An objective third-party solution, IDC's Smart Fair Market Value tool saves corporations time and money when establishing financial terms for used IT hardware acquisitions, end-of-lease purchases, liquidation of IT assets, or analysis related to fair market value (FMV). Given the state of the economy and the need to tightly manage costs, Smart Fair Market Value is an invaluable resource for accurate, objective pricing that ensures that clients save money. IDC has assisted companies that are downsizing or restructuring IT hardware to find hidden value in their IT assets.
Corporations have demonstrated significant savings and increased confidence by using IDC's Smart Fair Market Value tool. When organizations find themselves in situations that require the purchase of products (or extended financing) at the end of a lease, they are frequently forced to pay the often-inflated prices dictated by lessors and financiers. Smart Fair Market Value provides a mutually acceptable solution with accurate FMV on almost any IT hardware asset. These values are based on the actual liquidity value and resale costs of the products in the market.
IDC's Smart Fair Market Value tool offers extensive analysis of the factors that influence the value of IT assets. Many factors, including technical innovation, product obsolescence, and vendor competition, change the value of equipment over time. As a leading market intelligence firm with over 1,000 analysts worldwide, IDC combines the analysis of a dedicated secondary market research team with relevant IT data. Drawing from an extensive set of resources, including vendors, end users, and secondary market contacts, IDC has perfected the art of getting at the "real" values defined by the market as it unfolds. IDC's analysis provides customers with an alternative to relying on lessors by giving customers access to actual values offered in the marketplace, which can be used to create fair buying/liquidation pricing.