Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Property, Equipment and Software

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Property, Equipment and Software
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract]  
Property, Equipment and Software
Property, Equipment, and Software
Property, equipment, and software consisted of the following at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015:
 
March 31, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
 
(in thousands)
Leasehold improvements
$
29,701

 
$
26,138

Data processing and communications equipment
70,630

 
67,871

Furniture, fixtures, and other equipment
25,627

 
18,253

Software
73,733

 
68,972

 
199,691

 
181,234

Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization
(105,503
)
 
(99,036
)
Property, equipment, and software, net
$
94,188

 
$
82,198


Depreciation and amortization expense for property, equipment, and purchased software was $5.5 million and $5.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. This includes amortization related to assets acquired through capital leases.
The carrying amount of capitalized software development costs was $44.3 million and $41.2 million at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. Total accumulated amortization related to these assets was $15.1 million and $14.0 million at the respective dates. Amortization expense related to capitalized software development costs totaled $1.1 million and $0.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
We review in-progress software development projects on a periodic basis to ensure completion is assured and the development work will be placed into service as a new product or significant product enhancement. During the three months ended March 31, 2015, we identified certain projects for which software development work had ceased and it was determined the projects would be discontinued. Our analysis of the capitalized costs resulted in the conclusion that they had no value outside of the respective projects for which they were originally incurred. As a result, we recognized an impairment loss of $0.6 million during the three months ended March 31, 2015 related to these costs. The impairment charges are included in "Product development" in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. No impairments of software development projects were identified during the three months ended March 31, 2016.