By using a Payment Analysis Report, you can look for answers to the following strategic questions:
Who is my customer? Review the Business Summary to check on basic company data, including the company"s name or tradestyle, parent company, location, type of business, years in business, size, and CEO.
When will I get paid? The PAYDEX® Score is a unique, dollar-weighted indicator that gives you an instant overview of how a firm has paid its bills -- and how a firm is likely to pay you.
How will I spot changes in payment patterns? The 90-day PAYDEX® Score provides an instant overview of a firm"s three-month payment pattern, as reported to D&B.
How often does this company pay within terms? Check The Percentage of Payment within Terms for this type of information.
Has this company had any accounts placed in collection? By using the Other Payment Categories summary, you can learn about cash experiences, accounts placed for collection, and other types of payment.
Is this company paying better or worse than in the past? Payment Trends indicates a firm"s payment habits over the past 24 months, as reported to D&B.
How can I check on legal activities? Use the Public Filings Summary to check on activities such as bankruptcy filings, as well as suits, liens and judgments that may impact a firm"s ability to pay promptly.
How can I check on banking relationships? Banking informs you about a customer"s accounts, loans, and when available, a bank evaluation which depicts a company"s overall banking relationship, as reported to D&B.
Why has a traditionally prompt customer suddenly stopped paying on time? Special Events alerts you to occurrences D&B has learned about that might impact a firm"s ability to pay promptly -- acquisitions, changes in ownership, fires, burglaries, and bankruptcies, for example.
How much credit do suppliers usually extend to this firm? The Summary of Payment Habits shows the number of credit experiences by dollar amount, as well as the percent paid within terms.
Does this business pay certain industries better than others? Payment Analysis by Industry helps you analyze how a firm pays its suppliers in up to 10 different lines of business so you can better manage your own Days-Sales-Outstanding.