Julie A. Melton serves as Columbia Ultimate's Director of Marketing, and has been with the company since 2007. She received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Oregon and a Master of Business Administration from George Fox University. Additionally, Melton was recently elected as an internal affiliate division representative to the Council of Delegates for ACA International and serves on the California Association of Collectors Vendor Committee. LinkedIn profile: http://linkd.in/171xRek
One of the top concerns for many accounts receivable managers is collecting and organizing financial data, while staying within the legal and regulatory rules of the industry. The pressure is on to increase the bottom line, which has more managers turning to technological solutions. But what differentiates a good solution from a bad one?
Those in the collection business know that industry professionals and their agencies constantly seek ways to improve processes and be successful. With the constant demand to find the right solutions to our business objectives, it’s easy to forget the more basic components of success.
If you follow industry news, you know by now that the CFPB is cracking down and looking to institute standards into the ARM industry. Some of their regulatory standards are going to challenge your ability to not only collect on the debt you have in your organization, but further inhibit your ability to do so in a profitable manner.
If you’ve had a chance to spend some time with our integrated analytics package, UltimateAnalytics, you know that it can do a lot towards helping your agency work the right accounts with greater ease and fewer costs.
Compliance Management is a hot topic going into the holiday season. Laws have changed, new regulations are in the works, and nearly every organization in the business of collecting debt is feeling some pressure.
I recently had the opportunity to chat with industry veteran and Columbia Ultimate’s Director of Business Development Nancy McLaughlin about today’s state of compliance and how the Compliance Management System can help collectors stay compliant.
Compliance is a vital part of our industry, and agencies often have difficulty keeping pace with the latest federal requirements that seem to change almost daily. Fortunately, our industry has people like compliance expert John Bedard on our side.
Columbia Ultimate, industry leaders in providing clients with revenue maximization solutions for more than 30 years, announced the release of its Compliance Management System. The system, powered by The Intelitech Group, provides single point of global control for compliance managers, clients, and regulators to use when they’re auditing and reviewing an agency’s regulatory compliance […]
Your collection solutions are essential to your operations. But are you using them to their full capacity? You’re past the point of wanting a few bells and whistles — you need real functionality that touches on every aspect of your business.
Easy access to accurate data helps managers make sound decisions, identify new opportunities, employ solid business strategies, and better compete in today’s collection arena. But there’s more to acquiring quality data than meets the eye.