The organizations listed below are committed to fulfilling the needs of the credit management professional. NCS is proud to partner with the following organizations:
Credit Research Foundation
For over 60 years, the Credit Research Foundation has emphasized the role of education and research activities to aid business credit, accounts receivable and customer financial managers. CRF is the foremost non-profit, member supported, education, and research organization dedicated to the credit and financial management community.
Membership in the Foundation can help credit professionals maintain the competitive edge required in a modern business environment through timely publications, detailed surveys and national forums on relevant issues confronting the B2B credit community. CRF benefits its members by providing the opportunity to network on a personal level with credit executives from a variety of businesses. CRF operates as a clearinghouse of leading edge information and contacts not available from any other organization.
The Credit Research Foundation has developed the foremost training platform for B2B credit and business finance professionals – CRFOnline Classroom™
To learn about the entire online educational offerings of the CRFOnline Classroom™, please click here.
NCS and CRF collaborate to offer educational opportunity! Click here to learn about “Mechanic’s Liens – A National Perspective,” an online course offered by the Credit Research Foundation in conjunction with NCS.
NACM Connect is a nearly 3,000 member, not-for-profit, member-owned and directed trade association focused on business credit, commercial credit and financial management professionals. NACM Connect is an Affiliate of the National Association of Credit Management.
Our members are Credit Professionals that span eight states across the US, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri and Upstate New York. Member companies cover many industries including manufacturing, wholesale, service industries and financial institutions.
Federation of Credit & Financial Professionals
The vision of the Federation of Credit and Financial Professionals is to establish the FCFP as a principal source for information related to world class order-to-cash management practices, training, and best practice essentials for credit and financial professionals around the world. The Federation of Credit & Financial Professionals also manages dozens of trade credit groups in all industries.
Hundreds of commercial credit, collection risk and financial professionals from leading firms belong to the Federation and benefit from a full breadth of tools and resources including research papers and publications, webinars, training sessions, a help desk, and networking events taking place throughout the year.
Membership in the Federation of Credit and Financial Professionals (FCFP) offers the opportunity for both professional and personal growth. Participate in educational events such as webinars, seminars and conferences. Interface with fellow credit and financial professionals and benefit from the exchange of professional guidance and learning with other FCFP members.
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
Credit Today is the online resource for Trade Credit execs, offering:
- Downloads, including policy templates, spreadsheets, everything you need to run your credit department
- Best Practices (throughout the entire order-to-cash process)
- Forum – a very active email-based forum for senior credit execs
- Bankruptcy issues
- Legal issues
- Collections – everything you’ll need to get up to “world class” in this area
- Online Resource Directory
- Credit Department Profiles (“The Best Credit Departments in the World”)
- Technology, including our “Credit, Collection, & A/R Technology Buyer’s Guide, Ver. 2.0”
Foundation Software is the developer of FOUNDATION for Windows a job cost accounting, project management, and scheduling system that utilizes the powerful Microsoft SQL Server. The standard program comes with job costing, payroll, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchase order/subcontract, CPA audit review and the DataGenie report designer. Construction reporting is a strength, with hundreds of pre-defined reports available. Examples include the US Department of Labor Certified Payroll in addition to special state and agency formats; AIA Billing/Progress Billing; Job Overhead Allocation; Estimated vs. Actual; Production; Bonding, Over/Under Billing, WIP; EEO Minority compliance and others.
FOUNDATION also offers additional modules, including project management, scheduling, service dispatch, document imaging and routing, equipment, inventory, fixed assets, time and material billing, unit price billing and an Executive Dashboard.
FOUNDATION is used by commercial, governmental and industrial contractors of all trades and sizes. In business since 1985, Foundation Software has over 3,000 construction clients and is recognized for excellence in product development, support and corporate growth.
NACM Credit Services
We ensure that business credit professionals have the tools they need to extend credit, increase sales and grow profitability. NACM facilitates the process for credit managers to make credit and terms decisions wisely. That’s why we say NACM is Navigation for better decisions.
If extending a line of credit to a business is to be more than a mere gamble by a credit professional, he or she must be equipped with the resources to discern between fact and fraud and make reasonable, educated credit decisions. NACM Credit Services is that resource.
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American Subcontractors Association
Founded in 1966, ASA amplifies the voice of, and leads, trade contractors to improve the business environment for the construction industry and to serve as a steward for the community. The ideals and beliefs of ASA are ethical and equitable business practices, quality construction, a safe and healthy work environment, and integrity and membership diversity.
Any person, firm or corporation that in the normal course of business furnishes subcontract labor and/or materials to the construction industry or provides a service to such subcontractors or material suppliers is eligible for regular membership in the association.