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A comparative financial analysis of the costs and benefits of a lease-purchase investment

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  1. Introduction
  2. IT governance and performance assessment
    1. Business alignment and process improvement
    2. Strategic alignment
    3. Value delivery
    4. Resource and performance management
    5. Operational service and support
  3. Investment decision making factors
    1. Factors favoring leasing against factors not to lease
    2. Reasons to lease
    3. Factors favoring purchasing against factors not to purchase
    4. Reasons to purchase
  4. Quantitative and qualitative analysis
    1. Cost benefit analysis
  5. Conclusion
  6. Recommendation
  7. References
  8. Appendix

This report was prepared as a result of work performed by the accounting and finance department in response to management request to investigate the company's lease-purchase options for the IT department. The upgrade of our IT material and equipment is essential for Reunite Corporation to remain competitive in their service offerings. In today's marketplace, the technology upgrade cycle is relatively shortened by constant industrial advances. For this reason, there is a sense of investigative urgency of the financial structuring of the upgrades in order to maximize the company's capitalization and return on investment. The scope of this report is limited to a paired comparative analysis between leasing and purchasing computer equipment. The analysis is performed by using various financial tools and techniques in order to conclude and recommend to management on the best course of action to take.

[...] Our conclusions are as follows: Table Technology levers assessment Technology Levers Assessment Areas Affected Update Requirements Information System Information flow Yes management saturation Limited storage space and information Loss of data delivery Software Missing Obsolete software Yes technology technical updates and security requirements Security norms not met Exposure to viruses and other threats Process Good Management report Not applicable integration and operational data human computer system Structural system interaction deficiencies 3 Value delivery Schwartz (2007) defines the value delivery as the process from which the department does what's necessary to deliver the benefits promised at the beginning of a project or investment.? In our evaluation of financial and management data reporting requirements, our conclusions are as follows: Table Value delivery assessment Value Delivery Assessment Update Requirements Financial and Good data linking Yes management data Structured and semi-structured data Good data conventionalization Resource and performance management Operational service and support The areas of focus in assessing the operational service and support processes are: resource management, risk management, and performance measures. [...]


[...] of this report is limited to a paired comparative analysis between leasing and purchasing computer equipment. The analysis is performed by using various financial tools and techniques in order to conclude and recommend to management on the best course of action to take. IT GOVERNANCE AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT The Information Technology department has two main processes: workflow and information flow. Considering the nature and scope of this report, the accounting and finance department has limited its analysis on the information flow. [...]

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