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Growing the Power of the Invoice with Digital Transformation

Scott Nelson

“Whoever owns the invoice owns the customer.” This was the message of future Telefonica CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete López speaking at the 2014 Telefonica Leadership conference. The emerging business trend at the time was the ecosystem of cellular device apps... read more

How Asset Finance Companies Can Help Fleets Get to a Greener Future

Patrick Gaskins

With increasing regularity, corporations are adding sustainability goals to their business strategies. This new sense of corporate responsibility is in part being driven by changes in customer demand. Consumers are asking questions around the sustainability and environmental efforts of corporations... read more

Eliminating Paper In The Equipment Funding Process

Ray Ellingsen

Everyone in the heavily regulated syndicated equipment funding arena knows that each funding transaction requires signatures on more than 25 documents. While that has always been cumbersome, the restriction of public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic with its work-from-home mandates... read more

Are Your Repossession Agents Properly Insured?

Michael Levison

There are few actions that a lender takes that have more potential for legal or damage claims than a vehicle or equipment repossession. Ensuring that your service providers have the right types and amounts of insurance coverage is critical to... read more

How Strategic Information on Equipment Leases Can Help Businesses Under Uncertain Landscapes

Jennifer Booth

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted daily life across the globe, and the uncertainty that came with it continues to loom. Aside from the personal disruptions caused by the pandemic, in terms of health and finances, businesses have also been heavily... read more

Brokers Bridging the Gap: Choose Your Partnerships Wisely

Theresa Kabot

For the last twenty years, I have owned a third-party origination company/brokerage in Seattle. Throughout the years we have received hundreds of emails and letters from customers telling us how their business wouldn’t be where it is today if it... read more

Digital Exclusive: Spend Visibility Leads to Smarter Purchasing Decisions

Patrick Gaskins

The first step in developing a long-term equipment financing strategy is to identify all of the fixed and variable costs associated with operating your current fleet. In other words, what is your current total cost of operation? A spend analysis... read more

Brokers Bridging the Gap: Differentiating Yourself from Other Brokers

Steve Geller

After participating in the banking and finance industry for all of my career and spending over thirty years specifically in the equipment leasing and finance industry as a credit analyst, lending officer, and broker division manager, I have developed an... read more

Raising the Bar: Optimizing Vendor Programs: When Rapid Transformation Should Sound an Alarm

Diane Croessmann

Vendor partnerships have existed for decades and continue to be a staple in the equipment leasing and financing industry. Manufacturers and resellers who rely on these programs understand that when vendor partnerships work well, they provide high value. However, during... read more

Use a Dynamic Financing Model to Adjust Asset Life Cycles

Patrick Gaskins

In a rapidly changing market where we see wild swings in financial markets, the political landscape changing worldwide, oil production through the roof and the U.S. Federal Reserve increasing interest rates, how should we adjust our asset financing structures to... read more

The Importance of ‘Day after Tomorrow’ Thinking for Equipment Financing

Mike Hamilton

Most executives spend their time dealing with the issues they are facing today. Some are focused on the near-term, meaning the next 12-24 months. But very few spend enough time thinking about the long-term future or engaging in “day after... read more

Financing Modern Manufacturing

Gary Amos, Anthony Casciano

One of the biggest trends worth celebrating this National Manufacturing Day (October 1) is how digital solutions can keep powering manufacturing forward. At the 2016 MAPI Executive Summit, Raj Batra, president of Siemens’ Digital Factory Division, noted that companies are... read more

The Importance of Quality Assurance

Scott Thacker

Introduction In my role as CEO of Ivory Consulting, one of the three most important facets of my job is to ensure that our quality assurance activities are executed to the best of our ability. Toward that end, we have... read more

Personal Property Taxes and Leasing Companies: Five Key Factors to Remember

Nancy A. Geary

No one ever said that running an equipment leasing company is easy. Consider the challenge of collecting, reporting and remitting personal property taxes. Personal property tax is charged on tangible personal property (not real estate) and is levied by the... read more

Making Sense of It All: Data Tracking for Equipment Leasing Companies

Sinéad Murphy

The equipment leasing industry has grown exponentially over the last few decades, with more than $1 trillion dollars of equipment now being leased in the U.S. annually. As lease portfolios continue to increase in size and complexity, the task of... read more

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