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Experian Business Information

Corporate Linkage – it’s never finished

October 31, 2011 by marykathryn.jarcy

In the world of Corporate Linkage I often hear, “linkage is never finished”. What do I mean by this statement? Change is constant in today’s business environment. Some businesses are starting up while others are closing their doors. Businesses are...

Don’t get tricked by fraudsters masquerading as good small business accounts

October 14, 2011 by Greg Carmean

Fall is in the air, and ‘tis the season for tricks, treats and things that go bump in the night.

Credit Decisions with a 360° View

October 12, 2011 by Gary Stockton

The foundation of your commercial business begins at the customer level. With that, you’ll need a clear picture of your account’s health to make the best credit decision. Having data such as the following at your fingertips could prove to be very...

Why is there more than one DBT on a business credit report?

October 06, 2011 by marykathryn.jarcy

In my last post I shared some insight on Experian’s Days Beyond Terms (DBT). Today, I’ll answer a question I received following that post - Why is there more than one DBT on a business credit report? The answer is different trade payment types may...

Demystifying Experian’s Days Beyond Terms (DBT)

September 02, 2011 by marykathryn.jarcy

In recent posts I’ve written about the database where Experian data resides and the matching engine that brings it together. Now, I’d like to write about one of the data elements that resides on the database and is seen on all of Experian’s...

Enough is Enough - Pulling the trigger on automated credit decisioning

August 31, 2011 by ann.skibicki

All too often as credit risk professionals, we don’t take the time to evaluate our credit policies because “that’s how it has always been done around here”. Unfortunately, it is this sheer mentality that increases days sales outstanding, raises...

Are you using a “dull” risk score?

August 05, 2011 by Greg Carmean

I have especially fond memories at this time of year of working with my grandfather as a painting apprentice during my summer vacations growing up. One of my jobs as an apprentice was using a putty knife to scrape the cracked old paint off of window...

So how many ____ does it take to ____?

August 02, 2011 by Dan Meder

Ah, thought I was heading towards a bad joke? Well, while it may be tempting to follow that through, I was really talking about trade payments needed to make a credit decision. When I started in the data business all those years ago, my primary...

Explaining Experian's Corporate Hierarchy Linkage - Part 2

August 01, 2011 by Al Duckworth

In my previous post, I talked about how the technology environment enables our Corporate Linkage solution, and promised to describe how the “linkage recipe” works – so here we go.

Business collections prioritization: The first phase in a two phase approach.

July 29, 2011 by Peter Bolin

In a previous post I advanced the idea of using a cross matrix approach to prioritizing commercial collections. In this first post in a two part series, I’d like to expand on this idea.

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