Australian businesses can now buy power and cooling services without any upfront capital costs.
In an industry first, Schneider Electric has announced the Secure Power and Cooling as a Service solution.
This service model is set to transform how customers consume and manage power backup solutions, according to Schneider Electric VP, Howard Bowland, who is responsible for leading development of the new offering.
“Schneider Electric’s new service model delivers secure power without the need to own, operate or maintain the power and cooling systems; it responds to the growing global trend to more effectively manage consumption rather than own the assets,” he said.
This new solution has just been implemented for a Queensland-based aged care service provider with over 40 locations Australia-wide, simplifying its operations, improving capital utilisation and freeing internal resources.
D&G Solutions Group director, Gary Staples, said the company’s aged care customers can have their critical power and cooling requirements met by paying for what is consumed instead of owning and servicing their own infrastructure.
“This kind of approach is critical to the customer’s growth strategy, as they renew their focus towards core business activities, and are pleased to be able to pivot away from the management of these types of assets,” he said.
The solution, available through the APC by Schneider Electric channel network, enables companies to consume a full suite of digitally enabled uninterrupted power solutions at an agreed monthly rate that includes management and support services.
The number of sites and the secure power capacity required can be scaled up or down as needed over the agreement term, all at a pre-agreed cost. This model allows for significant efficiencies in planning and budget management.
The customer can avoid the ownership and responsibility for all secure power hardware and software. This new service includes installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, end of life management and a commitment to ensuring uninterrupted power quality for the duration of the client’s agreement.
“We’ve spent eighteen months developing this model as a way to help support the businesses that rely on us,” Howard said.
“The delivery of our first EcoStruxure Outcomes – Secure Power and Cooling as a Service for our care home client will help us give them and other customers a greater sense of security. It eliminates the potential for any unexpected costs and interruptions to service that can come with owning the infrastructure.”
“Our ambition is, with our key channel partners, to provide a fully comprehensive service that provides custom fit solutions with the ability to grow with our users. As their needs increase this new service is able to adapt allowing for an evolving and flexible partnership.”
EcoStruxure Outcomes can be set up through the APC by Schneider Electric network of channel partners serving businesses across industries. For more information and to enquire please visit: http://se.com/au/outcomes