CreditScape 2019 in Photos

The 2019 CreditScape Spring Summit, which took place May 15-17 at the D Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas, provided a wealth of information for credit and finance professionals. CreditScape covered a series of timely topics, including the multigenerational workplace, automation in the credit department and the future of credit, effective credit applications, how to be a better credit manager, social media tips and tricks, international topics such as Incoterms and Exporting Success, and much more.

“This year’s CreditScape Summit was outstanding. Topics covered were very timely and the speakers were well versed in the subject matter,” said Gent Culver of IGT. “There was excellent participation and discussions on all topics. It was a good, diverse group of participants.”

Based on the early results of the post-event survey, attendees said the event met or exceeded their expectations, providing many ideas to implement back in the office.

“It is definitely comforting that CMA has your back in a business sense. You cannot go wrong learning more about your business, procedures, employees while exploring what is working and what improvements are available,” said attendee Regina Howe of State Restaurant Equipment.

Thanks to the attendees, our sponsors (AG Adjustments, United TranzActions, Ansonia Credit Data, Bectran, Esker, NCS, High Radius, D&B, Experian, Equifax) and our partner organizations (BCMA, Federation of Credit and Finance Professionals, NACS Credit Services and Southwest Business Credit Services) for their support of the event, and we look forward to having you at the next one in Fall 2020!

Scroll below to see some photos from CreditScape 2019!

The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sessions like “The Future of Credit” (above) provided plenty of opportunities for thoughtful discussion.
The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Michael Williams of United TranzActions moderated the panel discussion on Automation in the Credit Department.

The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Breaks and lunches provided for a great opportunity to network with the best in credit and finance!

 

The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Team High Radius at the Speed Networking event, always one of the most popular at CreditScape.
The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Representatives from some of the most well-known companies in credit and finance attended CreditScape, including event sponsor Experian.

The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Panel discussions offered a welcome alternative to the classroom-lecture style event, one of the key differentiators of CreditScape over similar events.

The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Dominic Biegel of Bectran explains the benefits of Bectran’s automation tools during the Vendor Marketplace at CreditScape.

The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Pat Sims of event sponsor AG Adjustments discusses outside collection success with CreditScape attendees.

The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Russell Daron and Kathleen Dasal of event sponsor Ansonia Credit Data discuss credit reporting during the vendor networking event.

Michael Williams of event sponsor United TranzActions and Matt Fluegge of WorldPay/Vantiv are all smiles at CreditScape.

Team High Radius partake in their first CreditScape.

The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Jon Seaman of Esker discusses AR automation tools with CreditScape attendees.

The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Collaboration and networking opportunities at CreditScape provided plenty of takeaways for attendees.

The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast. The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Always eager to volunteer, Bob O’Brien from sponsor Dun & Bradstreet announces the winner at the reception for CreditScape.

The CreditScape 2019 Spring Summit provided plenty of education and networking opportunities with some of the best credit and finance professionals on the West Coast.

Thank You CreditScape Sponsors!

 

CMA wishes to thank the 2019 CreditScape sponsors! Without the support of these top companies, the 2019 CreditScape Summit would not have been possible. We encourage our members and customers to check out the offerings of these great companies!

Thanks to Diamond Sponsors United TranzActions, Ansonia Credit Data and AG Adjustments; Silver Sponsors NCS Credit, Esker, Bectran; and Bronze Sponsors Dun & Bradstreet, Experian, Equifax and High Radius!

2019 CreditScape Sponsors
2019 CreditScape Sponsors

What Credit & Collections Professionals Can Learn from Football Coaches, by Mark Wilson

With the NFL season officially underway, let’s take a moment to explore what Accounts Receivable departments can learn from coaches, especially when it comes to the season’s biggest game changer: analytics.

As a credit and collections professional, take a look at the metrics you’re currently tracking. Throughout my years as a consultative resource for AR departments, I’ve found that most companies spend most of their time focusing on DSO and maybe how much they wrote off as uncollectible. Don’t get me wrong, tracking how fast you get paid is important. If collecting money was a game, DSO would be the score. But if that’s all you’re measuring, you’re not properly leading your team.

Let’s think about this from the perspective of a football coach. When evaluating a team’s performance, coaches look at many other stats beyond the final score. Tracking things like rushing yards, turnovers, quarterback ratings, third-down efficiency, help identify areas that need to be improved upon as well as potential opportunities. All of these ultimately feed into the final score and the overall success of the season.

Within accounts receivable, we need to go beyond DSO. Tracking underlying metrics allows companies to evaluate individual performance, uncover potential process improvements, gain valuable insights, and of course leads to an improvement in DSO.

If you’re interested in diving deeper to improve your team’s performance but are unsure of what metrics to track, this AR Analytics Playbook can provide some insight on six simple, yet effective metrics that every financial executive should be tracking. By leveraging these metrics, your company is guaranteed to improve customer relations, reduce administrative costs, and get paid faster.

I encourage you to learn more by downloading the AR Analytics Playbook today.

Mark Wilson, a former CFO, is the President of TermSync, a cloud-based accounts receivable software company owned by Esker, Inc.