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Management Comparative Program Analysis Highlights

Each year, firms that complete the Management Comparative Survey receive their own report with the firm's information alongside a comparison to other Selected firms with similar case volume, geographic location and population density. In addition, Selected releases highlights from the total analysis of all firms' data. Below is a summary of past years' analysis.

2014 Analysis of the 2013 Fiscal Year

  • 161 firms participated.
  • The number of funerals serviced was approximately the same at 51% of the total cases serviced. The cremation rate also remained about the same.
  • The percentage of pre-need funded contracts serviced during the year declined to 22% for 2013, while the average number of new contracts sold remained relatively steady at 131. This could indicate that contract holders are living slightly longer than in the past.
  • The number of days of sales in accounts receivable continues to increase. All funeral service companies need to review their company policies on collection of payments by the date of service.

What people are saying about Selected members

"Most meaningful to me was the home-town feel of the funeral home and the kindness and compassion of the staff—they were professional yet warm. Absolutely nothing could have been done to improve their service; they met my expectations on every level. Our funeral director was wonderful, making everything easy and uncomplicated for me."

– S.H.., Elk River, MN
Served by member firm Dare's Funeral Service

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