Alternatively, any (or even all) stage(s) of the recovery process can be manual, letting the user select between different actions.
Compiforce’s debt recovery software includes support for Summons, Judgments, Warrants, Third Party Orders, Repossessions, Charging Orders, Attachments-of-Earnings, etc. Many other document types are supported, and additional ones can be added easily.
ATTILA is a Debt Recovery SystemCan be used for
Corporations and Small Business
Debt Collection Agencies
Credit Protection Associations
ATTILA provides all the followingas standard
Adaptive Action Sequences
Legal Fees and Costs
Late Payment Charges
Courts Database (UK only)
3-days onsite training
DocumentsATTILA can be tailored to any Legal system and can be produced multi-lingual. ATTILA produces the paperwork for each case at the correct intervals. E.g.
Letters requesting payment
Telephone chasing lists
Letter Before Action
Summons or Writ-of-Summons
+ 300 – 400 other different documents
Optional modulesproduce a range of litigation documents
Warrant of Execution
Writ of FiFa
Attachment of Earnings
Third Party Order
Additional documents can be defined/added, and existing ones customised or omitted. Wording and layout of every document is customisable using ATTILA’s report generator.
Generation of Court DocumentsATTILA supports a vast range of Court Documents, in several different jurisdictions (Others can be added on request).
For legal systems that allow it, ATTILA can directly generate court documents that can then be taken to court for stamping and issuing. Legal documents can be printed onto plain paper, or boiler-plated onto pre-printed legal stationery.
If the Multiple-Defendants Module is installed, separate documents will be generated in the names of each of the co-defendants.
Actions on a case
ATTILA performs a series of actions for each case. (E.g. send a letter, produce a memo for telephone call, generate a Warrant.) ATTILA lets you predefine a range of different action sequences.
Each client can then have their own chosen sequence; or ATTILA can select one that is appropriate to the case-type.
If a case deviates from the normal flow, ATTILA can automatically initiate a different action sequence. E.g. if a promised cheque does not arrive by the agreed date, ATTILA can switch to an “Overdue-Payment” sequence. E.g. this could send 1 warning-letter, then initiate legal action.
If payment arrears are cleared, ATTILA will terminate the “Overdue-Payment” sequence, and switch back to the original sequence.
Other Action Sequences that can handled
Visits to Debtors
Summons No. Notification
ATTILA handles all payments. It monitors stage payments (and interest where appropriate). When the debtor’s payments have cleared, ATTILA automatically generates repayments to the Client and optionally appropriate invoices.
ATTILA also handles payments from the client to pay off invoices. These can be allocated to a specific invoice or the earliest invoice. Statements can be produced chasing the client for payment. An optional Sales Ledger is available which allows the client to be chased for payment.
Fees and Commission
ATTILA calculates the commission and fees owing to the Debt Collector, and invoices the Client if and when required. Monies can be held back from that collected from defendants, or all returned to the Client. In the latter case, ATTILA will invoice the Client, then wait for the invoice to be paid.
For commission, ATTILA supports many different charging schemes. E.g. “Bill-on-receipt”, “Bill-on-completion”. The commission can be flat-rate, percentage with up to 7 bands per case, percentage up to a maximum, percentage with a minimum, etc. Other schemes allow individual commission for each action or letter, administration fees etc.
Local taxes (e.g. VAT) are calculated, collected and invoiced where appropriate.
Cheque clearance can be set per client.
EfficiencyATTILA was designed from the beginning for fast case processing
Debtor details are only entered once.
If payments are made direct to the Client, everything else is automatic.
Selection, generation, and printing of letters is automatic.
Chasing overdue payments is automatic.
Paid-off cases are automatically archived after a selected interval.
With the optional Import module and all payments direct to the Client,
ATTILA can handle cases with NO manual actions AT ALL.
Cases can be imported via a bespoke program.
Reports can be exported to a .CSV file which can be imported to other systems. E.g. Microsoft Excel.
ATTILA systems can handle up to 1 million cases on a 1Gb/s network with a low-spec server.
ATTILA is used by organisations ranging in size from 1-man businesses, up to Europe’s largest electronics company.
ATTILA can handle millions of active cases, yet is cost-effective for users with only a handful of live cases. The only practical limit on the case-throughput is the size and speed of the computer or server.
ATTILA can run on a cheap PC, or on high-performance server. It supports from 1 to a 1000 users.
ATTILA’s import and export facilities allow for large volumes to be handled with little or no manual intervention.
ATTILA has many housekeeping functions to handle bulk files with add or remove stops, reset cases to different sequences, write off cases from a given list of cases etc.
Office ManagementATTILA provides the tools to run an efficient office
Fast display of payment histories to answer enquiries
Automatic generation/printing of the day’s documents
Interface to Legacy Systems
ATTILA’s optional Import module can be customised to accept case, payment or
status data from most mainframe or UNIX systems. Cases can be imported at any stage:
Chasing Overdue Invoices
Having imported a case, ATTILA can then pursue the action until full payment is collected, or the case is written off.
ATTILA supports multi-currency.
Case Types Supported
ATTILA handles each type of case differently, and understands the special features of each (E.g. with credit-card arrears, it is often desirable to recover or destroy the card, as well as recovery the arrears).
The types of Debt Recovery that ATTILA supports include
Off-road Parking Fines
Hire-Purchase Loan Arrears
Housing benefit overpayment
Council sundry debts