by GreatAmerica on Wednesday, October 08, 2014
GreatAmerica and MSPAlliance Collaborate on Custom Financing Packages
Tailored Finance Programs to Match MSPAlliance Certification Levels
(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation launched three new financing programs today that are tailored MSPAlliance MSP/Cloud Verify™ members. The programs offer tiered benefits and rate structures that correspond to member certification levels. The rollout is part of the Unified Certification Standard (UCS) program for Cloud providers and MSPs.
Companies that hold one of the several MSPAlliance certification levels--including SSAE 16 audits issued under the MSPAlliance UCS--have access to three tiers of custom GreatAmerica programs. The programs mirror the levels of certification, with higher levels having access to custom-branded documentation, higher rebates, lower lease rates and more up-front funding on projects.
“These programs can improve member MSP financing strategies including a Hardware as a Service-like offering,” said Greg VanDeWalker, GreatAmerica Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Communications and Data Group. “The GreatAmerica HaaR® program provides Solution Providers a relatively risk-free go-to-market approach for cloud, hybrid and on-premise solutions with a single monthly payment.”
As the world’s largest professional association and accrediting body for the cloud computing and managed services industry, the MSPAlliance developed the UCS certification program to address the varied operational aspects of diverse Managed Services and Cloud Providers. The GreatAmerica programs will be released to MSPAlliance members as they become certified.
“We are honored to be working with GreatAmerica to bring powerful financing options to the managed services community,” said Charles Weaver, CEO of MSPAlliance. “The role of financing and leasing in our profession continues to be an important one, and we are pleased that GreatAmerica has chosen the MSP/Cloud Verify Program as a leading indicator of cloud computing and managed services expertise.”
For more than 14 years, the MSPAlliance has served as the chief advocate and unified voice for the Managed Services industry, and is the only organization that promotes the highest level of professionalism, reliability and integrity. As the world's largest Professional Association and Certifying Body for the Managed Services Industry, the MSPAlliance was created to meet the needs of the Managed Services Professional and to educate the end-user community and ecosystem-at-large on the benefits of utilizing a Managed Service Provider.
About GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation
Founded in 1992, GreatAmerica has over $1.6 billion in assets. More than just a finance company, GreatAmerica is dedicated to understanding the IT, Managed Services, and Telecommunications industries. Our exposure to thousands of telecom providers, MSPs and independent VARs contributes to our ability to help our customers evolve their businesses through targeted and innovative solutions. The collective knowledge and experience of GreatAmerica enhances the development of specialized programs and collaborative learning opportunities to complement our vendor’s offerings.
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