Have you considered offering Workplace as a Service, or WaaS for short, to your MSP business’ menu of options? If not, you should consider it. WaaS is a type of virtual desktop that gives your clients the opportunity to provide offsite access to office applications and data. It can be used on various devices, including desktop computers, tablets, laptops, and even smartphones. By bringing visualization to endpoint environments, WaaS helps your clients stay on the cutting edge and provide added benefits to their team. Offering this service also presents many opportunities for your business. Here are just a few of them:
Large Profit Margins
One of the best things about offering WaaS to your clients is that there’s a profit margin ranging anywhere from 10-30%. The large margin is due to a minimum of hardware or other costly investment as the service is offered via the cloud. With this increase in profit margin, you can bring on multiple new clients or add to the services of current clients and consistently add to your bottom line.
Little to No Increase in Staff Hours
Unless your clients who utilize the WaaS platform have technical difficulties, they should require little to none of your team’s time. This means you can increase your number of clients without having to increase the number or hours of staff. Not only does this impact profitability, but it also helps streamline processes and enhances efficiency.
Capitalization on Flexibility Trends
Many small to medium-sized businesses are focusing on flexibility to offer benefits to their ever-growing millennial workforce. Millennials tend to prefer working on their own time and in their own spaces, and this often means they are not located in the home office. They need access to home office data and programs from their smart devices and will gravitate toward jobs that offer these benefits. More SMBs are implementing remote workforce solutions such as WaaS to recruit and retain valuable millennial employees. Adding WaaS to your list of service will allow you to capitalize on this trend and better serve your clients.
Increased Security for Clients
Online security should be one of your MSP’s top priorities. The online threat landscape continues to change and hackers are becoming more sophisticated by the day. Keeping your clients safe from malware, breaches, and other online threats can often feel like a full-time job and the more services you can offer that enhance it, the better. WaaS is a service that you can easily secure for your clients because of the increased control and better reporting and auditing tools. This gives them peace of mind and more confidence in your services.
Your MSP business’ clients trust you to provide them secure services that help them remain efficient and profitable. By adding WaaS to your menu of services, you can provide them a plan that helps them remain nimble and secure, all while creating a greater profit center for your MSP