A subscription service such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, and Blue Apron make the concept of owning DVDs, cable television, CDs, and even groceries a thing of the past. With a monthly fee, you are able to access all the movies, music, gourmet foods, and gourmet foods that you want without having to buy any other things.
In the consumer market, there is no doubt that this model is a successful one, but how does it translate into AV integration in commercial environments? In many ways, AV-as-a-Service is Netflix's equivalent of enterprise-wide AV integration, software, and support for a company's AV system. In this article, we explain how AVaaS works and why it might be a solution that is right for your business.
What is AVaaS and how does it work??
AV and IT professionals are increasingly turning to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Subscribers to SaaS can save money by avoiding the expense of purchasing multiple, expensive software licenses. There is no difference in the principles that govern AVaaS from those that govern HTaaS.
An AV integrator can lease the AV hardware that users need for a predictable monthly fee rather than making a large upfront investment in AV hardware. A meeting room equipment solution can either be a single solution, such as a video conferencing system, or it can be a complete solution that includes everything needed to run a meeting room. By managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting AV solutions for end users, the AV integrator also saves them a lot of time and money while providing reliable, expert support for those AV solutions.
It is possible to mitigate many costs and risks associated with managing AV equipment and services by outsourcing them with AV as a Service.
Three reasons to consider AVaaS
1. Managing budgets more effectively
AVaaS eliminates capital expenditures for AV hardware or room systems; instead, you pay a predictable monthly fee for what you need. In addition to monitoring, maintenance, and repairs, your AVaaS contract should also include these services. You can receive higher quality solutions through AVaaS than you would otherwise be able to afford. If you choose to purchase a solution upfront because of your budget, you may have to make compromises in order to achieve your goals. In the case of AVaaS subscriptions, that constraint is removed.
2. Scalability and standardization streamlined
As your AV integrator deploys more AVaaS solutions for your organization, it will be easier for them to duplicate those solutions across multiple spaces across your building or corporate campus. Besides monitoring and maintaining all your AV equipment, your integrator will also maintain your AV solutions.
3. More Streamlined Operations
Your organization's AV and IT staff can focus on projects and priorities that will help it develop and innovate. In order to achieve this, you must move away from owning and maintaining AV hardware. Your AV integrator takes care of the entire lifecycle of your technology, so you won't have to spend time and money buying, replacing, and replacing it endlessly. A competent integrator will take the lead in recommending the next AV solution when the time comes for you to upgrade your AV equipment. In this way, you will be able to ensure that it meets your needs and is compatible with your existing technology.
Choosing an AVaaS Provider you can Trust
A significant advantage of AVaaS is that integrators and technology managers are able to work together more frequently and closely, which strengthens the relationship between the integrators and their customers. Therefore, it is even more important for you to select a professional integrator who will be able to grasp your needs and meet them efficiently.
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