08 JUL 2013
Perspective: Living through the Great Global Transition
Have you ever wondered how real consumers are dealing with the changes in our industry? We’ve wondered too, and over the past three years, we’ve conducted research to understand consumer attitudes and behaviors in the areas of shopping, payments, banking and money management.
03 JUL 2013
Perspective: Enhancing Chicago’s Public Transit with Flexible, Convenient Payments
First Data has partnered with Cubic and MasterCard to provide the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and suburban bus operator Pace with Ventra, North America’s largest Open Standards Fare System (OSFS).
02 JUL 2013
Perspective: What Personalization Means for Consumer-Facing Businesses
As Universal Commerce leads to increasing convergence among our social, digital, mobile and brick-and-mortar experiences, personalization strategies are playing a pivotal role in delivering unified, relevant value to consumers.
01 JUL 2013
Perspective: Consumers’ Willingness to Trade on the Value of Their Personal Info is Key
There’s no “free ride” in personalization. Consumers won’t reveal personal information without receiving something of equal or greater value back from an organization. While today these value exchanges are largely transactional and within the context of the organization’s industry, personalization has the potential to become a bridging strategy that leverages personal relevance to extend brands and solutions beyond their traditional boundaries – for example, a mobile wallet might extend its value beyond payments to become an identity authenticator.
28 JUN 2013
Perspective: A Myriad of Factors Drive the Growth of Consumer Personalization
Previously, we shared insights from our Innovation Exchange members on what personalization means for both consumers and businesses. Today, we share their thoughts on what is driving the growth of consumer personalization.
27 JUN 2013
Perspective: The Definition of Consumer Personalization Varies
Yesterday, we shared a general definition of personalization. However, each organization thinks of personalization a little differently. While some organizations think of personalization as an advertising approach, others approach it as a strategy for customizing products and services for “markets of one” – and still others consider it to be both.
26 JUN 2013
Perspective: The Evolving Role of the Trusted Service Manager
The activities performed by the trusted service manager (TSM) are quite complex, especially given the nascent state of the NFC mobile payments market, the vast size of the potential market, the transient nature of consumers’ mobile subscriptions, and the highly sensitive data involved.
26 JUN 2013
Perspective: Power of Personalization
In a scene from the 2002 American science fiction film Minority Report, the audience sees actor Tom Cruise’s character John Anderton, running through a futuristic train station.
25 JUN 2013
Perspective: Endless Potentials, with Broader Consumer Protection
We asked Innovation Exchange members to share their thoughts on meeting consumer needs in a world of Universal Commerce. This post from guest blogger Jim Brown from University of Wisconsin is part of the series.
24 JUN 2013
Perspective: Five Important Questions to ask EPDS providers
Electronic payroll distribution services (EPDS) can be a great program for an employer. It can also make employees’ lives easier on pay day. Getting EPDS right involves some thinking and planning, and careful execution.
21 JUN 2013
Perspective: The Future of POS
Gone are the days of the stationary cash register. Today, advanced point-of-sale (POS) systems enable small business owners to streamline the payments process while integrating business management capabilities, allowing them to serve more customers efficiently and effectively.
20 MAY 2013
Strategies for Mobile Investments
In today’s world of Universal Commerce, businesses not engaged in mobile commerce will be displaced by competitors who are.