A client recently confided in me that the major IT infrastructure upgrade they are wanting to do, which includes new servers, new switches, new firewall, some new computers, and more importantly, new software, will probably cause them major headaches due to many factors, such as:
- Initial outlay of cash
- Downtime during installation & migration
- Learning new software, time to train
- Double entry on two systems working simultaneously for a period of time
- Final migration to the new system after they see the new software working
- Lost revenue during this change-over
The list was actually longer than that, but I made it a little more concise in the interest of not boring you with details.
I then remembered a recent letter I received from one of our lending partners which says they offer Flex Plans, designed specifically to help out during times like this!
They can offer a 60 or 90 day “delay plan”, to keep cash flow at current levels until after the installation is complete.
That sounds like a winner to me! Maybe it can work for the client in question, and potentially someone reading this may have a similar concern and the knowledge that this is available could help.
Should your business be considering an upgrade of computers, servers or network equipment, please give us a call at 864-990-4748 or use the CONTACT link in the menu and let’s talk about what we can do for you!