Collateral Damage: What the Crisis in the Credit Markets Means for Everyone Else

Given the dramatic events in the capital markets, everyone is wondering what will happen next—and what the implications are for the wider economy. Learn about the crisis both in the capital markets and the wider economy; explore likely future economic scenarios and the challenges facing companies outside the financial sector—and discover the actions your company should take in order to respond to these challenges.

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IBM Cognos Express Workspaces

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Equip everyone in your company with the tools to outperform—including reports, analysis, statistics, dashboards, what-if analysis, plans, budgets, and more. This short demo shows how easy it is to make smarter decisions confidently and minimize decision latency. Read More

Using Chatter with FinancialForce Accounting for Better Credit and Collections Collaboration

Collaboration is a key part of credit and collections, both in avoiding disputes and resolving them. Effective information sharing can go a long way. This research paper presents two use cases that involve four main factors for enabling sell-side collaboration: recording, storing, sharing, and accessing of data. They have used Chatter on the Salesforce1 platform in an effort to support those collaborative processes by both providing full account visibility to all stakeholders and tracking conversations... Read More

The DNA of Collections Success

Business-as-usual when it comes to collections efforts no longer works well. Household debt is growing, debt delinquency rates are higher than before the global financial crisis in 2009, customer contact and collection is getting increasingly harder, and there are operational challenges on top of everything. At a time when everyone’s collection volumes are up and your business is competing with other creditors for your customers’ limited resources, you need to look for innovative strategies that... Read More

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Evolution for Efficiency: Active Collateral Management

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Credit Risk Management: Collateral, Covenants and Risk Review

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