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5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Lease Accounting Vendor About FASB 842

Posted on 11/7/18 5:44 PM by The Team at AMTdirect in FASB

The timeline for FASB ASC 842 implementation is a whopping 3 - 6 months long.

That’s about 123 days.

For public companies with fiscal years ending in mid-2019 or private companies with fiscal years starting in January 2020, the time to start the implementation process is now.

Given the financial reporting demands of the new mandate, it’s clear you’ll need to find a software provider to help you through the changes sooner rather than later. And it’s important you find the right solution based on the unique complexity of your leases and your organization.

If you look online, all providers seem to say the same thing.

And while it’s somewhat comforting there’s no killer feature or massive gap, there is a major difference from vendor to vendor.

Not all suppliers’ experience, capabilities, and support are the same.

As we’ve come to learn, some suppliers present very well, but after contracts are signed, things are uncovered that weren’t disclosed in the sales process.

At AMTdirect, we’ve been handling lease administration and accounting for 20 years. It’s safe to say, we don’t have anything to hide. So we’re calling out some of the potential “buyer beware” scenarios in an attempt to help you make a wise choice.

Here are the 5 surprising implementation secrets providers aren’t telling you in the sales process.

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5 Common Mistakes of FASB ASC 842 Implementation

Posted on 10/30/18 10:50 AM by The Team at AMTdirect in FASB

The countdown is on.

FASB 842 compliance must be reflected in the balance sheets for public companies in less than 90 days - on January 1, 2018. And private companies - whom FASB has given a deceivingly longer 15 months to make these changes - can learn from the mistakes of those who’ve gone before.

That’s right… we’ve heard a lot of uh-ohs and bleeps from public companies as we’ve helped them implement FASB 842 over the past year.

The lessons they’ve learned are not pretty.

To save private companies from experiencing this same hot mess, we’ve whittled down these pains and problems into the 5 common mistakes almost everyone is making when it comes to FASB 824 implementation.

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3 Big Lies Lease Management Software Companies Tell

Posted on 10/19/18 7:19 AM by The Team at AMTdirect in Lease Accounting, in Technology, in Lease Administration

FASB 842 compliance is hard.

Picking a lease management system can be even harder.

We get it.

Most of the companies offering this software today present similar features in different user interfaces.

And since everyone is clamoring to get the lease standards implemented pronto, many companies - who have little-to-no experience with this industry - have jumped on the lease management software bandwagon.

And they’ll do and say anything to get as many new clients as they can.

In fact, we’ve heard so many cautionary tales from customers and prospects about the shady tactics of these irrefutable lease management systems, we put together a list of the top 3 lies we’ve heard them tell over and over again.

Use them to ask the right questions and choose the best lease management software for your business.

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7 Costly FASB 842 Implementation Misconceptions

Posted on 10/3/18 9:02 AM by The Team at AMTdirect in FASB

Change, it is a-coming.

We’re talking about the looming deadline for public companies to make FASB ASC 842 changes. And private companies aren’t off the hook… they have just one short year to roll out their implementation.

Either way, you’ll be challenged with complexity and encounter roadblocks and unforeseen challenges when it comes to the accounting standards changes.

Truth is, the new FASB 842 requirements will force you to manage lease and accounting data in a much different fashion.

As we’ve worked with our clients to complete implementation, we’ve come across 7 misconceptions that could prove costly, if not managed appropriately.

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The 6 Fatal Points of FASB 842 Implementation Failure

Posted on 9/22/18 3:58 PM by The Team at AMTdirect in Lease Accounting

Complicated. Serious risk. Arduous.

These words fill online treatises from financial powerhouses advising about FASB 842 compliance.

The experts agree... the entire implementation process for the new lease accounting standard is most emphatically easier said than done.

It’s true.

We’ve worked with clients over the past year to get ready for the new rules. And there’s no doubt getting starting sooner rather than later - whether you have a January 1st or a 2020 deadline - is your best bet for success.

In fact, we’ve discovered 6 points of failure that - if not handled properly - can be fatal to the on-time delivery of a final solution.

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The Real FASB 842 Timeline Calculator, Gantt Chart & Project Plan

Posted on 8/14/18 5:47 PM by Amber Bigler Newman in FASB

The clock is running down.

If you're a public company - with 6 to 9 months to implement FASB ASC 842 before the January 1st deadline - you've got a lot of work to do... and not a lot of time to do it in.

And if you're a private company with a little over a year to implement the mandate... time's still not on your side.

One thing is for sure...

Very few people are ready. In fact, PwC's accounting survey tells the shocking story that only 1% of companies are ready. 34% are still early in the assessment phase. 83% of all companies are less than 50% complete with the project. And one-third are unsure or doubtful they will meet the effective date.

So basically, that means everyone's scrambling to meet the deadline.

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