International Decision Systems Hosts Free Webinar to Clarify New FASB/IASB Rules

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Global Leader in Asset Finance Software Partners with Asset Finance International to Help Equipment Leasing Pros Understand and Prepare for Possible Accounting Changes

Minneapolis, MN —International Decision Systems® (IDS), the leading provider of asset finance software, announced today that it will host a free webinar to help equipment leasing professionals understand the issues surrounding the new lease accounting standards outlined by the FASB and IASB set to be finalized this year.
 WHO:     Andy Thompson, Legal and Regulatory Editor, Asset Finance International
               Alan Leesmith, Director, IAA-Advisory
   Mark Venus, Project Director, BNP Paribas also Chair of Leaseurope’s Accounting and Taxation  
               Katie Emmel, Director of Product Management and Support, International Decision Systems
               Rodney W. Hurd, Chief Financial Officer, Bridgeway Capital Advisors, Inc. also Chair of 
               the ELFA Financial Accounting Committee
               Jacqueline Mills, Senior Advisor, Economic and Financial Affairs, Leaseurope


WHAT:     Free Webinar: “Lease Accounting: How to Prepare for the New Rules”

WHEN:    11 a.m. EST (4 p.m. UK; 5 p.m. Mainland Europe), Thursday, January 27
·   Hear our analysis of the exposure draft proposals and how different groups responded.
·   Assess the likely way forward for the boards: which proposals will be accepted, and the likely compromises.
·   Learn how your organization can prepare for the likely changes.

“Changes in lessor accounting will likely require asset financing organizations to change the way they do business,” Emmel said. “In this free session, we’ll address the status on the proposed changes and how organizations can begin to prepare in advance.”

The webinar is free, but space is limited. To reserve a seat now, go to
All webinar attendees will receive a free whitepaper summarizing key findings and discussions from the webinar.
About IDS:
IDS is the leading provider of software and solutions for the equipment finance market. For over 30 years, the company has offered integrated solutions from origination through disposition and asset management, supported by an ongoing research and development effort unrivaled in the market space. Customers include approximately 50% of the largest leasing companies in the United States, and an increasing number of the largest global players. In addition to offering powerful, flexible software, IDS provides the industry experience and expertise to assure successful, complete solutions. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, the company also has offices in the United Kingdom, India, Singapore and Australia. For additional information, visit


Kristin Miller