Make Leasing a Competitive Advantage

Leasing has become a popular option for high tech companies — both for their public and private clouds. Instead of paying $100,000 for a group of servers, storage, or networking gear, you can pay $2500 per month over a three year term. Leasing helps improve your cash flow, align expenses to revenues, and refresh technology faster.

But it comes with a price. Leases have specialized tax and accounting considerations, different upgrade and repair processes, and unique procurement and asset management models. Many companies have struggled and/or abandoned leasing because they could not manage the associated complexities. With our Enterprise Lease Accounting software you can get control of your leasing program and all of its complexities. We will do all the heavy lifting so you can finally realize the full benefits of leasing.

Cloud Computing

Align Expenses to Revenues

Have you introduced cloud or other “as a Service” models with monthly or annual billing models? If so, then outlaying capital upfront to purchase all the servers, storage devices, and networking equipment you need may not be the best financial decision. Leasing enables you to better align expenses with revenue.

Of course, the strategy only works if you can effectively manage the unique complexities of leasing — issues like taxes, accounting, upgrades, and returns. That’s where LeaseAccelerator comes in. We can help you optimize the sourcing, accounting, and performance of your real estate and equipment leasing program.

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Equipment Leasing Reports

Improve Free Cash Flows

Are your shareholders focused on cash flow metrics? With leasing, you can defer cash outlays from a large upfront purchase to a series of monthly payments. Leasing also adds a level of predictability for cash flows that is hard to achieve through other models.

Of course, the strategy only works if you can manage the complex accounting associated with leasing. If auditors find material weaknesses in your lease accounting then the market cap gains you enjoyed from better cash flows might be quickly erased. That’s where LeaseAccelerator comes in. We can help you comply with Sarbanes Oxley and the new lease accounting standards.

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Refresh Technology Faster

Does your company have a consistent process to upgrade your servers, storage, and networking devices at regular intervals? If not, you may be falling behind the competition in keeping pace with the performance expectations of your users. Leasing rather than buying equipment is an option that not only lowers the cost of technology, but also helps you prevent obsolescence. Imagine getting new servers every 36 months or new routers every five years.

Of course, the strategy only works if you return and refresh equipment at the end of the lease term. That’s where LeaseAccelerator comes in. We can help you monitor all equipment coming to end of term so you can proactively return and refresh your hardware.

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Real World Savings for High Tech Companies

Examples from our Fortune 500 Customers.

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Reduced Buyouts by 40%

A leading cloud provider was able to reduce end-of-term buyouts by 40%. Instead of purchasing older servers, storage devices, and networking equipment at the end of lease, the equipment was returned. The equipment was either replaced with the latest-and-greatest technology or the lease was renewed at a significantly lower price that reflected the residual value.

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Lowered Evergreen by $5M

A leading hardware provider reduced their lease evergreen and buyout payments by $5M – a 25% reduction. By centralizing all equipment leases into a single database, the IT department gained visibility into all the leases approaching end of term. IT could then proactively decide whether to return, renew, or buy the servers, storage, and networking devices.

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Leasing Process Reduced to 2 Days

A leading hardware provider reduced the time to process leases from three to four weeks down to just one to two days. By automating the lease versus buy analysis process, decisions can be made consistently and quickly across the organization. The company has also reduced leasing rates by over $500K per year by introducing more competition into sourcing.

Some of Our High-Tech Clients

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White Papers, Handbooks, and Research Studies

PWC Equipment Leasing White Paper

PwC Equipment Leasing White Paper

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Authored by PwC, this white paper explains the complex world of equipment leasing, including the key organizational, processes, and systems challenges associated with managing assets from airplanes, medical devices, and…
Real Estate versus Equipment Leasing eBook

Real Estate and Equipment Leases eBook

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There are some similarities between real estate and equipment leases. Both have been neglected and under-funded at most organizations. There has been little investment in the people, systems, and processes…
15 Critical Success Factors for Your Equipment Leasing Program

Equipment Leasing Critical Success Factors eBook

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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…

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