Definition

authorized service provider (ASP)

Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

An authorized service provider (ASP) is an individual or an organization that is permitted to service products that are covered by warranties held by another entity. Service conducted by anyone other than an authorized service provider will generally render a warranty void.

Most large IT vendors, including Apple, HP and Microsoft, offer authorized service provider programs. To qualify as an ASP, applicants must pass a certification test and may also have to sign an ASP agreement. Apple's ASP program, for example, stipulates that a service provider must have been in business for a certain period of time, must maintain walk-in premises in a suitable location, and must meet operational standards. 

This was last updated in April 2013

Continue Reading About authorized service provider (ASP)

Dig Deeper on Computer Hardware Sales, Installation and Maintenance

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

MicroscopeUK

SearchCloudProvider

SearchSecurity

SearchStorage

SearchNetworking

SearchCloudComputing

SearchConsumerization

SearchDataManagement

SearchBusinessAnalytics

Close