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Third Edition Purchasing Card Essentials: The NAPCP’s Guide to Establishing and Managing a Program

"Purchasing Card Essentials will be a valuable resource whether you are new to the industry, getting a P-Card program started for your organization, or revamping an existing program. I’ve always appreciated the wealth of resources offered by the NAPCP, but a manual like this—with so much material in one place—would have saved me a lot of heartache, blood, sweat and tears…"

Linda Todd, CPCP
P-Card Administrator
Battelle


Note: The third edition, released in October 2017, further updates the U.S. regulatory information. The edition also includes some enhanced and expanded
content, new infographics and updated NAPCP resources.
Other content remains the same as the 2012 edition.


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  • Click here to order the third edition of Purchasing Card Essentials! Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
  • Need more information before ordering? Read a description of the guide and review the list of chapters below. For a complete Table of Contents, click here.

Description of Guide
Purchasing Card Essentials: The NAPCP’s Guide to Establishing and Managing a Program (2017 edition), is available to NAPCP members and non-members ($199, NAPCP members; $259, non-members):

  • With 170 pages of content, including graphs, instructions and examples, Essentials supports your organization's implementation and program management processes every step of the way.
  • Add this manual to your library of learning and reference tools and you’ve got one-stop guidance—especially helpful for new employees added to the P-Card program management team.
  • Pursuing the CPCP credential? Consider this guide as a comprehensive source for study purposes.

Table of Contents
(For a complete Table of Contents, click here.)

Chapter 1: Introduction to Purchasing Cards and Other Commercial Card Products
Chapter 2: The Value Proposition: P-Cards and Electronic Payables
Chapter 3: Researching the Opportunities and Business Case
Chapter 4: Developing a Program Model
Chapter 5: The Request for Proposal Process for Issuer Selection
Chapter 6: Program Implementation
Chapter 7: Program Administration, Management and Support
Chapter 8: Policies and Procedures
Chapter 9: Controls and Auditing
Chapter 10: Communications and Training
Chapter 11: Partnering with Suppliers
Chapter 12: Program Optimization and Expansion

Glossary

Index

 

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