Stop Debt Ageing: When I first see a problem ledger I immediately begin to seek out ways to correct the aged debt profile. Unpaid debt must be stopped from flowing through the aged fields. How? That is my secret. But there are well known ways to prevent ageing. (1) Get the bills paid on due date and where applicable, have your customer pay the non-disputed portions of invoices at due date. (2) Ensure disputes get resolved quickly and credit notes raised if due. (3) Write-off the debt if there is no hope of recovery. These actions should be ongoing already. If not - why? From this point my debt reduction roadmap begins to become clearer.