Typically, these processes and methods are left to the outsourcing company to determine that these processes and methods can support the ALS agreement. However, it is recommended that the client and the outsourcing company work together during the SLA contract negotiations to clear up misunderstandings about the support process and method, as well as management and reporting methods. A concrete example of ALS is an agreement on the level of service in the computational centre. This ALS includes: In addition to the definition of performance metrics, an ALS may include a downtime management and documentation plan, as the service provider compensates clients for violations. Service credits are a typical remedy. For example, service providers may provide credits commensurated with the period during which they exceeded the ALS performance guarantee. A service provider may limit performance penalties to a maximum dollar amount to limit the risk. Inserts a short definition and description terms that are used to represent services, rolls, metrics, circumference, parameters and other contractual details that can be interpreted subjectively in different contexts. This information can also be distributed to the corresponding sections of this document instead of grouping it into a single section. For the metrics obtained to be useful, it is necessary to define an appropriate baseline, with the measurements set at a reasonable and achievable level of performance. It is likely that this baseline will be redefined throughout the participation of the parties to the agreement, using the procedures defined in the “Periodic Review and Amendment” section of the ALS. The ALS should set the overall objectives for the services to be provided.
For example, if the objective of an external provider is to improve performance, reduce costs or provide access to skills and/or technologies that cannot be made available internally, WADA should say so. This will help the client create the service levels to achieve these goals and should leave no doubt to the service provider about what is needed and why.