Last year Microsoft decided to offer the Microsoft Surface computers on a subscription style basis for business users. They have called it Surface as a Service and have made a good attempt at getting their deal as good as ours… sort of. Surface as a Service enables business customers to pay monthly to lease for Surface devices, accessories, software, services, and support. Microsoft partners who are Surface Authorised are able to sell Surface as a Service; it’s not available directly from Microsoft.
How does Surface as a Service Work?
Businesses can choose from 12, 24, or 36 month contracts for a mixture of devices and software in one lease. All leases offered must contain Office 365, a Surface and accessories to qualify. Microsoft are selling the benefits as getting the latest hardware and refreshing more regularly… hmmm, where have we heard that before? (If you are not sure, refer to the HardSoft Website and all of our blogs). It is no wonder, with the Surface generating $1 billion revenue per month for Microsoft, but with prices ranging from £720 to a staggering £2199 spreading the cost can only help to sell more of them. The support option offered will, I assume, be coming straight from the reseller so will vary wildly between companies.
It is very difficult to find out the pricing involved with Surface as a Service as each reseller will no doubt add their own spin to the mix. It is down to the reseller to make their own pricing options, although the customer will be able to trade in and sell back though Ingram Micro. This all sounds great, however I cannot seem to find any prices out there easily available online.
HardSoft have been offering a cheaper, more flexible alternative to the Microsoft scheme for many years. Our customer satisfaction is paramount and our dedicated technical team are on hand remotely throughout the duration of your lease. We also extend all warranties to 36 months and with our collect, repair, return policy you will never be out of action for long. HardSoft leasing on the Surface includes Accidental Damage cover as well. All of this comes with no excess to pay and is included in all leases. If you lease your Windows Network with HardSoft you can also choose from a range of service options to suit your company needs. Our Return, Retain, Renew system is completely unique to HardSoft and one of our greatest selling points. If you feel as though your technology is outdated or you would like a refresh after just 24 months of a 36 month lease you can change your mind. You will never be tied down to a HardSoft flexible lease for it’s duration, just return your Surface devices and we will cease to collect the rentals payments.
HardSoft have over 30 years experience with financing and technology sales to business. We offer impartial and up to date advice on all devices and we are an Authorised stockist for many others as well as Microsoft – Apple, Lenovo and HP… to name a few. You can be guaranteed that with your HardSoft lease you are leasing peace of mind as well as the latest technology for your staff. Our support staff are highly trained and will be able to assist with all of the machines we offer. If you would like to lease a Microsoft Surface from just £7.35 +VAT per week or any other device, call our helpful sales team today on 0207 111 1643. At HardSoft we are able to offer all technology, across manufacturer in our leases.