Pay-As-You-Go Enterprise Print Management Service Offers Monthly/Quarterly Billing for Greater Cost Efficiency
Y Soft, a leading enterprise office solutions provider offers its software subscription service for YSoft SafeQ, the company’s print management and document capturing solution, is now globally available to all channel partners.
Software subscriptions enable Y Soft’s channel resellers to offer YSoft SafeQ on a pay-as-you-go basis. Using software-as-a-service (Saas) is an accepted business practice as the subscription fees spread payment out across the entire term of the software agreement. The software subscriptions provide the full value of YSoft SafeQ with a lower upfront investment and as an operating rather than capital expense. Software support and service level agreements (SLAs) are also built in.
Y Soft worked with its sales channel partners in the Y Soft Early Access Program to ensure the model is easily understood and complementary to the channel’s existing subscription models for multifunction devices (MFDs) and Managed Print Services (MPS) sales. Now YSoft SafeQ software subscriptions are available to all sales channel partners who wish to offer a convenient, incremental payment option to large Fortune 1000 companies and SMBs for enterprise print management.
Y Soft has taken multiple steps to ensure that its software pricing is flexible and cost efficient to meet the changing needs of its sales channel:
- YSoft SafeQ is available as a full suite or in modules that gives the option to buy only the feature sets needed today with the option of adding more features as needs grow.
- The YSoft SafeQ suite and modules are based on how many MFDs or networked printers are used in the YSoft SafeQ printing environment. As a company’s needs change, they pay only for the devices in use.
- As is often the case when deploying a print management solution, the rollout is in a phased approach. Now, with software subscriptions, charges occur only for those devices as they are added during a billing cycle.
“With the global rollout of software subscriptions, YSoft SafeQ is the only print management solution that offers subscription pricing to all its MFD partners and across its entire sales channel,” said Václav Muchna, CEO & Co-founder, Y Soft. “Subscription services are extremely beneficial for our partners as the upfront costs diminish further due to reduced set up time and expense. Organizations don’t need to make the investment in infrastructure to host the application on-site or personnel to configure the system.”
A software subscription covers YSoft SafeQ 5 software (either the full suite or individual modules), service, including major and minor updates and guaranteed support response levels. Additionally, premium support levels are available. Under software subscriptions, card readers used for authentication may be rented. Y Soft still offers YSoft SafeQ under licensed purchase and, like its software subscription alternative, it is priced on a per-device basis.