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Avaya flexes financing muscles

Alex Scroxton

Avaya's financing arm, Avaya Financial Services (AFS), has launched a new flexible financing scheme, Lifecycle 0%, designed to allow customers to spread payments over a period of three, four, or five years depending on the lifecycle of the products they buy.

At the end of the contract, customers are free to decide whether to continue using the equipment, hand it back, or arrange to be upgraded through the channel.

AFS European programme director Paul Fazakerley said that ongoing concerns surrounding the extent of the recovery meant Avaya customers were still asking for more flexible repayment terms.

"Longer lease terms offer our EMEA customers a cost effective approach to purchasing," added EMEA channel driector Jan Lawford.

The new programme also provides a three year financing scheme on Avaya's data line-up.

Meanwhile, a group of 25 Avaya partners have formed a global alliance designed to support cross-partner multinational deployments of the vendor's products.

The Aura Alliance held its inaugural meeting at the IoD earlier this month, and according to Tony Parish, managing director of ringleader G3 Telecommunications will provide "a strong framework of working practice and a single service level agreement for all countries".


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