Aastra Finance launched to support Aastra channel

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Aastra has launched a financing initiative for its channel partners, providing them with finance packages for their customers to acquire Aastra call control managers. The aim is to make it easy and simple for Aastra channel partners to finance Aastra equipment purchases for their SMB customers.

Aastra Finance is available with a highly attractive three year zero per cent interest package. In addition other variable rate packages and payment periods are available to meet the financing needs of most SMB customers. All finance agreements must have a minimum £1,000 value.

Aastra Finance is subject to terms and conditions of acceptance. However, channel partners should find Aastra Finance makes it easier to provide credit for SMB customers. With many banks and traditional lenders still restricting credit for SMBs and taking time for decisions, Aastra Finance will provide a decision on customer credit applications for dealer partners within 24 working hours, wherever possible. Aastra channel partners can also take advantage of Aastra Finance to finance their own equipment purchases. To support the Aastra Finance initiative a full range of marketing collateral will be available to channel partners including website information.

Commenting on the launch of Aastra Finance, Alan Reeve, Managing Director of Aastra Telecom (UK) said, “Aastra was the number one supplier of PBX/IP PBX systems for the SMB market for the EMEA region in 2009 and we are determined to attain that level of sales success here in the UK. To achieve that we must make it easy and straightforward for our channel partners to sell and support Aastra call control managers. The introduction of Aastra Finance removes a roadblock to sales caused by the ongoing credit crunch. By providing our own lending we can allow our channel partners to finance sales to customers that may not have strong credit histories, but are dependable businesses that need access to the latest Aastra Unified Communications solutions.”