Analytics & Research

TSG is home to unparalleled data and metrics exclusive to its clients, focused around its AIM and GEM platforms.

  • Acquiring Industry Metrics (AIM)

    In 2007, zero of the top 40 U.S. merchant acquiring companies were using dynamic market data. Now, nearly half of the top 40 acquirers are using it to benchmark and manage their business.

    These industry leaders are using TSG’s AIM platform, which stands for Acquiring Industry Metrics. AIM contains over seven years of data on over 3.5 million card accepting merchants.  This includes price, profitability, attrition, and growth metrics on over 40% of the U.S. market.

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Gateway Enterprise Metrics (GEM)

TSG’s Gateway Enterprise Metrics (GEM) is an industry-first, independent, performance platform utilized by leading payment gateways. It measures a transaction’s performance in real time through multiple touchpoints in the payments value chain and allows a true “apples to apples” comparison. This provides the industry’s only true analytic tool to compare gateway results from a “merchant perspective”.

GEM is currently utilized by seven leading gateways in the North American payment processing market. Four of the top eight gateways (in terms of volume in the U.S.) are part of the program.

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    Ad-Hoc Research

    TSG has the capability to research and prepare any statistics, trends, articles, legal cases, or reports needed by clients. Examples of recent studies TSG has completed include: M&A activity reports, integrated software vendor (ISV) research, ACH providers overview, gateway competitive analyses, industry vertical growth reports, and much more. Select Learn More below to download TSG’s Vertical Strategy Playbook.

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TSG eReports Subscription

To offest the cost of multiple purchases, TSG offers an eReport subscription service which includes access to all eReports published during the subscription period at a discount.

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