These days, in order to be at par with your co-competitors, whether you are in the manufacturing or service industry, adapting to the latest emerging business technology trends is an advantage. Not only do you give your customers peace of mind in terms of safety and security but also adapting to these latest business technology trends allows your company to be more cost-efficient – thus increasing productivity and creating more room for process improvement as well as employee development.
Alright, so you probably are thinking about how you will start and what of kind help you need. This is where IT Consulting companies will come in. But first, to give an idea, there are types of IT consulting companies looking at the solution deployment – vendor-tied and vendor-agnostic consulting companies. What are the differences and why does knowing what type of IT company matters?
Wider relationship with other providers
Vendor-tied IT consulting companies are usually tied up with certain solutions providers. However, vendor-agnostic IT consulting company, it has a wider relationship and knowledge regarding solutions vendors – features, reliability, and effectiveness. So, instead of being restricted and limited about these vendors’ tech features, a vendor-agnostic IT consulting company has a wider scope and portfolio of solutions vendors that can cater to your business technology needs, strengths and weaknesses.
Ensures Compatibility and better Customization
A vendor-tied consulting company could be very knowledgeable about the features with their respective solutions vendor partner but, it is prone to restricting and confining your business technology within the boundaries of their tech products. Vendor-agnostic on the other hand has a wider scope of “relationships” with multiple vendors that give your business more options for better customization. Why better customization is important? – in most cases for hardware, for example, it is easier to do replication of hardware parts than the equipment provided by an original equipment provider. This is also true for the software systems we deploy in our business. Imagine the cost savings you can get by ensuring what you deploy has high “compatibility” and “customization” for future process or business model modifications. After all, a one-size-fits-all concepts in business technology rarely works
Waste no effort and Money
There are cases when a solution is deployed, but not all its features are compatible with your internal process. What if you already signed a contract? How can your business benefit from the under-utilized features which you are already paying for? How can you keep up with these losses? Just think about these questions you might be facing due to solution restrictions just because it’s the only solutions vendor available. In addition, vendor-agnostic does not have sales targets since they are not associated with these tech solutions vendors. You are assured what you are deploying is customized and it is what your business really needs. At the end of the day, the business processes shouldn’t be the ones adjusting to the tech solutions, it should be the other way around.
Transparency & Streamlined Communication
Establishing a single point of contact is so important because it gives you that ease of minding all the tasks such as meeting and coordinating with all the solutions vendors. The vendor-agnostic consulting company ensures what they recommend mirrors what you need over having a predefined solution by a vendor. The communication is designed to establish a clear understanding of what you are about to deploy and spend on. Thus, key activities leading to your decision-making are the utmost top priority.
IT Consulting Companies help you and guide you to be more efficient in making appropriate decisions when it comes to your technology needs. Whether it’s a vendor-tied or vendor-agnostic type of consulting company, they ensure that you don’t waste your time and effort on searching for the best technology for your business, especially nowadays, there is a wide array of vendor solutions you can find out there but not all of them match your business tech needs. However, in terms of more reliable customization and better process efficiency, a vendor-agnostic type of consultancy may give you more advantages as it gives you more technology solutions options to empower your business.
Beyontel is a vendor-agnostic IT consulting company that highly specializes VoIP and Unified communications (cloud-based) that can guide you with the late shift to remote working or hybrid set-up. Consult us now!