Aéropostale Partners with Accruent for Lease Accounting Software
Retailer Prepares for FASB Lease Accounting Changes with Latest Upgrade
Austin, Texas, July 27, 2017 – Accruent, the world’s leading provider of software and services that enable organizations to shape, drive, manage and control their physical assets, today announced that Aero OpCo LLC (“Aéropostale”) has selected Accruent’s lease administration software as it prepares for changes to the lease accounting standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
In 2016, FASB announced the new accounting standard, ASC 842, that requires non-governmental companies and organizations to include lease obligations on their balance sheets. For lessees, the recognition of lease-related assets and liabilities, as well as changes to the timing of lease expense recognition, could have significant financial reporting and business implications.
“We need to take into account lease terms and options, upcoming lease renewals and location-specific criteria to name just a few factors,” said Ilir Dika, Director of Lease Auditing, Aéropostale. “Using Accruent’s lease administration software will allow us to manage our leases from start to finish, while transitioning to compliance with the FASB 842 lease accounting changes.”
As a long-time customer, Aéropostale continues to gain visibility into negotiated clauses, key dates and lease trends, ensuring lease compliance and controlling costs for over 500 locations. With this latest upgrade, Aéropostale will have the ability to transition to the new accounting standards, report on both operating and finance lease obligations, and forecast for future assets and liabilities.
Accruent enables its customers to make needed lease reporting changes in real time by actively monitoring the changes to the lease accounting standards and incorporating them into its lease administration software. The solution manages core financial data for the generation, management and reporting of lease standards.
“At Accruent, we want to ensure an accurate and simplified transition for customers planning for the FASB 842 changes,” said John Borgerding, CEO of Accruent. “It’s important for our customers to understand their current lease terms and how they might be impacted by these new lease accounting standards.”
Accruent provides software and services that enable organizations to shape, drive, manage and control their physical assets. Accruent’s solutions are at work in more than 5,800 leading organizations worldwide, including 40 of the top 100 retailers, 25 percent of the Fortune 500, 40 percent of leading universities, all 4 of the top U.S. wireless carriers, 55 percent of U.S. hospitals as well as leading service providers managing more than 15 billion square feet of property. Founded in 1995, Accruent is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations across the U.S. and in Canada, China, India, Israel, Germany and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.accruent.com.
Aéropostale is a specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 16 to 22-year-old young women and men through its Aéropostale® and Aéropostale Factory™ stores and website, Aéropostale.com. The brand provides customers with a focused selection of high quality fashion and fashion basics at compelling values in an innovative and exciting store environment. Aéropostale currently operates more than 500 stores in the U.S. In addition, pursuant to various licensing agreements, there are 16 partners currently operating 211 Aéropostale stores in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Mexico, and the Middle East. Aéropostale launched its children’s brand, P.S. from Aéropostale, in 2009. PS from Aéropostale offers trend right apparel and basics for kids ages 4 to 12 years old and is available in more than 100 Aéropostale shop in shops around the globe and online at PS4U.com. In 2013 Aéropostale launched Live Love Dream, an athleisure brand focusing on active wear, lounge, yoga, swim and intimates. The brand targets women ages 18 to 22 years old and is available as a branded shop in shop in more than 800 Aéropostale doors, 7 free standing stores in the U.S., Mexico and Ireland and online at LLD.com.