Whether you need a major Web site overhaul, customized software or networking solutions,
finding the right IT consulting company to handle your needs is key to producing
the desired results and ultimately positively impacting your bottom line.
Do Your Research
Finding a professional that delivers what they promise can sometimes feel like finding
a needle in a haystack. If you are considering hiring an IT consulting company,
conducting some background research can save you time and money in the long run.
Ask for References (& Speak with Them)
First, it is a good idea to ask the consultant for multiple references and then
be sure to call the references and follow up on them. Ask the references about the
results they experienced and if the consultant was easy to work with. Also find
out if they experienced any problems in dealing with the individual. If they have,
ask for specific examples.
In many circumstances, it’s typically safer to work with someone that you
sought out as opposed to someone that cold called you. While there are reputable
consultants that engage in marketing and cold calling, most good consultants are
typically too busy with referral business to cold call for new business.
Clarify the Services Being Provided; Get Them in Writing
Take the time to learn exactly what services the IT consultant is offering to you
prior to seriously considering hiring them. Review proposals and
contracts or agreements carefully, and be sure they spell out what services
Any reputable IT consulting company will either have a consulting services agreement
on hand or should not object to signing the contract you produce, once it is reviewed
and agreed upon. IT consulting contracts are essential prior to entering into any type of
business relationship with the company. This agreement will define the terms of
the relationship between you and the consultant.
Why You Should Choose ContractEdge
- 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
What a Consulting Services Agreement Protects
IT consulting contracts and other consulting agreement contracts or statements of work,
specifically define the terms of the working agreement and specify the work the
contractor is to perform for your company. The contractor’s responsibilities
to you are clearly outlined and payment terms are determined.
Before hiring an IT consultant to provide services to one of the vital components
of your business – your computer or your network – be sure to verify their credibility
and have a solid contract in place. E-mails, oral agreements and other informal
agreements will not provide you protection should the service not be delivered as
Click here to find out more information about our Consulting Services Agreement.