Credit Options for Channel Partners and Solution Providers

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    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2008-09-26
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CHANNEL INSIDER: Use Financing to Boost Sales—Credit Options for Solution Providers

Software Leasing

This is similar to traditional technology leasing, although the term "leasing" in this case is a bit of a misnomer. That's because software consists of intellectual property and is licensed rather than sold as real property. Because software is not a physical asset that retains value and can be returned at the end of the "lease" period, the terms may be different and some non-technology-savvy lenders may not want to participate. Nonetheless, software financing is the fastest-growing form of technology financing, as software and services make up a greater part of technology deals today.

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Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com
 
 
 

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