Today, the hub of the small business and home-based entrepreneur is the computer system and network. For many users and business owners computers are the lifelines of the company, but what if they suddenly crashed? Will your computer service contract cover faulty work, loss of data, or future problems?

Before signing a contract and allowing an IT contractor to perform work on your system or network, it is essential to read the fine print. Often times, unprofessional businesses may offer very little in the way of a warranty. Contracts will alert you to those contractors who may not carry the credentials necessary to ensure your future success, and will also alert you to low-quality technical work. It is important to only work with companies who offer reputable computer support services.

Be Aware of Poorly Written Computer Service Contracts

Purchasing computer service contracts can prove to be one of the most important investments you can make in the future of your work. It’s equally important however, to find a contractor with substantive training and a solid service contract; otherwise you may be subject to major problems down the road. Avoid this risk by hiring only those professionals who are willing to abide by your contract and take the time to understand what is covered in the contract.

One way to familiarize yourself with these contracts and know what to look for is by previewing samples of computer maintenance agreements, like those you can generate with our contract template software. There are several agreement samples available including, computer service network contracts, network service level agreements and subcontractor agreement forms.

No matter which agreement best suits your needs, be sure the company has a reputable track record and that the agreements state who is at fault should future problems arise, the timeframes for coverage and how much liability is covered.

Common Consulting Agreements to Consider

Any time you hire someone to provide computer consulting or technical support, it is essential to request and closely review the computer service contract. Again, researching service contract templates will prepare you for reviewing contracts. A few of the most common agreements include:

Before signing a contract, protect yourself by taking the time to get the facts. Within the fine print of the computer service contract you want to look for clear and concise language that details the terms of service, coverage timeframes and liability coverage. The contract is your key to knowing exactly what you are paying for and who you are working with.

ContractEdge Agreement Software Benefits

  • Safe and secure—complete and store your documents on your computer—not online
  • Pay once. You own the software and the agreements. Use them again and again.
  • "Intelligent" software guides you through document creation
  • Export agreements for editing and collaboration
  • Easy to use software

Click here to learn more about the contracts available for Technical Services Consulting