Vendor Service Level Agreement
Enter service management and support details for the service provider in this service availability section: the time available to use the service. This can be measured using the time window, z.B 99.5% availability between hours 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and more or less availability at other times. E-commerce processes are generally extremely aggressive. 99.999 percent operating time is an unusual requirement for a website that generates millions of dollars per hour. When sending a PSR, the customer must include the expected levels of service as part of the requirement. This has an impact on suppliers` offers and prices and may even influence the supplier`s decision to respond. If you need z.B. 99.999 percent availability for a system and the provider cannot meet this requirement with the indicated design, it can offer another, more robust solution. Service Description – ALS needs detailed descriptions of each service offered in all circumstances, including processing times. Service definitions should include how services are delivered, the provision of maintenance services, operating hours, dependencies, process structure and a list of all technologies and applications used. In a service-based ALS, all clients working with the service provider benefit from similar conditions.
For example, a cable TV provider displays the services it offers to all its customers, as well as the additional services or channels available as part of the package. ALS is generally one of two basic agreements that service providers have with their clients. Many service providers enter into a master service contract to define the terms and conditions of sale in which they work with customers. ALS is often included in the service contract of the reference service provider. Between the two service contracts, ALS adds greater specificity to the services provided and the metrics used to measure their performance. A service level contract clearly describes the different levels of service that a creditor should manage over the life of a contract. This is a very important part of good supplier management. For the metrics obtained to be useful, it is necessary to define an appropriate baseline, with the measurements set at a reasonable and achievable level of performance. It is likely that this baseline will be redefined throughout the participation of the parties to the agreement, using the procedures defined in the „Periodic Review and Amendment” section of the ALS.
ALS defines the service your organization expects from a lender and determines how to measure service and determines corrective actions or possible penalties for non-compliance with agreed service levels. It should clearly state metrics, responsibilities, expectations and timing and frequency, so that in the event of a problem, there is an objective measure that can be used to measure compliance with contractual conditions. It ensures that all parties have the same understanding of the requirements. An approach to defining service levels for lender contracts is described below: Business Results: Customers it want to increasingly integrate business process metrics into their SLAs.