MCHENRY, ILLINOIS -- January 2, 1995 -- Follett Software Company has supplemented its library automation offerings with Financing Automation Systems Today (FAST), an innovative new program providing financing options to help fully automate libraries in the near term. A Follett FAST plan provides for complete automation now, with payments made over time. flexible and affordable Follett FAST financing plans cover software, data, hardware, training, maintenance, planned upgrades, cabling, and other library automation needs.
With FAST financing, libraries can lock into current prices and afford superior technology. As the single source for software, hardware, support, and services, Follett delivers immediate and complete automation systems that provide information access for students and patrons, accountability for each and every item in a library's collection, and efficient library operations management.
"Automating or upgrading your library automation is necessary to provide your patrons with the most powerful information access today," says Charles (Chuck) R. Follett, Jr., president of the 275-person Follett Software Company. "Follett has always provided automation solutions for customers in every budget range, allowing schools and libraries to phase in automation as affordable. Now FAST takes the burden of financing automation purchases off our customers, allowing them to get up and running with the systems they need now."
For customers who wish to use operating budget dollars, Follett recommends the FAST Subscription Plan. Follett designed this most unique FAST plan for publicly-funded state, county, city public and academic school libraries. Institutions pay the FAST Subscription annually, as they would a magazine or any other subscription product or service. The subscription would be renewed annually until the system is paid in full and owned by the library. FAST Subscriptions include a Follett Price-Protection Period of two to five years, during which customers' costs will not increase.
The FAST Lease Plan allows the institution to pay over an extended period of time and purchase the system over two, three or five years. FAST Leases include the same warranties as outright cash purchases, and prices are protected from increases.
With any FAST Plan, Follett offers payment schedules adapted to the customers budgeting and funding timetables.
More information on FAST financing for library automation can be obtained by writing Follett Software Company, 1391 Corporate Drive, McHenry, Illinois 60050-7041, or by calling toll-free (800) 323-3397.
A Follett Corporation Company located in McHenry, Illinois, Follett Software Company is the leading supplier of library microcomputer software systems in America, with more than 23,000 installations of its flagship product, Circulation Plus.