The new “Device-as-a-Service” (DaaS) programme transforms the video communication buying process and offers organisations lower and more predictable costs, minimal risk, and access to the latest technology.
VideoCentric, the UK’s leading video conferencing and collaboration integrator, has today announced the rollout of its new “Device-as-a-Service” offering for Lifesize video conferencing and collaboration solutions, allowing organisations to reap the benefits of obtaining their whole video communications solution via a monthly subscription model.
The DaaS model, or “UK Lifesize Room as a Service” offering, is available for companies looking for a new way to manage devices and support, all the way from the initial rollout until upgrade and recycling, and those looking to avoid high costs of finance and costs associated with depreciation of technology. The offering through VideoCentric also gives organisations peace of mind by limiting their risk if the service stops performing.
The single monthly model can include subscription to the Lifesize cloud-based service and connected HD camera and phone systems, alongside peripherals for the meeting room, and installation, training and maintenance services. This subscription also allows organisations a very clean and transparent cost model that can be customised to budgets, timescales and requirements.
“Organisations are already seeing a dramatic shift across other IT technologies from transactional sales to on-demand services, and so we wanted to offer customers the opportunity to optimise operations and investments in video conferencing and collaboration solutions too. Being smart in business is about achieving value from an investment. Our DaaS programme ensures that we provide the highest quality experience at every level, so that customers achieve optimal value and meet their own business outcomes,” commented Emily Shimell, Communications Manager at VideoCentric.
Customers are increasingly looking for more flexibility and simplicity with their conferencing and collaboration solutions. The VideoCentric DaaS offering, otherwise know as Room-as-a-Service, will provide them with the best Lifesize connected experience coupled with a payment plan that is as simple as a mobile phone contract.
“We are very excited about this VideoCentric initiative to further expand the opportunities for customers to procure and utilise the Lifesize service to best suit their business needs,” commented Andy Nolan Vice President Sales Northern Europe at Lifesize.
Plans vary, but typically they include deployment, management, services and eventual end-of-life recycling of the device. Companies choose a length of service, typically around three years, and pay a monthly fee for each solution. Please note, this differs to Lifesize’s December 2019 announcement, Lifesize Room-as-a-Service, which is only currently managed from the USA, effecting support, and does not include accessories or services to be incorporated into the fees.
For more information, please contact VideoCentric on 01189 798910 to discuss Lifesize Room as a Service/DaaS in more detail.