Great Resources

There are a lot of great sources of information out there for those interested in payments, finance, and related topics. The list below isn’t exhaustive, but it highlights some strong contributors to the field that are worth checking out.

Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG)
Now made up of more than 100,000 individuals at 3,800 companies in more than 17 industries across the SAP ecosystem, ASUG is the world’s largest independent SAP users’ group. Our members are professionals and personalities of varied skills and experience levels. Many of them are technical and business process experts and respected thought leaders in the SAP ecosystem. They represent a wide variety of organizations, from small businesses to global corporations to distinguished universities.
@ASUG365 offers daily stories geared specifically for finance executives. Coverage includes original reporting on new accounting standards, recent capital-raisings, risk management, and professional career development. The site also features proprietary benchmarking tools and calculators, plus a full set of related directories, special reports, and buyer’s guides. In addition, provides complete online editions of CFO magazine.


Finance, Credit, and International Business Association (FCIB)
Established in 1919, FCIB is internationally recognized as the premier Association of Executives in Finance, Credit and International Business, providing critical export credit and collections insight, practical advice and intelligence to companies of all sizes – from Fortune 500 multi-nationals to medium and small private companies. With a membership of over 1,100 global credit and trade finance professionals in 55 countries around the world, FCIB offers unique networking and educational opportunities, enhancing professional careers and improving company competitiveness and bottom line. FCIB is a division of and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of Credit Management.


Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM)
The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) is a business unit within Diversified Communications and is the leading source of events, peer networks, training, certification, information tools and resources for financial-operations professionals. It includes The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN), The Accounts Receivables Network (TARN), and The Controllers Network.


sharedserviceslink is an online community for professionals in finance shared services. Our aim is to give leaders and professionals in finance shared services, a place to go to discuss challenges, share successes and, ultimately, improve business processes.


The Paypers
The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Our products are aimed at merchants, payment services providers, processors, financial institutions, start-ups, technology vendors and payment professionals and have a special focus on all major trends and developments in payments-related industries including online and mobile payments, online/mobile banking, cards, cross-border e-commerce, e-invoicing and SEPA. We are also keen on keeping our readership informed with regard to online fraud prevention innovations and the most significant trends in the e-identity space.