Introducing Alfa Start for equipment finance: class-leading software at entry-level cost.

Using a predefined, best-practice configuration and process catalogue, Alfa Start allows UK-based equipment finance operations of all sizes to take full advantage of the multi-featured, market-leading Alfa Systems platform.

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Predesigned process catalogue

Alfa Start features a fully documented, comprehensive process catalogue that reflects established industry best practice.

20 back-office business processes are configured across a standard suite of products, each supported by predefined workflows, business rules, document generation and user roles.

Processes are grouped into originations, in-life servicing, billing and cash management, collections, asset management and maturity and terminations.

Guidance on each is provided by a Process Description Document and a process map in industry-standard BPMN (Business Process Map Notation) format.

Preconfigured start position

Alfa Start includes a preconfigured instance of Alfa Systems with business-ready core configuration.

In order to support business processes and the daily running of the Alfa Systems platform, this static configuration includes best-practice behaviour for companies, products, fees and billing, contract and asset settings, as well as general ledger accounts and mappings - all of which are fully documented.

The start position, process catalogue and associated documentation benefit clients of all sizes as a project accelerator, enabling faster implementations.

Standard integrations

Alfa Start includes a suite of out-of-the-box integrations to enable trouble-free assimilation of Alfa Systems into your systems landscape, quickly and efficiently.

This includes standard UK integrations such as Experian, QuickAddress and Bank Wizard, as well as payments through BACS, CHAPS and Faster Payments.

Each integration is accompanied by an Integration Description Document which details its capabilities and requirements, as well as example extract files to aid quicker middleware integration.

Rapid implementation methodology

The Alfa Start methodology focuses on a quick, efficient implementation which can reach live production in as little as 20 weeks.

Testing is performed iteratively throughout, with the out-of-the-box solution used at every opportunity. The fewer changes are made, the faster the delivery.

Lean operations taking on Alfa Start’s best-practice parameters and processes can quickly leverage the proven functionality and performance for which Alfa Systems has become renowned.

Hosting and upgrades

Alfa Start customers benefit from an always-on cloud-hosted solution with fully managed infrastructure, as well as regular upgrades.

Alfa acts as a Managed Server Provider, providing dedicated test and production environments, and proactively managing the Alfa Systems platform on your behalf.

This removes infrastructure requirements and enables Alfa Systems test environments to be provisioned from day one.

Get Started with Alfa Start

Alfa Start’s ‘cookie-cutter’ approach is designed to accelerate systems change for lean businesses, maximising value and minimising risk.

Equip your operation to innovate and challenge in the equipment finance space - fast.

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Alfa Start in the News

Challenger bank HTB has gone live with Alfa Systems following a rapid implementation of the preconfigured Alfa Start solution, delivering in just four months.

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Alfa has announced Alfa Start, the preconfigured software solution for equipment finance.

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Hampshire Trust Bank, one of the UK’s most ambitious challenger banks, has announced a new investment in the Alfa Systems software platform.

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