We spend a lot of time exploring ways business owners can save money with technology on our blog. That’s because it’s a popular topic among entrepreneurs, especially in an uncertain economy. But even though we can post a new article about it every week, there is one simple way you can cut your tech expenses dramatically: let us sign you up to a managed services agreement.
If you aren’t familiar with the terms or the details, it’s easy to explain. A managed services agreement simply means that we provide you with the outsourced tech support you need to keep your business running at a flat monthly rate. Then you can get consistent and proactive support rather than paying for emergency service calls at the last minute.
You might be thinking that a monthly IT bill sounds expensive. However, our clients overwhelmingly save money by leveraging managed services agreements against their old arrangements. You probably will, too. Here are a few of the biggest reasons why…
You’ll Spend Less on Tech and Support
You may be thinking your business doesn’t need another monthly invoice. That’s fair, but consider the way you felt the last time you had to deal with an unexpected tech emergency. Or, think of where you could be the next time a disaster strikes and takes away your network, file backups, or ability to process electronic transactions.
In the long run, it’s always cheaper to invest in preventative maintenance than it is to pay for emergency IT hours after the fact. And it often costs less in the short run, as well.
Your IT Bills Will Become More Predictable
If there is one common complaint business owners and executives have about their IT providers, it’s that they don’t understand their billing practices. With a managed services agreement, you don’t have to worry about your next invoice – they are the same month after month.
Although they appreciate the overall savings already described, many of our clients list the predictability of managed services pricing as the biggest reason to make the jump. They love that they don’t have to worry about unexpected technology costs coming “out of the blue” anymore.
You’ll Get Better IT Service
We are focusing on the financial advantages that come with managed services agreements because, once again, it makes for a popular topic among the business crowd. However, we think the real reason to sign an ongoing contract with our firm is that it opens the door to better technology service and support.
When our technicians are able to spend time with your business and deal with problems proactively, there are fewer problems and surprises to deal with. That means we can focus on keeping all of your technology running smoothly and you can pay attention to running your company. It’s easier, more efficient, and a whole lot more profitable for everyone involved.
Want to Learn More About Managed Services With Fantastic IT?
If you’ve never had a managed services plan before, then you might be amazed at the savings that are waiting for you. Or, if you’ve never tried managed services with us, then you may not be aware of how much more value you can get for your IT budget.
In either case, we want to help. Contact us today so we can schedule a free consultation and talk about your personalized options for outsourced IT support.