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New and Improved: Financial Ratios in FINPACK

This post highlights the updated financial ratios in FINPACK. The ratio updates are based on the recent updates to the Farm Financial Standards Council's Financial Guidelines for Agriculture. The 2022 release of the Farm Financial Standards Council's (FFSC) Financial...

FINPACK News – November Digest

The FINPACK Lenders Conference is around the corner, the FINPACK 2022 update is live including new monthly Commercial Cash Flow capabilities, and the FINPACK team at the ABA Ag Bankers conference in Omaha! Register Now for the FINPACK Lenders Conference...

The New Monthly Commercial Cash Flow Capability of FINPACK

What's New in the Commercial Cash Flow Tool in FINPACK? The 2022 Fall Release of FINPACK adds the capability to complete annual OR monthly cash flow projections for commercial clients. These projections can be for a few months or multiple years. This replaces the...

What’s New in the 2022 FINPACK Update?

The 2022 FINPACK update brings changes to Tax Forms, incorporates new Financial Standards Measures, introduces a new Cash Flow Projection into our commercial tools and more! Farm Financial Standards Update The FINAN Financial Analysis and FINFLO Cash Flow Projection...

FINPACK NEWS Digest – October 2022

FINPACK lenders conference registration is open, the updated Farm Financial Scorecard, lender training, and looking forward to the ABA Ag Bankers Conference Register for the FINPACK Lenders Conference The FINPACK Lenders Conference is back in-person! Join us...

Register Now for the 2022 FINPACK Lenders Conference

The FINPACK Lenders Conference is back in-person! Join us December 13-14 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America for the latest updates in Ag and Commercial lending, what's new and upcoming in FINPACK credit analysis, and an outstanding lineup of speakers. Of course, you...

Meet the FINPACK Team in Omaha at the ABA Ag Bankers Conference

The Pre-conference seminar will focus on best practices and takeaways for managing risk through this new cycle of high commodity and input prices. Join the FINPACK Team at the ABA Agricultural Bankers Conference in Omaha, November 6-9. This year's theme is...

New Resource: Updated Farm Financial Scorecard

This post highlights the updated Farm Financial Scorecard as an easy-to-use resource to benchmark a farm's financial position and performance against a standard set of ranges from vulnerable to strong. Benchmarking, or comparing individual metrics to standards,...

FINPACK Digest – September 2022

Sleuthing positive cash discrepancy errors, registration for FINPACK Lender training and the FINPACK Lenders Conference, and introducing the FINPACK Flyover Register Now for September FINPACK Lender Training Registration is open for the next in-person FINPACK...

Register today for the 2022 FINPACK Lenders Conference

The FINPACK Lenders Conference is back in-person! Join us for two days of great content: Get the latest updates in ag and commercial lendingListen to our outstanding lineup of speakers including Brad Stevens, Frayne Olson, Joe Santos and the return of Dr. David...

Register Now for FINPACK Lender Training

Registration is open for the next FINPACK Lender training on October 11th and 12th on the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus. Covering all the components of FINPACK and with a focus on credit analysis of both agricultural and commercial businesses, the...

How to Sleuth Positive Cash Discrepancy Triggers

Doing a thorough, accurate evaluation of a customer’s past performance is key to feeling confident when evaluating credit requests. Oftentimes in agriculture, the customer data received to perform this analysis is incomplete. Therefore, cash discrepancy errors can...

FINPACK Digest – August 2022

FINPACK Lenders Conference & Lender Training registration is open, sleuthing negative cash discrepancy triggers & planning for volatility FINPACK Lenders Conference Registration is Open Registration for the 2022 FINPACK Lenders Conference is open! The...

Cash Discrepancy Triggers

Doing a thorough, accurate evaluation of a customer’s past financial performance is key to feeling confident when reviewing credit requests.  However, in agriculture, the customer data received to perform this analysis is often incomplete.  Therefore, cash...

FINPACK Lenders Conference Registration is Open

Registration for the 2022 FINPACK Lenders Conference is open! The conference runs December 13-14 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, and once again offers a full lineup of speakers, the latest updates on ag and commercial lending, FINPACK updates,...

Planning for Volatility

Using shocks to debt coverage can be a useful tool during volatile times when completing a cash flow projection. In today’s marketplace, both your agricultural and commercial clients are continually facing volatility, with swings...

FINPACK Digest – July 2022

Save the date for the 2022 Lenders Conference, FINPACK Help & Support options, & Training Workshop Updates FINPACK Lenders Conference - Save the Date The 2022 FINPACK Lenders Conference will be held in-person at the Radisson Blu Mall of America on December...

FINPACK – Here To Help

The FINPACK team is here to help. Whether you're new to using FINPACK or even to credit analysis in general, our product support team, online and built-in help functions, and our online training are available to answer your questions and ensure you are getting the...

2022 FINPACK Lenders Conference

The 2022 FINPACK Lenders Conference will be held in-person in 2022. Conference Information Date: December 13-14, 2022Location: Radisson Blu Mall of America - Bloomington, MN Dr. David Kohl returns to the FINPACK Lenders Conference + a full lineup of speakers. We will...

FINPACK Digest – June 2022

Credit scorecards, the FINPACK advanced training survey, register now for Lender training, and The FINPACK digest is published every month and links to all the FINPACK News post published in the previous four weeks. Want notifications on FINPACK news posts sooner?...

How to develop financial statements and what to do with them

Farmers prefer to spend their time in the tractor or barn... and less time to develop financial statements. Because of this, many farmers and ranchers struggle when preparing financial records for their businesses. Here are two questions we often hear from farmers and...

Training & Events Update

October training for Lenders, Training for Educators and Professionals, and save the date for the 2022 FINPACK Lender's Conference FINPACK Training for Lenders in October Registration is open for the next FINPACK Lender training on October 11th and 12th on the...

How to Design and Use Credit Decision Scorecards

Using Credit Decision Scorecards in your credit decisioning represents a convenient way to 'filter' loan applications. By applying some basic criteria, you can quickly decide if a credit request is straightforward and can be approved or denied as is, or if it needs...

Advanced FINPACK Credit Analysis Training

Would Advanced FINPACK Training be useful to you and/or your Team? We are looking for your thoughts on training topics, modality, timing, and more. Please complete our survey to offer your feedback. Take Our Brief Survey As a reminder, the FINPACK Team is always...

FINPACK Digest – May 2022

1. Cover Crop Financial Data Profitability The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) collaborated with the Center for Farm Financial Management (CFFM) to integrate a new data gathering process into FINBIN — the largest publicly-available farm financial database...

How To Use Tasks To Speed Up Credit Decisions

Speeding up the credit decision process is vital. While striving to be as methodical and rigorous as possible in their evaluation of every loan request received, lenders need to get to a decision in as timely a fashion as possible. Using a coherent 'tickler' or task...

Using Core Data in FINPACK+

https://vimeo.com/705769854/86a95ea1be Wynn Richardson gives an overview of how the FINPACK+ API can connect your core system with FINPACK+. Learn how to import customer, account and loan data from your core system into FINPACK+ to use in a FINPACK credit analysis....

How to Use Portfolio Risk Analyst (PRA)

Each borrower, be they Ag or Commercial, has their own unique business risks. You also need to know how your entire loan portfolio is positioned to face the volatility of today's business environment. PRA (Portfolio Risk Analyst) creates a database of your Ag or...

FINPACK Digest: April 2022

From April: FINPACK Credit Analysis Tools for commercial customers, an overview of Global Cash Flow Analysis, celebrating ICBA Community Bank Month, and training workshops update. 1. FINPACK Credit Analysis Tools for Commercial Customers FINPACK offers credit analysis...