Why Your Managed Service Provider Should Be a Microsoft Partner of Record
It’s crucial that your managed service provider is a Microsoft Partner of Record. When you purchase Microsoft Online Services like Azure and Office 365, you can select a certified Microsoft Partner to be connected to your account – in Microsoft terminology this is called a Partner of Record (POR). A POR is a part of a Microsoft Partner Network with Office 365 sales, support, training and technical expertise to get the most out of your subscription.
There is a clear-cut advantage of a Microsoft Partner, as opposed to your managed service provider not being a Partner of Record. Assigning a Partner of Record to your Microsoft Online Services has absolutely no impact on your monthly subscription cost – it costs you nothing. It also has no impact on the support or services you receive from Microsoft. Additionally, it does not provide a partner access to your data.
Selecting the right POR can help reduce TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and make your transition to the cloud a much smoother process. Your Microsoft Partner can provide you with expertise to take advantage of all the cloud has to offer, opening a wide array of new opportunities for you to grow your business and your revenue.
Your Microsoft POR can help you answer questions such as:
- What licensing and purchasing mechanism provides the greatest opportunity for increased ROI while reducing our TCO?
- What are our deployment options?
- How do we move from our current infrastructure over to the cloud and what is the overall impact and associated cost savings?
Your Partner of Record should provide tangible value to your organization, which at the end of the day means saving you money and helping your business become more agile, robust and efficient. The truth of the matter is that when you choose a Microsoft Partner of Record, it’s a win-win situation for both parties. The POR is able to further develop with each new partner, developing valuable content and tools available for you to use, and the organization get a smoother and more enjoyable experience at no extra cost. What’s not to like about that?
Why Should You Work with a Microsoft Partner?
Millions of companies recognize and accept Microsoft technologies and solutions for a variety of business needs. The reason nearly everyone uses Microsoft software isn’t because the company’s sales and marketing team pushed them so successfully; it’s that they’ve been around for a long time, Microsoft’s developers have continually responded to user feedback to improve them, and everyone knows they work really well.
And while practically everyone is familiar with Microsoft’s products, not everyone is qualified to install or manage them. To achieve your company’s business goals, it is always advantageous to work with a Microsoft Partner for that aspect. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Pointivity’s expertise and business focus in the marketplace enhances our ability to better serve customers like you. Whether it’s by standardizing or advancing your IT infrastructure, or helping you realize more business value from your IT investments, as a Microsoft Partner we can help your business reach its fullest potential. Here’s how managed solutions from Pointivity can help you.
5 Reasons to Work With A Microsoft Partner like Pointivity Managed Services
1. Professional and Certified Experts
Microsoft Partners are Microsoft-recognized, certified and accredited IT experts who deliver innovative, proven solutions built on Microsoft technologies to support your business, realize your full business potentials – giving you the competitive advantage. The solutions include not just software but more so training, consultancy and end-to-end support.
2. Strategic Partner and Trusted Adviser
It is important to grow your business and align your infrastructure with long-term goals. You should upgrade based on your business requirements and not because an IT reseller has imposed a new technology to you. Microsoft Partners see their role as your strategic partner and trusted advisers. This trust is built through a development of long-term relationship rather than short-term desire to earn an easy profit. As your MS Partner, we will help you to understand the contribution IT can make to solving the issues in your business, make the right choices and stay on track.
3. Value for Money
Working with a Microsoft Partner enables you to drive a better return on existing and new IT investments. Microsoft Partners are trained to expertly examine your business needs and recommend solutions that deliver tangible benefits, whatever the size of your organization. Microsoft Partners supports clients long-term and will focus on advising you of what you need to know, what you only need to buy and what will meet your current and future expectations. MS Partners will inform you of opportunities for new licensing models or managing applications via mixture of on-premise, hosted or through cloud deployment that could help you save money.
4. Partners Deliver
Clients undoubtedly prefer an IT service provider that delivers. MS Partners provide palpable value rather than some sales babble. Microsoft Partners aim to maintain a high quality of service which supports client business ambitions, and at a lower cost than using in-house resource.
5. Quality Matters
As with most things in business, cheap IT support consistently costs money. Worse, you’ll unavoidably end up paying to do it again properly. Microsoft Partners make it their business to know your processes, reduce your corporate risk and make your business more agile.
Pointivity San Diego Microsoft Partner & Managed Service Provider
Pointivity Managed Solutions was founded with a single, simple mission: To help our clients migrate to the Microsoft Cloud as seamlessly, quickly, cost effectively as possible. This laser focus on Microsoft online services ensures that we are always up to date on the technology and methods to get your organization migrated to the Microsoft Cloud and provide the highest quality support after the Azure migration.