EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY WHAT WE FINANCE:

Why consider leasing technology for schools?

Many school districts live by a technology acquisition strategy where they buy new and simply stick with it until it dies. Does this sound familiar? This strategy adds extra work for your IT department and means that students and teachers have to work on outdated models at the tail end of your purchase cycle. Throw this strategy out and replace with a refresh-focused lease program from IFS that will allow you to build future-ready classrooms with the latest technology.

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Benefits of leasing your classroom technology

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Accelerate Deployment

Acquire the equipment you need now, utilizing current budget.

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Avoid Technological Obsolence

Match your technology with current district pedagogical objectives.

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Simplify & Plan Refresh Periods

Coordinate the refresh of your equipment during summer.

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Align Payments with Budget Cycles

Match your annual payments to the school calendar or funding disbursement.

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Flexibility to Fit Your Needs

Build a custom lease program specific to your school district’s requirements.

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Track and Manage Your Assets

Track your assets, leases and maintenance contracts through our proprietary asset management system.

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Beyond the Laptops: Flexible Equipment Financing for Education

It is no secret that universities, school districts and educational institutions across the country are budget constrained. Making sure that schools have everything they need to educate students a significant and ongoing challenge.

One area that makes perfect sense for education administrators is technology leasing. But have you considered the many other areas that need to be addressed in order to provide the full educational experience for students?

Types of education technology leases we offer

IFS offers a variety of lease options designed to meet the needs of your growing business. We work hand in hand with you to build a lease solution that maximizes the value of your technology and/or equipment.

IT REFRESH / OPERATING LEASE

Designed to ensure and execute the future refresh of IT equipment, the contract includes a reoccurring monthly expense over the life of the lease and includes the flexibility to return, extend or purchase equipment at the end of the lease. No deposits or upfront rents, no restocking fees or residual guarantees.

CAPITAL / FINANCE LEASE

When the lessee chooses to own the equipment the term is usually greater than 75% of the equipment's useful life and can include an automatic transfer of title for a fixed purchase price at the end of the lease. A capital/finance lease contract is typically shown as an asset on the lessee’s balance sheet and depreciated over the useful life of the equipment.

what classroom technology we finance

IFS finances all things technology – from hardware and software to licensing and ongoing support, we are your partner for flexible solutions tailored to fit your needs.

IT Equipment

Student / Teacher Devices

Desktops

Laptops

Tablets

Chromebooks

Chromebook Carts

Monitors

Classroom Technology

Smart Boards

Smart Tables

Projectors

Stem / Steam Equipment

Copiers / Printers / Plotters

Audio / Visual

Data Center

Networking

Storage

Servers

Disk & Tape

LAN / WAN

Voice Over IP (VOIP)

Wireless Access Points

Security

Cameras

Alarms

Door Monitoring

Metal Detectors

Duress Systems

Software & Services

Software

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Customer Relationship Mgmt. (CRM)

Accounting

Engineering / Design

Time & Billing

Softcosts

Implementation

Consulting

Maintenance Contracts

Warranty

Upfront Services

Installation

Imaging

Asset Tagging

Kitting / Repackaging

Deployment

End-Of-Lease Services

De-installation

Packaging

Shipping

Data Sanitization

Data Destruction

Don't See Your Equipment Listed?

Don't worry, we have built lease solutions for almost every equipment type. Contact us to start talking about your customized program today.

What our Clients are Saying…

  • IT Project Manager, Community College in TX

    "The unfortunate fact is that public education is poorly funded. Because of this, greater ingenuity is necessary to achieve our goals, so creativity and resourcefulness are very important to us. Without folks like IFS we would be handing people calculators rather than computers. At the end of the day it’s about the people, the business model and the ability to deliver quickly and efficiently that matter most. We are in very good hands with Insight. Their team is top notch and their approach supports our unique needs. They are excellent to work with, always on the spot, and quick to get things done."

  • IT Project Manager, Community College in TX

    "Rolling out the new laptop and desktop equipment across the college set everyone on a great path with uninterrupted productivity. IFS was instrumental in making that happen and since then, they have stayed by our side to help us with additional needs along the way. Now we’re at the point of another refresh, and IFS’ flexibility and approach is making it possible to buy out some of the devices that still have useful life while we return and upgrade others. Their service has been outstanding, and we appreciate their partnership."

  • IT Project Manager, Community College in TX

    "We needed a full refresh of our desktop fleet and this required more flexibility and ingenuity. Insight worked with us in depth to come up with a solution that would allow us to realize our goals and lock them in."

  • Associate Executive Director of Technology, WA School District

    "In our school district, our refresh plan was purchase until it dies. Buy and die. Now, we’ll be leasing all of our equipment, and our administrators, teachers and students understand that technology has changed so much in the last 10 years that in order to stay current with technology we have to have a better plan."

  • Chief Innovation Officer, WA School District

    "Leasing allowed us to also accelerate the instructional plan. We are in a very challenging economic area…We were able to equalize the playing field very quickly with a deployment to everyone, not just some kids, not phasing it in over 6 or 7 years and missing an entire generation of kids. I don't know that I would have bought a Chromebook three years ago, because they weren't here. We were all iPads, all the time, a $700 device, that doesn't do much more in terms of the transaction between student, teacher and content than the Chromebook does. The opportunity for us to not be locked in to any one device forever is also an attraction to the lease. I know that in three years I am going to reevaluate what is the best tool, given our context."