Empowering Data Driven Payment and Fraud Prevention Teams

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Training & Development
Data analysis
Nicolas Vedrenne and Catherine Tong -- STRATGranat
Mar 11, 2020

Business in today's hyper-competitive environment is challenging. Those companies that use data to drive their decisions are often better positioned to adapt and ultimately thrive.

In this webinar, STRATGranat looks at three primary challenges faced by payments and fraud teams, then examines five ways in which data can be leveraged to improve performance and the business overall. Three examples of ways in which data can empower teams are also included.

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