Machinery & Technical Valuations

ELFF: Investment in Equipment and Software Recovers in Q3/20 and Highlights From the Q4 Update

By |2021-01-18T17:54:55+00:00January 18th, 2021|News|

Despite Covid-19 Pandemic US Economy Continues Road to Recovery - After severe declines in equipment and software investment in Q1/20 and Q2/20 due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, investment in equipment and software recovers in Q3/20 as the U.S. economy began to reopen, according to the 2020 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook

Manage Your Equipment Assets

By |2020-07-08T19:42:01+00:00July 8th, 2020|News|

Manage your assets with superior management services from ICS Asset Management Services Inc. ISC provides a comprehensive line of asset valuation and portfolio management services, including asset inspections, inventory compilation, and equipment valuation. As President and owner, Dawn Moesser has over 25 years of experience. If your industry revolves around machinery, take a moment to

The Who, When, Why, and How of Machinery and Equipment Appraisals

By |2020-06-30T19:47:58+00:00June 30th, 2020|News|

Business owners and Executives often wonder why they need to have machinery and equipment appraised, but these appraisals are important components of business today.   Typically, appraisals are performed because of buy/sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, partnership dissolutions, insurance, bankruptcy, property taxes, financing, and Small Business Administration lending. Other reasons would be divorce, estate

COVID-19: Valuing Machinery & Equipment from a Distance

By |2020-05-19T17:36:24+00:00May 19th, 2020|News|

In normal circumstances, ICS’s machinery & equipment (M&E) team prefers getting up close and personal with the assets they value. This approach is challenging due to restrictions on travel and personal contact implemented as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. By leveraging technology tools and strong partnerships with clients, M&E appraisers are quickly adapting to

Think of an Equipment Appraisal as a Business Planning Tool

By |2020-04-02T15:37:38+00:00April 2nd, 2020|News|

Think of an equipment appraisal as a business planning tool.  A savvy business owner isn’t just looking at their business today but also looking at how the business might look in the future. You might be looking for that next new contract, wanting a better understanding of the equity that equipment can tie up, or

It’s Tax Time! Why You Need Equipment Appraisals

By |2020-03-26T19:48:28+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|

It’s Tax Time! Why You Need Equipment Appraisals Whether you do your own taxes or you have a tax professional help you with your taxes, you are going to have to deal with detailing your assets and calculating depreciation of your vehicles and equipment. Sure, you can guess what these numbers are, and some tax

When is a Desktop Appraisal Practical?

By |2020-03-11T21:59:29+00:00March 11th, 2020|News|

A desktop appraisal is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. These appraisals are done without the benefit of an inspection and are based on information that is provided by the owner of the equipment. Desktop appraisals can be certified if done by a qualified appraiser. Still, they are often considered less reliable and informative

The Importance of Purchase Price Allocation

By |2020-01-09T15:18:40+00:00January 9th, 2020|News|

The importance of Purchase Price Allocation when buying or selling business assets. Have you recently purchased or acquired another business? Congratulations! Did you know that a merger or acquisition often involves additional tax and financial reporting requirements? One of the most common reporting requirements is a Purchase Price Allocation (PPA).  Why is it essential to

Why Have Equipment Appraisals After a Purchase?

By |2019-11-26T16:05:17+00:00November 26th, 2019|News|

If you have just purchased a large piece of equipment, then you may wonder why you would need to have a machinery valuation done. After all, wouldn't the equipment be worth the price you just paid for it? Not necessarily.  Read further to understand why you still need to have equipment appraisals after a purchase.

Why is it Essential to Hire a Qualified Appraiser?

By |2019-11-20T20:31:03+00:00November 20th, 2019|News|

Why is it essential to hire a qualified appraiser? When it comes to appraising, there is no room for error. By definition, an appraisal is an objective, impartial, and unbiased opinion of defined value completed by a competent, ethical, and qualified appraiser. It requires an understanding of the client’s machinery and equipment appraisal problem, and

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