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How the Servitization Model, Cloud and IoT Can Aid Manufacturers

Unmesh Pai, product management and strategy senior director at Oracle Financial Services, details the importance of embracing new forms of financial flexibility through technology. In this Monitor Exclusive, learn more about how servitization, the cloud and the Internet of Things can assist or improve your business model.... read more

The Best Ways to Determine the Par Value of Fixed Rate Loans

As common as sales of fixed rate loans are, there isn’t a uniform way to determine their par value when sales occur on a non-scheduled payment date. Steve Williams offers up two effective methods — the two-loan method and the present value method — as a means to make these calculations. ... read more

Going Extinct: It’s Time to Update Your Performance Review Process

Although ensuring your employees are producing at a high level is important, the standard methods of evaluating progress, namely the manager-led performance review, is going the way of the dinosaurs. Leslie Brown argues that employees need to take a more active role in the evaluation process and management must support them in doing so. ... read more

Pay-Per-Use and As-a-Service Equipment Management is Now a ‘Must Have’ Capability

It’s no longer a question of if pay-per-use and as-a-service equipment management will catch on, it’s when it will become a dominant force in the industry. Ian Robertson, Nick Feasey and Tim Pearce outline why companies need to catch up with this ever-accelerating trend.... read more

The Circular Economy: How Does Your Company Measure Up?

Many financial institutions are already offering circular economy-themed financing — and reaping the benefits. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation expects that the circular economy’s role in mainstream financing will increase in coming years. The foundation created Circulytics, a tool that enables companies to measure their circular economy performance.... read more

Innovative Asset Management: How As-a-Service Models Support the Circular Economy

The equipment finance industry is moving from a transactional approach to an as-a-service model. This shift provides an opportunity both to deepen relationships with customers and support the circular economy.... read more

Mission Critical Technology Delivers the Flexibility and Agility to Compete

The pace of technology adoption has accelerated over the last year, and what was once considered innovative has now become essential to staying competitive. Monitor checks in with three technology leaders about the mission critical technology of 2021. ... read more

Introducing Monitor’s 2021 Editorial Board

Monitor’s staff is excited to introduce the 2021 Editorial Board. 10 new members join four 2019 inaugural board members that have agreed to stay on for an additional year.... read more

Not Another Buzzword: Top Technology Terms You Need to Know

Let’s face it, to the uninitiated, conversations about technology can sometimes sound like a long string of buzzwords. But understanding certain terms and implementing them will be vital to the continued success of equipment finance. With the help of our guest editors and several service providers, Monitor assembled a primer of essential technology terms. ... read more

Becoming an Innovative, Agile Company: Q&A with the Guest Editors of Monitor’s Innovation Issue

Guest editors Deb Reuben and Denis Stypulkoski sat down with Rita Garwood for a fireside chat to launch Monitor’s very first innovation issue. This summary Q&A reviews key ideas for business leaders seeking to enhance agility, embrace disruption and avoid stagnation.... read more

NEFA’S New Executive Director Has Big Plans for the Association

Monitor caught up with Chad Sluss, the new executive director and CEO of the National Equipment Finance Association, to learn more about his background and the plans he has for the association in 2021 and beyond.... read more

Creating a Culture of Innovation: Experimentation Encouraged & Diversity of Thought Required

Many equate innovation with technology, but the true source of meaningful change is a company’s culture. Monitor sits down with innovators from this year’s list who share how to build a culture of innovation. By creating an environment where diversity of thought is required, experimentation is encouraged, success is celebrated and failure is acknowledged, a company can challenge group think and embrace consistent improvement.... read more

Alliance Funding Group’s Quest to Become the Next Big Independent

Alliance Funding Group has set its sights on a path of accelerated growth. Monitor catches up with CEO Brij Patel and SVP Brent Hall to discuss the company’s plans to become one of the top 10 independents in equipment finance. ... read more

The State of Government Fleets: Shifting to Electric Vehicles

Jeff Barron explores how companies entering the electric vehicle and fast charging battery markets will impact the future of the fleet leasing industry’s government sector... read more

A Leadership Legacy 30 Years in the Making

As the AACFB celebrates its 30th Anniversary, Executive Director Monica Harper reflects on the association’s history and the women who took on challenges and assumed leadership roles to help shape it. ... read more

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