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Aug 30 2017   9:03PM GMT

Capex (capital expenditure)

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A capital expenditure (Capex) is money invested by a company to acquire or upgrade fixed, physical, non-consumable assets, such as a building, a computer or a new business. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“In the simplest sense, capital expenditures are single payments in exchange for goods or services, while operational expenditures are ongoing expenses paid to maintain a service.” – Meredith Courtemanche

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Capital budgeting software helps manage complex investments
Read how capital budgeting software can help you plan and maintain assets, invest in new assets and get Capex under control.

Define CapEx and OpEx as making sense of dollars
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Determine IT operating costs to show the value of cloud migration
A cloud migration plan requires that admins calculate IT operating costs. Opex isn’t as stable a figure as Capex, but it’s more comprehensive for the cloud.

A CTO’s IT spending strategy for a fast-growing platform startup
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ROI template helps calculate UCaaS costs, benefits
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Quiz Yourself
In the general ledger, accounts _______ shows money owed to a business by customers who have made purchases on credit.
a. payable
b. receivable
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