Tech-enabled financing program enables a faster funding process and increased sales.
Wilmington, N.C.; Nov. 17, 2022—APPROVE, a recognized innovator in the equipment finance industry, has launched a virtual captive finance program called APPROVE OEM that allows equipment manufacturers of all sizes to significantly grow their sales by giving their dealers and customers access to a powerful and effective financing solution.
APPROVE OEM enables manufacturers to embed custom-branded financing into every sales channel and capture customer financing applications without transferring the buyer to a third party. The tech-enabled program allows OEMs to distribute financing applications from potential buyers to the appropriate dealers with a single click and then track application status and progress through every step of the transaction.
“Giving distributors access to highly qualified sales opportunities and this powerful financing platform can translate to major sales gains for OEMs,” APPROVE CEO Robert Preville said. “APPROVE OEM can strengthen these business relationships and provide a competitive advantage over other brands distributors may sell.”
The platform also supports direct sales by OEMs. APPROVE’s operations team manages every application from start to finish, ensuring that deals keep moving forward, and sales representatives are kept informed at every step.
A recent report by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation found that nearly 8 out of 10 businesses that bought equipment in 2021 used at least one form of financing to make the purchase, making the ability to offer financing a key competitive advantage for OEMs.
APPROVE uses a network of lenders and data-driven technology to match customers at all credit levels with their best-fit lenders, resulting in higher approval rates compared to individual lenders, and competing offers that buyers can compare.
“APPROVE OEM helps manufacturers of any size deliver a faster, easier, more effective funding process to their customers,” Preville said. “This powerful new tool helps level the playing field between smaller manufacturers and much larger competition.”
There is no cost for OEMs or distributors to participate in the program and begin offering it to customers. Visit approvepayments.com/approve-oem to get started.
APPROVE OEM is the latest in a series of product offerings that have gained the company a reputation as an innovator in the industry of equipment finance. The Monitor, an influential publication in the industry, recently awarded Preville its 2022 Monitor Disruptor Icon award, in recognition of APPROVE’s work as “an innovator and game changer” in how customers pay for equipment.
APPROVE is a SaaS solution that enables equipment manufacturers and distributors to integrate financing at every point of influence in an equipment buyer’s journey. APPROVE leverages a curated network of lenders and uses sophisticated technology to match customer finance applications with the ideal lending solutions. APPROVE was launched following the success of KWIPPED Inc., a technology company that maintains a B2B equipment marketplace where suppliers and lenders compete to serve the needs of equipment buyers. APPROVE and KWIPPED are based in Wilmington, N.C.
Contact: Robin Salter, CMO