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Service Description

Mercator Advisory Group’s service, Commercial and Enterprise Payments Advisory Service focuses on the needs of businesses paying and receiving funds, including cash management and treasury functions essential to support liquidity, risk assessment, and operational control.

The emphasis of this service is on the payment methods utilized primarily for fulfilling B2B and B2G obligations, as well as on the challenges to firms of managing multiple revenue channels.

The service also follows the banks, processors, solution vendors, and other intermediaries contributing to the efficiency and competitive advantage for firms. We examine the impact of technology with respect to straight-through processing, in addition to the evolution of alternative user interfaces for managing commercial payments.

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  • Unlimited analyst inquiries within subscribed service areas
  • 5 to 15 hours of firm-wide analyst inquiries
  • Access to a minimum of 17 new research documents each year
  • Access to full back library
    of research documents
  • 7 user IDs to access research reports – per service area.
  • Scheduled video and/or teleconferences with analysts
  • Presentation/Consulting Days

Service Director

Steve Murphy
Steve MurphyDirector, Commercial & Enterprise Payments

Contributing Analyst

Sarah Grotta
Sarah GrottaDirector, Debit and Alternative Products

Contributing Analyst

Ben Danner
Ben DannerAnalyst, Research Services


U.S. Fleet Cards: Networks Lead with Real-Time Innovation

In-Depth Report / Michael Misasi / March 2012

Commercial Cards: Evaluating Multinational Card Programs

In-Depth Report / Patricia McGinnis / March 2012

Commercial Card Technology and Working Capital Optimization

In-Depth Report / Patricia McGinnis / March 2012

U.S. Commercial Cards: Complex Solutions for a Growing Market

In-Depth Report / Michael Misasi / December 2011

EU Data Protection and Privacy: Conflicts Simmer and Risks Grow

In-Depth Report / Patricia McGinnis / September 2011

Merchant Cash Advance: The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

Viewpoint / Mercator Research Team / April 2010

U.S. Commercial Card Market: Efficiencies And Innovation Drive Growing Adoption

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / December 2009

Risk Management in the Corporate Credit Card Market: A Problem Waiting To Be Solved?

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / November 2008

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