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Resource Center for Purchasing Card Professionals
Welcome to the NAPCP Resource Center—your go-to location for Commercial Card and related education from a variety of sources—the NAPCP and others. 


P-Card Intro Travel Cards ePayables



Resource Center Content (listed alphabetically by section topic)

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Best PracticesCareer DevelopmentCase Studies
Controls, Audits, Compliance and FraudElectronic Payment Systems
eProcurementGlobal Payments and Card Programs
Government/K-12 Resources
Higher Education Resources
Industry Articles, Reports & MoreIndustry Providers | Interchange |

Management Buy-InNAPCP NewslettersNetworking One Cards
Payments Information Beyond Commercial Card | P-Card Intro and Glossary
Prepaid CardsPress Releases
Procure-to-Pay/Supply Chain Management PracticesProgram Implementation
Program Management, Optimization and ExpansionRegulatory Requirements
RFP Process | Revenue ShareSuppliers' Acceptance of Card Payments
Technology, Integration and AutomationTraining and Communications |
Travel Resources  


Start here for the most effective methods for implementing and managing a P-Card program. Numerous best-practice reports from a variety of organizations give you a balanced perspective.

Hiring managers and employees will benefit from salary survey results, information about program staffing, the Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) certification program, Career Center for posting and viewing open positions, sample job descriptions and more.
These resources typically feature an end-user organization, provider, product and/or technology solution and the key factors that led to success within a P-Card program or related payment strategy.
Learn more about what the P-Card control environment should address and include, understand fraud prevention and detection tactics, and minimize threats while maximizing use of the card within your organization.
Electronic Payment Systems and Payables
Help your organization meet its goals and improve payment-related strategies by looking beyond traditional Commercial Cards to other electronic payment systems (e.g., electronic payables).
Discover how integrating P-Cards with an eProcurement system can make a difference at your organization through valuable papers, guides and other information.
Gain a world view from resources and events related to global B2B payments and Commercial Card programs; access broad, global resources plus region-specific resources.
Quick access to the resources exclusive to those in the Government/K-12 sector. Are you a member of the Government/K-12 User Group? Click here to access the portal.
What's important to the higher education sector? See the resources that are exclusive to those in higher education. Are you a member of the Higher Education User Group? Click here to access the portal.


Industry Articles, Reports & More

 Take a look at Commercial Card industry reports, benchmark information, survey results, guides and more from research organizations, providers, and other industry players.

Get to know who's who in the industry; access the current NAPCP Provider Directory and meet the NAPCP Partner Sponsors.
Get more information on the fees and incentives related to P-Card usage—merchant discount and interchange, including interchange regulation—so you can form business partnerships that make fiscal sense for all parties.


Achieving buy-in of the card program, especially by management, is a frequently cited challenge by the NAPCP's end-user audience. Access resources to help you conquer this hurdle. 
The NAPCP's original newsletter, the quarterly E-News, is a quick read offering a variety of topics. Members, access all E-News editions to date. In addition, in June 2011, the NAPCP launched TransAct!, a newsletter that tends to focus on a particular topic.
Connect with other Commercial Card professionals through the Member Directory (exclusive to end-user members), eNetworking (a question and answer forum) and more!
Explore whether a One Card program would benefit your organization. Such a program utilizes a single card for typical P-Card purchases (good/services) and travel expenses (and, possibly, fleet expenses), eliminating the need for an employee to have multiple cards.
Helpful information outside of the normal commercial card realm, but of interest to the payments community.


P-Card Introduction and Glossary

An overview of P-Cards plus a Commercial Card glossary are available to all, including the general public.

Learn more about Prepaid Cards, which are growing worldwide, and consider adding this unique card type to your organization's payments strategy.
Press Releases
The press releases webpage, open to all, serves to announce industry news, such as the release of a provider’s new product, mergers and acquisitions, or other newsworthy items.
Reduce your procure-to-pay (e.g., source-to-pay, purchase-to-pay) process costs by first conducting a thorough evaluation, followed by identifying the opportunities. Incorporate sound supply chain management and procurement strategies.


Program Implementation

Implementing a P-Card program, whether for the first time or as a result of a rebid, requires careful planning and project management. Review the key steps and access related resources. 
Beyond program implementation, an organization should strive for efficient program management and pursue optimization tactics that lead to greater rewards. This section complements other topical-based sections of the Resource Center. 
Start here when you need to make sense of the rules, acts and laws that may impact card programs and/or related business operations, including sales tax, 1099 reporting, interchange regulation in the U.S., and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Request for Proposal (RFP) Process 

Manage an efficient and successful RFP process using the guidelines, P-Card specific information for RFPs and sample RFPs found here. Begin your bidder list using the NAPCP Provider Directory of leading product and service providers.

Build stronger relationships with your suppliers through education about card acceptance. Learn about the economics, benefits, challenges, and data security measures, such the PCI DSS, EMV standard, and chip and PIN cards.
Consider how technology, such as imaging and auditing automation, can support and/or improve your program and then review the NAPCP Provider Directory of leading product and service providers.  
Training and Communications 
Document your policies and procedures (P&P) and then ensure your training aligns with the P&P. Consider a variety of approaches to train and communicate with your program participants (e.g., cardholders and their managers).

Understand the nuances of Corporate (Travel) Cards and One Card programs through a variety of studies and reports, and explore related aspects within the realm of travel expense management.  

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