Alfa Systems 6: Vision
A Vision for the Future of our Product
Alfa proudly announces Alfa Systems 6, a breakthrough iteration of our software platform.
Delivered in a series of six releases, Alfa Systems 6 helps finance providers tackle the significant challenges they face, and seize the lucrative opportunities that lie waiting.
The Six Pillars of Alfa Systems 6
In asset finance, challenge and opportunity are always close - from sustainability reporting and green financing, to post-Covid headaches and the ever-changing economic environment. That’s why Alfa continues to innovate and evolve, empowering our customers to do more business and secure the edge over their competition.
2024’s iteration of the Alfa Systems software platform delivers important changes in performance and function to help address those challenges and take those opportunities - without obliging you to upgrade your infrastructure.
Furthermore, existing Alfa Systems customers who take upgrades can subscribe to this functionality as it is released, culminating in the full release of Alfa Systems 6 in October 2024.
At the heart of the industry
While those on the periphery offer little more than smoke and mirrors, at Alfa we pride ourselves on occupying a place at the heart of the industry.
Where others' offerings are set in stone, Alfa's absolute flexibility, and total understanding of the ways and needs of asset finance, mean that our product is constantly evolving; and our remit is not simply to listen, understand and deliver - but to be ready.
Meet challenge and opportunity head-on with Alfa Systems 6
How Alfa Systems 6 can transform your business, open up new revenue streams, and bring heightened productivity to your operation.
On the road to net-zero, business leaders are increasing their focus on sustainability. Regulatory, supplier and consumer pressures are initiating changes to reporting, financial products and compliance. Alfa is working closely with all its clients, large and small, to support their transition to EVs, usage-based pricing and more sustainable financing business models - including Scope 3 Reporting, already made available as a complementary add-on for current and prospective Alfa customers.
There is a greater focus on the circular economy and maximising value from the asset lifecycle. With the asset at the centre, there is more attention on remarketing and facilitating company fleets, as well as short-term and usage-based rentals that allow customers to take more expensive alternatives. In automotive, there is a focus on extending the vehicle’s life and subsequent recycling or refurbishing.
If regulatory change is going to bring about more environmentally responsible investment strategies, credit and financing models need to transform first. To accelerate the road to net-zero, green asset financing needs to be incentivised and - although there’s potential for a higher level of risk - it also needs to offer a higher level of reward.
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