Tech Data has announced that Cisco easylease payment plans can now be provided through its Tech-as-a-Service offering, making it easier for partners to quote end-user customers for a subscription payment option using the online portal.
The availability of the Cisco easylease programme via Tech-as-a -Service makes it simpler and faster for resellers to quote for finance options on smaller orders, giving the customer more choice and helping them to fund new infrastructure purchases.
Any Cisco partner can log on and explore subscription payments options for their customers on the purchase of Cisco equipment, allowing them to spread the cost over a period of up to three years, instead of funding the full investment in new equipment up-front.
Tony Nevill, Business Unit Director – Cisco and enterprise networking, Tech Data, UK and Ireland said, “having Cisco easylease available via Tech-as-a-Service gives partners another avenue to explore in terms of funding new equipment purchases. Cisco solutions can be quite complex and previously, partners may have found it a little challenging and time-consuming to provide a Cisco easylease quotation – especially for deals of a lower value.
“With the automated process that Tech-as-a-Service takes partners though, it is quite easy to give end-user customers the option of switching from capex to opex. At a time when many organisations are looking to update their infrastructure, but are also keen to retain financial flexibility, that’s a powerful sales tool for Cisco partners.”
The Tech-as-a-Service portal can be accessed by Cisco partners via their normal log-on to InTouch, Tech Data’s e-commerce platform. From there they can build a quote for any size of installation, from a single switch to multiple devices from the Cisco portfolio, within a few minutes. As all the information and pricing details on Tech-as-a-Service are pre-approved and kept up to date, partners can be certain they are providing accurate and up-to-date quotations.