Managed IT Service Providers: Contracts vs. Monthly Plans

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At OrlanTech, we understand that choosing the from all the managed IT service providers for your business is a critical decision. It’s not just about the services they offer but also about the terms of engagement. 

One of the key decisions you’ll face is whether to go with long-term contracts or monthly plans. Let’s explore both MSP options to help you make an informed choice.

The Case Against Long-Term Contracts

While long-term contracts have their merits in certain situations, they may not always be the best fit for every business. Here are three key points to consider when evaluating the downsides of long-term contracts:

 1. Lack of Flexibility

Long-term contracts often come with rigid terms and commitments that limit your ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Your business needs can evolve rapidly, and being locked into a fixed contract can hinder your ability to scale your IT services up or down as needed. This lack of flexibility can result in unused or insufficient resources, leading to inefficiencies and added costs.

 2. Risk of Vendor Complacency

When you sign a long-term contract, there may be less incentive for the service provider to consistently deliver exceptional service. With no imminent threat of losing your business, some providers might become complacent and fail to prioritize your evolving needs. This can lead to a decline in service quality over time, negatively impacting your business operations.

 3. Challenges in Case of Company Changes

In the ever-changing business landscape, mergers, acquisitions or shifts in company ownership are not uncommon. Long-term contracts can pose challenges in such scenarios. If your business gets acquired in the middle of a contract, you may find yourself stuck with a service that no longer aligns with your new organization’s goals or IT requirements. This can lead to unnecessary costs and complications during transitional periods.

In light of these considerations, it becomes evident that long-term contracts may not always provide the flexibility and adaptability that many businesses need in today’s dynamic environment. 

At OrlanTech, we recognize these concerns and offer an alternative solution through our monthly plans, which prioritize flexibility and responsive service to better meet the evolving needs of your business.

 The Case for Monthly Plans

 1. Flexibility

Monthly plans offer businesses greater flexibility. You’re not tied down to a long-term commitment, which is especially beneficial if your business is growing rapidly or if you anticipate changes in your IT needs. With monthly plans, you can easily scale your services up or down as required.

 2. No Long-Term Commitment

With monthly plans, you’re not locked into a lengthy contract. This means you have the freedom to switch providers if you’re not satisfied with the service. This flexibility ensures that your managed IT service provider continues to earn your business month after month.

 3. Adaptability to Market Changes

The technology landscape never stands still. Monthly plans allow your business to adapt quickly to new technological developments and changes in the market. You can take advantage of emerging technologies without the constraints of a long-term contract.

And speaking of adaptability, your team can be your weakest or your strongest asset for cybersecurity concerns depending on their level of cybersecurity awareness training.

 Why OrlanTech Offers Monthly Plans

At OrlanTech, we understand the value of flexibility and adaptability in today’s business environment. That’s why we offer monthly plans for our managed IT services. We believe that every month, we should earn your business by providing exceptional service and value.

 No Long-Term Contracts: We Earn Your Business Every Month

We firmly believe that our clients should stay with us because they want to, not because they have to. Our month-to-month approach ensures that we’re always motivated to provide top-notch IT solutions and support. If you’re ever unsatisfied with our service, you have the freedom to explore other options without being tied to a long-term contract.

 Largest Locally Owned MSP in Central Florida

Our status as the largest locally owned managed service provider (MSP) in Central Florida is a testament to our commitment to the local business community. We understand the unique needs and challenges faced by businesses in this region, and our team is dedicated to providing tailored solutions that drive your success.

Complete Management or Co-Managed Packages

Whether you prefer to hand over the reins completely or work closely with our team, we offer both complete management and co-managed packages. You have the flexibility to choose the level of involvement that best suits your business. 

Our team is here to support your IT needs, whatever they may be.

Managed IT Service Providers: Next Steps

When it comes to choosing between long-term contracts and monthly plans with managed IT service providers, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on your business’s specific needs, goals and budget. Long-term contracts offer locked-in costs, while monthly plans provide flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

At OrlanTech, we recognize the importance of choice and have designed our service offerings accordingly. We believe in earning your business every month, providing you with the freedom to make the best decisions for your business. 

Ultimately, the decision between contracts and monthly plans should align with your business’s long-term strategy and the level of trust and partnership you seek with your managed IT service provider. We’re here to help you make the right choice and to deliver exceptional IT services that drive your success. 

Monthly Plans with OrlanTech: A Partnership Built on Trust and Flexibility

Experience the OrlanTech difference with our monthly plans that prioritize your business’s evolving needs. We believe in earning your trust, one month at a time.

Contact us or book a meeting today to learn more about how OrlanTech can be your trusted IT partner.



OrlanTech is a managed service provider (MSP) that was founded in 1995 and is now the market leader in delivering technology-as-a-service to small and medium size businesses (SMB) in the central Florida area.

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