Overview[ edit ] A service-level agreement is an agreement between two or more parties, where one is the customer and the others are service providers. This can be a legally binding formal or an informal "contract" for example, internal department relationships. The agreement may involve separate organizations, or different teams within one organization.
Thanks for the depth. I would have liked to see some information on how to define a service, maybe with a set of questions that one can answer to decide if an application should be considered a service on its own or not.
For example, a trading system is a service but a small program that translates messages from one format to another may not be a service on its own could be grouped with some other service.
This type of basic info would be really valuable to your community. Reply on Many thanks for your enquiry. It is an interesting question that you ask. A means of delivering value to Customers by facilitating Outcomes Customers want to achieve without the ownership of specific Costs and Risks.
It is quite an experience obtaining the Business or Customers view of the service s offered by IT - it can be humbling seeing services offered from those who receive them.
In our experience we have found following on from the formuation of a 'Service Catalogue' is the establishment of Service Level Agreements.
It is at Service level agreement sla matrix stage that we find that 'critical' elements of a service are identified and need to be documented. On one occassion we met with the Finance department representatives who stated that on the last working day of each month the availability of a specific printer was critical to the organization as a whole.
The 'configuration item' details were captured and the Configuration Management System CMS was updated to reflect the criticality of the printer at specific times.
The Service Desk were then able to raise appropriate 'severity' incidents thus ensuring the appropriate response and support were provided. The printer may well have been perceived as part of the Desktop service yet the importance overlapped into the Financial service itself, yet without liaising with the Business the criticality of the printer may never had been known.
There will inevitably be components of an overall service that are critical to certain customer or business communities, needless to say understanding who will be effected is very important. Working with the 'Key Service Contact' will assist with defining exactly what constitutes a 'service'.
Sounds promising but reading further I get the impression that it only covers IT systems? Reply on The Service Catalogue has been written to refer to IT systems but incorporating Business Services should not be an issue as the approach is flexible.
We would simply add the Business Services and perhaps for simplicity, using a spreadsheet, colour code such services as necessary. Secondly review the headings to ensure they are still applicable for your Business Services requirements.
We have used such an approach whereby a Service Catalogue is produced incorporating services that are provided by individual regions. Secondly the way IT sees a service and from business stand point are completely different.
So if you could provide a mechanism on how you can align business service underpinning with IT and produce a Business service catalog would be helpful. I hope to meet with our business reps soon, so should be interesting!
Reply on I suspect that the Service Catalogue is stipulated in Service Strategy as it is a mechanism to capture details of 'services' that may very well not come to fruition, in other words strategically they are captured as an entry but due to events and direction of the organization may become superfluous and therefore do not enter the 'Service Design' phase.
It might be worthwhile taking a look at the following article as it probably explains things a little better: Please come back and share your thoughts.
Reply on We would expect all billing enquiries and complaints to be fed through the Service Desk whom provide the Single Point of Contact SPOC for both enquiries and also complaints. Price Monthly and setup fee 2.An introduction to Service Level Agreements.
Most maintenance agreements have an SLA or Service Level Agreement component. SLAs establish customer expectations with regard to the service provider’s performance and quality in a number of ways. I.1 SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT MATRIX Bidders must complete the following SLA Matrix as applicable to category bid.
SERVICE LEVELS, BY CLASS of SERVICE.
According to ITIL V3, it is the incident of Highest Priority. As described in ITIL, an incident needs to be considered as a major incident if it results in a significant impact on the business continuity and needs to be addressed on an immediate basis.
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