Standard Support Plan

Understanding Target Response and Resolution Times

1. What response times and service delivery times can I expect?

INCIDENT-MANAGEMENT

INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

PROBLEM-MANAGEMENT

PROBLEM MANAGEMENT

REQUEST-FULFILLMENT

REQUEST FULFILLMENT

Target Response Time
Critical-
High
Medium
Low
12 hours
24 hours
48 hours
72 hours
24 hours
48 hours
72 hours
96 hours

Request fulfillments are not subject to priority. Response within 3-5 business days

Target Resolution Time
Critical
High
Medium
Low
Within 24 hours
2 business days
3 business days
Planned

We cannot provide target resolution times for problems as it is not possible to predict how long the investigation will take or how long it will take to design and implement the solution. However, we will aim to keep you informed of progress at regular intervals

Request fulfillments are not subject to priority. Target fulfillment times according to planning. However, for urgent requests, immediate follow up may be requested.
Target Response Time
Our target response time is the target for which we aim to have a technical support person make the first contact with you to understand more about the incident, problem or request you have contacted us about. Depending on the priority, this may be by telephone or email (or both).
Target Resolution Time
Our target resolution time for which;we aim to have provided a workaround or solution that enables the disruption of service to be restored in case of incidents

The intent of this document is to inform you of the internal process currently in use when responding to support requests from our customers and is not intended as a guarantee or other legal commitment regarding Target Response Times and Target Resolution Times. Please refer to the specific support agreements you may have in place with us for the details of any commitments or guarantees related to response or resolution times. Unless otherwise indicated in your specific support agreements, all response times and resolution times apply only during normal day-time working hours on the standard working days applicable to your site location.

2. How can I assess my situation to determine the “Urgency” and “Impact”?

Urgency
A measure of the urgency and required response before your business or process is impacted.
High
Your business operations have been halted and no workaround is available. Immediate action is called for in order to expedite resumption of business operations.
Medium
Your business operations have been halted but a workaround may be possible to fully or partially restore operations. Expedited action is called for to achieve full resumption of normal operations.
Low
Your business operations have not been halted but your operations, or a specific process area is being inconvenienced. Prompt action is called for but some delay in eliminating the inconvenience is tolerable.
Impact
A measure of the impact the incident, problem is having (or might have) on your business/process.
Critical
An emergency situation that places plant, personnel, operations, or production in serious jeopardy. A safety or environmental issue, loss of view to the process (where data is not available through other screens), loss of control (LOC), or loss of critical alarms or erroneous data will be declared an emergency.
High
A situation that has a major impact on operations, engineering, or commissioning activities but poses no imminent danger to plant, personnel, business operations, or the environment. Major impact may include major control issues, loss of functionality, or operational difficulties (e.g., complete node or redundancy failures).
Major
A situation which could cause moderate control, operational, or functional difficulties, but poses no danger to plant, process, or personnel, (e.g. ongoing inconvenience to operators, applications engineer, or system engineers in providing normal system support).
Low
A situation which has minor/negligible impact on operations, engineering, commissioning – (e.g. cosmetic issues).

3. How is my issue prioritized?

Impact
Critical
Major
Moderate
Minor
Urgency
High
Critical
High
Medium
Medium
Medium
High
High
Medium
Low
Low
Medium
Medium
Low
Low

Priority is set by estimating the Urgency and Impact of the situation (as described above). Target Response Time and Target Resolution Time is determined by the assigned priority categorization. The initial priority categorization will be based on input you provide during your first contact with our customer care team. The priority category may be revised once we have a better understanding of your situation through additional discussions with your operations/engineering staff. Situations you deem critical (based on the Urgency/Impact criteria described above) should always be communicated by telephone (24/7) to avoid delays in response. Telephone numbers for the customer care team applicable to your site can be found on our Contact Us page.

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