Polaris Business Solutions

CDFI Conference

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Last month Polaris Business Solutions attended the Opportunity Finance Network Annual Conference in New York City. The Opportunity Finance Network is a group of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) whose main goals are to help bridge the wealth gap from those in low-income, food deserts, and rural areas to those in cities with higher incomes. The purpose and goals of CDFIs are very empowering and important, and the time we spent at the conference was eye-opening in many different ways.

CDFIs are lenders with a special mission to help provide a fair, responsible financing opportunity to rural, native, and other communities without typical finance options. Although this may seem risky, there is a large opportunity to help those who need it most. Unlike a traditional bank, a CDFI lends to individuals, community organizations, and businesses in underserved areas all while coaching, educating, and helping build wealth – giving more than just money.

While attending the conference, we learned a lot about what the CDFIs are using for technology to track their loans, manage their AP/AR, and keep their overall businesses intact. Many CDFIs have several systems they use to track the same things within their industry leading to confusion, duplication, and errors in data. Polaris Business Solutions hopes to help CDFIs with their technology needs as we are continuing to educate ourselves about the growing and quickly changing industry.

We are eager to start on this journey and help an industry that helps so many other people. A trip to the Big Apple is always great, but a trip where we learned so much is even better!

AcuLoan 2022 R1 Amortization Table Updates

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2022 R1 Feature Updates to Amortization Tables
 

Like Acumatica, AcuLoan has released a new update this year with a new set of features that have upgraded the system. The release of 2022 R1 has made changes to the amortization table. Before the updates to 2022 R1, there were only two ways to calculate using the amortization table. Those were standard and non-standard ways. With the update, see below for examples of how the amortization tables can now to calculated:
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Users of AcuLoan

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AcuLoan is a complete loan management and information software program designed to work fully within the Acumatica platform. The all-in-one loan management tool has several components that make it a great fit for several different types of loans and companies.  [...]

Loan Management Preferences in AcuLoan

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The AcuLoan system has several different Loan Management Preferences that are set up during the implementation phase. These preferences allow for a more custom system. Users can see numbering settings, write-off parameters, collection information, loan preferences, and taxation of the preferences screen from the AcuLoan dashboard.

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Loan Book Dashboard Overview

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Like Acumatica, AcuLoan has its own dashboard that can be configured to best fit your needs. This dashboard is configured and designed the same as any other dashboard in Acumatica using the design feature along the top right-hand side of the screen (you can see this in the screenshot above). The AcuLoan dashboard is called the Loan Book Overview.

In the photo below, users will see what the Loan Book Overview dashboard looks like and what tiles are and graphs are available to configure.

On the Loan Book Overview Dashboard, there are several configurable tiles. These help users to see an overview of their loans and accounts in AcuLoan. In this specific dashboard view you can see several things:
• Total Book Value
• Advanced Payments Disbursed
• Receipts Payments Received
• Different Trends – deal size and capitalized interest
• Actual vs. Budget – Income
• View of Certain Loans

There are several other items that can be included on a dashboard for AcuLoan. These tiles and graphs have many customization options. The colors can be changed as well as the thresholds which prompt the tile to “alert.” Dashboards in the AcuLoan program from Acumatica are a great way to get an overview of what is happening in the system. These dashboards can be configured one time for multiple users to see.

If you think you could use a dashboard like this for your loan data, please contact Polaris Business Solutions; info@polaris-business.com.

Loan Classes and Reporting Groups | AcuLoan

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AcuLoan has the ability to create loan classes and report groups. These two categories will allow users to organize the loans and assist with reports. Below is a brief overview of both loan classes and reporting groups.

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Creating a loan account in AcuLoan

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AcuLoan is a complete loan management and information software program designed to work completely within the Acumatica platform. AcuLoan allows you to house the loan profile in the system while managing the transactions. See below for steps on creating a loan within the system.

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AcuLoan integration with Acumatica

 

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AcuLoan is a complete loan management and information software program designed to work fully within the Acumatica platform. The types of finance loans that AcuLoan is designed to handle are finance agreements, student loans, buy now pay later, and so much more.

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