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Visa’s white papers and research provide valuable resources and special insight into industries and issues. Download the documents below to gain perspective and optimize your business.

Research

Q4-2011 U.S. Business Travel Outlook Executive Summary
This executive summary of the Q4-2011 U.S. Business Travel Outlook, sponsored by Visa, provides aggregate U.S. business travel trends, highlights important changes from recent quarters, and makes projections through 2013.
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2011 Global Business Travel Outlook Executive Summary
This executive summary of the Global Business Travel Outlook, sponsored by Visa, provides a broad view of current business travel market trends, highlights important changes from recent years, and makes projections through 2015.
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2008 Global Cash Management Survey
The survey provides a global view of current corporate cash management practices and highlights the increasingly important role of commercial payment cards within the cash management process.
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Practical Guide to Commercial One Cards
Benefit from advantages, considerations, and Commercial One Card program best practices.
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Practical Guide to Control and Compliance in Commercial Card Programs
This document discusses how to better control purchasing and spending while meeting the growing web of compliance requirements.
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2005 Purchasing Card Benchmark One Page Summary
Overview from the 2005 Purchasing Card Benchmark One Page Summary produced by RPMG Research.
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The Purchasing Card Benchmark Report - Best Tactics to Increase Program Growth
This report presents the findings of a benchmark study sponsored jointly by AberdeenGroup and the National Association of Purchasing Card Professionals (NAPCP).
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Sales and Use Taxes - An Introduction to the Basics for Card Program Administrators
This guide introduces sales and use tax issues and options as related to the use of a commercial card account for procuring goods and services.
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A Discussion of Approaches to Sales and Use Tax Compliance for Commercial Card Transactions
As purchasing card programs have grown, the importance of implementing a process to meet the state and local requirements for sales and use tax compliance has increased. This guide introduces approaches to sales and use tax issues and options as related to the use of a commercial card account for procuring goods and services.
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Purchasing Cards and IRS Reporting Requirements
Learn about the IRS regulations that affect purchasing card usage and see how the Visa Merchant Profile Database can help to manage them.
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Commercial Perspectives

Accounts Payable Automation White Paper
Provides an overview of the role of electronic payments and commercial payment cards in streamlining the corporate accounts payable function to improve process efficiency and ultimately a company’s bottom line.
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Commercial Payment Cards and Cash Management
Overview of the effectiveness of cash management within today’s business environment.
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Global Procure-to-Pay and Commercial Card Best Practices Executive Summary
Executive Summary of the 2008 global best practices study, including key findings and emerging trends.
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Merchant Category Codes for IRS Form 1099-MISC Reporting
Find out more about the Internal Revenue Service's published revenue procedures allowing Visa commercial payment product cardholders to use Merchant Category Codes when determining which payment card transactions are reportable to the federal government on IRS Form 1099-MISC.
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