Managed Services Let You Focus on Your Business
What is an MSP provider? Your business may already be using one even if you don’t use that term. Does your business use ADP or a similar company for payroll and benefits administration? This is one of the most common managed services, and even the largest corporations use them.
When it comes to vital business functions like payroll, why would a company use an MSP like ADP? The reasons are straightforward. While important, payroll is a standard function. With a managed service, companies don’t have to deal with the ins and outs of changing tax laws, reporting, and running a site for employees to track benefits and pay. These things are necessary and essential but don’t differentiate your company in its core business.
Another area that is increasingly popular for managed services is technology. Technology is constantly changing and often becomes rapidly obsolete. A laptop from five years ago may not efficiently run the latest Windows or Macintosh operating system, and your 720p conference room cameras lack the resolution for today’s fast-paced world of video meetings. If keeping up and managing technology isn’t part of your company’s differentiation, managed services can help you stay current and focus on what’s important. Keep reading to see how MSP providers can improve the bottom line in your Phoenix, AZ organization.
Using an MSP
Do you lose control when outsourcing technology services to an MSP? No more so than in any other managed service. If you construct a new building, you hire a contractor to manage the project. That contractor hires subcontractors, works with architects, builds to code, and handles a myriad of other issues. The building is still built to your specifications and customized to your requirements.
Technology services work the same way; only they can go further. For example, a technology MSP can keep your videoconferencing systems current with the latest hardware and software over a period of years with a predictable annual cost. You won’t have to budget for significant capital outlays for upgrades, and you won’t have to hire specialized personnel to maintain your system.
Benefits of Using an MSP
One of the biggest benefits of using a managed service provider is financial budgeting. With a typical upfront fee for setting up services and an ongoing monthly fee, budgeting for technology becomes much more manageable. Your organization can focus on budgeting for core business functions that may be less predictable with business cycles.
MSPs are experts in their areas. They understand current regulations, cybersecurity risks, current industry standards and technology trends, and more to ensure that you get best of breed technology solutions. MSPs also invest in the latest tools, technologies, and specialized training to deliver technology services, so your organization doesn’t have to.
Improving Your Business Bottom Line
How does an MSP improve the bottom line? Are you trading an internal expense for an external one? Ultimately, outsourcing non-core technology services unlocks hidden value in your business. When your in-house assets are more directly tied to your core business, your business value is clearer. You won’t have technology assets on your books that may not reflect actual market value, and you may remove depreciation expenses that affect your perceived profitability.
Want to know more about how MSP technology services can improve your bottom line? Learn more about flexibly outsourcing your AV technology needs to an experienced professional firm by reaching out to us here or click the chatbox below to connect instantly. We look forward to working with you.