unavailability of service caused by the planned maintenance of the platform used to provide the corresponding service (the service provider will endeavour to notify seven days in advance of the planned maintenance of the service); or it`s no surprise that the company`s total revenue can depend on the reliability of IT services. The deal could contain “details on availability and services as well as technical details,” said John Mason, nextiva`s director of customer experience. A typical ALS describes the metrics for measuring the performance of a service, and the penalties when a borrower does not meet these requirements. This is a service level agreement (SLA) between [customer] and [service provider]. This document identifies the required services and the expected level of service between MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY. If a third party guarantees the service provider`s performance, this would be a guarantee. A compensation clause is an important provision in which the service provider agrees to exempt the client company from possible violations of its guarantees. The exemption means that the supplier must pay the customer all third-party procedural costs resulting from the breach of the guarantees. If you use a standard ALS provided by the service provider, it is likely that this provision does not exist. Ask your in-house advisor to design a simple provision to include it, although the service provider may wish for further negotiations on this issue. A service level contract is like a mini-insurance in the outsourcing landscape. It is essentially an agreement that allows companies to focus on their core business rather than being concerned at any time with performance levels and service availability.