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Posted by Scott Nelson in Perspectives on 6/22/2022
The availability and analysis of data is the driving force for change in business today and we see five ways that it is going to change the way equipment finance operates over the next few years. We note that “changing the way a business operates” is another way to say “changing our behavior” so we are really talking about five ways data is going to create innovation in our industry.
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Posted by Scott Nelson in Perspectives on 5/5/2022
The Amazon Prime television show “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” recently re-introduced me to concept of matchmakers. The show’s plotline begins with Mrs. Maisel’s mother, Rose, launching a business as a New York City matchmaker. This intrigued me because the challenges she faced seemed very much like those I have come to understand working with and around brokers in equipment finance.
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Posted by Scott Nelson in Perspectives on 2/21/2022
Transformation to becoming a “digital business” may be a tired topic, but how many finance companies can actually claim success? Indeed, how many business leaders have a definition of success for digital transformation much less have communicated it companywide?
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Posted by Scott Nelson in Perspectives on 2/8/2022
Automation has been a principal pursuit of business ever since Henry Ford implemented the first assembly line in 1913 and reduced the Model T assembly time from 12 hours to 93 minutes. Twenty-five years later, during World War II, increased demand for military equipment brought mechanization to production lines enabling higher speeds, fewer errors and more efficient use of raw materials.
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Posted by Daniel Nelson in Perspectives on 8/25/2021
Historically, we experienced the concept of real-time data in analog systems like driving a car and heating or cooling a house. But digital has changed the value of real-time data because it makes that data portable, accessible and more usable. Equipment finance in the days of analog – paper contracts and accounting spreadsheets – had little use for real-time data. But in a digital world, the value of real-time data is increasing and we must learn to take full advantage.
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Posted by Scott Nelson in Perspectives on 10/27/2020
“The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
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