Challenges for Equipment Finance


New and upcoming technologies are evolving and promising to change the nature of work as we know it. The equipment finance industry is soon to be met with cause for excitement. The new system technologies are focused to alleviate pains of tedious, work-intensive tasks and provide employees with creative and innovative responsibilities. Productivity will increase as well as incomes. With the technology working to improve efficiency, customers will be better served under the newfound emphasis on the human element that coincides with customer experience.

Nevertheless, implementing new technology will inevitably pose challenges for the equipment finance industry. While building the workforce of the future, the difficulty of effectively implementing AI is a rather large obstacle to overcome. Industry experts explain further that having automated systems in the equipment finance world is difficult to imagine given that the industry is notorious for its task execution being done in a way that it has always been done. Despite the hindrance, the application of these new technologies is still very feasible. In order to achieve the integration of technology, certain skills must be acquired such as critical thinking, tech, communication, and, arguably most importantly, the willingness to learn. These skills eventually will surpass other priorities once those technologies are deployed companywide. A company looking to expand and hire should consider these skills to effectively facilitate the uptake of systems technologies.

Consequently, will the newfound skill level demanding by technology, finding the right talent will be a challenge. Industry vets have noted that the equipment finance industry’s comparative age is its weakness. As a result, attracting a more youthful and tech-savvy crowd could be potentially difficult while working to establish the industry’s future workforce.

AI and automation technology have raised concerns regarding academic and trade institutions as skill needs in the professional environment are constantly changing. The U.S. labor force is likely to suffer from a shortage of workers possessing expressed skills as listed above. This issue deems the attention of policy innovations and private sector engagement. A once agriculture dominate economy, the US transitioned to manufacturing in the early twentieth century and investments increased in education for all citizens to obtain skills likely to enable success. Similarly, the policy sector may consider ways to increase and guarantee skill levels by partnering with institutions to ensure the fate of industries to come.

Many companies are currently experiencing digital disruption and are being forced to adapt to the changing nature of work. This change is likely to invite new organizational challenges as well. As increasing pressure is applied to the late majority, equipment finance firms are suggested to offer and seize opportunities for training and professional development. As skill requirements continue to shift, as do business operations at large. Automation has dissembled the original nature of work, allowing for laissez-faire styles such as remote work arrangements. While a foreign concept at face value, this feature enables access to a wider talent pool and the accumulation of a high-quality team.

While the obstacles may appear intimidating and complex, the overall benefits of the technologies eliminate internal inefficiencies across the board. The temporary pains are worth the infinite gains. Such a transition will seal the fate of the equipment finance industry for future reign by attracting talent and building relationships with customers and clients in shared value.