Collection Advisor magazine today announced its selection of the Top 100 Collection Technology Products for 2005. The announcement was made by Harry A. Strausser III, president of Remit Corporation in Bloomsburg, Pa., former chair of the ACA and emcee of the CAT Expo.

This is the first year the magazine bestowed an honor of this kind on products and services in the collections industry and was a highlight of CAT Expo, an educational forum for the collections profession sponsored by the magazine.

“All of the companies honored as the Top 100 Collection Technology Products represent not only market leaders, but smaller, niche companies who present true innovation and insight within the industry,” said Editor/Publisher T. Allen Rose. “On behalf of the magazine, we are very pleased to bestow this honor on these very worthy companies.”

The Top 100 Collection Technology Products are spread across 13 categories, including Commercial, Small Office, Mid-Range and High-End Collection Software; Scoring; Legal; Medical; Banking; Mailing Services; Electronic Payment; Skip Tracing; Predictive Dialers; and Interactive Voice Response. The comprehensive list will be featured in the magazine’s January/February 2006 issue, along with a companion story honoring the Top 50 Most Influential Collection Professionals for 2005 — another “first” honor of its kind for the profession.

“We are very pleased to have our solutions recognized in Collection Advisor’s Top 100 Collection Technology Products,” said Kerry Williams, group president of Experian’s Credit Services. “It is our goal to provide our clients with solutions that not only meet their current requirements, but also allow the flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing business environment.”

Experian was honored for its products in two separate categories: Scoring and Skip Tracing. The company received its recognition for Scorex PLUS, Experian-Scorex’s highly predictive credit scoring model, in the Scoring category and MetroNet, Experian’s consumer and commercial locater tool, in the Skip Tracing category. Leveraging Experian’s rich consumer data, Scorex PLUS is a powerful credit score that utilizes the latest advances in predictive technology, and MetroNet provides clients with access to comprehensive data on more than 150 million households and 25 million businesses.