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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


Regulatory Mandate or Not, Corporate Open Banking is Here

Viewpoint / Steve Murphy / September 2021

Corporate Banking: Modernize or Risk Disenfranchisement

Viewpoint / Daniel Banta / June 2021

2021 Outlook: U.S. Payments

Viewpoint / Mercator Research Team / April 2021

Developments in U.S. B2B Faster Payments

Viewpoint / Steve Murphy / March 2021

EMV Deadline for Fuel Stations Approaches the Midnight Hour

Viewpoint / Raymond Pucci / February 2021

Improving Cash Cycle Management Is a Key to Corporate Stability

In-Depth Report / Steve Murphy / February 2021

Virtual Account Management Gains Momentum

Viewpoint / Steve Murphy / January 2021

AFP 2020 Virtual Experience: Event Overview

Viewpoint / Steve Murphy / November 2020

2021 Outlook: Commercial and Enterprise Payments

Viewpoint / Steve Murphy / October 2020

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