There are so many benefits of leasing your technology it is no wonder that it’s growing in popularity so rapidly.
HardSoft is an educational leasing company offering your school an operating lease that is compliant with the Department of Education. We very much tick all the boxes of their stipulations for leasing. In choosing HardSoft, you enter into a partnership with an expert IT company with years of experience who are also a finance specialist.
Leasing through HardSoft is a very easy process. We are an Apple Authorised Reseller, Microsoft Business Partner, HP Preferred Partner and associates with many other companies such as Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba and Samsung. With all of these brands available on lease, we are able to help you find the right technology solutions for your school.
Our pricing is transparent and there are no hidden costs.
After discussing your needs, we can get you a no strings quote sent out very quickly. If you would prefer to have more than one package option that is no problem, we understand that there are a number of people involved in the decision-making process and that compromises often have to be made.
As we arrange the finance AND supply the equipment it is a seamless transaction.
Once the package is decided upon and signed off, we will deal with all of your paperwork. We will only need a signature to complete the process and this can be done physically via mail or electronically using eSign.
Together we will agree on a date for delivery. One of our highly trained technicians will come to your school to install your devices. If you have leased a class set of iPads, for example, we will show your IT person how to charge, sync and purchase apps. Don’t worry, if you forget, we are on hand with our telephone support throughout the duration of the lease help with reminders and problem-solving. Logging on remotely to your computers means that we can be available when the time best suits you.
Now that you have your equipment, you may need some training. One of our dedicated school support trainers will come and run an inset day or twilight session/s to fit into your timetable. Each session is bespoke to best address the needs of your staff. Depending on how confident you are with your devices, we will be on hand to bring you all up to speed. The documents and presentations will be given to the school to roll out to students and to refer back to.
Apple iPad leases also come with FREE rugged cases and Accidental Damage Cover. This means that you are not liable for any broken screens or damaged devices. They will be repaired free of charge and in a timely manner to keep all student devices up and running. We expect cases to be used at all times to safeguard your device. Fair Use Policy.
There are no hidden costs! With our free technical support, accidental damage and training, you are fully covered.
Equipment Renewal/ Upgrade – our normal lease is capped at a 3-year term. However uniquely, on any HardSoft Lease, we will offer a renewal after only 2 years. At this point in the lease, we will provide an option to take back the old iPads and cancel the original lease, leaving you free to take a new lease on the latest model. If you wish to keep the original iPads you can, but there would be a small cost to do this that we can add to the lease.
Once your lease has made term, you will be required to return the devices. The operating lease that is available for school is not a purchase agreement. The residual value of the device is deducted from the cost of the lease, which is why it is so much cheaper than buying.
Leasing computers makes great financial sense
Leasing your IT means that you do not have to lay out essential resources on technology upgrades. Spreading the cost enables you to utilise funds elsewhere. We can also defer payment to suit your needs. You can take delivery of your devices and defer your first installment for 3 months.
Established since 1983 HardSoft Computers are a one-stop solution for all of your technology and leasing needs. As computer specialists, we have spent many years training our technicians to a very high standard with expert knowledge and authorisation on both PC and Apple platforms. Also as a licensed credit broker with the Financial Conduct Authority, we provide operating leases via underwriters who conform and are members of the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA).
We provide a complete and seamless service; you will also find our packages are far more cost-effective than buying. We have helped many schools to realise their technology potential and we understand how, as a school, you operate and your needs.