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As consolidation in the NFP sector takes hold, can you avoid the pain and head straight to the gain when integrating your IT systems?
Our NFP customers tell us that merging IT can be so overwhelming, they don’t know where to begin. For a start, it’s usually pitched as a cost-cutting exercise, so there’s rarely budget to invest in state-of-the-art technology. And then there’s legacy systems to consider. Do you keep what you’ve got or rip everything out and start over?
If consolidation is on your horizon, it’s worth talking to a Managed Services Provider (MSP) who specialises in the NFP sector.
They get complexity
MSPs in the NFP space are used to dealing with multi-site organisations who need to bring disparate IT systems together, fast. Rather than ripping everything out, a good MSP will recommend a phased approach, which involves moving your legacy systems onto a new platform over time.
They’ve done the leg work for you
MSPs spend a lot of time evaluating and testing different technology solutions before bringing them to market, so it makes sense to lean on them for advice on what products and services you need.
Most MSPs worth their salt will also provide comprehensive SLAs, so you can rest assured that they’ve done their due diligence on any solution they recommend.
They free you up to achieve more
An MSP will often manage the entire service for you, which frees you up to think strategically. Many of our NFP customers have achieved great things once they’ve put the right IT platform and support in place.
For example, CanTeen successfully launched 24/7 online counselling to young people in remote regions affected by cancer, and Youth Off The Streets secured vital government funding as a result of being able to centralise, digitise and report effectively on their business data.
If you’d like to find out more about how MSPs like Enablis can help your business get ready for amalgamation, please contact us on 02 8272 4008 (Sydney) or 03 8199 4100 (Melbourne).