The Purchasing Card (P-Card) Program simplifies day-to-day purchasing activities while enhancing cost-effectiveness. The P-Card streamlines payment and purchasing procedures, reduces the administrative burden traditionally associated with small dollar value purchases, and allows for quicker receipt of goods. State and local governments can benefit from using the P-Card by eliminating purchase order paperwork. The P-Card offers more accountability through consistent and timely reconciliation processes and electronic management controls. The P-Card is honored by all merchants who accept VISA, and there are no annual, transaction, or reporting fees.