Cisco Shows Interest in SMBs

Cisco Systems Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, has announced the launch of a zero percent finance package to encourage small and medium businesses (SMBs) and mid-sized companies to invest in smart data and communications solutions to drive their businesses.

In addition, Cisco channel partners, can benefit with zero percent financing through the Easy Lease programme, becoming more competitive and positioning themselves as a strategic solution provider. The rapid payment terms also significantly improve a channel partner’s cash flow enabling them to focus more on deepening customer relationships.

Neil Crockett, Area Director, Cisco Capital Finance Group, Cisco Systems Capital, said: “Having listened carefully to our partners’ and customers’ needs, we have introduced the zero percent finance offer with customisable options that keep cash flowing and increase competitiveness. The zero percent financing programme from Cisco Systems Capital provides small, medium and mid-sized companies the financial flexibility to benefit from the technologies their businesses need to succeed today. Thanks to our industry-leading package, companies can simply and cost-effectively plan for the future.”

The interest-free financing package is available to Cisco channel partners and customers in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands until the end of June 2006. It runs for a 36-month term, and the minimum deal size is £1,000 or €1,000. To qualify for the offer, the solution purchased must be at least 70 per cent Cisco hardware, software and services.