Business Resources

Below is a curated list of reference material across the following topics:

  • Economic Indicators
  • Industry Specific Data
  • Bankruptcy Statistics
  • DSO & Bad Debt Benchmarks
  • Mechanic’s Lien Index
  • Much More!

COVID-19 Resources

Consolidated resources to assist with issues brought about by or during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

National Summary of Domestic Trade Receivables – aka The DSO Report

This report measures AR performance across the 6 most common KPIs. The outputs are provided in both a summary format and by standard industry classification (SIC).

Bad Debt Benchmark Data

The Annual Bad Debt Report is a comprehensive compilation of net allowances for bad debt and noncollectable receivables by major industry classification.

NCS Mechanic’s Lien Index

NCS’ Lien Index is derived from carefully monitored national and regional mechanic’s lien activity, construction economic data from various sources, and general economic trends.

Nacha Payments Helpdesk

Nacha has offered this link to provide education and support on a number of issues related to electronic payments, such as payment trends, preferences, best practices and what works for credit and receivables professionals.

SIC Code Lookup

View a list of SIC codes organized by industry name or in numeric order.

Industry Payment Analysis Report

Courtesy of Creditsafe

Privately Owned Housing Stats

Courtesy of St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

Export-Import Bank of US

A guide to protection against non-payment

Commercial Pulse Report – Small Business Impacts

Courtesy of Experian

Bankruptcy Statistics

Courtesy of uscourts.gov; YTD data as of 12-31-21

Economic Indicators – American Bankruptcy Institute

Charts of hotel occupancy, office/apartment/regional mall occupancy rates, unemployment claims

Credit Policy Worksheet

Provided by Credit Research Foundation

Letter of Credit Checklist

Provided by Credit Research Foundation

Notice of Purchase Money Security Interest

Provided by Credit Research Foundation

 

Historical Bankruptcy Statistics

Courtesy of uscourts.gov; YOY historical quarterly data

U.S. Census Bureau Economic Indicators

These surveys provide monthly and quarterly data that are timely, reliable, and offer comprehensive measures of the U.S. economy

Collection Agency Placement Data

An analytical report from Commercial Collection Agencies of America on the placement of delinquent accounts with certified, third-party commercial collection agencies in 2020-2021.

Country Risk Map

The Atradius Risk Map gives an overview of the level of risk associated with countries worldwide.

Impact of Bad Debt Write-Off on Sales

Courtesy of Commercial Collection Agencies of America