The response time we provide on support issues is dependent on the priority of the problem. In this way issues that affect multiple users and prevent your organisation from operating are prioritised the highest.
We provide fixed response times for issues of each priority, and if we do not deliver a diagnosis within the allotted time we will refund 5% of your monthly Managed Services costs.
|Emergency||Business critical system down||1 hour2|
|Critical||Multiple users affected with no workaround||4 business hours|
|Severe||Multiple users affected but workaround available||Next working day|
|Major||Single user affected with no workaround||5 working days3|
|Minor||Single user affected but workaround available||5 working days3|
Our Helpdesk can confirm the priority that your issue has been assigned on request when you place a support call. If your call relates to an existing issue, your details will be combined with it and its priority may be raised.
Response times apply from the point of Notification to the point of Response.
The time and date that the issue is first logged with our tracking system. Our Helpdesk can confirm this time for you on request. To raise an issue, it is crucial that you use one of the approved methods of Communication detailed below to ensure that it is dealt with appropriately.
The time and date that we notify you of our recommendations to treat the issue. We will always use one of the approved methods of Communication detailed below. Our diagnosis will include whether a fix is possible, and if so, an estimate on how long that fix will take to implement.
The time taken to fix the issue is not included in the response time. Examples of issues that may need additional time are ones requiring contact with third-parties or need replacement parts to be ordered. Occasionally some problems will be known issues in third-party products and there may be no fix.
We provide an out-of-hours hotline service for Emergency issues only. In the event of a business critical system failure you can contact us 24/7 and our on-call Technician will respond within the standard time allotted.
If we fail to provide a Response within the maximum Response Time stated above, we will deduct 5% off the Managed Services charges on the given contract from your next support invoice.
These deductions are limited to a maximum of one 5% deduction per day and one deduction per issue. The maximum deduction we will make in one month will be 100% of the invoiced Managed Services charges.
You must notify us using any of the Communication methods listed above as soon as you feel that we have exceeded our maximum response time for any issue.