Short term credit is an important resource to financial managers. But even when rates are comparatively low, and particularly in a challenging economic environment when short-term credit is often hard to come by, it makes more sense to use an external, more cost-effective source of financing for IT investments, and to preserve short-term credit for other core investments.Unlike short-term credit, a fixed-rate rental ensures a regular, low monthly payment that’s easy to budget for. It reduces the total cost of ownership, since the lease payment reflects the residual value. It also eliminates end-of-rental disposal issues. Hardware rental also helps your customers meet changing capacity requirements by letting them add or upgrade systems at any time, during the rental term. This is what rental can do for your business, while short term credit offers none of these advantages.