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Chicago, IL
  • 324 North Leavitt Street, Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60612
    United States


Key clients: 
  • Oak Street Health
  • Rush University Health Systems
  • Elite Staffing, Inc.
  • Human Capital Media
  • Signature Room @ 95th floor
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Jackson Park Hospital
  • McCormick Foundation
  • Portland Cement Assocation


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Managed IT Services for Editorial Content Company

"They really listen to what my needs are and make sure they're recommending something that will meet it."

Willing to refer: 
The Project
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Framework Communications was selected to maintain HCM's information technology framework, from the server to desktop serving mainly as the IT department of the company.

The Reviewer
11-50 Employees
Chicago Area
Cheryl Myers
Manager of Technology and Design, Human Capital Media
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client spoke highly of their responsiveness and their willingness to troubleshoot problems and then explain how to prevent them in the future. Framework Communications went beyond expectations.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.


Please describe your organization.

We are Human Capital Media. We are an integrated editing and publishing company. We publish magazines and have websites with the same content and also do live events.

What is your position?

I'm the manager of technology and design.


What business challenge were you trying to address with Framework Communications?

We've been with some managed service providers for the past three to five years. We were not getting good service from that company at all. We went and interviewed a few different service providers to replace them.


Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Framework Communications was responsible for maintaining all of our IT [information technology] framework, so from desktop to server to network. We also rely on them for general consulting on those matters – mainly being our IT department.

How did you come to work with Framework Communications?

We started with five companies and interviewed three of them. They were all personal referrals from other companies. We did a three-part interview session and had a list of questions that we asked each one. We liked the answers they gave so we went with them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The cost of their work has been less than $10,000 each month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in May 2015. 


Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We get reports from them on call times and tickets responded to. They've been great. Even having low expectations because of our previous company, they go above and beyond. We have 50 people, and our technology is not in the best shape. They're very responsive. They follow through really well and make sure that if they don't hear from a customer or if they need more information they follow up with us. 

What distinguishes Framework Communications from other providers?

Framework Communications is really good at not just going in and fixing something and charging us for it. One thing my internal IT guy has said – they're really good at saying, "I can show you how to fix that." They are my IT because I trust them. I trust they're looking out for my best interest. I feel like they go the extra step to understand what I want. No company is the same as another with their IT needs. They really listen to what my needs are and make sure they're recommending something that will meet it. They're not afraid to tell me if I'm making the wrong decision and explaining to me why.

Is there anything Framework Communications could have improved or done differently?

When we first started they were ready to go. We're pretty busy – hey ran right into the project, and I wasn't ready yet. They jumped ahead of me. I said something to them to slow down, and they were very willing to work with me on that.

Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    But my only fear is that they're so great, I wouldn't want to see them get too stretched out and not be able to be as attentive to my needs as they are now.