Intelligent real estate management and control

Deutsche Leasing AG generates over half of new business in the machinery and processing facilities segment. This includes complex machinery for industry, the construction industry or agriculture – all the way to complete production plants.

The specialist department was looking for an integrated system solution that could provide a transparent overview and further process the various types of information required for individual processes from procurement through to the utilization of properties. The management decided to use the existing and established IT asset management system from USU and to develop it into a global overall solution for machinery leasing.

In addition to the conventional asset management functions of the basic Valuemation software, a utilization module for property sales as well as a utilization module for system- based calculations and costings were gradually added.

"In the past, a customer's credit rating was the decisive factor. Today, the value of plant and machinery and its forecast depreciation relative to the recoverable value is much more heavily weighted in a leasing offering," says Thomas Schreiner from the solution management team at Deutsche Leasing. This not only requires knowledge of the property, but also expertise in international property markets. The application is currently in service with 400 users in 23 countries worldwide.

Overall, the empirical knowledge of Deutsche Leasing that is documented and integrated into the process now represents a competitive advantage compared to conventional bank financing. The  necessary  data  communication  between  the evaluation and utilization is now ensured by an inventory management module, which creates transparency surrounding each property and its life cycle within the financing. Valuemation therefore supports all leasing processes and asset monitoring functions as a business- critical system.

Knowledge of the value of properties, the ability to control leasing processes and to monitor property are decisive criteria for the success of our business. In this respect, we enjoy support from USU as a consulting and technology partner and from USU Valuemation as a core tool.

Ralf Ley,
Solution Manager IT