The MSPAlliance Tuesday introduced the Accredited Master MSP designation for MSPs that provides reseller opportunities to other MSPs, VARs and IT solution providers, including the potential use of network operation centers.
The new Master MSP designation will be part of the MSPAlliance’s Managed Services Accreditation Program (MSAP), the only standards-based program created for the managed services industry.
“With the continued evolution and proliferation of managed services, the Master MSP concept has become an accepted and important designation in our industry,” said Charles Weaver, MSPAlliance president. “As more companies enter the managed services profession, it is critical for them to identify and partner with reputable organizations that will ease their entry into his lucrative and thriving global profession.”
Lane Smith, president of Do IT Smarter, an accredited Master MSP, explained that a Master MSP has more complex requirements for its respective systems and processes, but also needs to have a solution in place that guides younger MSPs to make the transition from break-fix to managed services.
“This higher-level designation will help differentiate our firm, as well as other Master MSPs, from those that only deliver software-as-a-service solutions or other related granular offerings, rather than reselling proprietary NOC services.”
The MSPAlliance is a professional association of more than 7,000 MSPs and their suppliers.