• Econocom powers Panasonic’s Toughbook-as-a-Service’ solution

        • Digital services company, Econocom, has announced a partnership with Panasonic to power its ‘Toughbook-as-a-Service’ (TaaS) solution. The Panasonic Toughbook is a ruggedised laptop designed to be used in numerous sectors, including automotive, transportation, utilities and manufacturing, and in all kinds of working conditions.

          TaaS is an end-to-end subscription solution that allows companies to pay for their Toughbook devices on a monthly basis over a three-year period. A unique benefit is that TaaS subscribers pay the same as a cash purchase, even though payments are spread over a longer term. This eliminates the need for large upfront costs and allows organisations to benefit from an OPEX-based solution rather than a CAPEX one. 

          All TaaS solutions include access to Toughbook devices, delivery, 3-year warranty, helpdesk support, and end-of-life services such as collection, recycling and data wiping.

          Chris Labrey, Managing Director at Econocom UK & IRLsaid, “the Panasonic Toughbook is a fantastic and extremely popular product, and so we’re delighted to help put it in the hands of even more businesses by powering Panasonic’s TaaS solution. Our subscription models are a much more affordable way for businesses to get their technology assets without having to make painful one-off investments, while simultaneously allowing them to update and refresh their assets with an unprecedented level of agility.”

          In addition to Toughbook devices, TaaS has also been designed to incorporate Panasonic’s other mobile product range. Customers can also choose to personalise their TaaS subscription with a number of optional extras, including a trade-in programme, which allows businesses to upgrade their technology without losing the value of their existing estate. TaaS also provides the ability to bundle in airtime, MDM and data analytics, for example.

          Kevin Jones, Managing Director Mobile Solution Business Division – Europeadded, “we wanted to create a solution that would give businesses of all sizes access to the Panasonic Toughbook, and Econocom has helped us to achieve exactly that. The Econocom subscription model is perfectly suited to today’s modern business environment, where technology moves at such a rapid rate, and it’s been a pleasure working with them to deliver something we know customers will love.” 

          For more information on the TaaS solution, visit the Econocom website. Already launched in the UK and Ireland, TaaS is being rolled out across Europe during 2018.

        • Stay up to date - Click here and register for FREE OEN online membership and enjoy unlimited access to a host of benefits including the exclusive members area of the website, downloadable business tools, current and back issues archive, priority breaking news alerts, weekly e news summary and the OEN app

        • Related Articles

        • Epson reports three years growth in Pro AV market

          Epson reports three years growth in Pro AV market

          Tuesday 4th Dec 2018 by clareb
          Epson has extended its position as a leading projector manufacturer in the Pro AV and installation market above 6,000 lumens across EMEAR & CIS, according to latest market share data from Futuresource. Epson now commands 34 per cent of the Pro AV...Read More...
          New Fujitsu partnership to help accountants automate document and data capture

          New Fujitsu partnership to help accountants automate document and data capture

          Wednesday 14th Nov 2018 by clareb
          PFU (EMEA) Limited, a Fujitsu company has announced it has partnered with cloud bookkeeping solutions provider, Hubdoc to enable accountants and bookkeepers to digitise and process large volumes of financial documents quickly and efficientl...Read More...
          Brother UK adds inkjet series to professional print range

          Brother UK adds inkjet series to professional print range

          Tuesday 13th Nov 2018 by clareb
          Brother UK has launched a new series of high-end professional A3 business inkjets to complete its range of print solutions for SMBs. The new X-series products, consisting of single function devices and flagship multifunction machines, are designed t...Read More...
                • About Us

                  OEN is the leading source of business news and information for buyers of office equipment, supplies and services within mid tier and up sized organisations. Our multi-platform approach delivers relevant, engaging and focussed content via our main printed magazine, bespoke guides and supplements, website, digital editions, apps, and newsletters with an unrivalled reach across the industry. A highly trusted and respected brand for many years, the print version of OEN last year celebrated its Diamond anniversary.

                  For our latest Media packs and more details on our range of services click here

                • View Latest Issue