How IT Managed Services Makes Vendor Management A Breeze!

written by Michael Anderson posted on August 22, 2017

If you’re the owner of a small business, and you don’t have an in-house IT department, chances are that you have to spend quite a bit of time managing vendors. Whether it’s for your networks, telecommunications infrastructure, or even things as simple as your photocopier and printer, managing these vendors can be a huge time-sink.

There’s a better way! With IT managed services, you can have experts who understand vendor management best practices negotiate with your vendors – which results in a lower overall IT budget and better strategic technology planning!

Curious to learn more? Here’s how IT managed services in Winnipeg from 365 Technologies can help you maximize vendor responsiveness and minimize vendor-related downtime!

Consolidated Point-Of-Contact

Your company probably already has dozens of vendor partners, for things such as:

  • Antivirus and security protection
  • Cloud-based backups for disaster recovery
  • Telecommunications
  • Software applications
  • Web hosting
  • Hardware/software maintenance and upgrades

Even small businesses have all of these vendors – and as your business grows, so will the number of third-party companies you have to partner with. This can make things very confusing when it comes to vendor management. – especially if you lack a single “point-of-contact” within your company, and vendor documentation.

However, with proactive all-inclusive support from IT managed services, you can benefit from trusted advisors who can help you consolidate all points-of-contact into a single virtual CIO or consultant. This single point-of-contact model makes it easier to track the money spent on each individual service, and provides you with valuable insights into vendor performance.

Expert Advice For Picking New Vendors

IT managed services provides you with an IT team that works in your best interest. Our team has years of experience, and great relationships with vendors all over Winnipeg. When it’s time to choose a new software or hardware vendor, our team can do all the legwork, ensuring that you get a great deal, a comprehensive Service Level Agreement (SLA), and the right solution for your needs.

Hands-Off Vendor Management And Troubleshooting

When something goes wrong with a vendor product, it may be tough to understand how to contact the vendor and get it fixed – especially if that’s not your job role. What’s worse is that when vendors are involved, their first defense is to point fingers at other vendors, leaving you in the middle to figure things out.

Comprehensive managed IT services from a company like 365 Technologies make it easier to contact vendors When something goes wrong, all you have to do is call our 24/7 support hotline, and tell us what the problem is. We’ll take care of everything from there. And because our technicians are experienced and knowledgeable, it’s much easier for them to understand the problem when communicating with a vendor, and to fix it quickly.

Choose 365 Technologies – Streamline Your Vendor Management Process

Whether you need security software to protect yourself from ransomware like Cryptolocker, or are need a new telecommunications vendor, managing the transition yourself can be very difficult.

So don’t do it alone! At 365 Technologies, we offer “Worry-Free IT” to all of our clients in Winnipeg – and our IT managed services can help you manage your vendors efficiently, minimizing frustration and maximizing productivity.

Contact us today to learn more about pricing and our services! We look forward to hearing from you!

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