Downloadable tools are available at the bottom of the page
The business creditworthiness assessment tool presented here is used and improved in Credit Management services of many companies.

Simple and easy to use (a few minutes are needed to perform an analysis), it includs all the main criteria needed to perform this analysis while producing useful advice for credit risk decisions you have to make with your customers.
This tool will give you, for each client recommendations to avoid bad debts.

Credit Notation Method

The credit notation is based on behavioral information, legal, and financial information:
  • Payment behavior,
  • Age of the company,
  • Legal form of the company,
  • Age of the business relationship and evolution of orders,
  • Evolution of the turnover,
  • EBIT and net income,
  • Financial structure, with the level of equity in relation to total assets,
  • Indebtedness, working capital, cash, etc.
A total of 15 criteria are used to build up this "credit score", Each criteria has a defined weight in the final calculation. Four notes are possible:
  • A: The company is solid,
  • B: Company stable,
  • C: Company fragile,
  • D: Company close to failure.
It is a clear and useful help in the customer risk analysis, and the result has to be integrated into your business approach to request, if needed, down payments or payment guarantees.
The result of the credit notation is one of the elements used to calculate the credit limit granted to your customer.
  • Your Cash Collection Software for B2B

    Credit notation in My DSO Manager, the innovative credit management software

    Easy to implement, including intuitive and powerful features, My DSO Manager allows to efficiently manage your accounts receivable.

    It will help to significantly improve cash flow (get paid faster by your customers), profitability (with fewer bad debts), and customer satisfaction (with quicker dispute resolution).

    My DSO Manager includes the credit notation to assess customers. The scoring tool can be easily customized according to the criteria you want to use. See more with our online demo.
Use the simplified credit rating with clients who refuse to disclose their balance sheet and income statement, which is common in several countries.
In some countries (notably the Middle East) commercial culture is that these documents are confidential and are only internal management tools for managers.
In this case, the solvency assessment will be based on others criteria like compliance and payment behavior, which is of course reflected in the tool.
Comment this page
Comments are subject of editor's review before publication
Do not enter sensitive data
Articles on the same topic