Service+

Service+ powers connected business planning by giving you access to skilled, reliable and consistent resources to maintain and scale your Anaplan implementation.
We always recommend a collaborative approach to build, giving you the skills to build and maintain your Anaplan solution into the future. Our primary aim is to deliver a solution, which meets your requirements, but to also enable the capability within your team to run the system through expanded projects and on-going day-to-day maintenance.

We’re also realists! We understand that sometimes life gets in the way. Other priorities develop, month ends, budget cycles, holidays and even the odd new baby here and there. We get that sometimes you just need that extra bit of advice, that extra bit of comfort in what you’re doing. Or maybe it’s just a sense check of your model, a run through of best practice modelling or a formula you just can’t get.

We also get that sometimes it’s not practical to run a collaborative build. Some organisations do not want to run their systems internally, they want external help and support to do so. Right through from implementation build to day-to-day admin they want to lean on an external party with huge experience.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could call on the collective experience of an organisation like Bedford, who understands your individual models and use cases. Less of a help desk, but more of a partner. Well that’s why we’ve introduced Bedford Service+.

What is Service+ ?

Service+ is a managed service, with dedicated resource, providing you with technical expertise, service consistency and flexibility. It allows you to leverage the Bedford team as an internal resource, it provides you with all the benefits of having an internal Centre of Excellence without the costs and resources associated with maintaining a team of experts.

 

Leverage the depth and breadth of the Bedford expertise to support ongoing operational processes with our Bedford Service+ offering. This service will allow you to complement your internal skillset with the knowledge and security of a Bedford expert on hand to support your Anaplan applications through business-critical processes.

 

Some of the Operational Services we offer through Service+:

 

 

  • Daily operation, administration & management of your Anaplan applications;

 

  • Troubleshooting & Enhancements;

 

  • Go Live Monitoring & Support;

 

  • Incident & Problem Management;

 

  • Scoping of Major Enhancements or New Requirements;

 

  • Anaplan Model Best Practice;

 

  • Anaplan Ticket Registration & Resolution Support

FASTER RESPONSE TIMES
Dedicated resource will be able to respond to and resolve your issue quicker.
FREE UP INTERNAL RESOURCE
Leave administration and daily operations to us and allow your employees to shine
ACCESS TO EXPERTS
Highly qualified Anaplan
experts at your fingertips​
COST SAVINGS
Bedford Service+ can be
provided for predictable
monthly costs​
Take the stress away and
enhance your business​
PEACE OF MIND
Service+ Offerings

We offer three levels of Service+ depending on your needs. All of our offerings provide you similar benefits, but vary in the level of response times and the type of resource, whether floating or dedicated.  Our enterprise level also offers a monthly health check for your extra peace of mind.

RESOURCE

 

HOURS PER MONTH

 

SLA

 

SCHEDULED TASKS

 

MONTHLY HEALTH CHECK

MINIMUM CONTRACT

 

Standard

Floating

8hrs - 32hrs

12 hours

Yes

No

12 months

 

Premium

Dedicated

16hrs - 32hrs

8 hours

Yes

No

18 months

 

Enterprise

Dedicated

32hrs - 64hrs

4 hours

Yes

Yes

24 months

 

How does it work?

On-boarding

 

For the Premium and Enterprise offerings where you will have a dedicated support staff we will arrange for a full day site visit at no additional cost to facilitate knowledge transfer between your team and ours on how the model works, to understand how the model is used and who the key users are. For the Standard offering our Customer Success team will arrange a half day on-boarding at no additional cost.

 

Contact

 

Email & Phone: You will be provided a dedicated email address & phone number for your business to contact Service+.

 

Online: We have an online portal where you can log service requests and track progress.

 

 

 

FAQs

Can I request developments/enhancements under Service+?

 

Yes, of course – this is often a major component of the Service+ offering. Customers use Service+ as a Centre of Excellence, utilising the team in place of internal resourcing. However, development work must fit inside the agreed service hours and anything above this level will be referred to the Bedford Customer Success Team.

 

 

Does Service+ replace the Anaplan Help Desk?

 

No way! – The Anaplan help desk is still a key component in your Anaplan system regardless of Service+. Anaplan will continue to provide all of the services agreed under your SSA, Service+ is a complementary service offered by Bedford.

 

 

Are the Service+ team certified?

 

Yes, you can trust us - all support consultants are Anaplan Way trained and certified model builders. We are Anaplan people.

Do I have to be based in the UK?

No, we're happy to provide support worldwide. Please contact us to discuss your specific set of circumstances.

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