A Monthly Charge for an MSP? What’s Up With That?
Many tech companies have switched from charging clients on an hourly basis to a managed fee, which may be on a monthly basis. Additionally, Microsoft Office and Google apps charge this monthly managed fee. While we here at Fuse Tech love to stand out, in this instance we are no exception.
MSPs (managed service providers) such as Fuse Tech charge on a monthly basis to allow for flexibility in management, which directly translates to better services for you. When tech companies receive monthly payments, their budget can correlate to their number of clients. More clients mean more income and more servers to host these clients.
A monthly fee allows you to budget how much you’ll be spending, and it allows us to budget how much we’ll be receiving. This way we can upgrade our technology regularly, instead of charging a $15,000 bill every ten years to update. No one likes a surprise bill, and by charging per user, we avoid doing this.
Think of it like rsvping for a party: this way the host knows how many people to expect and how much food they’ll need to provide. Only, in this case, the monthly payment is your RSVP, and our servers, technology, and expert services are the food we provide.
All in all, a monthly service fee allows us to remain flexible and up-to-date with the technology we use - all good things to have in your IT company.
-Samwell Raleigh Chase