What is a Managed Service Provider?

A managed service provider (MSP) is a company that remotely manages your IBM software and infrastructure for a monthly cost. BlueMSP can take over all management, integration, deployment and monitoring of your IBM software. Our North American IBM software experts can handle all configuration, staffing, upgrading, monitoring and licensing for you at no extra fee.

Our IBM MSP program is designed to align our expert IBM skills with your business needs. As a premier partner we are the highest tier of competency in IBM solutions. Passport Advantage© (PPA) licensing has a large upfront and overhead fee. By aligning with us as a partner you receive the following benefits:

No Upfront Investment

No upfront software, implementation, training or staffing costs and no hidden fees.

No Staffing or Training Cost

You no longer have to worry about the daunting task of finding and training new staff for your IT needs.

Customer Support

We provide the best customer support in the business and are there for you from beginning to end.

Fully Managed

As a fully managed service, we handle everything from licensing, deploying, integrating and monitoring.

What Is All Included In a MSP Plan

Item Description Included
IBM Software License We provide your base software assets and tracking, procurement and any vendor management costs.
Expert Staffing You no longer have to worry about finding the appropriate staff to manage your new IBM software investment.
24/7 Support We will support you and all your staff 24/7 to make sure your systems are always up and running.
Hosting If you don’t want to run the software on-site we have a simple monthly add-on for cloud hosting
Implementation We will deploy and integrate all software into your internal and external systems as needed.
Security Add our PCI, HITRUST, SOX, ISO and COBIT security protection packages to your environment.

The Facts

For the same cost of your regular IBM’s software license, you will obtain installation, deployment, management, maintenance 24/7 support. On top of all that, there are no large upfront/overhead fees with our monthly service. BlueMSP even takes away the risk, hassle and cost out of buying and managing IBM’s Passport Advantage® (PPA) license. We provide a monthly service plan to ultimately reduce your total investment over a period of time and remove the cost of staffing, training, and compliance risk.

IBM Software Expense Breakdown