HardSoft Computers, established 1983, is an IT equipment provider and installer as well as an ICT Leasing specialist. Our service is custom-made for the education sector, with primary school leasing the priority, allowing you to regard your lease as a rolling investment for your primary school: Laptops, Desktop PCs, Networks, Servers, Smartboards and Projectors.
The way we educate our children is changing in many ways, and underpinning these transformations are policies which you may hear on a regular basis; ‘Every Child Matters’,’ Personalised Learning’ and ‘Harnessing Technology’. Utilising web-based information sharing and learning platforms allows your school to offer content appropriate to the individual learning needs of your pupils. Computers are part of our everyday lives and children need to be ‘technology literate’ if they are going to enjoy successful careers in tomorrow’s workplace.
Many schools do not believe they have the funds to buy today’s technology and are wary of committing to lease agreements for fear that they will be tied into long term contracts with potentially out-of-date equipment. This is not the case with our Flexi Lease; as your school’s needs change and as technology advances so can your computer system, and all within the same lease payments. No expensive add-ons or inflexible contracts that tie you to out-of-date equipment.
If you don’t want your primary school to be left behind then take advantage of HardSoft’s Flexi Lease, specifically designed for the education sector. Whether your needs are for Key Stage 1, learning how to use a mouse, Accelerated Reader and offering parents access to packages such as Renaissance Home Connect, or Key Stage 2 carrying out research and presenting on PowerPoint using Interactive Smartboards.
The Advantages of Primary School Leasing
- Up-to date technology now and throughout the lease
- Within your budget
- Controlled Costs
- Deferred Payment option
- No capital outlay – no waiting for the necessary funds
- As your school’s needs change and grow so can your system
You can pick your investment period to suit your school, for example over three or five years with the flexibility to chose monthly, quarterly, annually or even defer payments until your next financial year (up to six months), BUT DON’T think that just because you have chosen a fixed term you are stuck with the same equipment for that period. Our Flexi-lease means that you can upgrade your equipment as technology changes without increasing your outlay.
A common fear within schools is the time, or the in-house skills they have, to support and install new and exciting technology never mind the worry of keeping up to date. Let us reassure you, both Apple Mac and Microsoft networks are easy to implement and our team of experts will ensure a smooth installation. Should you have a question, however silly you may think it is or however technical, our engineers and service centre are a phone call away and REAL people, not automated voice systems, will give you easy to understand support with no lengthy waits and no impersonal call centres. When you upgrade the technology, we are there to help.
HardSoft Computers for Schools Programme
HardSoft finances a wide range of hardware (Laptops, PCs, Servers etc) as well as software, services, cabling, training and furniture. As an approved supplier of Apple and Microsoft products we can pass on to you special education rates, so you can be assured of the best price. Rates are fixed so you can plan your IT expenditure with confidence. All leases conform to the statutory requirements of BECTA, the DFE and LEAs.
Primary schools can upgrade systems and networks by taking advantage of the Upgrade Option – new equipment without the need to increase your budget.
Imagine your school requires £40,000 of new equipment (Servers, Laptops, PCs and Software) over five years this would be £2,500 per quarter, however three years later you need to expand the network and upgrade. At this point the equipment is subject to a 48% upgrade allowance, by signing a new agreement and continuing to pay the £2,500 per quarter, you can have £19,200 of new equipment and you get to keep the old equipment!
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What happens at the end of the agreement?
Should you decide not to upgrade your system during the agreed period you can:
Fully Upgrade - at the end of the agreement you will have 100% rental available so you could effectively renew all your equipment.
Purchase Outright - we will offer you the equipment for a nominal sum.
Key Features of the HardSoft Computers for Schools Programme:
- Simple and quick to arrange
- Extremely flexible
- Easy budgeting
- Clear and honest advice from our team of local experts
- Hassle-free installation tailored to your school’s schedule
- Conforms to all statutory requirements
There are many reasons to consider primary school leasing, rather than buying, so why not give us a call on 0844 3308693, or email us at email@example.com and in the meantime browse through our website and make your wish-list, I am sure we will be able to help you.