The advantage of the lease is that the customer is always in support for the duration of the lease,
they will be provided with the all fixes and updates as they become available. The
lease does not require any intial capital investment in addition to the annual maintenance
costs associated with other CAD products. The disadvantage is that you do not own
the product outright but a own a license for its use for the duration of the lease period.
You can buy BoardMaker3 outright, the price is 6 times the cost of the lease
prices indicated above. The purchase includes full support, fixes and updates for the
first year. Thereafter, the cost of maintenance is the same as the cost of the lease should
you wish to take this option. The advantages of this method are that you own the license
for the product and it is not time limited, however the disadvantage is that you will
have to pay for support, fixes and updates after the first year of ownership has expired.
Please note that if the maintenance option is not taken out immediatly and you decide
to take this out at a later time, the costs that will charged are a function
of the number of years out of support multiplyed by a percentage of the annual
cost. This effectively brings you up to date with the latest software without
penalising you for any support that was not received. Contact the sales team for further advice.
In the UK mainland the cost of shipping
is free. For customers in other regions we are able to ship the product to any
global location, the cost of shipping is dependant on the method of despatch
and courier you choose. Please contact the sales team for a quote.
If you are leasing there may be tax breaks
that are applicable to you, these are dependent on the region you are located
and local tax law. These tax breaks where applicable can allow a lease owner to
claim back a portion of the lease cost on a annual basis against the tax liability
of the company (corporation). Please check your tax advisor if this applies to you.