Example 2: It is the customer`s responsibility to obtain and renew software licenses from time to time. If the support team is asked to install software that is not authorized at the time of installation or thereafter, the legal responsibility rests solely with the client. The customer frees the service provider and its employees from any legal action for the installation and maintenance of unauthorized software. It means: compensating someone for something bad is promising to protect them, especially financially when it happens. Reference: www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/indemnify 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. SLAs are an integral part of an IT provider contract. An ALS brings together information about all contract services and their expected reliability in one document. They clearly indicate metrics, responsibilities and expectations, so that in the event of service problems, no party can plead ignorance. It ensures that both parties have the same understanding of the requirements. It is not uncommon for an internet service provider (or network service provider) to explicitly state its own ALS on its website.   The U.S. Telecommunications Act of 1996 does not specifically require companies to have ALS, but it does provide a framework for companies to do so in Sections 251 and 252.
 Section 252 (c) (1) («Duty to Negotiate») obliges z.B. established local exchange operators (CIDs) to negotiate in good faith matters such as the sale of dentes` and access to whistleblowing channels. The ALS should contain not only a description of the services to be provided and their expected levels of service, but also metrics to measure the services, obligations and responsibilities of each party, corrective measures or penalties in the event of a breach, and a protocol for adding and removing measures. Service level agreements benefit both parties by providing absolute clarity on what can be expected from the business relationship. The key to the success of a service level contract lies in the metrics used to determine whether the service provider is meeting its bargain end. It`s worth remembering the old saw «You`re going to get what you measure.» Example of the magnitude of offences: KPI: All problems must be resolved within 3 hours. A delay of 20 minutes is acceptable. Then, each 30-minute delay will be a $XX penalty.