Avaya Financial Services (AFS) and Avaya have announced the launch of ‘Lifecycle 0%’ – a new, more flexible finance scheme enabling customers to spread the cost of their voice equipment over a period of three, four or five years, depending on the projected working life of the equipment. In addition, the new programme now includes a three year financing scheme on Avaya Data products.
AFS says the new Lifecycle 0% programme offers customers greater flexibility on repayments than the previous three year offering and, at the end of the contract period, customers can choose whether they continue using the equipment, hand it back, or arrange an upgrade.
The decision to extend the contract period offering is based on feedback from customers. According to Paul Fazakerley, European Programme Director, AFS, the longer timeframes are attractive to customers as they can now arrange their finance period of up to five years, to match the anticipated lifecycle of the equipment.
“Cash-flow constraints and concerns regarding the economic environment mean many companies are looking for longer repayment terms,” explained Fazakerley. “We have had a huge increase in customers looking for more flexible repayment options, and we are delighted we can now offer a repayment scheme on Data products too.”
Commented Jan Lawford, senior director, EMEA Channels, Avaya: “In challenging times, customers are looking to Avaya technology to gain and maintain competitive edge, whilst liquidity remains crucial. Longer lease terms offer our EMEA customers a cost effective approach to purchasing, and we have had seen significant levels of inquiry into Lifecycle 0%”
Martin Daddy, Director of Avaya Partner, Telnet Systems Ltd added: “The new Avaya Lifecycle 0% offering is really going to help our company to achieve our growth targets because we can offer our clients a wider range of finance options.”