Learn best practices for your real estate and equipment leasing programs by downloading our educational leasing guides and eBooks. Designed for leasing beginners as well as experienced professionals, these leasing guides offer our experts’ opinions on topics ranging from equipment financing to the new lease accounting standards.
How to Get Started
With New Lease Accounting Standards
CFOs and controllers – Understand how to navigate the first 90 days of your lease accounting project. Download this eBook to understand the key risks and challenges, how to budget for lease accounting software, and how to estimate the implementation time frame.
Enterprise Lease Accounting Software
Download this Evaluation Guide for a comprehensive checklist of features you should look for in an enterprise lease accounting software application. Includes detailed feature lists for lease accounting as well as both real estate and equipment lease administration.
Real Estate versus Equipment Leases
The Similarities and Differences
Think all your leases are all the same? Think again. While there are many similarities between real estate and equipment leases, there are also many differences. Learn why real estate leases are from Jupiter and equipment leases are from Saturn.
Enterprise-Wide Lease Census
Find Out What You Lease
Download this guide to learn how to create a master list of all the real estate, IT, vehicle, and other equipment your company leases. Learn the 10 places to look to conduct your enterprise-wide lease census.
Seven Lessons Learned
From Early Implementations
As the deadlines for the new lease accounting standards get closer, more companies are seeking to fast-track their implementations. The big question they are asking is: what lessons can learned from early movers who are almost complete with their implementation? We compiled best practices from interviews with over 200 companies to put together the top seven lessons learned.
Four Reasons to Involve
Procurement in Lease Accounting
No organization can be more helpful when automating the lease accounting process than the Procurement team, yet few companies have engaged them in their project efforts. Download this eBook to learn how Procurement can help accounting teams to identify new leases, track lease renewals, and automate the collection of the necessary data fields.
Accelerating Your Implementation
Ten Strategies to Consider
Looking for ways to speed up the implementation process and reduce the risk of missing the upcoming deadlines? Download this eBook to learn strategies you can take to accelerate your lease accounting project. By applying one or more of these techniques, you may be able to shave weeks, if not months, from your timeline.
Five Keys to Success
With Your Lease Accounting Project
As you get started with your lease accounting project, you should know the five critical steps to take for the successful transition to the new standards. Planning for these steps at the start will increase your project speed and reduce your chances of having to repeat a project phase later.
Lease Accounting Cost Savings
The Six Benefits from Software & Automation
Are you considering lease accounting software to comply with the new ASC 842 and IFRS 16 standards? Download this eBook to understand the potential cost savings opportunities resulting from automation of lease classification and financial reporting.
Equipment Leasing Cost Savings
The 10 Opportunities from Sourcing to End of Term
Learn the 10 opportunities to reduce the costs of your equipment leases in this eBook. Strategies include competitively sourcing new leases, minimizing interim rent payments, and reducing unplanned evergreen fees.
How to Collect Your Lease Accounting Data
A 10-Step Methodology
This is the industry’s most comprehensive guide to collecting your lease accounting data. Follow our 10-step methodology to understand what data you need, where to find it, how to abstract it, and how to clean it up. Over 50 pages of best practices and diagrams illustrate the process step by step.
Equipment Leasing Critical Success Factors
15 Best from Practices Best-in-Class Lessees
Learn the 15 critical success factors for equipment leasing. Learn how to standardize your lease versus buy analysis, how to competitively source financing, and how to proactively manage your end of term. By applying these industry best practices, you can save millions.
Managing Leased Equipment Spend
Guide for Procurement Leaders
Download this guide to learn how to aggregate and centralize your leased equipment spending, how to leverage competition to reduce your financing rates, and how to stop spend leakage during the life cycle of a lease.
Budgeting for Your Project
The Five Big Line Items to Consider
Creating your FASB lease accounting budget will be challenging as there are few, if any, external benchmarks available to use as a foundation for your assumptions and estimates.
GL, AP, & Your Financial Systems
Integrating Your Lease Accounting Application
As you evaluate and implement lease accounting software, you will also need to consider how it will interact with your general ledger, accounts payable, and fixed asset systems. Download this guide to understand the 10 enterprise systems that track lease data.
Maintaining Lease Accounting Data
20 Events You Will Need to Track
Few companies have given significant consideration to the processes required for maintaining lease accounting data on Day Two and beyond. How will you ensure that your lease accounting system is kept current with the most accurate, complete, and up-to-date information about leases?