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Setting sail to acquire and qualify new customers

August 12, 2013 by Gary Stockton

Welcome aboard! We have developed a five-part series of posts to help credit managers and credit analysts navigate through the phases of the customer lifecycle. We hope you will find the articles informative, and will share them with your friends...

Finding Strong Small Businesses to Work With

November 02, 2012 by Gary Stockton

Every business wants to grow, but when your business involves providing credit terms or delivering goods and services before payment, it can be tricky to determine which businesses to work with and which to decline. Historically, some large...

BusinessIQ Express discount - Celebrating National Small Business Week

May 23, 2012 by Gary Stockton

We promise that blogging from our product managers will start again soon, but in the meantime, here's more from the Marketing and PR front...

BusinessIQ Express…what is the media saying?

May 16, 2012 by roslyn.whitehurst

A little over a week ago, we announced BusinessIQ Express at the FinovateSpring 2012 conference in San Francisco. The new online tool was designed to help small businesses better evaluate and monitor business relationships, and collect on...

Introducing BusinessIQ Express for Small Businesses

May 08, 2012 by Gary Stockton

Are you a small business owner or do you know one? At FinovateSpring 2012 this morning, we announced BusinessIQ Express, an exciting online tool designed to help small businesses keep the cash flowing by helping them make smarter decisions about the...

What’s behind a failing business?

April 18, 2012 by John Krickus

In the movie “Casablanca”, the French police chief has a famous line, “round up the usual suspects”. The Financial Stability Risk Score, or FSR, predicts bankruptcy or severe payment default and the factors used by the scoring model are familiar...

Announcing our Financial Stability Risk Score

December 16, 2011 by John Krickus

You do not have to be the owner of Greek Treasury bonds to be concerned about the risk of a major account going bankrupt or defaulting. Slow pay is one thing, but no pay is unacceptable. To help reduce the risk of no-pay accounts, we’ve developed a...

Get paid! Using triggers for commercial collections

October 24, 2011 by ann.skibicki

Experian’s quarterly Business Benchmarking Report released numbers for Q3 showing the percentage of dollars severely delinquent (91+ days past due) has increased by 15.8 percent compared to September 2010. This goes to show why businesses are...

The Sun may be shining again…or at least trying to

October 19, 2011 by Dan Meder

I split my time between the East Coast and West Coast. Last month, I guess the rain in the northeast was getting to me. Seemed like between the August rain and all the bad economic news in the media, it was hard to find a lot to smile about. But I...

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...