SME’s need real Flexibility – try the best in class Device as a Service solution
What is DaaS?DaaS stands for Device as a Service. This concept allows you to pay a monthly fee for your hardware, instead of an upfront lump sum. Many companies have made the switch to leasing their devices from a supplier, as this service comes with support and management for your equipment, and also provides cash flow benefits.
One agreement for your changing business needs. Add or switch devices & even return without penalty and all-inclusive support.
Equip your teams with the right devices they need and pay monthly under a single agreement. The Devices For Teams solution offers a uniquely flexible DaaS (Devices as a Service) solution that is specifically tailored for SMEs Tech & Finance needs.
Too many companies are restricted by the old-fashioned policy of purchasing computers & letting them go stale on the balance sheet. A competitive disadvantage in the world we live in. With this new DaaS solution, you only commit to a single monthly subscription fee that is cashflow friendly and has tax benefits too. It also includes a full 360° Support Wrapped & Pre-Configurations for every device. Start by kitting out your employees with Apple, HP, Lenovo, Dell or Microsoft Surface devices. A subscription is perfect for businesses that need changeability and scalability. Find our Device as a Service (DaaS) articles, how-to-content, useful information and much more here.
Microsoft Surface & Windows Devices
True flexibility must match the changing needs of your business – whether you need to equip teams suddenly are working from home, new starters, switching between freelancers or a geographic expansion, your package allows for additions, changes and returns – and you only pay for what you use. Whether you need Microsoft Surface DaaS, HP DaaS or Lenovo DaaS, we provide them all.
We offer the latest technology, with a huge range of Surface Pro’s, Surface Laptops & Surface Books and other windows devices such as Dell XPS, Lenovo ThinkPad’s and HP laptops to suit your requirements. With various RAM & Storage choices, you also have the choice of adding Microsoft 365 and other additional software.
SME businesses need the latest tech at the right time to keep growing and maintain the highest service levels for their teams, projects and customers. This revolutionising DaaS solution has significant benefits vs purchasing as it provides a true One-Stop solution for your Mac needs. Whether you need a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro or an iPad, you can Pay Monthly – Add, Switch & Return as you need – Includes Support, Pre-Configurations and Deployment (Apple Business Manager & Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions). DaaS without the FaaF is exactly what we want to provide businesses. Leasing made easier than ever – change your Mac devices frequently and add as and when you need to. All of our Mac’s have accidental damage included so you’re covered for things such as a liquid spills & a smashed/cracked screen.
5 steps to get you up and running with Devices for Teams!
Devices for Teams by HardSoft is a unique & flexible DaaS (Device as a Service) subscription tailored for dynamic, high growth businesses. Get multiple devices for a single monthly subscription. Add, change & return devices as you need. Includes a full 360° support wrapper for every device. D4T is our unique DaaS Subscription designed & built around your business for maximum flexibility, minimum faff.
You will find the 5 steps below that that we have simplified to allow our customers lease easier than ever. We have made the Devices For Teams solution so that our customers can lease without any stress or worries. All the steps below outline just how easy it is for our larger customers to get a device for their employees. Whether you need the equipment sent to the office or if they are working from home, we can make this happen.
Simply tell us what you need. D4T integrates seamlessly with your business! Whether it’s 20 MacBook Airs or 40 Surface Pros, we’ll work with you to devise a strategy that works!
Let’s talk face to face or over a call. We’ll set you up with all the information you need, a quote to takeaway & talk about everything we can do for your business including our unique Apple & PC Trade-in options.
Place your order with HardSoft & you’re underway. All hardware & software is quoted for you and shipped via tracked Next-Day Delivery. Choose a delivery date to suit and get ready!
Decide exactly when & where your new devices need delivering. Need help installing? Our certified engineers can come to you to install & configure devices – so you don’t have to!
Add new devices anytime, change or return after year one. Only pay for what you use & most importantly be in control of your IT assets. Any issues, you are covered by our 360° Support Wrapper.
Discover what Devices for Teams can do for your business.
With over 35 years experience HardSoft are One-Stop Computer Leasing. Give your staff the choice with PC & Apple Devices available in one solution.
Desktop as a Service involves a service provider delivering virtual desktops (licensed with user subscriptions) to end users over the Internet. Cloud service providers can also deliver security and applications for the desktop.
In 2018 a shift occurred in our market. Subscription model’s such as ‘Device as a Service’ (DAAS) proposals from manufacturers such as HP and Dell is starting to become the status quo. We realised that, with our 35 years of leasing experience, we could provide something better. A disruptive and flexible solution bolstered & reinforced by our 35 years experience & strong partnerships
Yes, 12 months. Though if you added a Device at 30 months then naturally we would only expect you to retain this to the end of the term therefore paying 6 months subscriptions.
No, for example if we charged you £10 per month for a device on day one then it would be a reduction of £10 when you’re finished with it.
After 24 months, you can return all the equipment and walk away with no payments or penalties. Though any devices not returned or damaged you will be liable for.
You are responsible and will need to make a claim on your insurance for loss and the proceeds passed to us. We can then remove the subscription from any ongoing payments.
DaaS is used as a cost effective way to provide a team with the equipment they need for their workday. By paying a monthly subscription, a business can kit out an entire team for a smaller monthly fee, rather than one huge upfront cost! It can also provide complete support for a team’s devices, meaning technical issues and faults are covered, and also allows for devices to be swapped depending on your needs.
Leasing is “a financial arrangement in which a company pays to use land, a vehicle, equipment etc. for a particular period of time” … So the answer is NO as there is no particular time and no particular commitment.
The key difference is that Devices for Teams allows the continued renewal and return of individual devices within the three-year term and the amendment of future payments to reflect this without any admin fees. Leasing is not as flexible.
The ability to return devices; Whenever & wherever without being penalised. HP allows the return of up to 15% of total devices but HardSoft have the ability to return many more and without a penalty. Moreover, there’s no one off fee’s to add new devices.
Apple (12 months) & PC (18 months) – Ultimately you just let us know when you’re ready to upgrade. We can spin up or spin down devices in as little as 24-hours, getting you the latest tech fast. Stop paying for the old device and start paying for the new one.
Support & Security updates for Windows 7 OS was officially ended in January 2020. To keep your company secure you shouldn’t have any endpoint Windows 7 users. Avoid the upfront costs associated with upgrading to Windows 10 and start paying monthly for your IT.
Always have the latest Apple & PC devices. Add or return as you need. Only pay for what you use.
Get the latest tech for your employees. From Apple to PC, in the office or working from home, whatever your business needs, we can sort out the devices for you. This perfect subscription where you only pay for what you use – ideal for business looking after 50-400 employees.
Whether you need an Apple or Windows device, we can provide it all for your employees needs. There is a wide range of the latest devices to choose from along with all the benefits below included.
Find out all of the benefits to getting Devices For Teams solution below:
Small monthly payments, Opex tax friendly Only pay for what you use & avoid upfront costs! Predictable monthly investment with flexibility to scale up & down as you need. This is an operating lease and would be treated as an Opex.
Everyone has the latest tech they need. Designed to meet the needs of your business, the CFO, the CTO, and your people. Get multiple devices for a single monthly subscription fee which includes a 360 degree Support Wrapper for every device.
Add, subtract and change as your business needs. The real benefit lies in the flexibility to match your business needs – your subscription allows you to flex up and down as you need – & only for what you use.
No more depreciating assets – upgrade after 12 months Kick off the subscription with a minimum of 20 Apple or PC devices. Add any device throughout your agreement. Change any devices after just 12 months of your subscription.
Full service and support. Each D4T subscription includes a full 360° support wrapper for every device. Warranty, support, installations, configurations and loan devices. Meaning we configure, deliver, support and maintain every device – so you don’t have to!
– With over 35 years of experience, being accredited as brokers by the FCA and certified by Apple, Dell, Lenovo, HP etc – we unite the worlds of finance and technology to empower our customers. With over 5,000 customers and strong partnerships, we take a unique approach to IT leasing.
Benefits of DaaS FAQ’s
We are FCA approved and authorised with Apple, Surface & all premium PC manufacturers. We know our customers, the market and are experts in both the tech and finance. We therefore know that purchasing is financially inefficient and inflexible for fast-growth businesses – you need Devices for Teams: the flexible solution that unites tech and finance needs. – Find out about HardSoft here
Yes, your first order needs to be for 20 devices.
Yes & at any time! It could be just a single unit that you add, at any time over the course of the 36-month agreement.
Yes, after 12 months you can return your devices. Your payments are then reduced to reflect this. It could be a single device or multiple, though you must maintain at least 50% of the original number of devices. Only pay for what you use.
Correct, this is a long-term subscription model where we provide you with the optimal configuration of IT devices for as long as you stay with us. Never get left behind & never go out of date.
If they are Apple devices then we will buy them from you! Working or not we love second-hand Apple Computers. As an example a working three year old 15” MacBook Pro we would buy for £480 plus VAT. – Find out how much your devices are worth here.
Repair to any damaged items will be charged at fair market cost. We often will collect from your office directly and any damage will be reported to yourselves initially.
Payments are quarterly & in advance. We invoice every quarter and our payment dates are 1st of January, April, July, October etc… We accept payment via various means though our preferred method is direct debt as this means we can amend payments easily in line with any additional devices added or returned.
You bet! Every device is covered which means we will collect and repair at your convenience, provide loan equipment whilst yours is away & offer remote IT support available Monday to Friday. We also offer a fantastic MDM solutions, JAMF & Cisco Meraki. We will be your IT Tech team or support your team! – Read DaaS Benefits beyond the economics to find out more!
There are NO admin fees! Once set up, adding or taking away devices also will not incur any additional fees beyond the initial subscription cost.
Yes we do. This area will provide Accounting info, Device information & Reports. If you need to see any particular info then we would happily oblige.
Yes – All your devices will be covered by our 3-Year Warranty & Support Wrapper where HardSoft will support, manage and maintain all devices for you.
3-Year Warranty Optional Accidental Damage Cover Pre-Configurations Tech Support (30min SLA response time) Loan Devices shipped next-day delivery
Every device includes our Support Wrapper with 3-Year Warranty, equivalent loan devices delivered in 24 hours & Tech Support with 30-min response time. There’s also access to optional accidental damage cover options if required.
Good for Cash Flow Small monthly payments that are Opex tax-friendly. Increase Productivity & Morale Everyone has the latest personalised tech they need when they need it. True Flexibility Add, subtract and change devices as & when your business needs. Avoid Obsolescence No more depreciating assets – upgrade after 12 months. Full Support Full service and support during business hours. Trusted Partner With over 35-years of experience in IT, Apple & FCA approved.
Yes – Devices are always delivered & set up with the latest Operating System (OS) available for that device. Plus we offer support to ensure Apple Devices are enrolled into Apple Business Manager to manage and track your assets via an online portal – for further control of your devices MDM Solutions are also available for deployment.
What is DaaS?
Device as a Service allows businesses to pay a monthly subscription for their hardware instead of buying them outright in a lump sum. It’s cheaper and extremely flexible for a rapidly changing world. Apple Devices with DaaS Add, Switch and Return Apple devices as you need them with HardSoft’s Faff free DaaS solution. Mac It Up with Devices For Teams and Apple Devices. Access the Apple hardware you need, including MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, IMac, MacPro or iPad. You can even Refit your office with a full suite of Apple devices without the worry of cash flow.
Switch devices throughout your lease.
If you need to upgrade your device or want to downgrade it as you only require a basic machine, we can do this within your D4T agreement at any time.
Add devices throughout your lease.
Add any Apple device you need to your agreement. Once chosen, just let us know where you would like it delivered and we will get this out to you as soon as possible.
Return devices throughout your lease.
If an employee has left or you no longer want the device, you can simply return the item to us or we can collect it with no penalty.
A brand new M1 MacBook Air or M1 MacBook Pro 13″ can be sent to you for a 72 hour period so you can test them to see if it is the right device for your business requirements. This is the perfect opportunity for any business to be able to trial the new MacBook Air or the MacBook Pro 13″ with the latest Apple M1 chips and to see if it’ll fit with your workflow and structure. We also take care of all the delivery and collection logistics, absolutely free of charge, at a date to suit you! This offer is subject to availability and only available to businesses residing in London or the Home Counties… Learn more
Recycle your PC and get a minimum of £100 for Trading in a PC, whether it’s working or not! By recycling your old PC, you not only help the environment, but you also get a minimum of £100 cash back. We have a huge choice of MacBooks that you can choose from to replace your current PC. We are committed to doing what we can to help our planet. By recycling your laptop or desktop, you will help reduce the strain on the environment, contributing to a more sustainable society. Choose from these MacBook devices that has various specifications to suit you, your team and your business’ needs… Learn more
Apple Business Manager allows you to manage and control all of your Apple devices from 1 location. Whether you have 10 or a 100 Apple devices, it’s now easier than ever to deploy and manage them with Apple Business Manager. It works seamlessly with mobile device management solutions, so you can set up Mac, iPad, iPhone and an Apple TV without any need for manual configuration. Remotely wipe or lock devices if they’re lost or stolen, monitor and ensure compliance with policies such as app usage and encryption and configure and update device settings for employees that need administrative access to ABM… Learn more
HardSoft pride ourselves in our customer service, our support and our leasing solutions. We have received some case studies about our Devices For Teams solution which gives clients an insight into how D4T can work for them from some of our existing customers below:
Case Study on ‘Echo’ by LloydsPharmacy
Echo by LloydsPharmacy is a digital pharmacy that allows patients to get their NHS prescriptions delivered completely free. As Echo by LloydsPharmacy is a registered pharmacy, they are part of the NHS family, the same as the regular pharmacies on the high street.
HardSoft were able to offer an all in one solution which includes technical support, account management and sales advice. We are motivated to exceed the expectations of the client, the HardSoft team work tirelessly towards delivering this flexible solution with freedom of choice.
Echo by LloydsPharmacy were conscious that their company could look very different in the coming months. Having the opportunity to access the right equipment for their projects combined with the ability to change or return after their projects which has given Echo by LloydsPharmacy an unrivalled level of added resilience to grow their company further.
This Devices for Teams solutions is a unique DaaS solution for Apple users. This is a subscription-based solution which allows high-growth companies like Echo by LloydsPharmacy, the freedom and flexibility to add, change and return devices however and whenever they need to.
The HardSoft Solution For Echo by LloydsPharmacy
HardSoft’s unique IT & Subscription solution has allowed the Echo team to continue providing a vital service to over 350,000 patients during a time when many vulnerable people are relying on them more than ever before. Echo by LloydsPharmacy knew they wanted to move to a leasing solution to offset upfront capital expenditure but they didn’t know too much about what was available to them and how it could positively impact their business. With over 35 years’ experience of tech leasing, HardSoft was able to help and guide Echo by LloydsPharmacy through the whole process from device selection to suitable financing options and implementation.
Case Study on ‘Lab’ – The Human Behaviour Agency
Lab is an award-winning independent Digital Agency and has been partnered with HardSoft for IT hardware and support since 2014. Lab had recently subscribed to HardSoft’s Devices for Teams Solution that’s finally provided them with the flexibility they needed to scale after a period of exponential growth since their first HardSoft Lease.
HardSoft’s technical, account management & Sales teams have all played a vital role in helping Lab centralise their UK offices to SOHO, maintain & encourage their business’ focus on flexibility & freedom & transition from desktops to laptops with help from trained, certified engineers both on & off-site.
Lab always has several projects running side by side, so being able to acquire quickly & efficiently the right equipment for these projects with the ability to change or return post-project has given them the solution & tools to be efficient, bold & free with their allocation of IT resources especially now that they have 46 active Apple devices with Devices for Teams.
HardSoft’s Devices for Teams solution is our unique AppleDaaS solution. An Apple Mac subscription that allows high-growth companies, like Lab, the freedom & flexibility to add, change and return deviceswhenever& however they need.
The HardSoft Solution For Lab
HardSoft’s unique IT & Subscription Solutions enable Lab’s team to provide their always outstanding service to clients. From 2014 to Present-day our relationship ensured lasting 360° support to foster Lab’ s exponential growth & ensure their cultural focus on flexibility & freedom carried through to their aqusition of IT hardware & Software.
Lab offers its clients a full suite of digital services, uniquely mixed with a blend of neuro-marketing, psychology and behavioural economics. Matt Lintott, Operations Director and Pilot @ Lab found HardSoft in 2014 whilst looking for an affordable IT solution which would enable his team to have the right equipment at the right time for projects and the opportunity to grow.
Being a simple subscription solution then ‘devices for teams’ is a fully allowable expense. Remember A.I.A. (or Capital Allowances in old money) ceases beyond £1 million of capital investment per annum. Growing companies that buy computers potentially are wasting a tax advantage.
We offer a full imaging service, based on role types and IT requirements. But rest-assured we do what YOU want & have a long history of working hand in hand with our partners IT departments. As well as providing comprehensive & total cover to our partners without dedicated IT departments. We can be as effective & comprehensive or collaborative as you need us to be.
As you never own the equipment the agreement is from your Operating Expenses budget.
In the first instance, it needs signing (online) by one of your Authorised signatories. After that if, we can collect a list of whom you would like to Authorise, then we can send any online e-sign amendments to them.
Support & Configuration Services Included!
We configure, deliver, and support for your devices!There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to IT, and setting up your equipment can take time. Here at HardSoft, we can ensure the devices you receive are configured to meet your needs! By configuring your devices for you before they are shipped, we can speed up the deployment process, and provide your team with tailor-made devices that are ready to go right out of the box! HardSoft’s Flexible DaaS solution also comes with our Support Wrapper, which includes pre-configurations, deployment, and remote diagnostics. This means we can make sure your team, whether they’re in the office or WFH (Working From Home), are ready to work from day one.
Our Authorised engineers will then continue with management and support throughout the device lifecycle. We offer services such as installing images, asset tagging, MDM (Mobile Device Management) solutions, and deployment tools including Apple Business Manager and Microsoft Autopilot.
Support Included With Devices For Teams:
As Authorised Apple and Microsoft Resellers, we can register and deploy your devices in Apple Business Manager and/or Windows Autopilot. This pre-enrolment reduces the strain on your IT team, and allows your users to get straight to their tasks as soon as the device is delivered. These solutions can also help you track your assets while teams are WFH (Working From Home).
Our certified engineers can work with your internal expert to understand your build and create your devices from imaging. We can also do custom-images if different teams or departments have different images. Not sure what build you need on your devices? We will schedule a call with a senior engineer to discuss and tailor a solution for you. We can also do pre-configurations via MDM (Mobile Device Management) solutions.
Our Tech Service Desk will be available to help you during business hours. Our certified engineers are ready to dial-in and diagnose your tech issues. All you have to do is simply submit your support ticket, and we will be in touch within just 30 minutes!
Within your deployment or MDM (Mobile Device Management) tools you will have a list of assets to help track your devices and assign them to users. HardSoft can help with this by applying asset tags with your company logo onto your devices before shipping. We will also provide you with an asset report which will identify all devices shipped to addresses within the timeframe.
Using a Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool gives you centralised control, management, and security of your business’ devices. You can remotely configure devices, and deploy custom apps and profiles. Security policies (such as remote wiping and geofencing) ensure data is protected and the business remains in total control of your assets. HardSoft’s engineers are certified in Cisco Meraki Systems Manager, Jamf and Intune. Unsure what you need? Schedule a free consultancy call with our Tech Director.
Warranty & Repairs
Warranty is included with each desktop, laptop, tablet and phone. When your device needs repairing, our repairs team will organise collection of your faulty device, and deliver a similar spec model device to loan for the required period to your address. HardSoft also offers optional accidental damage cover for your equipment.
The only restriction is on Apple ‘Configure To Order’ options. We can offer these, but due to them being ‘built to order’ it means we cannot accept any returns before the 24-month point.
Cloud-Computing, Network Attached Storage (NAS) & Traditional local servers are all services we can recommend & provide on a pay-monthly plan for your business to enable greater fluidity in task & file management – Contact us for more information & a business ready solution tailored for you.
We can help you with the hardware but also all the software in it Office 365 Security / Anti-Virus – Sophos / Avast Mobile Device Management (MDM) We can also offer more than just a laptop, desktop or iPhone but also all the accessories you need plus other office equipment. Monitors, docks, keyboards, interactive whiteboards, AV systems, etc – all on a pay monthly solution designed to fit around your business requirements!