Last September, Avaya Financial Services announced the
availability of Next Wave, a program that offers zero percent and 3.99 percent
financing to businesses based in North America. The
offer is available through Avaya certified business partners and Avaya's direct
sales force, and can be combined with other Avaya discount programs and
promotions for maximum appeal to customers.
The Next Wave financing
is available for Avaya IP Office 500 with Avaya VoiceMail Pro, Avaya
Distributed Office and Avaya Communication Manager.
Two financing options are available under the Next Wave
promotion: a 60-month true lease at zero
percent or a 3.99 percent finance lease.
A true lease is
typically designed for businesses that want the lower monthly payment with the
greatest flexibility at the end of the lease term. Finance leases are especially advantageous
for companies that plan to keep their equipment at the end of the lease term.
Similarly, ShoreTel recently introduced Flexguard, a leasing
program that allows customers to pay over time and includes technology
obsolescence and satisfaction guarantees.
Nortel Enterprise Financing Solutions can help customers in
their UC purchases by deferring payments. Customers can also opt for the lowest
lease payment by purchasing with a fair market value lease and paying no
interest for up to 48 months.
Like a lot of IT buyers, David Phillips thought that after 20
years it was time to retire his Definity PBX. So the IT manager from Foley, a
Caterpillar equipment reseller, went looking for a new phone system.
In the end, he settled on a managed service offering through
Mitel. With Mitel's TotalSolution Program, Phillips knows exactly what it will
cost to maintain, operate and expand his communications system.
Foley is paying a fixed cost for up to eight years, so
budgeting became a lot simpler. For a single per user price, Phillips said,
Mitel provided all consulting, a network stress test, 24/7 tech support,
training, fixed costs for the life of the lease, all software upgrades, and an
option to renew the lease after five years at half price.
All add-on items will be priced at the same terms of the lease
as long as they are purchased before end of the lease.
"We could, conceivably, purchase phones two months
before the end of the lease and pay just $20 per phone per month," said