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. It is a more detailed contractual style, with high technology and more complex in terms of conditions. These contracts are the backbone of future transactions or agreements, as this is the case in the development of legal supervision. The standards contained in each MSA contribute to the preservation of turnover and thus increase the value of the company. In order for ALS to have a « bite, » the non-level of service must have financial consequences for the service provider. More often than not, the integration of a service credit system is the most common way to achieve this. In essence, the service provider pays the customer an agreed amount that should be used as an incentive for performance improvement if the service provider does not meet or credit the agreed service standards. These service credits can be measured in different ways. Like what. B, if the 99.5% level for reports is not met, ALS could include a service credit, which is granted some price reduction for each performance gap of 0.5% per week. Service credits may also be granted if z.B. three or more errors occur to complete a level of service over a period of time.
Here too, each level of service must be considered individually and a reasonable level of credit must be agreed between the service provider and the customer if the agreed level is not reached over a period of time. It is important that the service credits are adequate and that they encourage the provider to do better and that they enter early enough to make a difference. Cloud providers are more reluctant to modify their standard SLAs because their margins are based on providing goods services to many buyers. However, in some cases, customers are able to negotiate terms with their cloud providers. The goal should be to fairly integrate good practices and requirements that maintain service efficiency and avoid additional costs. Because applications are moved from dedicated hardware to the cloud, they must reach the same level of service, or even more sophisticated than conventional installations. SLAs for cloud services focus on data center features and more recently include network features (see Carrier`s Cloud) to support end-to-end SLAs.  Customers can create common metrics with multiple service providers that take into account the multi-supplier impact and take into account the impact the creditor may have on processes that are not considered to be in compliance with the contract.