3 Step IT combines

experience with
continual innovation

3 Step IT was founded in Finland in 1997 to help its clients to plan and manage a regular refresh of PCs and laptops. With this as our focus for over twenty years, we have become experts in the IT asset management business. We complement leasing and financing with IT lifecycle solutions.

Our solutions help our customers manage IT devices more effectively. As a result, they can get more out of their budget. Our customers stay with us for repeated refresh cycles, which has been the foundation for our growth.

We currently manage 1.9 million assets for our customers. They include PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Our core business is to offer our clients a cost-effective and complete lifecycle service for IT devices. We help them acquire, manage, sustainably renew and responsibly dispose of IT assets. As a result, we are a large reseller of refurbished technology, selling over 372,000 devices in 2017.

Businesses partner with us to improve their IT operations. Our solutions take IT leasing to a new level.

Our worldwide subsidiaries are in Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The proliferation of new devices as a result of the Internet of Things will generate even more electronic waste.

Effective device management through its lifecycle becomes even more important. And as these new devices become obsolescent, a sustainable approach to their use and reuse is critical.

 

Our passions for the business

Vision, mission,
values and strategy

Originally our vision was to offer financing designed to support IT lifecycle management. We also wanted to enable a more sustainable technology refresh. IT finance and technology refresh go hand in hand.

  • An operating lease makes the substantial investment in PCs and laptops affordable.
  • We encourage our customers to return their devices at the end of lease, which we refurbish and resell to provide competitive residual values.
  • Having a regular refresh period minimises Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

The light-bulb moment came when we saw that 3 Step IT could sell optimal lifecycle financing for IT with a leasing approach that intended end-of-lease devices to be returned for re-use. We could avoid the conventional leasing company approach that pushes assets into a secondary lease period – usually it is profitable for the leasing company, but may be costly for their customers.

After 20 years of continually raising the standard of IT lifecycle management, we are on a mission to enable the most advanced IT lifecycle management with the highest possible customer satisfaction. This allows our clients to get more our of their IT budget and to focus their IT department on innovation.

Our strategy has been delivered through continual incremental digital innovation in our asset management service since we first offered IT lifecycle leasing. We use asset management as a foundation for new digital services. These allow clients to improve IT administration, to monitor IT health, and to turn device replacement from a source of user irritation into a positive experience.

Digital innovation provides an even more complete lifecycle management solution. It also provides partnership opportunities within our current and new markets.

Alongside innovation sits sustainability. Sustainable asset recovery delivers business value and attractive lease rates for our clients. Sustainability is integral to our business model and our business ethos.

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