Past Blog Posts

Posts from the P-Cards Refocused blog, which began in 2014, are listed and linked below.

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  1. Do You Do a Credit Check on Card Applicants?

  2. A New Fraud Tactic and What You Can Do to Prevent It

  3. Survey Shows Sluggish Card Mandate for T&E Expenses

  4. Clearing the Confusion to Drive Greater Card Usage

  5. Controversial P-Card Spend Due to Lack of Policy

  6. Why Your P-Card Auditing Stance Could Be Risky

  7. The Emerging Trend of Integrated Payables

  8. How to Help Your Card Program Rise to Its Potential

  9. Does the Procurement Team Care About Payments?

  10. The People Part of the P-Card Training Equation

  11. Survey Results Reveal P-Card Control Opportunities

  12. 12 Simple Solutions to Aid P-Card Program Management

  13. A P-Card Separation of Duties Dilemma

  14. Build a Foundation for Successful Audits

  15. Metrics that Turn the P-Card Tables Around

  16. Commercial Card Rebates in the U.S.: A Wild Ride

  17. Are U.S. Card Programs Focused on the Wrong Things?

  18. AP Holds a Winning Card Hand

  19. Top 5 Commercial Card Posts of 2018

  20. Where Do Best Practice P-Card Programs Go Next?

  21. Stop Blaming P-Cards

  22. Do Your Audits Test Employees’ Knowledge?

  23. Why Employee Use of Personal Cards is a Gamble

  24. Fallback Card Fraud Hits Home

  25. Why Your Card Provider is Frustrated

  26. Do You Treat All Cardholders Equally?

  27. When P-Cards are NOT the Best Option: A Real-life Example

  28. Open Up Your Card Program Communication Plan

  29. Is Your P-Card Training 5-Star Worthy?

  30. 4 Reasons Organizations Resist Virtual Cards

  31. Topics Every P-Card P&P Manual Should Include

  32. What Card Transaction Disputes Might Be Telling You

  33. Internal Fraud to Result in Prison Time

  34. Payments to the Card Issuer: Speed Up or Slow Down?

  35. How Well is Your Card Program Aging?

  36. Weathering Common Card Program Storms

  37. The Party’s Over for Two Cardholders Taken into Custody

  38. Get a Clearer View of Interchange

  39. Herding Cats, uh, Cardholders (Cardholder Management)

  40. 8 Questions to Help You Rate Your Card Provider

  41. The Payments Iceberg: Innovation and Realities

  42. Questions to ask interviewers (re: an end-user program manager job).

  43. Internal fraud case serves up a reminder for all.

  44. Top five Commercial Card posts of 2017

  45. Use P-Card metrics to keep a program on target.

  46. Identify your card program priorities.

  47. Two P-Card program management tools.

  48. Inactive cardholders can hinder your game plan.

  49. Virtual Card reconciliation hurdles.

  50. Defend against holiday temptations (and internal fraud).

  51. Is workplace impropriety the elephant in the room?

  52. Three travel policy recommendations...

  53. Getting ePayables/EAP in the door.

  54. Four questions to help ruthlessly cut your presentation.

  55. Extend training by adding a human touch.

  56. A travel expense headache.

  57. Middle market program challenges.

  58. Seven program staffing factors.

  59. Move forward with fleet data.

  60. Keep an eye on your chip card.

  61. Check fraud by an AP supervisor.

  62. Danger signs of card misuse.

  63. Virtual Cards for travel have arrived.

  64. Who audits the program manager/administrator?

  65. Interview questions for a Commercial Card role.

  66. Can you explain your program data?

  67. Interface file creation 101.

  68. Phishing for security weaknesses.

  69. 12 program support responsibilities.

  70. Newsletters can boost communication.

  71. A winning program goal strategy.

  72. U.S. regulatory compliance issues.

  73. Rethinking the audit process.

  74. Two Supreme Court decisions this week.

  75. Who is your executive champion?

  76. Virtual Card acceptance made easy.

  77. Planning for RFP success.

  78. Maximize manager training.

  79. Cybersecurity threats abound.

  80. Why mandate card use for T&E?

  81. Are auditors friends or foes?

  82. Surcharging arguments in Supreme Court.

  83. Three things to celebrate.

  84. 16 tasks for card program fitness.

  85. Preventing panic during an emergency.

  86. A university pilots SET Cards to reduce cash advances.

  87. Succession planning and finding talent.

  88. Cards are king for one city.

  89. External fraud can freeze card use.

  90. Hang on or let go? When you are outvoted.

  91. How ePayables can be a bridge to something better.

  92. Two card program traps to avoid.

  93. Are T&E approvers doing their job?

  94. Breaking news involving surcharging.

  95. A quiz can enhance training.

  96. Give new life to policies and procedures.

  97. Why some technology projects fail.

  98. Actions to increase card payments.

  99. Making Fleet Cards work for you.

  100. Staff members are a wildcard.

  101. Two issues plaguing B2B payments.

  102. Who pays for payments fraud?

  103. Major lawsuit settlement overturned.

  104. Executive card fraud beyond belief.

  105. Are end-users placing a burden on issuers?

  106. Attack fraud through training.

  107. Who is your backup on the job?

  108. Bring more focus to your next RFP.

  109. Does program buy-in seem out of reach?

  110. A biometrics solution for Commercial Cards.

  111. Evolving security for online payments.

  112. One supplier's card acceptance journey.

  113. Turn ideas into a speaking proposal.

  114. Premiering a new rebate idea.

  115. Putting cardholders at ease.

  116. The sweet and sour of B2B payments.

  117. Making a global card program pay off (part two).

  118. Global Commercial Card program advice (part one).

  119. Rate your payments strategy.

  120. The entrance of same day ACH.

  121. Separate yourself from the crowd.

  122. The best unquantifiable goal for 2016.

  123. Smartphone business challenges and trends.

  124. Six myths about tax compliance.

  125. What I learned from Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran.

  126. Finding cardholders when needed.

  127. The value of asking why.

  128. The pursuit of interactive training.

  129. Four principles to adapt your training to adult learners.

  130. Gift card purchases, a prize or problem?

  131. Who is the best card issuer?

  132. Refresh your travel policy with a makeover.

  133. Give your managers a life preserver.

  134. Hair-raising data on checks.

  135. Are we ready for chip cards?

  136. How to present numbers with flair.

  137. Where do rebates rank?

  138. Three program success factors for Canadian company.

  139. Conquering mountains, figuratively and literally.

  140. The magic of Declining Balance Cards.

  141. Felony charges and fraud-fighting tactics.

  142. Has Level III data evolved or dissolved?

  143. Why one bank opted out of Virtual Cards.

  144. Surcharge laws challenged at state level.

  145. Electronic payables insight to save you time.

  146. Rebuilding a controls norm.

  147. Is your T&E policy in tip-top shape?

  148. Make your next conference experience count.

  149. Where does card acceptance litigation take us?

  150. Do misperceptions impede card program growth?

  151. Do not bury your P-Card tax skeletons.

  152. Presentation redesign tips to wake up an audience.

  153. I hereby renew my vows to card acceptance.

  154. Procurement fraud and card misuse reenter the news.

  155. Restacking the chips—pros and cons of EMV options.

  156. Recommit to annual P-Card housekeeping tasks.

  157. Reappraise the value of B2B card payments.

  158. Sharing your knowledge is regifting at its best.

  159. Two key P-Card topics resurface in Dr. Palmer interview.

  160. When reorganization is a good thing for your career.

  161. Your disaster recovery plans deserve to be reassessed.

  162. Four tips for repaving the path to P-Card success.

  163. Recast your ballot: Does BIP or SIP win your vote?

  164. Refortify your cardholder agreement for added control.

  165. EMV in the U.S. gets a push from redrawn liability lines.

  166. Remake yourself into a more engaging trainer.

  167. Rediscover the leader within you.

  168. How to reassure management about your P-Card controls.

  169. Lessons learned from redoing P-Card refresher training.

  170. Re-ignite a spark in your card program.

  171. Reconstructing the crime scene—a case of internal card fraud.

  172. A relabeled fraud triangle targets organizations’ faults.

  173. Impact of the reformed U.S. surcharging rules.

  174. Effectively on-board suppliers to avoid the re-board blues.

  175. Regain a broad perspective of your payment strategy.

  176. In need of compliance reinforcement?

  177. Metrics are worth revisiting.

  178. Rebates rehashed, part 2—maximization tactics.

  179. Rebates rehashed, part 1—the dark side.

  180. Reclaim time for program optimization.

  181. Should you regularly reassign program management?

  182. Re-inject simplicity into your Commercial Card programs.

  183. How to redevelop your process audits.

  184. A move to redefine Commercial Card controls.

  185. Reframing the interchange (“swipe fees”) picture.

  186. Is it time to revitalize your policies and procedures?

  187. The payment card industry reprioritizes. What’s trump?

  188. React smartly to surcharging.


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