Research & Best Practices

The information compiled here represents the best research and best practices designed to help organizations understand how to implement NFC technology.

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  • November 17, 2015

    Learn about the changing dynamics of consumer payment preferences, choices of equipment, and how the modern payment process ties into loyalty account data, coupon redemption, and other promotional offers. This white paper highlights the risks and opportunities for four differentRead more »

  • February 17, 2015

    The NFC Forum commissioned leading global consumer research firm Strategy Analytics to gather and analyze data relating to end-user preferences and perceptions of in-store engagement technology. The study revealed six specific opportunities in which retailers and brands can use NFCRead more »

  • November 21, 2014

    This latest white paper from FIME explores the role of TSMs in supporting the delivery of NFC services internationally. It discusses the market drivers for the expansion of NFC services across borders, the value and challenges of creating a standardised and globally interoperable framework for TSMs, and how such an environment could be tested and validated.

  • October 2, 2014

    This white paper provides a set of recommendations to better align user experiences for Connection Handover use cases between different implementations. Three types of recommendations are supplied: general recommendations that apply regardless of the application, recommendations that are specific toRead more »

  • January 23, 2014

    NFC: Global Promise and Progress, presented by Lars Wemme (Infineon), at OMNICARD, Berlin, January 22, 2014

  • December 16, 2013

    White paper from non-profit association Smart Card Alliance. This white paper describes what is necessary to implement and deploy proximity mobile payment systems, discusses the relevant technical and business issues from the perspective of the various stakeholders (e.g., mobile operators, the financial industry, end-users, providers and vendors), and outlines the potential opportunities and barriers that may impact its market adoption.

  • Basic document from non-profit association ECMA International. Describes transfer of content, set up of communications with other protocols, protocols and unique features of NFC technology. Includes colorful use cases and other background information. (PDF)

  • Mobey Forum discusses Secure Elements (SE) in financial institutions and elaborates on the question of how different Secure Elements (SEs) can enable Financial Institutions (FIs) to offer Mobile Financial Services (MFS) and hence empower the take-off of the MFS ecosystem. This white paper is targeted at business managers in Financial Institutions and strives to clarify the business implications of the various technical SE alternatives.

  • To help retailers adapt to the new mobile technology, the National Retail Federation has launched its Mobile Retail Initiative to offer best practices and learning opportunities for retailers entering the mobile space.This Mobile Retail Initiative has produced a Mobile Blueprint to guide retailers in planning and implementing initial mobile applications, including customer marketing, payments and internal operations.

  • Mobile ticketing or ‘M-Ticketing’ in which a virtual ticket is held on a mobile phone provides an opportunity to increase the efficiency of ticketing operations in the transport and entertainment sectors and to drive increased business by improving access to ticketed services.