Wider adoption of cards, mobile payments, and account payables (AP) automation to manage cash flow are gradually paving the way for straight through processing (STP) -- the coveted sweet spot of the payments world. Commercial cards, however, appear to be in a state of flux as regulatory bodies push for greater reforms and transparency across the top card providers. The report, "Purchasing Cards: Redefining Identity in the Evolving Payments Landscape" written by Ankita Tyagi, Research Analyst for the Aberdeen Group finance-grc%2fGRCF%2fpractice.aspx">Financial Management and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) research practice, explores the role of purchasing cards in this dynamic business environment, and compares their utility as a payment vehicle to alternate modes. The study also offers guidance on key capabilities necessary to facilitate p-card adoption as well as quantifies top benefits of using p-cards over other payment types. For an in-depth look at the role and use of p-cards, please view a complimentary copy of this report at: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=8541&camp=2.
"Loss Prevention Analytics: Gaining a New View of Retail Shrink," prepared by Deena M. Amato-McCoy, Research Analyst for the Aberdeen Retail and Consumer Markets research practice, examines how retailers are adopting more intelligent solutions to detect the internal, external and operational scenarios contributing to enterprise-wide losses. By merging robust analytical tools to harness the real-time data collected by these "smart" technologies, retailers can stay one step ahead of shrink. For example, 46% of respondents to Aberdeen's latest loss prevention (LP) survey use LP-specific analytical tools with 36% relying on video intelligence to understand granular details connected to operational and merchandise-based shrink. These reporting solutions give retailers real-time access to information -- the key to transitioning losses back into profit. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=8560&camp=2.
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