Overcoming Roadblocks to a Successful Credit Management System

A credit management system encompasses the internal processes any business uses for managing credit and accounts receivable, from applications and approvals to risk monitoring and collections.  But not all credit management systems are created equal, and the discrepancies between a top-performing and an underperforming credit management system can be detrimental to the financial health of your business. 

Without an effective credit management system, businesses risk losing revenue throughout the entire process. From decisioning to collections, a poor system can lead to:

  • Team bandwidth constraints
  • High DSO and late payments
  • Substantial delinquencies and bad debt
  • Poor customer experiences

Your credit management process should accelerate the entire process and work efficiently to minimize risk and streamline customer communications. Let’s walk through some common roadblocks to an effective credit management system and how you can overcome them.

Roadblocks to Success


An inefficient credit management system affects speed across the board. In particular, poor processes can substantially slow down credit decisioning and customer onboarding, both of which affect revenue. Factors that can slow credit decisioning and onboarding include:

  • Heavily manual processes
  • Lack of data accessibility
  • Inflexible credit applications

Lack of Transparency

Many credit management systems do not provide adequate visibility for proactive credit risk monitoring. Businesses often implement a calendarized process for reviewing credit accounts monthly or quarterly. But without real-time visibility into changes in customer behavior or account status, accounts receivable teams risk missing obvious red flags. A robust credit risk monitoring process should include:

  • Real-time monitoring of accounts
  • User-friendly dashboards for clear visibility
  • Consistent communications across credit departments

Room for Error

Credit management is a complex process. Without the right tools, there is ample opportunity for human error and data inaccuracies that can leave your team floundering. Your credit management system should be able to provide your team with:

  • Data-driven, contextual insights
  • Configurable automated approvals
  • Real-time visibility
  • Automated customer communications


A robust credit management system should be able to accelerate timelines, provide real-time visibility, and ultimately minimize risk. Manual processes can slow down your team and leave room for error. Instead, you should be looking for credit management software that can fit your unique business needs. To optimize your credit management processes, look for a solution that includes:

  • Configurable credit application templates
  • Seamless access to data management libraries
  • Automated approvals and speedy customer onboarding
  • Proactive credit risk monitoring with real-time visibility and alerts
  • Automated customer communications
  • User-friendly dashboards
  • Centralization of information across your entire credit department

CreditPoint’s credit and collections software can transform your entire credit management system. Our comprehensive, configurable solution has helped industry leaders accelerate productivity while minimizing risk. 

It’s more important than ever to safeguard the financial health of your business. Reduce DSO and bad debt with CreditPoint – Schedule a consultation to learn how we can help you optimize your credit management system for maximum efficiency and success.