Define an IT manager
What is your Play Clock?
Learn the numbers behind DealerNerds dominance over MSPs.
Your store opens at 7 am. Your top parts and service personnel walk in at 6 am and notice no internet. What does your staff do? What do you do? If this happens three times a year, how much does your Play Clock Cost?
The first second a problem is noticed, the Play clock starts. A dealership's productivity costs $50 per employee per minute. Let's assume you have 100 employees. You have already lost $5000 in the first hour.
The Current MSP Professional Opinion:
A typical Managed Service Provider would charge $72,000 a year with a six-hour emergency response rate. Your productivity loss is $90,000. Total cash loss is $162,000 with a play clock of 18 hours.
Single I.T. Person:
An IT Guy might make six figures, but they make $96,000 a year for this example. They live close and are a cellphone call away; the response time is one hour. Productivity loss is $1,500. The total cash loss is $97,500 with a play clock of 3 hours.
The MSPs will argue their more extensive staff will prevent an outage. Using their "better" assessment, we will reduce the problems to two incidents a year, which is better than a two-person local team.
The cost is still an average of $72,000 yearly with an MSP with 100 users. The event loss comes down $30,000, which is undoubtedly a reduction. However, you still have a $60,000 production loss. The cost is now $132,000 with a play clock of 12 hours.
Two I.T. People:
We are doubling the factor to two I.T. people at a generous $192,000 with only $1000 in response rate loss. Spending $193,000 for being down two hours does have its appeal. But the additional cost of two I.T. people to $61,000 more could be more appealing. The play clock is down to 2 hours.
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