Why You Should Lease
No large initial outlay of cash
Leasing helps companies overcome financial obstacles. When you purchase, there is a huge capital outlay required upfront. With a lease, you can spread that cost over 36 – 48 months and enjoy fixed payments. You can also protect existing credit lines and preserve your cash flow.
Preserve cash flow
Businesses often find that they have to stretch their budgets over a multitude of operating costs such as staff, training, office space rentals, advertising etc. Leasing is a really good way to save cash and redirect it to other areas in your business.
Increase your bottom line
At InnoVent, we invest a residual value in your equipment. In doing this, your leasing costs reduce significantly resulting in a lower cost of finance that reduces the total cost of ownership - equating to real savings.
Enjoy a fixed interest rate instead of a floating rate
Unlike a bank loan where repayments and interest rates fluctuate, leasing equipment gives you a fixed rate for the term of the lease. You pay nothing upfront and with predetermined payments, you can budget better.
Keep your equipment up to date
Leasing ensures that you always have the best equipment, be it desktops, laptops or other hardware without running the risk of investing fortunes in machines that will become obsolete in a few years. At the end of the leasing contract, you can keep pace with technology and upgrade to the latest models.
Sweating assets might save capital or reduce cash demands, but support costs and failure rates are inevitable. As equipment ages, internal components progressively wear out, leading to slower performance. Productivity suffers, and maintenance costs rise. If you are on a lease, you will have the opportunity to trade in the slow and outdated equipment..
When you own assets, the burden to recycle or dispose of the equipment once it eventually becomes obsolete rests with you. With leasing, however, this hassle is taken out of your hands and falls solely on the leasing company. It’s their responsibility to take care of it, not yours.
Leasing options that keep pace with business and technology
As the world moves towards technology driven solutions, an organisations readiness for the digitised economy depends on the hardware they have today. By investing in technology, organisations will be investing in growth, improving operations and empowering employees to keep up and get ahead in a fast-paced world.
However, the real decision often isn’t which piece of equipment is best suited for your needs, but rather how this device will be acquired. With the current economic climate which is characterised by low growth rates, high inflation and a weakening currency, most organisations find themselves in a predicament. Should your organisation buy its office technology or get a business loan?
Leasing is a third viable alternative whether you are cash rich or follow a conservative capital expenditure model. With a lease, an organisation can gain access to the equipment and tools it needs without the burden of the full, up-front cost.
Initial costs are much lower in comparison to buying the equipment outright. Payments will also be predetermined and fixed, making it easy to balance budgets. When paired with an asset management component, leasing also assists with the essential facilitation of lifecycle management practices.
While the pull of owning equipment is often strong, equipment depreciates in value as it ages and will eventually become obsolete. The resale value significantly drops and you will likely have to sell them at a much lower price than what you paid to acquire them. Equipment leasing employs strategies to ensure the most productivity is gained from the equipment and when it's time to upgrade, equipment is always kept up to date.