The Why and How For Leasing Business Equipment

Information on information technology , .. i.e. IT computer equipment leasing in Canada. By the way, software can be financed!

Let’s get the acronyms out of the way – IT is of course Information technology , and hundreds of millions on dollars of computers, software, and related technologies are acquired by Canadian business every year.

So why is ‘it equipment leasing ‘the chosen method of financing form firms who lease business equipment. The reality is that these assets make your firm more productive and competitive – and equipment financing and equipment leasing simply remove one of the major obstacles to your innovation – that obstacle is the cost of the equipment. Although the cost of technologies seems from a distance to be always going down (thinks PC’s and servers, etc) the overall sticker shock of your total investment is still a huge potential outlay of valuable cash and working capital.

Lets examine why the main advantages of leasing make total sense in the context of it equipment leasing. We’ll also discuss how you can actually get this type of financing in place.

First of all, and we hate clichés, but cash is (still) king! And most firms simply don’t have the cash available to pay for all their technology needs. You also don’t want to be in a position to match long term capital acquisitions with short term working capital availability. So your ability to match the anticipated useful life of the equipment with cash outlays is a considerable advantage. That’s what lease financing does of course.

Canadian rates are very volatile and although they are low they are expected to go up – leasing will often give you the option of fixing or locking in rates.

Whether your firm is large or small you need and have access to bank facility or working capital lines – maybe you are even self financing? A lease for business equipment leaves those credit facilities untouched. Also, and put your hand up if you have any input on this one, but lease financing is usually achieved with a basic business credit application and applicable information such as your financials, projections, etc . It is arguably the easiest way to get business financing approved in Canada.

In general any investment in technology makes you competitive and in many manners allow you to cut costs, simplify processes, etc. Put a financing solution to that technology and business improvement seems like a very solid decision.

The reality is that if you firm requires it computer leasing you quite frankly don’t have a lot of financing options. Bank term loans in general don’t make sense for technology that in general depreciates in value but still have a direct benefit to your firm.

Many computer leases are constructed around the concept of an operating lease. There are essentially only two types of equipment leases in Canada, capital and operating. Capital leases are leases to own, operating leases are leases to use. When financing technology, it, computers, etc you should probably consider the benefits of an operating lease – they have a lower cost, a lower monthly payment, and you have a triple option at the end of the lease term – you can return, purchase, or upgrade. That’s true flexibility!

So if you are focused on technology acquisition consider lease financing – we have show it is a better and more appropriate use of cash flow, it is generally easier to obtain, it hedges you against obsolescence of your acquisition, and may even have some solid tax and balance sheet advantages .

The Canadian lease financing business is both specialized and competitive. We strongly recommend you seeks the assistance and resources of a lease financing and business financing advisor who is knowledgeable, credible and experienced in it computer leasing. Advice you receive on the right lease partner, the best lease structure, and what competitive interest rate you might be a candidate for could save you thousands and tens of thousands of dollars.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.
Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.

Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.

Stan Prokop

7 Park Avenue Financial
Canadian Business Financing