Nowadays you hear more and more people discussing “line of business” applications within their workplaces or their own companies. Are these just buzzwords for more businesses in attempt to level out the playing field? Are half of the applications you hear of even worthwhile or necessary to your business? You may even be thinking: When did those applications even become a “thing”? Well, organizations used to utilize minimal applications, and call IT services only when something was broken. Unfortunately, the ole break-fix mentality does not cut it anymore for any sized organization. The rise of line of business applications and services started with Fortune 500 companies with their enormous networks. If it’s good for them, it should be good for any level businesses – and today, that is true.
Is it line of business applications worth it…financially?
The simple answer is yes. Most line of business applications and services cost LESS than the break-fix services that some IT companies offer. Yes, you read that correctly! There are only certain circumstances where the break-fix mentality works and may be worth it (i.e. if you break a bone, get a cast to fix it). However, IT services and sensitive information in your company is not one of them.
A break-fix company will travel to your site in hopes to redeem whatever issue you are having. The fact that travel is involved can hike up the price. One great aspect of line of business application providers is they are more efficient since they work remotely. This means they monitor, maintain, and prevent the rise of significant issues in your system. If you could prevent a problem from happening, in your business or any aspect of life, you would.
Give us the skinny – what are all the benefits?
Other than being cost effective, these services manage your vendor relationships with 24-hour monitoring. That includes any issues with any applications including websites, phones, cell phones, internet, and even printers. It creates a new headspace to truly focus on work productivity for business owners and/or management rather than technology. A few other benefits from having these services are the following: minimized downtime, reduced operating costs, and increased operational efficiency. Who wouldn’t want all of that?
We provide these services exceptionally and proficiently, and would enjoy answering any questions you may have.
Call us to discuss your organization’s needs today!