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Why businesses object to IT support services

Are you thinking about switching IT services provider but worried about making the change? We’ve helped many businesses switch; here’s how.

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How many of us stick with our utility provider, even though we know that we could get a better deal elsewhere or the customer services at your current provider are terrible and have done nothing but cause frustration? Often, we settle for OK, not great, but unfortunately for businesses, OK doesn’t necessarily drive success.

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If you suspect that you could get better IT support services elsewhere but you are concerned that making the change will be too disruptive to your business or difficult to manage, it might reassure you to know how Syn-Star has helped other clients overcome their main barriers to making the change.

Reasons businesses worry about switching IT providers

It may not surprise you to hear that business express very common reasons as to why they are hesitant to move their IT support services. IT is so central to ensuring the smooth operation of many businesses, it’s understandable there will be some hesitancy to make any change, better the devil you know, right?

Talking through the concerns you have with a potential new IT partner is a great way to understand how they work and begin to build a mutual understanding and trust between the two teams.

The most common objections to finding a better IT support provider

At Syn-Star we value the time we get to spend with clients learning about their businesses, goals for the future and challenges they are currently facing. It’s during this conversation we often hear these common concerns:

1. It looks like a lot of time and effort to change IT partners

Building an effective and dynamic relationship does take a little time but it needn’t take a lot of effort. We are very experienced at onboarding new businesses to deliver managed IT support services and have develop simple process with minimal administration to make the process as quick and smooth as possible.

2. My current support company knows my set-up and change will be too disruptive

We use the latest scoping tools, so once we have admin access we will get a real time view of your entire network, so we are ready provide an effective and efficient service from the get-go, with an experienced technical team familiar with managing similar transitions.

3. My provider currently bills me for all my software

We know it’s important to have clarity of costs and one provider that can cover all your software needs, but it’s actually very easy for us to transfer and we can work to an agreed cut-off date so that the switch is seamless.

4. What I have now works fine

Do you settle for fine in other areas of your business? You hold yourself accountable to high standards of customer care, product quality and employee relations so why should you expect less from your managed IT support services? “Fine” may get you through the day but if you are looking to grow, stay competitive and are striving to achieve ambitious strategic objectives, you should have an IT partner who shares the same values and has that same entrepreneurial spirit as you.

5. I’ve got a commitment to my broadband and phones provider

No problem, we can manage the transfer so that we start support straight away and move these broadband and telecoms services over time or may leave them where they are if they continue to be the right solution for you.

6. You charge monthly so how do I compare that with my current fee structure, which is different?

There are many different ways that IT services are billed and we can make an overall price comparison so that you have a clear understanding of how our prices compare to your current provider’s. It’s also important when considering price not just to look at cost but to consider the value being offered by each provider.

7. What if your services aren’t quite what we need?

We work with so many different types of business with a wide variety of support needs that we are confident that we can successfully deliver the range of services you need. We are so confident that we can be a great IT partner for you that we offer a 90-day happiness guarantee.

8. I don’t want to sign up for long service terms

That’s fine, all our IT support agreements are for an initial 12 months and then 3-month rolling contracts thereafter.

Changing your IT services provider is building for the long term

If you have any concerns with your current IT services or feel that you are just making do, staying with them could be a short-term decision and it won’t be long before you are reconsidering your choice as issues keep arising, growth is being slowed by inefficient IT or, worse, putting your business at risk.

You may also be surprised how little of your time it takes to transition to Syn-Star. Our tried and tested onboarding processes, efficient communications and expertise of the team allow us to be proactive in supporting you to manage change. Once we understand your operation, we will be up and running and you’ll never look back.

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If you would like to chat about how Syn-Star can support a switch from your current IT provider, please contact us for a free initial consultation.

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