Managing credit risk across such a large customer base was critical to the new organisation to avoid exposure to bad debt and potential losses as well as assess their customers’ creditworthiness. Following its merger, the company was running two inherited outdated and mainly manual credit management processes creating inefficiencies. Consolidation of its credit rating and risk classification system together with SAP integration would make it easier and quicker for the Accounts Receivable department to access credit reports, make informed decisions and proactively track customer communication through to payment.
Meier Tobler selected Ready4 Credit Management which was integrated directly with the company’s SAP system. Ready4 Credit Management provides instant access to up-to-date solvency and payment behaviour information from leading credit agency Creditreform. Meier Tobler uses the information to screen customer organisations and potential business partners for possible risk indicators. Daily monitoring of any changes in the organisation’s base data such as company name, address or activity gives the team confidence they are always working with the latest and most up-to-date customer information.
“The integrated credit rating tool gives us fast and comfortable access to all the credit reports we need. But what surprised me was the additional functionality, such as the early warning and notification system for customised notes and agreements. This lets us proactively monitor credit rating information and payment behaviour in real-time,” Stefan Bissig, Head of Accounting at Meier Tobler