What Is TAMCO Shield®

TAMCO Shield® is hardware or technology as a service. Shield is a subscription-based payment model for your technology solutions. TAMCO Shield is different from a lease or any other payment option available because it provides you with access to or the use of technology with added protection, flexibility, and peace of mind unforeseen anywhere else on the market. TAMCO Shield has no large upfront  expenses, it is intended to be a service provided for a predictable, manageable, monthly payment.

Why As-A-Service?

The Economics of Ownership

Technology solutions are nonrevenue generating assets because they rapidly depreciate the day after they are installed. Paying cash with after-tax dollars on nonrevenue generating assets defies basic economics. Technology today is essential-use, but there’s a big difference between being essential and making good economic choices for your organization.

»Shield Creates Favorable Economics

With Shield you have a way to absorb the myriad of non-recoverable costs associated with acquiring new technology while maintaining the ability to keep your working capital, working! With Shield you are packaging everything into one all-inclusive monthly subscription payment for 36 or 60-months. This includes the hardware equipment and support services to insure your solution is serving you optimally.

Rapid Advancement of Technology

Customers are realizing use & access are more important than ownership due to technology rapidly changing, for the better, with no sign of it slowing down. Just look to major manufacturer's and their 2019 R&D budgets:

  • HIKVISION: 9.7% of Revenue
  • FLIR: 10.75% of Revenue
  • Axis Comm: 18.02% of Revenue
  • Bosch: 8% of Revenue
  • Barco: 11% of Revenue

»Shield Embraces Technology Change

When considering the amount of money manufacturers are pouring into R&D how are you as the consumer supposed to manage the rapid advancement of technology and risk of obsolescence? A component of Shield is the Solution Replacement Guarantee. This allows you the customer to migrate into new technology at any time during the subscription service term, without financial penalty.

»Learn More About Solution Replacement Guarantee

Insure Essential Use Technology

Technology fuels nearly everything in a modern organization’s daily operations; communications, logistics, education, security, etc. No doubt it has become essential use. So how can you NOT insure & protect it with a complete service and maintenance plan? You can't! It's too much of a risk. Effectively and efficiently operating technology is mission-critical. 

»Shield Provides Peace of Mind

With essential-use technology customers need ongoing service and support. TAMCO Shield you can include your integrators service agreements into the monthly subscription cost. These services are inclusive and remove most additional service expenses throughout the subscription term. The one area that is most challenging for integrators to cover is Act of God coverage. With Shield you're protected from the unforeseen expense should an Act of God situation occur.

COVID-19 + Budget Pressure

The recent economic downturn has placed pressure on technology budgets. In fact, in a recent survey, we conducted with national retail chains, 89% stated their 2020 and 2021 budgets have been greatly impacted. Continued economic uncertainty places pressure to preserve cash flow.

»Shield Relieves Budget Pressure

As a predictable low monthly fee and no large upfront capital expenses, Shield's OPEX subscription payment model addresses budget pressures that have come to the forefront amidst COVID-19 and continued economic uncertainty. Don't allow "no-budget" to prevent you from your technology advancement strategy. Stay competitive and continue to evolve!

Exclusive Features of TAMCO Shield

» Solution Replacement Guarantee

The Solution Replacement Guarantee (SRG) is simply, protection from technology obsolescence. Continue to grow, remain competitive and be agile in the market by always being at the forefront of technology. SRG upgrades or replaces your solution at any point in the term if it no longer meets your needs. No rollover balances. No penalty fees.  

Learn More About SRG

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» Act of God Coverage

Protect your equipment from natural disasters. If any of the equipment under your Shield agreement is damaged during the term due to a natural disaster 100 percent of your out of pocket insurance deductible will be paid for by TAMCO, up to $5,000. 

» Easily Bundle Support Services

A monthly payment option like Shield makes bundling in support services over the term simple. Bundle it all into one monthly payment. Lock in, without finance charges, the cost of your vendor's maintenance or support agreement at today's labor rates for the duration of your contract term.

Maintenance Info Sheet

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» Flexible End of Term Options

Shield customers can choose an end of term option that is right for them, at the end of the term. A lot can change in 3-5 years. Decide what's best when the subscription service comes to an end, not upfront. Renew and receive continued protection with the Solution Replacement Guarantee and Act of God or simply discontinue the service.

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We are here if you need a little extra help figuring out where to begin or how to move forward. If you need additional information or just want a real person to contact you directly, we can arrange that. We are real people on the other side of this website. We care about you making the smart payment choice for your personal circumstances.

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We look forward to learning more about you! 

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