Most small business owners are aware of their Dun & Bradstreet Paydex© score. Some will even have a basic understanding of how it can impact their ability to achieve credit, get contracts, and lower interest rates.
But very few business owners realize there are seventy-five factors that feed into five other D&B® scores, any of which can boost your progress a whole lot faster.
Overall, the business credit report encompasses a massive amount of data. Compiled from a vast array of sources, that data feeds comprehensive algorithms that determine the age, location, size, and creditworthiness of a business. If a lack of viable information is presented, generic data will generate base scores, doing little to represent the true ability of a business. To boost the below scores into a better position, you need to boost the data that feeds the process.
D&B’s Predictive Indicators
Delinquency Predictor Score©
Financial Stress Score©
Supplier Evaluation Risk Rating©
D&B Viability Rating©
The Paydex© score is a dollar-weighted indicator of how promptly bills are paid. The score ranges from 0 to 100, but an 80 Paydex© is optimum, indicating you always pay your bills within terms. The only way to score higher than an 80 is for your vendor to report that you pay on anticipatory terms, such as 2%10Net30. If your Paydex© is lower than 80, there is a slow payment reported onto your file. Some slow payments can be disputed and removed, restoring your score to perfect health again.
The Delinquency Predictor Score© identifies the potential for a bu