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ELFA Launches Online Dashboard for Survey of Equipment Finance Activity

September 13, 2018, 07:12 AM

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has launched a new online dashboard featuring key data from the Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA). The Interactive SEFA Dashboard includes the latest data from the 2018 SEFA, as well as highlights from over a decade of industry benchmarks. This free tool allows ELFA members to quickly and easily connect to critical business intelligence for the $1 trillion equipment finance industry.

The Interactive SEFA Dashboard features key findings from the SEFA— most important source of statistical information available on the equipment finance sector—stretching back to 2006. The benchmarks include such data as:

  • New business volume growth
  • Headcount
  • Yield/spread/costs of funds
  • Financial ratios
  • Assets under management
  • Delinquencies and losses
  • New business volume by state

In just a few clicks, users can query the data by all of these metrics and more. The user-friendly platform makes it easy to segment the data by year, type of organization, market segment, size of organization and business model. Users can select categories, add filters and drill down into specific information.

“We’re very excited to roll out this updated tool for members,” said Bill Choi, ELFA Vice President of Research & Industry Services. “Expanding the SEFA from a static report to an interactive dashboard allows users to take a deeper dive into the data. Whether you’re wondering about industry trends or looking for new business opportunities, the new Interactive SEFA Dashboard lets you view this rich data set in a new way.”

How to Access the Dashboard
The SEFA Interactive Dashboard is available to ELFA members at In addition to the Interactive Dashboard, the traditional 300-page 2018 SEFA Report and Small-Ticket Breakout are also available here. While the online dashboard provides a decade of executive summary data, the full 2018 report provides comprehensive performance metrics for 2017.

More Online Tools Coming
ELFA plans to continue innovating its research offerings to deliver data in a more accessible and dynamic format. Starting later this fall, ELFA will launch a new online tool for companies that participate in the annual SEFA. Survey respondents will have access to confidential Individual Company Data online that show their individual company’s statistics ranked against a peer group.

For more information, and to participate in the 2019 SEFA, please contact Bill Choi at

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