We are Reinventing the Way Businesses Lease

Through Digital Transformation of Real Estate and Equipment Leasing Processes

ENTERPRISE LEASING

Reimagining Business Processes

Leasing offers the potential to offer CFOs tremendous competitive advantage if well managed. Leasing, rather than buying assets, enables companies can realize greater free cash flows, which can potentially drive increases in stock prices and market capitalization. Instead of putting cash into depreciating assets, companies can put cash to work with investments in new products, sales staff, or marketing programs. 

However, historically few companies have managed leases as a portfolio or thought about the business processes associated with the leasing lifecycle.  CFOs viewed leasing as an accounts payable task.  Business managers viewed it as a budgeting strategy.  Procurement viewed it as a checklist item in the capital acquisition process.

To realize the benefits of leasing, companies will need to re-imagine leasing as a business process and embrace technology to digitize the lifecycle just as they have for other balance sheet items like receivables, payables, inventory and cash.

The Leasing Guru – Expert Guide Series

The Blue Prints for Transforming Your Leasing Program

We have developed a library of over 20 guides that provide best practices on how to manage an enterprise portfolio of leases. The guides offer step-by-step instructions for how to implement the new lease accounting standards, how to track leased assets throughout the lifecycle, and how to analyze lease portfolios for savings opportunities. 

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Leasing Dream Team

The Leasing Dream Team

The Architects of Billing-Dollar Leasing Programs

We’ve assembled a dream team of leasing experts across our product, engineering, implementation, and support organizations. The team includes leaders that have built and managed billion-dollar equipment leasing programs at some of the world’s largest companies including Dell, ExxonMobil, AT&T, and Bombardier.  No one is more passionate about transforming your leasing program. We love lease accounting! 

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LeaseAccelerator Global Alliance Program

LeaseAccelerator Global Alliance Program

Jointly Transforming the Business of Leasing

We know most companies will need assistance digitizing and transforming their leasing programs – preferably from trusted advisors with strong financial systems and process expertise. That’s why we have partnered with many of the leading financial advisory firms to help them create leasing centers of excellence. As a result, organizations such as PwC, EY, and RSM can help offer a menu of services to transform and digitize leasing programs.

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The Lease Accounting Road Show

Educating the Planet on the Benefits of Leasing

We conduct an annual roadshow in which members of our Leasing Dream Team speak at over 50 events throughout the US and Europe with a goal of educating the market on the best practices for adopting the new lease accounting standards, finding cost savings from leasing portfolios, and leveraging the competitive advantages obtainable from well-run leasing programs.

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ENTERPRISE LEASING

Re-Designing the Organizational Chart

If companies are going to successfully transform their leasing programs they will need to build centers of excellence staffed with experts following best practices. Just like companies have entire teams built for accounts payable, corporate treasury, and tax planning, we imagine a world in which every large company has a dedicated leasing team. But adding this new function to the org chart won’t come easy. The biggest challenge will be developing the talent.

Historically, leasing expertise has been a rare commodity at large companies. While there are hundreds of thousands of leasing experts around the world, most of them work at the financial institutions that sell the leasing products. When the new lease accounting standards were introduced back in 2016, there were fewer than 500 leasing experts working in corporate roles. By 2021, there will need to be 25,000 experts in lease accounting and administration.

At LeaseAccelerator, we love impossible challenges. So we’ve taken on a mission to help build an entire new category of profession for leasing.

LeaseAccelerator Experiential Learning Platform

Online Learning Platform

The Industry’s Most Comprehensive Training Curriculum

We’ve invested several million in online training programs via our LeaseAccelerat-ED experiential learning platform. Our customers can access a library of over 300 different courses on leasing topics ranging from performing the monthly close to managing end of lease decisions. The online learning wherever and whenever they want. Users can take tests and earn continuing professional education credits that are all tracked on an online transcript. Think of it as Ed-Tech for Fintech.

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Lease Accounting Dot Com

The Industry’s Best Educational Resource

We recognize that we aren’t the only ones with experts on lease accounting. In addition to our Expert Guide series and Experiential Learning Platform, we offer a curated selection of the best technical accounting articles on the web from the Big Four, the accounting boards, and financial journals. And we’ve organized them into categories so its easy to quickly navigate to the best papers on topics such impairments or incremental borrowing rates. 

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Enterprise Lease Accounting Summit

Lease Accounting Summit

Industry’s Largest Conference Dedicated to Leasing

We host an annual conference that is the only event in the industry 100% dedicated to leasing. SAP and Oracle conferences have breakout sessions on leasing, but they are only 45 minutes. FEI and AICPA abandoned leasing topics after the first accounting deadlines passed. The three day event is focused on education, best practices, and lessons learned. There is no selling nor are there product pitches. Sessions are primarily panels with moderators to facilitate a peer-to-peer exchange amongst finance and accounting leaders. On the last night, we host a blowout Leasapalooza party for all attendees.

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ENTERPRISE LEASING

Re-Defining the Measurement of Success

One of the biggest challenges with today’s leasing programs is that there is no real model for success. CFOs don’t know the difference between a good leasing program and a great leasing program, because there are no publicly available studies that benchmark performance.  Nor are there any generally accepted KPIs or metrics for accounting, operations, or procurement teams to utilize when analyzing the activities of their own organizations. 

At LeaseAccelerator, we are relentlessly data-driven. And it drives us mad that there are publicly available metrics or benchmarks to compare the performance of leasing portfolios.  So we have invested in research centers and reporting technologies to help companies track, measure, and compare the performance of their sourcing, management, and accounting activities.

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Leasing and OpEx Research Center

Benchmarking Industry Success Metrics

To help companies better understand how they compare to their peer group, we established the Leasing and OpEx Research Center. We have published rankings of companies with the largest leasing portfolios in major countries such as the US, UK, Germany, and Australia. Additionally, we have begun to publish trend analysis of qualitative and quantitative metrics being disclosed as a result of the transition to the new standards. We also conduct progress reports on the state-of-readiness by public and private companies for the new lease accounting standards. 

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The Lease Accounting Newsletter

Lease Accounting Newsletter

The Best Articles on ASC 842, IFRS 16, and GASB 87

Subscribe to the Lease Accounting Newsletter to have the best articles on ASC 842, IFRS 16, and GASB 87 sent to your inbox twice per month. See examples of recent financial disclosures for lease accounting. Keep up with the latest publications from the Big Four, Advisory Firms, and Real Estate Property Managers. Learn about upcoming webinars, conferences, and training sessions. Track the latest updates from the FASB, IASB, GASB, and other regulatory agencies.
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