John Tokasz, System Engineer at Epoch
Learn how Sierra Pacific Group (SPG) eliminated redundancies and leveraged automation across Epoch’s ConnectWise system to dramatically reduce service tickets and workloads.
Founded in 1996, Epoch is an MSP based in Columbia, Maryland. All of their solutions — from network design to firewall management to disaster recovery — are built with cybersecurity in mind. Epoch is also a prolific Qualified Maryland Cybersecurity Seller, providing tax credits to clients for cybersecurity tech and services.
The team at Epoch pride themselves on their high level of service maturity based on the size of their organization. However, they also knew their size could mean limitations. If Epoch hoped to elevate their Automate environment, they needed pros with deep experience, which is why they turned to SPG.
According to John Tokasz, a system engineer at Epoch, they trusted SPG would confirm their strengths while providing brand new strategies to drive business results with automation.
SPG kicked off with an in-depth review of Epoch’s Automate environment to eliminate redundant processes — starting with groups (scheduled scripts) and monitors. Upgrades included:
Improvements quickly followed. SPG’s recommendations on group structure alone strengthened auditing and automated resolutions for greater insight into activity across Epoch’s client base.
Overall, John emphasizes how SPG brought decades of ConnectWise knowledge to the table to analyze and assist in implementing best practices, standards, and functional procedures.
SPG took the time to guide us through all Automate configurations with knowledgeable insight. … Recommendations on our group structure alone have significantly improved auditing services and automated resolutions.
The Epoch team reports that working with SPG has made their engineers more efficient and effective across the board. Notable results include:
Ultimately, John highlights the knowledge SPG has passed on through our working sessions and the value of their new-and-improved, well-aligned Automate environment. “This has put us on an enhanced trajectory as an organization,” he explains.
Looking forward, Epoch’s surge in Automate efficiency has enabled their service delivery team to focus on client improvements and building out new services.