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12/26/2018
Listen Up: Best PYMNTS Podcasts of 2018

Don’t think of them as mere podcasts — though PYMNTS certainly does a lot of podcasts, discussing with payments and commerce experts the hottest topics of the day, with each conversation not only digging into the past and present but having an outlook toward the future. No, think of them as miniature seminars. That’s not to put some boring academic spin on these digital discussions, but only to underscore how intelligent the material is, and how the participants often learn from each other during these events.

You can be sure to learn more than a few things — and gain some new ideas and insights into business opportunities — from each of the 13 top PYMNTS podcasts selected as the best and most interesting of the past year. The podcasts take in a wide variety of topics, from the emerging connected car ecosystem and what it really means, to getting a clear handle on blockchain, to the rise of contextual commerce, to making cross-border payments easier and less expensive, to — well, you get the idea. These podcasts focus on innovation, best practices, learning from past failures and the like. And more often than not, the podcast discussions include PYMNTS research reports and original data, sometimes in collaboration with others. Some veer toward the technical while others come across as more philosophical. In all cases, these podcasts are authoritative, as you’ve come to expect from PYMNTS coverage.

Igniting B2B eCommerce

B2B eCommerce doesn’t command the spotlight as does B2C retail, but that’s not the way it should be — that’s one of the messages you take away after listening to Brandon Spear, president of MSTS. Not only is the B2B market three times the size of B2C, but B2B eCommerce is primed for explosive growth, complete with sellers who are looking for better ways to find buyers, and buyers who want to find new places to go shopping. “There are some titanic forces driving the needs for sellers to have a closer relationship with their buyside customers,” said Spear. “It’s not simple, but it’s a problem I think that people are focused on solving now and through the next couple of years.”

View the other PYMNTS Top 2018 podcasts and read the full article here.

In the Press

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01/14/2019
Enterprise selling in an SMB world

Buoyed by reports of record 2018 holiday spending, analysts predict more retail growth in 2019, particularly in the evolving small and midsize business (SMB) sector. Advanced technologies have introduced SMBs to a big-brand experience and new set of challenges.

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01/10/2019
PayThink Invoices can add cure cards' liquidity problem for small businesses

When it’s time to pay up, commercial buyers may be in for a pleasant surprise when purchasing online. The launch of Amazon’s Pay By Invoice feature last year opened the door for more flexible B2B payment schedules.

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01/08/2019
Experience – Not Brand – Loyalty is the Next Big Thing in B2B

The expectations of B2B buyers are evolving. Today, buyers are looking for the same ease and convenience Amazon delivers for B2C transactions. Satisfying such demand, however, isn’t as simple as developing an online presence.

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12/26/2018
Listen Up: Best PYMNTS Podcasts of 2018

Don’t think of them as mere podcasts — though PYMNTS certainly does a lot of podcasts, discussing with payments and commerce experts the hottest topics of the day, with each conversation not only digging into the past and present but having an outlook toward the future.

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11/28/2018
B2B E-Commerce Expert Brandon Spear Shares Trends Impacting the Industry Going into 2019

Today’s business world is one of rampant change. While technology is driving much of this disruption, evolving customer expectations are dramatically altering the face of the financial services, payments and fintech industries.

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11/26/2018
MSTS Makes B2B Commerce Effortless for SMBs with Credit as a Service

MSTS, a global B2B payment and credit solutions provider, today announced that its innovative Credit as a Service solution is now available to mid-market and small businesses.

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10/04/2018
Innovation drives evolution at MSTS

By Leslie Collins  – Reporter, Kansas City Business Journal | October 4, 2018

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09/26/2018
Decisiv Adds MSTS Credit Service for Maintenance Management
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09/07/2018
As Even Small Merchants Sell Globally, Payments Industry Faces Bigger Demands

This article was written by PaymentsSource

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08/27/2018
CIO Spotlight: Dan Zimmerman, MSTS

CIO Spotlight: Dan Zimmerman, MSTS

Name: Dan Zimmerman

Company: MSTS

Job title: Chief Product and Information Officer (CPIO)

Time in current role: 3 yrs.

Location: Overland Park, KS