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7 Ways NOT To Cripple A Service Level Agreement

Creating a well-written SLA is a challenge—especially if you’re outsourcing tech support. Even if you include all the key elements your job may not be done. You still have to include provisions for things like dealing with the sharing of cost savings, escalation procedures for disputes, and change control mechanisms. Capture all these elements in a single document and you’ll have yourself a well-written service level agreement. In spite of building a well-written agreement, you may still risk not get the best service levels to meet your user’s or customer’s expectations. Factors not covered in a service level agreement can cripple […]

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Create Service Level Agreements

How To Create Service Level Agreements

If you’re an experienced IT manager, you’ve probably had to create service level agreements. Heck, you’ve probably created dozens. But when was the last time you thought about what an SLA really is? Or what it can be – an effective and efficient management tool. It’s probably been a while, right? Reviewing what it is and how to create one is instructive – even if you’ve created hundreds of them. What Are Service Level Agreements? What is an SLA? It’s a written document between a service provider and a client. The client can be internal or external. It doesn’t matter. […]

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What Is SLA? Service Level Agreement, Contract And Meaning

What is SLA – Service Level Agreement? Contract, Meaning – Detailed Guide for 2021

Definition: What is an SLA - Service Level Agreement? SLA stands for Service Level Agreement. It is a legally binding agreement between a business & its service provider. It includes a list of services offered by the provider, along with inclusions, exclusions & exceptions. It also includes KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to measure & penalties applicable when service levels are not met. It's an integral part of any contract & must be carefully drafted & agreed to by both vendors and partners. Without a Service Level Agreement (SLA), your business & end users, which depends on multiple service providers, maybe [...]
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Service Level Management

7 Benefits of Implementing Service Level Management

What is Service Level Management (SLM)? Is IT meeting the needs of your business? Can IT measure its performance versus agreed upon targets? Can IT measure supplier performance? If you answered “No” to these questions, it may be time to take a new approach to IT—one that can deliver a knockout punch to competitors. It’s called Service Level Management (SLM). And while it’s not perfect, SLM can pay for itself many times over in improved business results. Forester Research says SLM can help you cut IT costs nearly 30% while realizing value increases of from 10% to 15% in the first [...]
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