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!

Credit Application Guide

Comprehensive Credit Application Guide – digital and manual implementation

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.

Information on Fraud

Experian has offered several resources to provide education and support on a number of issues related to fraud. The resources available include webinars, blogs, case studies and more.

SIC Code Lookup

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

Industry Payment Analysis Report

Courtesy of Creditsafe

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.

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; 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; 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

LIBOR Transition Resources

Courtesy of ArentFox Schiff LLP

Country Risk and the Global Outlook

Courtesy of Dun & Bradstreet

This monthly report provides a rundown of country-specific risks via Dun & Bradstreet’s Country Risk Indicator.

U.S. Economic Health Tracker

Courtesy of Dun & Bradstreet

This monthly reports provides a multidimensional review of the health of the U.S. economy.

Global Business Risk Report

Courtesy of Dun & Bradstreet

This quarterly report ranks the biggest threats to businesses and includes Dun & Bradstreet’s overall Global Business Impact score.

COVID-19 Resources

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

Privately Owned Housing Stats

Courtesy of St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank