Credit & Accounts Receivable Open Forum

Date: August 8 - 10, 2016

Don't miss the country's largest EXPO of the latest technologies and resources serving the Credit and Accounts Receivable community.

  • EXPO & Reception Monday
  • Prizes from each Exhibitor - CRF will give away $100 to a lucky visitor at each Exhibitor's booth - over $5,500 in Prizes!!
  • Many of the Exhibitors will be conducting their own drawings.
  • To participate bring your business cards!

Click here to register for Forum on-line      Click here to print & FAX registration form      Printable Agenda

  • NEW for August Forum only: SAP/ORACLE Technology Fair
  •     (see below for registration info and a list of participating Platinum Partners)     

    Forum and EXPO Location:

    Primary Hotel

    Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
    301 E North Water St, Chicago IL 60611

    Book Your Room at the Sheraton here
    call Sheraton Reservations: (312) 464-1000

    Limited space available at the CRF contracted rate of $209

    Room Block ends July 8, 2016

    Don't miss this great opportunity to spend a few days with your peers and Experience CRF!

    Forum Agenda

    Topics to be covered at the 2016 CRF August Credit & A/R Open Forum & EXPO

    • Making Credit Cards a Competitive Payment Channel - Panel Discussion
    • Customer Data Harmonization - A Single View of Customer Truth
    • Credit Insurance Options, Current Best Practices and ROI
    • Preference Defense from a Financial Advisor's Perspective
    • How Changes to the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act Impact the Trade Creditor
    • Economic Outlook and Update
    • CRF's Open Forum - Real Time Peer-to-Peer Exchange of Needs and Experiences

    Monday Morning Extravaganza!

    SAP/ORACLE Technology Fair - Advanced Registration Required

    Monday August 8 at varying times (see below)

    New for this Forum and EXPO only - THREE of CRF's Platinum Partners are offering these complimentary sessions for Credit and Risk Management Practitioners ONLY who are registered for the Forum -
    No vendors please.

    Billtrust - Payment Cycle Management: A New Frontier

    8:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Breakfast included
    • Billtrust is the premier payment cycle management provider. Billtrust integrates three key areas of the invoice-to-cash process: presentment, payment, and cash application, helping our clients connect with their customers and cash. Join us as we will review some topics related to the invoice-to-cash process. These topics will include new strategies for taking electronic payments, keys to driving electronic adoption, and a live demonstration of our cash application solution.
      To register for this session Click Here

    Cforia - Order-to-Cash Lifecycle Management Solutions

    8:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Breakfast included
    • Cforia has been delivering superior order-to-cash lifecycle management solutions across its diverse customer base for over a decade. Integrated with proprietary real-time Data Harmonization tools across complex and disparate ERP systems, Cforia will present findings and examples for: (1) Strategic Collections Management (SCM); (2) Dispute Resolution Cycle-Time Compression; (3) 100% Portfolio Coverage Each 30 Day Cycle; (4) FTE Scaling through Automation; (5) Zero-Touch Order-to-Cash Lifecycle Management; (6) Executive Dashboards; (7) Web Portals (Customer Self Service, Payments and Dispute Collaboration).
      To register for this session, email Cforia to reserve your spot - Sign Up Here

    HighRadius - Credit and AR Automation

    8:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Breakfast included
    • Join HighRadius, the leader in credit and accounts receivable automation, as we review best practices for automating AR with technology to enhance SAP implementations and investments. The sessions will showcase customer case studies from CF Industries and Danone North America, highlighting lessons learned and technology overviews on how automation improved credit and accounts receivable efficiency and performance. The focus will be on the end-to-end credit-to-cash automation of credit management, cash application, collections and disputes, and integration of best-of-breed solutions and SAP in this space to achieve 80%+ elimination of manual tasks and 100%+ improvement in productivity.
      To register for this session, Click Here

    CRF - Oracle Users Group

    • As always, in conjunction with our Forum, CRF will conduct an Oracle User Group session on
      Monday morning from 8 AM to 11:30 AM immediately prior to the start of the CRF Forum.

      To find out more or to sign-up for this session: email session facilitator
      Robin Walker at:      Oracle agenda available soon.

    Additional User Group Meetings on Monday & Wednesday

    The following Industry Partner User Groups are provided for CRF Forum attendees by their individual sponsor.


    • CREDIT2B User Group
      Monday, August 8 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Complimentary - Registration is Required!
      Going Beyond the Credit Bureau - Credit2B's user session explores the value of building a network of credit suppliers who bring cost efficiency to your credit operations. Review how to create unique cash generation benchmarks through actual trade portfolios and share strategies that would appeal to Controllers or CFOs. Learn about the most useful peer alerts you can receive from other suppliers to your customers - what they are and how they are delivered. Understand how cutting-edge credit platforms deal with this today and push us to do more.
      For questions and/or to register for one of these sessions, email Roxanne Nazzaro at: or Click HERE


    • CreditRiskMonitor User Group 
      Monday, August 8 from 9 AM to 11:00 AM. There is no fee for this meeting but Registration is Required!
      CreditRiskMonitor provides timely financial information analysis and news on over 57,000 public companies worldwide. Get in-depth credit risk analysis, fresh news and alerting, insightful scores and detailed financials, along with personal service at a great value. See why more than 35% of the Fortune 1000 companies already depend on us for accurate, reliable risk management.
      To register for this session: email host Kellyanne Tavani to reserve your seat.

    • Creditsafe User Group
      Monday, August 8 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Complimentary - Registration is Required!
      With 12 business credit reports downloaded every second, Creditsafe is the most used provider of business credit reports in the world. Creditsafe now operates in more than 14 countries with live online data in 51 countries and 190 million reports available at your fingertips. Come see why more than 90,000 companies trust Creditsafe to be the business credit agency that protects them from the threat of bad debt.
      For questions and/or to register: email Scott Garger at


    • NACM National Trade Credit Report Users Group Meeting
      Monday, August 8 from 9:30 – 11:30am – Complimentary – Registration is Required!
      Join us to explore and discuss the Portfolio Management Suite including our newest addition: Portfolio Risk Analysis (PRA). The PRA benchmarks performance against groups, industries and members. Learn to maximize this valuable (and free!) tool along with several new enhancements. You'll learn to better target risk, improve sales relationships, reduce DSO and prove your value.
      For questions and/or to save your spot, please email Angela Harwood-Brent at

    • Dun & Bradstreet - Special Event: User Group Session Introducing D&B Credit
      Wednesday, August 10 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Complimentary Lunch Included
      There is no fee for this meeting but Registration is Required!
      Join Dun & Bradstreet for a very special luncheon event. We will be discussing how we are taking an innovative approach to using data and analytics to help our customers unlock the maximum value from their relationships - and introduce you to D&B Credit, the next-generation risk intelligence solution from Dun & Bradstreet.
      For questions and/or to reserve your spot, please email Kindra Harting-Smith at:

    • Federation of Credit and Financial Professionals - National Building Materials Wholesale Group Meeting
      Wednesday August 10 - from 12:30pm to 5:00pm
      For questions and/or to register for this session, email session host Lyle Wallis at:


    CRF Forum Cancellation Policy

    Monetary guarantees are provided to the hotel, and materials are produced and shipped 2 weeks prior to each event. Therefore, absolutely NO refunds will be allowed after July 29, 2016. Thank you for your consideration!

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