What is DaaS and why it can benefit your business

14th April 2021
What is DaaS and why it can benefit your business

What is DaaS?

With Device as a Service (DaaS), manufacturers offer their devices with added productivity and security software. Instead of purchasing these devices outright, businesses will pay for these devices on a subscription model. DaaS is a relatively new concept. In 2015, no major PC manufacturers offered a DaaS solution. By 2019 that changed, with 65% of major PC makers offering DaaS solutions. DaaS is here to stay too, with reports indicating that 75% of organisations will be offering a subscription-based service by 2023.

HardSoft’s Devices for Teams solution is Apple Authorised and is also certified by all premium PC manufacturers like Microsoft, Lenovo, Dell, HP, etc. DaaS is relevant for all businesses. Every department is different, and we appreciate that businesses have unique requirements from their DaaS solutions. We work with a range of businesses across different sectors, all of whom were attracted to the solution for different reasons and are now enjoying the benefits!

Why we can help your business

As part of your business’s growth, you’ll need more people, and more teams. New employees require the right devices to produce their best work. Unfortunately, the latest tech can be costly and paying upfront for equipment can bring cash flow issues. These devices will also depreciate over time and will eventually need to be replaced.

Another challenge companies have faced this year is management and deployment. With most employees now Working From Home (WFH), the previous method of procuring and managing IT isn’t possible. Many businesses have relied on their own IT team to pre-configure and install devices and deliver them to the employee’s desks. Since the pandemic this isn’t possible, and devices now need to be shipped to remote workers.

Our DaaS solution fits your everchanging needs. Devices for Teams allows you to add or remove devices without penalty! We deliver and collect the devices, and you only pay for what you use! With Devices for Teams, you make small cash flow friendly payments monthly or quarterly, so you can equip your teams with the right devices, without the upfront cost! This solution includes deployment, 3-years warranty, tech support (30mins SLA response time), pre-configurations, optional accidental damage cover, and loan devices with repairs! We also offer additional services to allow you to remotely manage and secure your devices (Apple Business Manager, Microsoft AutoPilot etc.)

Leasing

Previously, we found that delivering tech solutions using external underwriters was becoming too complicated. This process was slow, disconnected, and created confusion with direct debit mandates and accounting. HardSoft wanted to provide a complete end-to-end leasing solution to complement our subscription model, which is why we founded HardSoft Leasing Ltd in January 2019!

With our own internal financial services company, we have complete control over underwriting, and freedom to approve leases! We can deliver decisions quickly, create a Master Agreement to give you credit for future orders, and our team can send you the paperwork by electronic signature, with zero admin fees! We also organise DDM and we’re available to answer questions!

We found that with most manufacturers will agree to a DaaS solution for computers, but then hand over customers to a separate leasing company who could be slow and cause issues. Why complicate things? By taking care of the whole process, HardSoft can pre-approve a credit limit for you for future orders and provide next day delivery! While HardSoft Computers Devices for Teams offers a unique scheme, Hardsoft Leasing provides the background to support this.

Why use HardSoft?

We’re the leading Computer Leasing company in the UK for the last 20 years! This experience has allowed us to be experts in technology, leasing, and finances, allowing us to provide customers the best solutions for their IT needs. We currently offer over six different types of solutions to our customers, ensuring we have a solution to fit every business.

We pride ourselves on being the UK’s highest rated Apple Authorised Reseller on Trustpilot, boasting a 4.8 customer rating! 65% of our business comes from existing customers, and we aim to make a difference to the way our customers finance, manage, and support their IT. Our experts will give you the best advice available and build your perfect IT solution.