Software Lease Calculator

1. For enquiries over £100,000, please contact us directly on 01494 611 456.

2. The rental price indicated is for general guidance and is subject to credit approval.

3. Business users only.

Software Leasing

Many company directors and even IT Managers still do not know you can finance software. There are some sensible reasons for them to think this.

Companies do not buy software, they purchase a licence to use the software, for a pre-agreed period of time or forever. Software authors such as Microsoft or Sage only grant us a licence to use their software as they own the source code and intellectual property in it. Leasing companies need to “own” the asset that they then rent out to customers. Clearly, they cannot own the software asset as all they are buying is a licence.

However, we do lease computer software and have done for nearly thirty years. We work with a range of finance companies that are comfortable leasing software to end user companies.

Why Choose WestWon?

  • We work with 20 different funders that all lease software
  • We currently arranged nearly 750 software leases for over £25.2 million in value
  • Our biggest software lease was for £1.585m, the smallest £1,100
  • Our database has 958 unique software companies in the UK

Benefits of Software Leasing

  • Cash flow

    You will be able to keep funds in your business to be used elsewhere

  • Alternative funding lines

    No need to use up an existing bank facility

  • VAT

    On rental agreements VAT is paid in the rental, not in full and upfront

  • Pay for the equipment as you use it

    Companies pay employees over time as they work, so why pay all the cost for the software in advance?

  • The latest technology

    Always have the latest software at your disposal by implementing a refresh strategy, whereby at the end of the lease period you get the latest license on a new agreement.

  • Tax planning

    Using a lease rental agreement, 100% of your rental is deductible against your companies corporation tax

Software Leasing Process

WestWon - The leasing process - customer NEW

Case Study
Leasing Stock Software

Established family run plant nursery in Essex needed assistance to manage their stock levels. Leasing stock software was their solution.

Case Study
Financing Accounting Software

Leading infrastructure contractor based in Manchester chose to finance through WestWon as they can facilitate not only software only finance deals, but could also include an element of consultancy, implementation and training costs.


What is the smallest and largest software leasing deal you can do?

We can write any software deal starting from a value £1,000.00 + VAT. Our smallest software deal is £1,097 + VAT. Our largest software lease to date is just under £500,000 + VAT!

What is a normal software leasing deal value?

Our average software deal is £21,000 + VAT over a 3 year term.

How long can I lease software over?

For software, most deals we do are either over a 1 or 3 year subscription. However we can lease software up to a 5 year term.

Is there an advance payment?

Often we take a one month deposit however to keep the monthly rentals lower you can pay more upfront if you wish.

I want to keep the software at the end of the rental agreement, can I do this?

This all depends on the software sold by your supplier. If it is a perpetual license, then yes there is an option to own the software at the end of the rental agreement. If the software is not perpetual, then you can renew the software on a new finance agreement.

Can I include multiple types of software on one agreement?

Yes, we can build multiple software licenses into one agreement. Whether it’s one user, or multiple users including different modules, you can pay for these using one monthly payment.

What type of software can I include on a lease?

A varied range of software can be included on a lease, in short there’s too many types to write down! Examples of types of software we have used to date include Microsoft software, server software, stock control software, construction software to name a few! Contact us now for more information.

How quickly can you arrange software leasing?

Applications can be accepted within a few hours and once documents are signed, the software can be delivered and the agreement activated within 2 working days.

Can I lease Software without including any hardware?

Yes. WestWon can finance 100% software agreements, no hardware is needed!

Can I pay the lease off early?

Yes. The finance company will work out a settlement figure based on how many rentals are left to pay.

I am a new start company, will you credit clear me?

If you are a home owner and have a clear personal credit history, we should be able to source funds for you, normally up to £50,000 for software.

I am an established business trading over three years, what information do you require?

Often, we just take a look at the information in the public domain at Companies House. However, there are times when we will ask to see bank statements, last year’s full audited accounts and management accounts.

I have a CCJ / my company has a CCJ, will we get finance?

If the CCJ is satisfied and there is a good reason for the County Court Judgement, then we will argue your case. However, if you have an unsatisfied CCJ, then sadly we will struggle to get finance.

Another leasing company has said no, will you be any different?

Some leasing companies just do not like financing software. For some company’s it’s seen as too big a risk as there is no tangible asset to be used as security should anything happen to your company during the lease term. WestWon are specialists in the financing of IT equipment, including software.

How cheap are your lease rates?

We do not normally lose business because we are too expensive. Our view is to give cheap lease rates and make sure we do more business together in the future.

How often do your customers come back to you for more business?

Our customer retention rate is extremely high, our latest figures shows that over 80% of customers will use WestWon again, mainly due to our level of customer service and the range of assets we finance.

Can I use my own supplier of software?

Yes, it is up to you who you use as a supplier.

Can WestWon recommend me a supplier of software?

Yes, work alongside a number of suppliers of software in a range of industries. We would be more than happy to put you in touch with a company who can assist.

Can I add more licenses to the lease at a later date?

Technically you can, but nobody ever does. It is more cost effective to set up a brand-new lease.

Software supplier and software authors leasing software

If you are a software supplier and wish to lease software to your customers, then we can help. Here at WestWon we already work alongside many software companies that have either written their own software or resell third party software such as Microsoft or Sage.

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