Hardsoft Computers have decades of experience as computer equipment suppliers and IT lease providers.
We became one of the first Device as a Service providers and have worked tirelessly to remain in a position of innovators in the industry.
The way people work has changed rapidly over the past few decades both in terms of technology and cultural attitudes. The way business operates has evolved alongside these factors and Hardsoft has strived to remain at the forefront and provide companies with IT services that reflect modern methods and needs.
Hardsoft continues to provide computer leasing services that actively boosts employee productivity in our clients’ companies.
So, how do we achieve this?
Well, it is primarily through having a leasing solution to match the needs of every business and industry possible.
As technology continues to evolve, businesses are finding that investing in the latest hardware and software is essential to stay competitive.
However, purchasing new technology outright can be a significant investment. This is where computer leasing with Hardsoft comes into the picture.
IT leasing offers businesses the opportunity to have access to the latest hardware and software without the high upfront costs.
Let’s explore the ins and outs of computer leasing to demonstrate how Hardsoft’s leasing solutions can boost staff productivity.
What Is Computer Leasing?
Computer leasing provides businesses with access to hardware and software for a fixed monthly fee. The business leases the technology from the provider for a specified period of time, typically between two to five years.
At the end of the lease term, the business can choose to upgrade to the latest technology or return the equipment to the leasing company.
Some leasing models allow you to work towards ownership at the end of the lease as well. There are several different structures of computer lease available on the market for companies to choose from.
How Is Computer Leasing Different From Buying Computers for Businesses?
The most initially noticed difference between computer leasing and buying computers for businesses is the cost structure.
When businesses purchase computers outright, they typically have to pay a lump sum upfront, which can be a significant investment. Additionally, purchased computers can quickly become outdated, and it can be challenging to upgrade to the latest technology without investing in new hardware altogether.
Computer leasing, on the other hand, provides businesses with the latest technology without the high upfront costs.
The other big difference is that, when you buy computers directly, you are responsible for all the maintenance, tech problems, security, and recycling of the devices. With some IT leasing solutions, you can have many of the associated services and chores are taken care of by your supplier.
Hardsoft Computers have in-built 360 support wrappers with each of our leasing solutions. All leases, from the most comprehensive to the most affordable, have robust IT support packages to help our clients.
What Are The Different Types Of Computer Leasing Structure?
There are several types of computing leasing structures available, including:
Operating Lease – The leasing company owns the equipment, and the business pays a fixed monthly fee for the use of the equipment. At the end of the lease term, the business can choose to return the equipment or upgrade to the latest technology.
Finance Lease – The business owns the equipment but pays for it over time through fixed monthly payments. At the end of the lease term, the business owns the equipment outright.
Sale and Leaseback – The business sells its existing equipment to the leasing company and then leases it back for a fixed period. This allows the business to access capital while still having access to the necessary technology.
The above are some common lease structures on the market today, but Hardsoft Computers have spearheaded three types of lease structures to suit businesses of every size and industry:
Pure Rental – This is Hardsoft’s most affordable lease and does exactly what it says on the tin: businesses rent the devices and get access to tech at the cheapest rates and then return them at the end of the lease.
Flexi-Lease – This is Hardsoft’s most popular lease. Businesses love the flexible style that allows them to continue the lease, change it, or stop it after only two years, and there are options to work towards ownership.
Devices For Teams – This is Hardsoft’s most flexible and comprehensive solution. It is a DaaS style lease and, therefore, comes with in-built upgrades and unrivaled support. There is also:
- Full device lifecycle management
- MDM management
- IT maintenance
- Tech support
- Custom troubleshooting
- Strategic advice
- Optional extras
- Device storage
- Device repurposing
- Carbon offsetting
- Device recycling
- The ability to flex the lease up and down as needed by adding devices, returning devices, or swapping them
Is Device as a Service The Best Type Of Computer Leasing Solution?
It is certainly the most flexible and allows companies a lot of scope to customise their IT support to suit their changing needs. This feature makes DaaS appealing to a wide range of businesses and fits perfectly with the modern demands of business.
DaaS is becoming increasingly popular due to its ease of use. However, some companies don’t require this level of support or will want to prioritise affordability instead. Hardsoft will get to know your business and help you choose the right lease for your company.
How Do Computer Leasing Solutions Boost Employee Productivity?
Computer leasing solutions can boost employee productivity in several ways:
- Leasing provides businesses with access to the latest technology. Outdated technology can be frustrating for employees and can slow down productivity.
- Computer leasing provides businesses with a predictable monthly expense, which can help with budgeting and cash flow management. This allows businesses to focus on their core competencies rather than worrying about hardware management.
- Computer leasing provides businesses with the flexibility to easily upgrade or downgrade their technology as their needs change, ensuring that they always have the tools they need to succeed.
- Employees are generally happier when they have up to date efficient hardware and happier staff are more productive.
- IT leasing can help match devices to employee roles which ensures they have the best equipment for the job.
- By removing IT chores and downtime, staff can spend more time on profitable ventures.
How Does Device as a Service Specifically Boost Employee Productivity?
Hardsoft’s Device For Teams goes the extra mile in boosting employee productivity.
With services like deployment and configuration, devices can be shipped directly to employees’ homes without your IT department having to touch it at all. Hardware arrives fully configured with the staff’s apps and accounts so there is no set up downtime.
Repurposing allows new staff to use your existing leased hardware but is still fully wiped and configured perfectly for the new worker.
With Devices For Teams, employees are more productive because they have the best tools to produce better work and have less downtime caused by IT issues.
Whether it’s Windows leasing, Apple leasing, in-office installations, WFH devices, or anything else, Hardsoft’s services can help you boost employee productivity.
Ryan may have been with HardSoft since 2008, but has confessed he “might still be on probation, we haven’t really talked about it”. The move to HardSoft was a natural one for him. “I like a challenge and prefer solution selling or trying to find the right product for a task”.
Ryan specialises in MDM, Jamf and Cisco Meraki and his interests include Films, Gaming and a proper cup of tea!
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