Industry Trends

  • Around this time in any dealership lot you should expect to find low prices on previous years models as they make room for new inventory. Up until Spring of 2020, vehicle production and sales were on track for us to see that. The pandemic changed and continues to impact the automotive industry. So what does this mean for vehicle sales and vehicle depreciation? We released the 2020 Vehicle Depreciation Report to answer those…

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  • You’d be hard pressed to find a tech company that doesn’t currently have its employees working from home. And the number of companies, tech or otherwise, that have moved to fully remote continues to grow. But there’s a gap between tech companies that work from home and tech companies that enable their employees to work…

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  • California has frequently led with policies that other states follow. On Monday, August 17th, they led again by agreeing with several giants in auto-making on a deal regarding car emissions standards. This deal undermines the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era emission standards, which were established in 2012. What does this mean for auto-manufacturing and the…

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  • Report Highlights How Reimbursement Programs Can Ease Financial Costs of Office Space, Company-Owned Vehicles and Mobile Phones BOSTON, Mass., June 25, 2020 – Motus, the definitive leader in reimbursement solutions for businesses with mobile-enabled workforces, today released a new report, “Idle Assets: A Financial Burden.” The report examines the financial impact of idle business assets,…

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  • Timeline of Huawei’s Fall from Grace and its Effects on the Mobile Industry Huawei is one of the largest technology companies in China. How large? They’re the 2nd largest smartphone seller in the world after Samsung. The company, founded in 1987 by former People’s Liberation Army member Ren Zhengei, currently has a seemingly endless list…

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  • The Advantages of Advanced Metering Infrastructure for Customers and Utility Providers Households, companies and countries the world over are concerned about their energy consumption. For some, that’s a climate change issue. The more energy they burn, the bigger their carbon footprint. For others, the issue is cost. Heat and electricity get expensive during cold winters…

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  • A Legal Overview of Work From Home Reimbursement The world is a different place today than it was a month ago – or even a week ago. As businesses and individuals try to ascertain what the new normal will look like, one thing is clear: the workplace as we’ve known it is transforming. Working from…

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  • Keeping Your Remote Workforce Inspired and Engaged As the Motus team has shifted to an entirely remote workforce, there are a few ways that different teams are staying in contact, improving their work from home skills and just staying sane. Working from home doesn’t have to be so different from working in the office. You need the basics:…

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  • Avoiding Internal Control Failures The SEC recently fined company MetLife for Internal Control Failures. For those of you not tuned into finance news, that might not seem particularly fun. And it isn’t. But paying fines to the SEC? That’s even less fun. Here’s the deal with Internal Control Failures and how these companies messed up….

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  • Why is OPEC + continuing production through oil prices crash? The first industries to be visibly affected by the spreading COVID-19 appeared to be travel and tourism. Then other industries began to feel the pressures of declined manufacturing activity in China. And suddenly, in the span of a week, we saw oil prices crash to…

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