TOUGHBOOK-as-a-Service, a unique, cost-effective, monthly subscription, powered by Econocom, for Panasonic's TOUGHBOOK devices.
Features of TOUGHBOOK as-a-Service
3 or 5-year term
Can include warranty & accessories
Easy upgrade options
OPEX not CAPEX
Monthly repayment profile
Managed disposal included
Enable a regular tech refresh
Subscription not debt
The benefits of TOUGHBOOK-as-a-Service
Improve cash flow, as no upfront investment
Reduce total cost of ownership and mitigate ownership risk
Ease the procurement decision by reducing budget restraints
Off balance sheet and more tax efficient
Depreciation doesn't hit the Profit & Loss statement
Match the investment cost with the business benefit
Can the customer buy the devices at the end of the contract term?
Disposal and recycling costs are included in the subscription. Should your client choose to take ownership of the devices, they will be liable for the disposal costs. It may therefore be more economical to refresh the estate than to purchase the existing one.
I have access to extremely low cost of funds from my bank. How is this different?
What we offer is a different solution to low cost of funds because it is a subscription that comes with various other benefits not normally offered by banks.
The Panasonic Warranty only applies to accidental damage. What happens if a customer’s device is lost or stolen?
It is recommended that the customer take out insurance on the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK or indeed add these to their existing policy, if applicable. Alternatively Econocom can provide full insurance cover for these devices, at an additional monthly cost.
What happens at the end of the agreement?
When the client is ready to return the equipment, Econocom will manage the collection, data wiping (in line with GDPR and WEEE directives) and recycling of the outgoing equipment. The cost for all this is included in the subscription fee.
If required, the subscription can be extended on a month by month basis should (for example) the roll out of the new equipment over run the subscription end date.
If your client knows from the outset that they will need to retain a percentage of the devices, we can build in that flexibility. An example might be the MOD or Police Force, where the data is very sensitive and the devise needs be disposed of by the organisation themselves.
Is early termination possible?
Early termination can be requested at any point.
Curious? Get in touch to discover TOUGHBOOK as-a-Service!