WHAT IS A MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDER?
The lingo sounds fancy but it's quite simple! A managed service provider, also known as an MSP, is a third-party company that is responsible for a predetermined set of day-to-day tasks or services. In the context of information technology an MSP will traditionally manage and monitor an organizations network. An MSP will also typically provide support, much like an in-house IT staff. MSP companies have multiple professional employees with different skill sets and experience in a focused market. These experts are often able to provide a high level of service in a multitude of areas. That same dedication and focus can be challenging to find in a single (or even multiple) in-house employee. Employing Bolt Forward, a Phoenix leader in managed services, will yield significant cost-savings, responsiveness, and efficiency.
MSP'S ARE EVERYWHERE.
Managed service providers can be contracted for a variety of operational tasks including, but not limited to information technology, human resources, compliance and security, payroll and vendor management.
MSP’s generally drive cost-savings and often provide a predictable pricing structure making it simple for businesses to plan and budget for the service. In addition to mitigating the cost of having an in-house employee, savings can also be observed since the provider is responsible for maintaining the tools and resources needed to accomplish tasks. For example, if an organization outsources payroll not only are savings gained by not having to employ a payroll individual, but also not having to subscribe to software and other needed items to complete payroll tasks.
Expertise and knowledge in a specific area is another tremendous benefit of a managed service provider. Rather than focus being split in multiple areas, an MSP is highly trained and experienced in a specific market.
The tools and resources MSP’s possess are largely best-in-class to ensure that top notch service is provided. This is essential for ensuring the MSP can accomplish its objective to increase efficiencies and aid in streamlining processes within the companies they service.
At the beginning, an MSP thoroughly assesses current processes and procedures to find opportunities and make recommendations to bring current operation stability and foundation for growth. Once established, recommendations can be made to save time and/or money. In addition MSP experts can assess if there are any challenges within a process or procedure that open a business up to liability they may not be aware of – this significantly mitigates risk. Reducing expenses, limiting liability, improving efficiencies are all integral in a competitive marketplace and contracting an MSP will often yield these results while also allowing an organizations staff to focus on their core business. A managed service provider is an extension of a company’s team and is a tremendous value add in driving organizational success.
THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION.
Why choose Bolt Forward? Simple. Bolt Forward has a proven approach. By focusing on strategic planning it affords us the ability to grow your technology, keeping your business in mind at all times.
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