A CRM, or Customer Relationship Management, is a type of software that is designed to help businesses manage and analyze customer interactions and data throughout the customer lifecycle. The goal of a CRM is to improve business relationships with customers, increase sales and productivity, and provide better customer service.

CRMs typically include features such as:

  • Contact management: to store and organize information about customers and leads
  • Sales management: to track sales activities and opportunities
  • Marketing automation: to automate and track marketing campaigns
  • Customer service and support: to track and manage customer inquiries and issues
  • Analytics and reporting: to gain insight into customer behavior and sales performance

CRMs can be used by businesses of all sizes and industries, and can be customized to meet the specific needs of different types of businesses.

A CRM can include a payment processing gateway integration, which allows the software to process payments and can also handle recurring payments, subscriptions or invoicing. But not all CRMs include the feature, it’s mostly depend on the software’s capabilities. It’s important to check the software’s features before purchasing to make sure it includes the features you need.

It’s also worth noting that while CRM software can include payment processing capabilities, it is not specifically designed for payments, it’s just a feature that some CRMs offer. If you’re looking for a software that can handle complex payment processing and invoicing, it’s probably better to look for a specialized payment processing software or accounting software that can integrate with your CRM.