3 Ways Device as a Service Reduces Business Costs
DaaS (Device as a Service) is a lifecycle management programme for end-user devices that's flexible, secure & cost-effective. What does this mean for your business? You no longer have to invest in expensive devices, hardware and equipment up front.
It’s a service that provides each of your team with a comprehensive computing solution that includes devices and accessories, analytics, support and best-in-class security all for a monthly per-user cost. After all, why buy hardware outright when it quickly goes out of date or in some cases simply isn’t needed anymore?
Here are three ways that DaaS can help your company reduce cost:
1) Remove the upfront cost of hardware and devices
Devices and equipment for employees can be very expensive to procure and often increase an organisation's capital expenditure, especially when going through system upgrades or onboarding new employees.
While it may be possible to get discounts for buying devices in larger numbers, this isn’t always possible as devices are prone to damage, failure, security breaches and general wear and tear, meaning they need to be replaced at different times, further increasing the capital expenditure of the business.
This can actually cause issues for some organisations as if the IT budget has mostly been spent but an employee needs a new device, they’re not always provided with something capable of doing the job, but rather, something that was within the budget, creating potential bottlenecks in productivity.
With Device-as-a-Service (DaaS), there is no upfront cost. Everything, from the device you provide to an employee to the maintenance, repairs and ongoing service is covered by a monthly per-user cost.
This helps to reduce the capital expenditure and actually spreads the cost over a longer period of time, aligning it with operational expenditure.
2) Only pay for the devices and equipment you need
Not only does DaaS remove the upfront cost of devices, it also means you’re only paying for the devices and equipment that you need and use.
This applies to both the number of devices and the type of device. After all, buying the same device for everyone might not make sense, as you could end up with some employees having very under-utilised devices, and others being slowed down by the device they’re provided - for example, what a designer and a sales person need a computer for are potentially very different.
As Device-as-a-Service can be provided on a per-user basis, every user gets a device suitable for what they need it for, and further still, the company only pays for the number of devices they need.
The ongoing analytics supporting DaaS also give utilisation statistics, meaning you can provide better suited devices for the team - reducing cost where devices are under-utilised and reducing long term costs where devices are over-utilised and slow down productivity.
3) A flexible and scalable contract
One of the key cost saving measures of a Device-as-a-Service contract is the flexibility and scalability of the contract allowing you to scale up AND down when it comes to the number of devices.
As well as scaling up for growth, you never know when you might need short-term scalability, for example, if the office becomes unusable for some reason (a global pandemic comes to mind), you may need to temporarily provide devices to all of your staff.
The last thing you want to do is invest in a number of new devices that soon end up in a cupboard until the next time they’re needed, by which point, they all need software and security updates as well as any battery and hardware checks to make sure they’re still okay.
Pay for what you need - an option for every budget!
Device management and procurement can come with a large upfront financial burden - and not just in the short-term but also in the long term as devices begin to break or succumb to accidental damage, over-use and security breaches, leading to expensive maintenance and replacements.
DaaS aims to simplify all of the costs associated with user devices by completely removing the upfront cost of devices and then applying ongoing security, maintenance and support all for one monthly, per user cost!