Managed Services

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • 5 Tips For Moving From Break-Fix To MSP
    5 Tips For Moving From Break-Fix To MSP

    Moving from break-fix to managed services can seem overwhelming at first. However, once you dig in, you’ll find the work is well worth it. Managed service provider (MSPs) build steadier recurring revenue from clients than their break-fix counterparts.

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MSP WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • How ConnectWise Manage™ Revolutionized The Way We Work
    How ConnectWise Manage™ Revolutionized The Way We Work

    Connections for Business, a South Florida IT service provider, was spending unnecessary money on labor and overhead. Without a business management platform to assist in developing their systems and processes, that job fell on the team, and the team only. Billing was inaccurate and taking 40-50 hours a month to complete.

  • How Data Is Driving 30% Growth For Simpatico Systems
    How Data Is Driving 30% Growth For Simpatico Systems

    Simpatico Systems began with a mission to help business owners work more efficiently, without getting tied up in complicated billing and solution options. To make it easier to run the show, President Greg Bazar chose a managed services model for his offices in California and Texas. It wasn’t long before Greg saw the need to make a change. After installing an open-source ticketing system to get things going, it took about three months before data was spread all over the place. “I knew there had to be something better,” Greg explained.

  • IT Service Excellence Toolkit: How To Meet And Exceed Customer Expectations To Ensure Customer Retention
    IT Service Excellence Toolkit: How To Meet And Exceed Customer Expectations To Ensure Customer Retention

    Customer service is key to ensuring success in your managed services business, but where should you start? This tool kit covers it all! With 150 pages of service excellence information, you can be sure this tool kit has everything you need to help improve the quality of your customer service.

  • Getting Started With Contingent Labor: How To Source & Manage The Right Workers
    Getting Started With Contingent Labor: How To Source & Manage The Right Workers

    For business leaders in IT and other field service industries, contingent labor offers endless financial benefits. The shift from using traditional W-2 employees to contractors allows businesses to reduce the costs of recruiting, training, and insuring new employees. Aside from its cost savings, contingent labor also offers flexible, scalable, and efficient workforce solutions that improve performance metrics.

  • Datto's 2019 State Of The MSP Report
    Datto's 2019 State Of The MSP Report

    Datto surveyed 1600+ managed service providers (MSPs) around the world to learn about their day-to-day lives, businesses, and IT Channel predictions. The result: a wealth of statistics covering everything from the technology MSPs are using and business challenges they’re facing, to where they get their news and how many industry events they attend annually. Download the report to learn all about today’s MSPs.

  • The Ultimate Guide To Reselling Microsoft 365 Business
    The Ultimate Guide To Reselling Microsoft 365 Business

    Looking for a new solution that will help your small business clients protect their data and boost your revenue at the same time? According to YouGov and Microsoft, 71% of cyber criminals target small businesses. This eBook will show you why Microsoft 365 Business is your best bet. You will learn what Microsoft 365 Business really is, why you should resell Microsoft 365 and how to pitch the solution to your clients.

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MSP PRODUCTS

  • LabTech Remote Monitoring And Management
    LabTech Remote Monitoring And Management

    Partner-driven innovation is the main focus at LabTech Software, fueling our drive to develop and enhance product features and functionality that expand our partners’ service offerings. With vast field experience as a managed service provider (MSP), LabTech Software values and incorporates partner-based input and feedback in developing a truly efficient, revenue producing remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform.

  • VIPRE® Endpoint Security – Server Edition
    VIPRE® Endpoint Security – Server Edition

    Highest-Rated Protection Thanks to a Layered Security Approach.

  • Webroot Security Awareness Training
    Webroot Security Awareness Training

    Smarter End Users Mean Safer Businesses and More Profitable MSPs.

  • Kaseya Professional Edition Solution
    Kaseya Professional Edition Solution The Kaseya Professional Edition is the ultimate application for managing the entire computing infrastructure. With maximum scalability and flexibility, IT Professionals have the power to automate key tasks to increase the productivity of their staff and the organization as a whole. From Software Inventory to Remote Desktop Management, Kaseya has the features and functions to automate day to day IT tasks.
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ABOUT MANAGED SERVICES

Managed services are outsourced services for which the management and responsibilities are handled by a service provider. Some common managed services include professional services automation (PSA), remote monitoring and management, mobile device management, business applications, postage, transportation, database management, information services, communication services, and many more. Nearly any piece of software or business application available today can be offered as software as a service (SaaS).

A managed service provider (MSP) is an individual or organization that handles the management and upkeep of a provided service and is responsible for delivering and maintaining the service. Managed services often operate on a near-fixed or flat monthly payment model, sometimes with an initial up-front cost for setup which creates a consistent revenue stream for managed service providers. MSPs may often use a Vendor Management System (VMS) to provide both parties with detailed analytics and data about the services being provided. In addition to the VMS, the deployment and control of customers' managed services is often done with specialized software known as Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) software. The MSP business model has become more common due its success and the consistent revenue stream that it provides. Some value-added resellers (VAR) also offer products and services with a similar recurring-payment model.

Many government agencies use managed services and many fortune 500 companies take advantage of them as well. Managed services can replace the traditional off-the-shelf resale method, but switching poses many challenges including a more complex billing process and a new sales process which is more service based.