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Polycom Unveils Versatile Financing Offerings for UC&C Deployments

November 01, 2012

Polycom (News - Alert), Inc. has unveiled an array of new customer financing choices, making it easier for customers to avail wide-ranging, custom-designed unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) offerings.

Customers are not bound by the restrictions of periodical investment outlay finances with this all-inclusive and versatile financing model. An increasing number of enterprises will now be able to deploy UC&C offerings for fulfilling their precise requirements.

Macquarie Equipment Finance's global capabilities have been advantageously utilized by Polycom for offering financial solutions to customers. Polycom has also collaborated with GE Capital for providing operational expenses to its channel associates, decreasing inventory transportation expenses during customer deployments.

The latest customer financing programs offered through Polycom Capital provide an option to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises to sponsor their Polycom RealPresence offerings and services, along with their complete UC&C deployment.

In order to address the different customer requirements, Polycom Capital has launched three programs: Zero percent financing for two years, 2.99 percent financing for three years, and technology refresh financing.

In a statement, Eric Brown, COO and CFO at Polycom said, "These new attractive financing options from Polycom Capital put unified communications and video collaboration solutions within reach of nearly any business, and we believe it will help us sell even more of the full product portfolio to our customers. In today's market, we're seeing strong interest from both customers and partners in Polycom Capital. With various payment options and the ability to finance everything – maintenance, installation, services, training and even non-Polycom accessories – Polycom Capital provides a very compelling value proposition for customers and partners."

According to Nicholas Holmes, global head of Vendor Programs for Macquarie Equipment Finance, the organization is pleased to assist Polycom in providing the customer financing choices. Customers using these options will therefore be able to easily develop all-inclusive UC&C offerings.

Tom Grathwohl, senior MD, Global and Structured Solutions, Commercial Distribution Finance, GE Capital said, "GE Capital is pleased to work with Polycom and its global reseller network to provide the working capital financing necessary to meet the needs of its resellers."

Edited by Braden Becker

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