Lease vs Buy Concept

Christmas is fast approaching and there seems like a never ending list of things we all need to buy… Given the situation, you’d be forgiven for tightening the company purse strings. Spending big on new equipment is likely the last thing on your priority list right now, but then you face the risk of falling behind – especially when it comes to technology. There is, however, a solution.

An introduction to leasing

Leasing is essentially the rental of a product; you pay monthly to have constant access to something, instead of paying outright to own it. It’s an approach that most businesses will be familiar with, as it’s commonly used for things like cars, photocopier machines and phone systems. Rarely is it considered for IT equipment, however – despite the obvious benefits on offer.

The appeal of computer leasing for small to medium sized businesses is simple, here are three reasons why.

You’re always up to date

With budgets tightening a little and competition between businesses likely to intensify, it’s more important than ever that you’re able to keep up. Having an out-of-date IT infrastructure will not only slow the company down operationally, it will increase security risks as you’ll be left vulnerable to newer hacking methods.Laptop up against a typewriter

Find the right leasing plan and you’ll have access to the latest equipment almost as soon as it comes out, without paying any extra. This means you can run the latest software, which tends to be the most secure. Efficiency should rise too, with faster machines allowing staff to get the most from their day.

You have access to better equipment

The cost of equipping your team with newly-released, top-of-the-range ultrabooks would be difficult to cover for most small businesses, which is why so many end up settling for mid-range machines instead. Leasing, however, gives you access to the very best, regardless of your budget at this moment.

Without a big upfront fee to pay, you can choose the equipment that best suits your requirements. If your staff would benefit from having access to memory-heavy creative software, you can choose a top-end machine capable of running it. If your needs are a little more modest, you’re able to go for something with lower monthly payments.

You know what you’re paying

When the economy’s not doing so well, or when there’s any kind of uncertainty, it’s important to operate within your means. The key to keep everything under control financially is to know exactly what you’re paying and when it leaves your account – leasing helps with that in a number of ways.

First and foremost, everything is covered by a regular fee, so you know with certainty how much is going out every month and can account for it in advance.Calculator on spreadsheets

These fees often cover more than just the hardware, too. Our flexi- lease packages are such great value, especially on multiple machines. We offer our super discounts upfront and will give you 8% discount on orders over just €19 per week or a huge 11% discount on a lease over €37 per week. HardSoft has been offering leasing solutions for over 25 years and can offer you comprehensive advice on IT and financing. You can lease an Apple iMac 21.5″ from just €8.90 +VAT per weekleasing ireland or a MacBook Air 13″ from just €8.50 +VAT per week. 

Computer leasing has always been an attractive option to business owners who are aware of the benefits. For those who haven’t considered it before, now may well be the perfect time. Contact our helpful sales team on 01 4853026 or sales@hardsoft.ie today to get your no strings quote!

 

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