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The Seven Wonders of JavaOne 2016

The Seven Wonders of JavaOne 2016

Every year, Java experts from around the world gather at JavaOne. CHP discusses what the latest conference can bring to our product and development process.

Leaseurope Inside: Three Technology Trends for 2016

Steve Taplin, Global Sales Director, discusses several new ways in which technology can impact how leasing businesses work.

World Leasing Yearbook 2016: Trends Affecting Leasing in 2016

CHP’s Steve Taplin discusses changes in company culture, user behaviour, and approaches to partnership and integration.

Four themes from Devoxx 2016, by CHP Consulting

Four themes from Devoxx 2016, by CHP Consulting

CHP discusses its takeaways from Devoxx 2016, the Java community conference by developers, for developers.

The Right First Time Series Collection

The Right First Time Series Collection

Download all eight articles in the Right First Time series.

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Right First Time #8: Making Complex Projects Run Smoothly

Right First Time #8: Making Complex Projects Run Smoothly

The concluding article in the Right First Time series deals with the intricacies of complex software implementations.

Many businesses operate with diverse portfolios across many countries, on expansive and highly integrated systems landscapes, or offering products of many types to different markets. These projects might need to be harmonized by region, are often implemented progressively through phasing, and can be subject to various modern approaches to project management.

The final Right First Time also incorporates a review of the series.

Right First Time #7: Delivering Change and Realizing the Benefits

Right First Time #7: Delivering Change and Realizing the Benefits

The penultimate article in the Right First Time series discusses the period in your project that immediately follows the first big go-live. Go-live time is usually a sound justification for a grateful speech and a party, but in many ways the work has just begun.

The new system and all its downstream dependents need to work, and be evaluated; your users need to be comfortable and productive; and further phases or improvements will need to be implemented just as effectively.

World Leasing Yearbook 2015: Using Business Intelligence in Leasing

World Leasing Yearbook 2015: Using Business Intelligence in Leasing

Steve Taplin discusses the use of business intelligence and predictive analytics in the leasing industry.

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Right First Time #6: Derisking Your Data Migration

Right First Time #6: Derisking Your Data Migration

In the sixth article in our Right First Time series, we discuss the migration of business data from legacy systems.

Migrations should be treated with the appropriate focus and afforded the best staff, and migrated data must be proven to be stable and true before the project can be signed off to go live.

If data is ‘bad’ then it’s bad PR for the project in general, and will undermine everything you’ve worked hard to achieve.

Right First Time #5: Making Business Change Happen

Right First Time #5: Making Business Change Happen

In our fifth article of the Right First Time series, we consider the careful management and planning that is required to make necessary business changes happen.

Because no supplier’s system will match a business exactly, adjustments on both sides are necessary – be that in people, process, or technical architecture – and the challenge is to find a balance that suits your organization’s needs, while retaining what makes you unique.

Leaseurope Inside: Moving From Mainframe to Commodity Hardware

Leaseurope Inside: Moving From Mainframe to Commodity Hardware

Increasingly, asset finance providers are seeing the benefits of moving away from proprietary mainframe systems towards a more virtualized, vendor-neutral hardware environment. Andrew Flegg, Senior Architect at CHP Consulting, discusses the trend.

World Leasing Yearbook 2014: Right First Time summary

World Leasing Yearbook 2014: Right First Time summary

Every asset finance business owner wants their operation to be more efficient, dynamic and profitable. Richard Raistrick, CHP’s Global Marketing Director, discusses some of the finer points of software implementations as major business change.

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Right First Time #4: Deploying Future-Proof Technology

Right First Time #4: Deploying Future-Proof Technology

In our fourth article in the Right First Time series, we look at some of the key considerations in deploying modern infrastructure successfully in the enterprise.

Companies such as Amazon and Google operate on a huge scale on modern platforms. They achieve reliability, innovation and efficiency through industrial-strength infrastructure.

The same advanced technology offers huge potential to the asset and auto finance industries. Here’s our advice on how to get the best out of it for your business.

Asset Finance International: French equipment finance sector slows down in 2012

Asset Finance International: French equipment finance sector slows down in 2012

Frédéric Laurent, CHP Consulting’s Operations Director (France), tells Asset Finance International how the French leasing sector fell in the last quarter of 2012.

World Leasing Yearbook 2013: Five things changing in asset finance

World Leasing Yearbook 2013: Five things changing in asset finance

To succeed in a competitive marketplace, change must be embraced in all its forms. Andrew Denton discusses the key ways in which asset finance is changing, necessarily and for the better.

Right First Time #3: Defining the Right Project

Right First Time #3: Defining the Right Project

Our third piece in the Right First Time series discusses the tasks and procedures necessary to plan your project effectively and give it detailed, meaningful definition.

Right First Time #2: Selecting the Best Partner

Right First Time #2: Selecting the Best Partner

In our second article in the Right First Time series, we delve a little further into how to go about selecting the right partner for your implementation project.

Selecting a vendor with the requisite project experience to enable an accomplished delivery, and one who offers quality, implementable software, is the key foundation on which your project will be built. We discuss the shrewder measures you can take to bring this process to a satisfactory conclusion.

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Right First Time #1: Preparing Your Organization for Success

Right First Time #1: Preparing Your Organization for Success

Our first article in the Right First Time series discusses the preparatory work necessary when undertaking an asset finance systems implementation project.

Our experience tells us that if you get the preparation right up front, you will greatly improve your chances of delivering successfully and providing genuine value to the organization.

LeasingWorld: Making paperless a reality

LeasingWorld: Making paperless a reality

Lucy Matthews, Client Relationship Director at CHP Consulting, explains how effective workflow and document management can stop your business from becoming a paper tiger.

World Leasing Yearbook 2012: Running a smooth BPI project

World Leasing Yearbook 2012: Running a smooth BPI project

Richard Raistrick, CHP’s Global Marketing Director, provides eight hints on running your business process improvement project smoothly and successfully.

Introducing Web 3.0: HTML5 and the Semantic Web

Introducing Web 3.0: HTML5 and the Semantic Web

Our daily use of technology has been transformed over the past decade. In this article, we look at some of the technologies that have made this possible today and where they will take us in the future.

LeasingWorld: How social media can help leasing

LeasingWorld: How social media can help leasing

Andrew Denton, CHP’s Chief Operating Officer, explains how social media can grease the wheels for leasing in the SME market.

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Asset Finance International: Lessors need to be ready for accounting changes advises CHP Consulting

New lease accounting rules are looming on the horizon, for all companies in most of the mature leasing markets of the world. Asset Finance International asks CHP Consulting’s Ralph Neuff for his assessment of the situation.

World Leasing News:
How leasing companies
can work securely in the cloud

There is plenty of hype around cloud computing, and in asset finance we are seeing it just as much as those in other industries. The commercial viability is clear to see, but before committing to large-scale business change, decision makers are cautiously considering the options.

LeasingWorld: The essentials of system implementation success

As part of a LeasingWorld special report on front and back office systems, CHP’s Richard Raistrick considers the critical success factors of large-scale system implementations.

Monitor Daily: How to stop your business coming to a standstill

As a business grows, so do its systems, supporting infrastructure and processes, but most importantly its dependency on these. Forward-thinking businesses need to use the latest technologies and thinking to ensure their suffering is minimized.

Webinar on the effects of Basel III banking rules on asset finance

Asset Finance International held a webinar in conjunction with CHP Consulting on the implications for equipment leasing markets of the coming Basel III changes in global banking supervision rules. Over 400 participants worldwide logged into the webinar.

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Satisfy the auditors: How to achieve real transparency (LeasingWorld)

In an article for LeasingWorld, Andrew Denton, Director at CHP Consulting, says you can only achieve true transparency by holding detailed information on all that you do.

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World Leasing News: Technology Trends in the Leasing Industry

In technology, as in today’s world of finance, the only constant is change. Many of the key technologies for today and the coming years are already in use by leading equipment finance companies.

Business Rules: Adapt or Die?

A firm’s business rules are its lifeblood. They drive business models, define operations, control behavior and, when executed effectively, become a key competitive advantage.

Defeat fraud with smart identity matching

In order to meet the market requirement for a rapid turnaround of credit decisions, finance providers have invested in automated underwriting systems.

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Transparency and investor trust in today's turbulent market

Fuelled by the nation’s slowing economy and credit crunch, liquidity – or lack thereof – is arguably the greatest challenge facing lessors and asset finance companies of all sizes today.

When Much Is Known By Many

It was not long ago – the fall of 2007, to be exact – that the equipment leasing and finance industry was awash with capital.

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A Forward-Looking View at Paperless Transactions

One of the tenets of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation is funding forward-thinking industry research. This is evidenced with the release of the foundations most recent research study, “Paperless Transactions: The Competitive Edge”.

Delivering Long Term Benefits with BPM and Workflow

Increasingly, asset finance companies are using business process management (BPM) techniques combined with workflow technology to deliver long-lasting business benefits.

HITTING THE BULLS-EYE: Picking the Right Technology Platform to Support Your Business

Customer demands, relentless competitive pressures and regulatory changes are forcing asset finance companies in North America and other markets to rethink, refine and ultimately transform their businesses.

Seeing Sense: The Business Case for Accessible Software

Since the Disability Discrimination Act was expanded to include the provision of services in October 2004, “accessibility” has become an increasingly hot topic for IT providers and finance companies alike.

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Managing assets to manage cost

Improving the approach to asset management

Processes for Improvement

Business process management (BPM) and workflow technology offer tremendous potential to the asset finance industry.

Technology Conversions: More Than Just Software

A recent asset finance industry conference I attended showcased the new generation of technology platforms being introduced to the market.

The Dash for Dashboards

A window into your data — why so many executives are using dashboards to learn about their business.

Europe Conference 2006: Vendor Financing Options

Brian Rogerson looks at a single market, which operates with a variety of approaches