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February 22, 2023

How Much Does an MSP Cost and How Are Plans Priced?

We have some very helpful articles about how MSP plans are constructed and some of the factors that influence price. We...

February 8, 2023

How Do I Know an MSP Is Right for Me?

Once you are comfortable with the integrity and ethics of the MSP (Managed Service Provider), and you are confident the...

February 1, 2023

How do MSPs Differ and Why Are The Differences Important?

MSPs come in many shapes and sizes. Here are some key differences you should consider:

January 25, 2023

What Is an MSP And What Services Do They Provide?

A term that you will encounter quickly when shopping for outsourced information technology is “MSP.” MSP stands for...

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Leaving Break-Fix IT

With no proactive planning and the burden of troubleshooting placed squarely on the employees’ shoulders, owners Jill and Juli knew they needed to shift their approach to outsourced IT management significantly. Luckily, SisAdmin stepped in to bridge the gap in their strategic IT solutions.

Snohomish Business Rescue

It all began with a move. Evergreen HVAC’s previous MSP IT support team lagged in response time at a critical juncture. SisAdmin stepped in and within 48 hours, Evergreen had control of its IT and experienced a major upgrade in security and the move was flawless.

Our Managed Service Provider Frequently Asked Questions


There are a lot of questions when it comes to MSPs, and it seems like a lot of that information is behind a barrier that you can't get to. We hope the questions we have provided below are ones you have asked and wanted answers to! 

What is an MSP?

MSP stands for Managed Service Provider. The textbook definition of an MSP is, "An information technology services provider that manages and assumes responsibility for providing a defined set of services to its clients either proactively or as the MSP (not the client) determines that services are needed.”

What is in an MSP Contract?

The short answer is “whatever they choose” and there is no perfect answer in the MSP industry. The unfortunate truth is that it’s up to you, as the consumer, to be aware of what you need and don’t need, and to make the best choice based upon the best information you can obtain.

I don't want to leave you with just this though! Many MSPs plans (if they are worth their salt) should have Technical Support, Monitoring & Alerts, Patching & Updating, Security, and a Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery plan. Check out our blog post for more information.

How Much Does an MSP Cost?

It's difficult to narrow down the whole MSPs pricing model to a single number, as there are many qualifiers that determine price in our world. So instead, I’ll give you some ballpark numbers. As of the time of this writing, under the per-user pricing model, top MSPs charge around $150-$175 per user. If you would like more information on pricing, please read our full article on how MSPs create contracts and determine price.


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