Sep 09 2019
Over the last several weeks, we’ve looked deeply into many aspects of Device as a Service (DaaS). We’ve looked at the cost implications, security advantages, the impact on Windows 7 End of Support vulnerabilities, and specific value propositions for healthcare and education. DaaS is a significant milestone in the evolution of workplace IT, it’s a growing area of interest for our customers, and therefore it’s a priority for our engineers and analysts to address. This week we’re going to look at ways to evaluate DaaS for your own business.
At the end of the day, when it comes time to make a business decision over a switch to DaaS, the bean counters will always focus on measurements in dollars and sense. So as we’re discussing ways to evaluate the costs and benefits of DaaS, we’ll bring it back to costs and ROI. Better yet, we’ve teamed up with HP’s Value Management Office to make a detailed ROI calculator available to our prospects and customers. Just a few inputs from your team and we can provide a detailed written report that itemizes the areas where you’ll see the greatest savings, with granular options to configure the report to your own financial assumptions.
If you’ve already read our series on DaaS, you’ll have a good idea of where you can realize the biggest advantages of DaaS. Here are the basic stages of evaluating the ROI and financial impacts of DaaS:
While it’s easy to do a gut check on whether DaaS is an obvious fit for your network, it’s important to get the details and validate your numbers. Fortunately, after years of growing DaaS deployments, we have a wealth of data to benchmark costs and savings for businesses of all sizes and in many industry sectors.
Working with analysts in HP’s Value Management Office, we now have a comprehensive DaaS ROI calculator to do the numbers, with granular filters to match whatever financial assumptions define your business outlook. With just about a dozen basic inputs, like the number of users and devices on your network, the general quality of machines you intend to deploy and the level of service your business requires, we can generate a detailed report with dynamic data modeling to match your business case.
The days of speculating on the switching costs, payoff period and ROI for DaaS really are over, and with access to detailed financial models, there’s no excuse not to crunch the numbers and see if DaaS makes sense for your business. Any time you’re ready to evaluate DaaS, our analysts can help, and the turnaround time can be as short as just a few hours, depending on the complexity of your network. All you need to do is open a request, and we’ll work with you to gather the inputs and generate a report. And if you like the numbers you see, we can help you develop a plan and put your network on the road to DaaS peace of mind.