MSPAlliance Launches Leasing Program for Managed Service Providers

The MSPAlliance, working with Varilease, has launched a leasing program for its managed service provider (MSP) membership. Here's a bit more on the MSPAlliance's leasing program, along with other MSP industry leasing options.

According to a July 14 press release:

"MSPAlliance, the International Association of Managed Service Providers, today announced the launch of a new Hardware as a Service/Leasing program for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). This program will be brokered by Varilease, a leading North American financier of equipment leasing. The MSPAlliance Managed Services Leasing Program™ will allow MSPs to deliver both hardware and services based solutions to their clients while keeping costs at a relatively static level. "
This is an interesting move by the MSPAlliance and Varilease. Early true believes in the MSPAlliance program include Waypoint Solutions Group, ranked No. 72 on our MSPmentor 100 list.

Dan Wilson, president of Waypoint and a member of MSPAlliance's Board of Advisors, leveraged the alliance's leasing program as part of a customer engagement requiring $70,000 worth of equipment, according to the MSPAlliance's press release.

Only Game In Town?

It's great to hear about new leasing approaches designed for MSPs. But on its leasing information site, The MSPAlliance says:
"This is the only leasing program specifically designed to serve the needs of Managed Service Providers and their customers"
I think some companies -- particularly Ingram Micro and Tech Data -- would debate MSPAlliance on that point.

Ingram Micro earlier introduced the industry's first HaaS leasing program for MSPs, according to an Ingram spokeswoman. And Tech Data introduced an MSP Financing Program in May 2008 as part of its own VARChoice managed services strategy. You'll find details and comments about the Ingram and Tech Data programs here.
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