Top IT channel partner profile: AllCoveredBy Lori Beerman | Print
AllCovered is a leading national IT channel provider owned by Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA. This profile summarizes AllCovered’s six key services, associated target markets, user opinion, industry recognition and current financial position.
Start-to-finish delivery – planning, implementation and maintenance – are included in AllCovered’s IT Channel portfolio, which consists of: Application Development; Managed IT; IT Security; Professional Services and IT Projects; Business Consulting; and Workplace Hub (Cloud). The company employees more than 1,000 engineers in nearly 40 locations nationwide.
AllCovered’s application development maximizes Salesforce, SharePoint, web and business intelligence platforms.
— Salesforce: For this industry-dominant CRM platform, AllCovered customizes customer information structure and flow, support portals, marketing campaign management and internal business file and communication needs.
— SharePoint: AllCovered partners with clients to tailor this Microsoft intranet solution for maximized collaboration.
— MicroSoft Office 365: Migrations and upgrades in PC, Mac and hybrid environments, worksite and remote.
— Web: AllCovered’s website development suite integrates existing and customized app solutions and portals for e-commerce, employees, customers and vendors.
— Business Intelligence: Focus on SQL server assessment, integration, reporting and analytics to help businesses leverage their data.
Managed IT Services
Managed IT services include IT and help desk support for device, server and network. The company highlights its support for Mac across all endpoints at any scale and is an Apple Authorized Service Provider and Reseller. Another specialty is Windows Server 2008 and supporting the security/non-security updates and technical content updates that Microsoft no longer provides. Additional offerings:
— Server and PC management
— IT strategic planning
— Server backup solutions
AllCovered’s customized managed IT portal helps clients manage support requests and track spend.
AllCovered’s IT security services range from strategy, implementation and testing to monitoring, vulnerability scoping and active defense. Compliance and training support are part of its end-to-end IT security portfolio. AllCovered’s layered approaches include integrating firewall, end user, email, web, data and mobile components for stronger protection.
Professional Service and IT Projects
AllCovered promotes the value of its IT consulting and network design strength, particularly for small and medium businesses (SMBs) that may not have the in-house resource to create the most efficient, cost-effective and secure environments. The company is versed in ISO 27001/27002 (for information security management) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliance requirements. Its umbrella features device deployment, platform/data migration and upgrades and virtualization design.
Supporting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is core to AllCovered’s business consulting services. Its specialties are the FORZA and SAP Business One platforms, including integrations of the two platforms. In addition to human resources, project and financial management, the company’s ERP support incorporates field and fleet logistics and wholesale distribution channels.
AllCovered taps into Konica Minolta’s strengths for its Workplace Hub Smart and Hub Core frameworks. These combine traditional document and print management approaches with embedded server solutions, advanced operating systems and workflows and such individual solutions as network faxing and health care-specific customizations. Through Konica, customers have access to Paper Cut, ScanPath and Y Soft partner applications for additional print, copy and scan management.
AllCovered’s customer base numbers in the thousands with a focus on education, finance, health care and legal by contracting with:
— School systems
— Credit unions and brokerage firms
— Hospitals and medical practices
— Law firms
Manufacturing, real estate and telecommunications are among the other industries AllCovered has supported with IT channel services, case studies show. The company promotes the importance of its compliance knowledge associated with the CARES Act in education, Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) in finance and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in health care and other regulatory requirements. In addition to compliance, AllCovered also creates digital classrooms, offers virtual information security officer (vISO) resources and The Lawyer’s Help Desk.
AllCovered has not been reviewed by Gartner Peer Insights, although Konica is recognized for IT channel strength associated with managed print. Cloudtango named the company to its 2021 “MSP100” based on its IT services, associated certifications and vendor partnerships in the areas of cybersecurity, support, infrastructure and cloud.
Industry Recognition and Partnerships
AllCovered partners with dozens of IT industry partners to bolster the buying power of SMBs. The company is a Google Cloud Premier Partner, which allows it to offer its customers the full Google Cloud suite.
Additional 2020 recognition:
— After Nines Inc “Top 250 MSSPs”: Based on reader survey and media coverage, highlighting support for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and other platforms.
— After Nines Inc “Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs”: Also based on global reader survey of cybersecurity strength, including managed detection and response (MDR) and security operations center as a service (SOCaaS) providers.
— Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Managed IT: Ratings from leading document imaging manufacturers based on portfolio depth/breadth, differentiation, go-to-market strategy, remote workforce accommodation and other factors.
Konica Minolta’s 2020 sales revenue was down from $1.06 trillion to $996.1 billion. The company acknowledged that Workplace Hub did not achieve its initial sales plan “due to the time needed to complete a successful firmware version both in terms of customer satisfaction and expediency for us.”
Konica projects more demand for managed IT services and identifies Digital Workplace Business as a key investment area, due in part to the growth of digital in developing countries and the COVID-19 work-from-home shift.