Device as a Service (DaaS)
With IRENT, you can get flexible IT equipment for the workplace. With Device as a Service, you combine different devices (laptops & desktops), accessories, software and services in one flexible subscription!
Benefits of Device as a Service
- Save valuable time of your IT team
- Benefit from an average of 15% lower costs
- Always use the same and/or latest devices
- As of 24 months
- Have more cash on hand
- Combine devices, accessories, software and services in one subscription
- Contribute to internal sustainability objectives
- Maximum flexibility and comfort
Wondering how much you can save exactly? Request a free savings paper or contact us!
What is Device as a Service?
Device as a Service allows you to purchase laptops & desktops, in a flexible way. You can easily add accessories (for example a docking, bag or monitor), software and services to the subscription. Think for example of installation, image flushing, theft & damage handling, insurance and managed services.
With our Device as a Service service, you only pay for the devices you use and do not pay for ownership. You can easily scale up and down on demand. This means that the devices you no longer use are picked up by us. This results in a lower monthly price, transparency and predictability. After all, you go from owning (CapEx) to using (OpEx).
IRENT takes care of the complete investment in all equipment. So each month you only pay a fixed amount for what you use (from CapEx to OpEx). You can subscribe for 24 months or more. With Device as a Service, our customers reduce their costs by an average of 15%.
You have a single point of contact for all devices and accessories. At the end of the term you always have the option to extend the subscription, terminate it or do a complete tech refresh. We ensure that your data is always certified destroyed when you return the devices.
1. Your IT team saves time and can get back to really doing IT
Many organizations underestimate the amount of time the IT team spends on:
- Sourcing, sourcing and buying devices, accessories and software separately from different parties
- Keeping up with managing support SLAs and end dates
- Installing, deploying and tagging a device
- Taking back, wiping and disposing of the equipment
- Possibly managing and maintaining different types of endpoints
The time spent by the internal IT team on this is often underestimated and inadequately factored into the business case that underlies how workplace devices are acquired. Precious time, which the IT team would rather spend on more important work, where their expertise is better utilized.
2. Save an average of 15% in costs
With our Device as a Service solution, IRENT takes care of the investment in the required devices, accessories, software and services. You only pay a fixed amount per month for the devices you need. By scaling up and down on demand, you are also flexible and can realize a faster time to market. We can provide a no-obligation savings paper with a calculation, including all related information.
3. Availability of the same and/or latest technology
Sometimes purchased devices no longer meet your organization’s requirements. Replacement is expensive and with the disposal of the old equipment, additional value also flows away from your organization. With our “as a Service” service, you can use the latest equipment for as little as 24 months. You can also upgrade longer-term subscriptions in the interim if a tech refresh is necessary. Also, you see many vendors bringing new models to market every year. Tiered purchasing quickly creates a diversity of models. This can be difficult to manage and creates challenges for you and the user.
4. As little as 24 months
With our Device as a Service solution you can purchase all your devices, accessories, software and services from as little as 24 months. With easy scaling up and down. Other solutions often result in a minimum purchase period of 36 to 60 months with little flexibility.
5. You have more cash at your disposal
With Device as a Service you do not opt for an investment (CapEx) but for operational costs (OpEx). This way, you keep cash resources that your organization can use for other purposes.
6. Combine devices, accessories, software and services in one subscription
Purchasing devices, accessories, software and services separately from different parties is often time-consuming. Especially if you need additional devices each year. We ensure that you can purchase a complete workplace package flexibly and that you can easily have extra devices at your disposal on demand when you need them.
7. Circular IT
Contribute to the internal sustainability goals of your organization by purchasing your workplace equipment via a Device as a Service subscription. You only use the devices you really need. In addition, you no longer have to buy devices that you only need temporarily or will only use partially. Temporarily need less capacity? IRENT takes care of collection and, after the certified destruction of all data on the data carriers, will deploy the devices elsewhere or recycle them. In this way, unnecessary e-waste is prevented and you contribute to a circular economy.
8. Maximum flexibility and comfort
We offer Device as a Service subscriptions starting from 24 months. Ideal in a transition and/or growth phase. It is a customized subscription where you decide which devices, accessories, software and services you want to purchase. We take care of the rest, leaving you with only one point of contact for your workplace equipment.
|Buy||Operational lease||Financial lease||Hardware as a Service|
|Who owns it?||You own the devices. The devices are on your organization’s balance sheet||You don’t own the devices. The devices are not on your organization’s balance sheet||After the term, you own the devices. The devices are on your organization’s balance sheet||You don’t own the devices. The devices are not on your organization’s balance sheet|
|Cost item||You depreciate on the devices||The monthly cost is deductible from profit||You depreciate the devices||The monthly cost is deductible from profit|
|TCO on balance||On balance, the solution costs more money and the residual value is uncertain||More advantageous than purchase and financial lease i.e. calculator costs and time value of money||On balance, the solution costs more money and the residual value is uncertain||Most advantageous solution|
|Software and services included||Software, systems from other vendors and services must be purchased separately||It is not possible to include software and services in an operational lease contract||It is not possible to include software and services in a financial lease contract||We include software, services and hardware from different vendors in one flexible subscription|
|IT Lifecycle management||You are responsible for IT Lifecycle management||The supplier is responsible for IT Lifecycle management||At the end of the term, you are responsible for IT Lifecycle management||We take care of extending and optimally redeploying hardware we pick up from you|
|Scaling up and down||There are no opportunities to scale down except by selling hardware. If you need to scale up you will more quickly buy additional devices||There are no opportunities to scale up or down||There are no opportunities to scale up or down||You can easily scale up and down with the hardware, software and services|
What does Device as a Service cost?
The monthly cost depends entirely on your requirements. How many devices do you want, what services do you want and whether you want to complete your equipment with software and accessories? We can show you that you can save on average 15% with Device as a Service. Wondering how much this is exactly in your situation? Contact us and our specialists will gladly prepare a free savings paper for you.
What are the terms?
You can purchase Device as a Service from 24 months to 48 months. Most customers sign a Device as a Service agreement for 36 months.
How do you handle data on returned data carriers?
Data on returned data carriers is immediately certified erased by us. After erasure, you will immediately receive a certificate from us so that you have complied with AVG/GDPR.
Do you provide support such as installation and flushing?
Yes, with our Device as a Service solution you can easily purchase additional services. This ranges from installation and image spooling to full managed services.
Do you offer support with Device as a Service?
We offer 9×5 support as standard. Would you like more extensive support? No problem! We tailor the Device as a Service subscription to your needs.
Can we return devices during the subscription period?
One of the main advantages of Device as a Service is the ability to scale up and down the IT equipment. Do you have a capacity peak? Then you can temporarily acquire additional systems on a flexible basis. Or do you need less after some time due to staff turnover, for example? Then we simply collect the superfluous devices from you.
Is Device as a Service the same as leasing?
No. Only hardware can be included in operational lease and financial lease agreements. In addition, the terms are often longer than 36 months, it is not possible to return hardware during the term and you must purchase software and services separately. With our Device as a Service solution you combine devices, accessories, software and services in one subscription and you can scale down in between.
How does Device as a Service contribute to a circular economy and our sustainability goals?
With Device as a Service you only use the devices you really need. In addition, you no longer need to buy devices that you temporarily need or will only partially use. IRENT takes care of the collection of the devices and, after the certified destruction of all data on the data carriers, will deploy them elsewhere or recycle them. Unnecessary e-waste is prevented. With an as a Service solution, you contribute to a circular economy and circular IT. It is also possible to take out a Device as a Service subscription with fully refurbished devices.