SLA (Service Level Agreements) based Alerting

AlertOps can kick off different escalation paths as well as send stakeholder notifications and updates as SLAs are approaching or being breached.
What are MSP service level agreements (SLAs)?
When clients pick which MSP (Managed Service Providers) services they want, they also specify what they anticipate from those services. These expectations are known as service level agreements (SLAs). Your role as an MSP is to manage and meet such expectations by providing quick and competent services. SLAs allow you to create and adhere to service delivery objectives.
Why do you need an MSP SLA (Service Level Agreements)?
From the perspectives of development and reputation, meeting SLAs is essential for any MSP. The needs of each customer would be unique. Maintaining various SLAs for every client requires managing many clients. MSPs (Managed Service Providers) may prioritize tickets and start workflows to handle events based on the SLA-based management capabilities of AlertOps, ensuring that your SLAs are never violated.

What are the finest SLA practices that an MSP must adhere to?

Set attainable objectives

Ensure that everyone is on board.

Determine essential metrics. 

Make provisions for the unexpected. 

Check the details once again. 

Review and update as needed. 

When should an SLA not be used?

If you are still putting together the pieces after a prior support provider has left, it may be preferable not to agree to an SLA at first.

 

Some clients are never pleased, while others may be a genuine challenge to work for—rude, demanding, and often playing with settings they do not understand!

 

You may discover that your company ends up offering IT help to some organizations on an ad hoc basis—these clients are unlikely to require an SLA.

MSP offerings

For each distinct service, the MSP needs to offer an SLA. An SLA is often expected for the following services IT monitoring, managed hosting, collocation (usually, power, space, and an internet connection), backup, and disaster recovery

 

Customers who hire you to maintain their network expect more than just speedy fixes to their issues; they also want assurance that they are getting what they paid for in terms of services in exchange for their monthly payment. In essence, they are searching for a means of making you answerable. However, you should proactively draught the SLA rather than viewing it as a tool the client may use against you. This will allow you to utilize the service criteria to accurately assess your deliverables and show that you are offering top-notch service.

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    Checkout the other MSP Offerings

    Generic On-Call Alerting

    Review which calls were answered or missed as well as notify and escalate on any incoming or missed calls!

    SLA-Based Alerting

    Different escalation paths as well as send stakeholder notifications and updates as SLAs are approaching or being breached.

    Open inbound and Outbound API

    AlertOps can capture virtually any data sent to the system via E-mail or REST API. In addition to capturing the data.

    Major Incident / Manual Alerting

    Users can Kick off, process, and respond to incidents from any tool whether it’s a mobile app, web application, chat tool

    Tickets left unattended after a certain period of time during the business day kickoff custom notification rules to escalate directly to management

    Update virtually any field in the ticket using custom actions to ConnectWise Manage. Ie. Update Priorities, Assignment, change Boards, etc

    Collaboration Channel Notifications

    Microsoft Teams and Slack to directly post to specific channels. We see that customers are often in shared channels with MSPs, provide alerting directly to shared client channels.
    Point your monitoring tools directly at AlertOps, to reduce noise, filter which alarms warrant creating tickets, and make your service desk more actionable.
    Notify on-call or scheduled technicians upon updates to customer generated tickets. Immediately initiate notification and escalation process for Customer Updated tickets to provide more immediate response!

    Live-Call Routing (IVR)

    AlertOps live-call routing enabled customers to call in and route to the appropriate technicians based on the desired sequence, schedule based on time of day, or directly to voicemail

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