Case severity

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Case severity

I put a case in to tac rated high and they put it on hold for 2 days so they could attend training :O

L7 Applicator

Re: Case severity

@jdprovine,

I'd recommend calling in and not actually opening a support ticket on the support site. Once it gets assigned and someone from TAC starts working on it, I've found that you can't rely on them giving up that ticket unless you tell them to or call in and get ahold of someone else. 

 

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Re: Case severity

@BPry

 

Wow really I have found it takes a long time to get through on the phone, you would think that you should get the same service either way

L6 Presenter

Re: Case severity

The scenario which was suggested by my account team is to open the case with all the relevant notes and proper severity level.  Then call into TAC using that case #

L4 Transporter

Re: Case severity

@Brandon_Wertz

 

Any explaination of why that is necessary to do it that way? Doesn't it still get assigned the same way? and to the same tech?

L6 Presenter

Re: Case severity


@jdprovine wrote:

@Brandon_Wertz

 

Any explaination of why that is necessary to do it that way? Doesn't it still get assigned the same way? and to the same tech?


Why is it necessary?  Because you want immediate action to something which "should" already be occurring.  There are defined SLAs on the support cases which are listed when you create the case on the portal.  Calling in, in a round about way supersedes that SLA.

 

I think a high priority ticket has a "first touch" of either 2 or 4 hours.  Many times if I'm opening a P2 (high) case I don't have the luxury of waiting hours to being working on the problem.

 

When you dial in and put your existing case there likely isn't yet an assigned engineer.  The call system utilizes the hierarchical structure of the case severity.  So if you dial in with a "P3/medium" case and someone dials in with a P2 or a P1 case they'll bump your place in the phone system.

 

Regarding the assigned tech.  Well if you call in and there's already an assigned engineer the person who picks up the phone will just see if that person is available.  if no they'll just take the case over.  Personally I don't care who works my case as long as they can help me fix my problem.

L7 Applicator

Re: Case severity

@jdprovine,

Yup @Brandon_Wertz explained it perfectly. Once you call in and you either have a ticket open or open a new ticket they immediately start working your case when you are able to reach a tech. If you already have a ticket open and your tech isn't working it as you wish, calling in can be an easy way to get a new one without telling them that you want to be reassigned. 

 

The tech working the case is allowed to put it on hold so that you have one sole point of contact. This is common across most TACs, as it's supposed to be a customer value add. Ways to get around that are:

1) Call in and since the tech is gone the case will be reassigned to whoever answers the phone. You'll repeat some information but you at least have someone working on it again. 

2) Direct them to esculate or reassign. (Direct, to the point, not real nice). 

3) Wait for them to start working it again. (Likely a bad idea) 

 

That's about it. Some will direct you to contact your SE or account manager but honestly they can't do a whole lot on their end. 

 

L4 Transporter

Re: Case severity

@Brandon_Wertz

Well I would have been happier if the tech had not put my "high" case on hold for two days while he went to training and I guess if I had called in they may have reassigned my ticket. Though i have noticed over the past year quality of support is diminishing, takes me several tries to get someone who can actually help me.

Now I have asked to have the ticket pushed up twice and so far its been ignored, I guess phoning in is the next option and last time I did that is took quite awhile to get through ;(

L6 Presenter

Re: Case severity


@jdprovine wrote:

...I guess phoning in is the next option and last time I did that is took quite awhile to get through ;(


 

If you're calling in with a P2 case you should get in fairly quickly...Like I said before your P2 call trumps a P3 or P4 person waiting on the call to talk to someone.  Only a P1 call will bump your line in the phone queue.

L4 Transporter

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@BPry

Kind of sad that you have to resort to "work arounds" to get the service you pay big bucks for. I have escalated before and the next 1 or 2 techs have been as bad as the first. 

Yes I have contacted my SE, he is usually very good about following up

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