRIS CRM Dispute Responder Merchant Dispute Response: How Chargebacks Impact Businesses
Read MoreMerchant Dispute Response: How Chargebacks Impact Businesses

Disputes occur when customers contact their credit card companies and request a charge be forcibly reversed when a refund has been denied. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express all offer their cardholders the ability to open a dispute whenever they think that a purchase has been made fraudulently or a merchant has failed to deliver […]

Fast Merchant Boarding – How Automated Onboarding Can Benefit ISOs Fast Merchant Boarding – How Automated Onboarding Can Benefit ISOs
Read MoreFast Merchant Boarding – How Automated Onboarding Can Benefit ISOs

Merchant boarding is one of the most important processes independent sales organizations perform on a daily basis. Today, technology allows ISOs to onboard new merchants faster and easier than ever before. Modern onboarding systems, like IRIS CRM’s TurboApp, enable ISOs to board new merchants in a matter of minutes by eliminating the most time-consuming steps […]

Understanding Merchant Behavior with Visitor Tracking Understanding Merchants: How to Drive Growth Through Observation
Read MoreUnderstanding Merchants: How to Drive Growth Through Observation

Growth is always an uphill battle, especially in a competitive industry like payment processing. The key to driving consistent growth is finding new and novel opportunities to provide more value for end merchants, and that can be difficult in an industry that – at least on the surface – can seem very homogeneous. ISOs looking […]

IRIS CRM’s Top ISO Sales Tools IRIS CRM’s Top ISO Sales Tools
Read MoreIRIS CRM’s Top ISO Sales Tools

Payment processing is an extremely competitive industry, and independent sales organizations (ISOs) and payment facilitators (PayFacs) that want to grow and thrive need to find ways to work smarter and outcompete the field. Building a tighter, more efficient sales process from the top of the funnel on down is one of the best ways to […]

What are Payment Service Providers? What are Payment Service Providers?
Read MoreWhat are Payment Service Providers?

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 […]

Payment Processing Industry Growth Forecast 2022 Payment Processing Industry Growth Forecast 2022
Read MorePayment Processing Industry Growth Forecast 2022

Key Points:  Overall digital payments growth is set to hit 17.44% CAGR between 2022 and 2026.  Total transaction value of digital payments is expected to be $7.8 billion in 2022. Overall market growth will be driven by rapid growth in users while value per user remains flat.  The payment gateway market is estimated to see […]

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