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Trusted Outsourcing IT Help Desk Services

31West is a trusted provider of outsourced IT help desk services in the market. Our 2 decades of industry experience along with 24/7 coverage are a big plus for our clients.

Our services come with flexible plans & attractive pricing options, We have helped our clients deliver impeccable support to their customers or users & scale fast.

Top Brands We Serve

client united health
client TerraDotta
client MIS computers
client Highwinds
client axelacare
client GE Healthcare
client McDonalds
client black & decker
client VXL technologies
client A T & T
client optum
client hostgenius
client SoftEngine
client crate
client domicile
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IT Help Desk Case Studies

case study: large hotel chain

Learn how we helped a large hotel chain optimize its IT service desk. TAT improved by 35% & the cost was reduced by 25%. Read more…

case study: large hotel chain

Learn how our managed IT help desk empowered a large heathcare company to scale faster. We also helped reduce cost by 31%. Read more…

We Offer Managed IT Help Desk Services and Support

ACTIVE DIRECTORY

Active Directory

Manage complete user life-cycle. Create user profiles in Active Directory. Assign departments, configure permissions & policies. Termination & assignments.

MICROSOFT 365

Managed Microsoft 365

Support for applications & license management. Grant or revoke permissions, integrate applications & manage security compliances. 24/7 User support.

HARDWARE & NETWORKING

IT Help Desk Services

Tier 1 & tier 2 support for Computers, Mobiles, Printers, Routers, etc. From logging tickets to resolving them, all via your current applications. We manage it all in-sync with your team.

SERVICE DESK

Managed IT Service Desk

Assist users by logging a ticket, diagnosing issues & resolving them. Escalate tier-2 & tier-3 issues with diagnostic data. Monitor issues from start to resolution.

AWS, AZURE, GOOGLE CERTIFIED

Cloud Server Support

Tier 1 & tier 2 support for popular cloud services like Azure, AWS, IBM & Google Cloud. Deploy, Manage, Scale and Monitor. We also offer NOC and NAS services.

REDHAT UBUNTU CENTOS IBM

Linux Server Support

24/7 Server monitoring, update OS & modules, security patching, restore failed services, security audit & ensure high availability. Web server, Databases etc.

FOR INTERNAL USERS OR CUSTOMERS

Network Support (NOC)

We offer 24/7 NOC monitoring & resolution services. We can operate independently or augment your in-house team to deliver high availability & quick resolution to netword issues.

Managed IT Service Desk With Omni-Channel Support

  • Tickets
  • Remote
  • Phone Calls
  • Emails
  • Live Chat
  • Notifications

IT Service Desk Outsourcing To 31West

Our clients who outsource IT service desk services, benefit from our deep industry knowledge & support expertise. We take pride in our team’s dedication to customers’ success.

  • No Contracts

    No forced contracts. Discontinue with just a 30-day notice.

  • 18 Years of Outstanding Support

    Since 2002, our IT service desk outsourcing team has helped start-ups to mid-sized businesses across the US, UK & Europe

  • 99% Accuracy Guaranteed

    We guarantee <1% error. Your business is in trusted hands.

  • 100% White Label

    It’s all about your brand. We do the heavy lifting behind the scene.

  • Bring Your Applications

    We’re happy to use your existing applications & tools. No extra charges.

  • True 24/7/365 Customer

    Holidays, vacations, leaves are covered by backup agents free of cost. Now your IT department is truly 24/7.

  • Reduce Helpdesk Support Cost

    Lowest price guarantee! Find a cheaper vendor & we will match the price.

  • Custom Support Plans

    Need a customized business plan to suit your business? Ask & we will make it happen.

  • Free VM & Call Queue

    Our phone system provides Voicemails, IVRs, Call Queueing & Routing. We never miss an incoming call.

  • Free Call Backs Globally

    We return all voicemails & missed calls. We ensure no customer is left unattended.

  • Certified Agents, Customized Training

    All our support agents are engineering graduates with certifications, ready to be trained on your products or services.

  • No Limit on Tickets & Calls

    All our services are backed by UNLIMITED support traffic.

  • Free Quality Audits

    Calls, Emails, Chats are audited for the highest quality standards that your customers deserve.

  • Comprehensive Reporting

    Monthly reports are emailed free of cost.

  • Multi-Tier Support

    We offer tier 1 & tier 2 support to compliment your team & efficient resource utilization.

  • Assured IT Outcomes

    We assure outcomes to meet your internal quality standards for FCR & TAT.

  • SLA Driven Services

    All our services are governed by industry best practices, SLA Agreement, and backed by a penalty clause.

  • 100% Customer Satisfaction

    95% of users give us 5-Star rating for resolving their issues on time. Best IT help desk outsourcing company in the industry.

  • 100% Uptime via Backup Agents

    Backup agents take over during breaks & leaves. We guarantee 100% uptime backed by a penalty clause.

  • Excellent Culture Fit

    We work with users from across the globe & prioritize cultural fit to deliver a seamless customer experience.

Outsource IT Help Desk Company With Flexible Plans

8
8 hours/day, Mon to Fri
8 hours/day, Mon to Sun
12
12 hours/day, Mon to Fri
12 hours/day, Mon to Sun
24
24 hours/day, Mon to Fri
24 hours/day, Mon to Sun
AH
After-Hours Mon to Fri
24 Hours on Sat & Sun

How Much Does It Cost To Outsource IT Help Desk Services?

The cost of outsourcing IT help desk services depends on a number of factors, like the nature of support, your IT setup, geographic locations, and the number of users you have.

Primarily there are 3 pricing models:

  1. Cost per ticket
  2. Cost per user or endpoint
  3. Fixed monthly fee per engineer

It’s worth noting that for a small-sized organization, <75 employees, the former 2 plans are an ideal fit. But for a larger organization, a fixed monthly fee is cost-efficient & simpler to manage. You are also saved from the hassles of unpredictable monthly billing.

We work on a simple and flat monthly pricing structure. We charge a Fixed Monthly Fee Per Full-time Engineer. No complex plans, no over-usage fees, no hidden charges, and no surprises!! Your monthly bill is consistent. A fixed monthly fee also helps you better manage your IT budget. Our team works like an extension of your internal IT team.

Our outsourced IT help desk pricing is dependent on the following factors:

  1. Service Coverage Hour: 8 hours/day, 12 hours/day, 24 hours/day
  2. Service Coverage Days: Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, Mon-Sun
  3. Support Channels: Email & Tickets, Email & Tickets + Phone Calls
  4. Nature of Support: Tier 1, Tier 2

Our tier-1 support rates range from $1999 to $2499 per engineer per month. This is much cheaper than the cost per ticket or endpoint. We also offer attractive discounts based on your monthly billing.

IT Help Desk Service Provider That Works With Your Applications

We understand your team is using ticketing application, incident management & other tools. Create an account for our team on the same application & we’re good to go. Some popular applications we’ve worked with are:

intercom crm logo
Jira Help Desk
Connectwise for MSPs
office 365 logo
google suite logo
Zendesk-CRM
Autotask for IT Hel pdesk
bmc-logo
github issue management logo
Service Channel
SolarWinds Service Desk
slack chat logo
servicemax asset 360
Zoho Help desk
ServiceNow service desk help desk
salesforce helpdesk crm

Outsource Remote IT Support Services with Guaranteed SLA

All our managed IT help desk services are backed by an SLA to meet your internal quality standards and client contracts.

  • Under 5 Rings
    Phone Response Time
  • Under 15 Mins
    Email Response Time
  • Under 60 Secs
    Chat Response Time
  • Under 5 Mins
    Notification Response Time

How Outsourced IT Service Desk Benefits You?

Our team of certified & experienced support specialists are available 24/7 to manage your IT service desk services.

  • Reduced infrastructure needs & overhead expenses = Lower Operating Costs.
  • Increased efficiency by allowing your team to focus on other IT functions.
  • Managed service desk eliminates headaches & efforts associated with managing an in-house team.
  • No more worrying about employee turnover, PTO, sick leaves, shift times & more.
  • Anytime – Anywhere service desk helps your users work without interruptions.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Outsourcing managed IT help desk support?

Managed IT support is a business engagement wherein an expert external agency or vendor is contracted to manage a company’s internal IT help desk or tech support. Outsourced IT help desk support services is a strategic decision taken to improve efficiency & reduce cost. The external vendor brings domain knowledge, mature processes, industry best practices & a redundant setup. This leads to shorter TAT & reduces loss of productive time.

A few popular functions outsourced under managed IT help desk support are as follows.

  • ✓ IT infrastructure
  • ✓ Cybersecurity
  • ✓ Network monitoring
  • ✓ Cloud migration
  • ✓ Disaster recovery, and more.

2. Why Outsource IT Help Desk Support Services?

There are many reasons why large corporations to small & mid-sized businesses outsource IT help desk. Here is a list of a few common reasons:

  • ✓ Reduce operational cost
  • ✓ Improve response time (TAT)
  • ✓ Reduce support volume
  • ✓ Support existing expertise
  • ✓ Flexibility & agility
  • ✓ Improved SLA Compliance

3. What are the benefits of Outsourcing IT Help Desk Services?

Here is a list of the benefits of outsourcing your MSP help desk to a skilled and reputed vendor:

  • ✓ 24/7 Coverage
  • ✓ Professional expertise and reliability
  • ✓ Savings and predictable budgeting
  • ✓ Reduced vulnerabilities, risks & downtime
  • ✓ Significant reduction of management headaches
  • ✓ Increased focus on revenue-generating functions

4. What to expect from your IT service desk partner?

A successful engagement will offer the following benefits to your business.

  • ✓ Cost reduction for the IT department
  • ✓ Wider service coverage without the overheads
  • ✓ Fewer people management issues
  • ✓ Redundancy and higher service uptime
  • ✓ Better quality of service
  • ✓ More free time to focus on your products & growth

5. How to select an outsourcing help desk provider for small businesses?

The process of searching for and evaluating an IT help desk outsourcing services company is time-consuming & overwhelming. Having said that, remember, a good vendor can bring tremendous value to your business and a bad one can take you south quickly.

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you through the process.

  • ✓ Prepare a list of requirements (Scope of Work).
  • ✓ Circulate the document internally & finalize the SOW.
  • ✓ Prepare a list of potential vendors via Google search & references.
    Pro-tip: Restrict to 1st page search results
  • ✓ Setup 1st round of telephonic discussion with potential vendors
  • ✓ Shortlist vendors based on your conversation
    Pro tip: Focus on capabilities, experience, client list.
  • ✓ Share the SoW and request for quotation from shortlisted vendors
  • ✓ Based on the quotation & agreed SoW, further, shortlist vendors.
    Pro-tip: Stay away from very high & very low bidders
  • ✓ Initiate another round of conversation with vendors
    Pro Tip: Discuss training, transition, delivery, quality & reporting.
  • ✓ Finalize the vendor you best resonate with.
    Pro tip: Listen to your intuition, it never fails!

6. How to implement IT Help Desk Outsourcing?

After you have shortlisted the right vendor, you must plan the implementation or transition. This is an important process and needs due attention and good planning. Here are some of the key steps, in sequential order, to help you successfully migrate your support to the new vendor.

  • ✓ Step 1: Discuss your goals, challenges & expectations with the vendor. It’s important to set the expectations right from the beginning.
    Pro tip: Stay away from vanity metrics you read on the internet. Every business is different. Focus on what matters for your customers.
  • ✓ Step 2: Set achievable & meaningful KPIs & KRAs in discussions with the IT service desk provider.
  • ✓ Step 3: Prepare training material – classify your knowledge base, FAQ, and Manuals into categories for ease of understanding.
  • ✓ Step 4: Share the training material with your managed IT service desk support partner & set up a meeting to go over the content.
  • ✓ Step 5: Prepare and share escalation metrics to ensure the managed IT support desk partner knows whom to reach out to in case of queries.
    Pro tip: Introduce your managed IT help desk partner to your team members. It’s an important step for stronger team bonding.
  • ✓ Step 6: Post-training, start with a soft launch. Allow your vendor to start responding to simpler queries.
  • ✓ Step 7: Gradually hand-over all queries and off-board your team.
    Pro tip: Appreciate the good work your IT help desk team is doing. It goes a long way!

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