Credit Insurance

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Credit Insurance is a viable alternative to minimize credit risk for companies that are concerned about risk, and especially those that do export business, or those that have a lender that insists on it. There are several top rated credit insurance companies, mostly headquartered in Europe so, working with an expert broker,  you will be able… Read more »

Medium Term & Political Risk Insurance

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Medium Term Credit Insurance Medium Term Credit Insurance, provides financial institutions, exporters and infrastructure developers with private sector corporate payment default coverage for one to seven years. Underwriters typically extend this coverage in conjunction with a cross border financing of goods and/or other services. Coverage can also be procured for non-trade related finance, where the… Read more »

Automation For New Account B2B Credit Applications

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Back to the Future in Credit Management Marty McFly would recognize today’s business credit applications as going back to his grandfather’s generation. Little has changed – until now, that is. The Credit2B ECOS™ Platform  changes all this, as it completely automates and accelerates the on-boarding of new customers, even integrating industry sector trade, customer trade… Read more »

Managing Your Own Business Credit (For Small Businesses)

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5 simple steps you should take to manage your small business credit Determine whether or not you already have a business credit file.  Go to Credit2B.com or DNB.com and find out if you have a credit file. You may be able to add helpful information to it; for example, your company’s financial results, or provide bank… Read more »

Beta Program for New EIPP Solution

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New for 2017, Smyyth is expanding it’s best-in-class Carixa Credit-to-Cash Software Suite to include an Electronic Invoice Presentment & Payment (EIPP). Carixa’s EIPP module will streamline your operations, speed customer service, reduce transaction costs, and get paid faster. With Carixa’s flexible architecture, you can offer the EIPP solution to selected business segments, usually smaller  B2B customers who would benefit the most. The benefits of… Read more »

Profit By Controlling Revenue and Profit Leakage

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Customer Deductions Remain A Major Corporate Profit Loss Revenue cycle processes at some companies have improved somewhat over the past decade, driven by billions spent on technology. Larger companies have shown progress in billing and receivables settlement “efficiency” by lowering the cost of billing and payment transactions using automation or overseas outsourcing. However, we see little or no… Read more »

Post-Audit Claims Policy

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Post-Audit Deductions are one of the most vexing business issues faced by vendors, not only by but especially in the retail channel. Most post audit claims are generated by third party auditors that are paid a commission to get results.  This is a multi-billion-dollar challenge for manufacturers. These claims cover transactions that are one to… Read more »

Trade Credit Exposures

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Non-investment grade (“junk”) bonds are our canary in the economic coal mine. They took a beating last year, but prices have stabilized with investors of all stripes chasing return, and where else but  in “junk” can you earn a few percentage points of interest. Today, when stellar credit government bonds and even a few top-notch corporates… Read more »

Calculating Bad Debt Reserves

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In most companies, calculating Bad Debt Reserves is not a super-complex affair, but should be approached with a consistent methodology from period to period. Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP) requires that a Bad Debt Allowance (BDA), which is a forecast – an estimate of future bad debt write-offs, vs just directly writing off bad debts as… Read more »

Best Practices: Post Audit Deductions  

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  Post audit claims are usually generated by third party auditors that are usually paid a commission to capture your money. Post Audits are a billion dollar business. Perhaps not surprisingly, our experience is that up to 50%of post audits can be wrong, errors that can be attributed to auditor zeal or perhaps misinterpretation of… Read more »