Many professionals outside of the AR department, and maybe those who are active in AR, feel as though asking or demanding payment from customers will negatively affect your customer relationships. Fortunately, this widely held belief is just not true. Your customers will not get upset of leave your company because you asked for payment for products/services provided, they know they owe you. In fact, better accounts receivable management can significantly improve customer satisfaction and retention. If your customers are leaving you, it’s not because you’re asking them to pay their bills, but it may have something to do with the way you go about collecting invoices. By implementing proven credit collection best practices, you can not only provide better customer service and increase their satisfaction, you can increase your cash flow and grow your business too.