Support
Copy to Clipboard  |  Share Example

 Support Services. [PARTY A] shall provide [PARTY B] with the following support services

telephone or electronic support during business hours in order to help [PARTY B] locate and correct problems with the Software, and

Internet-based support system generally available seven (7) days a week, twenty-four (24) hours a day.


Tags
Neutral License Services
Support and maintenance
Compare | Copy to Clipboard  |  Share Example

 Support Services. [PARTY A] shall provide [PARTY B] with the following support services

telephone or electronic support in order to help [PARTY B] locate and correct problems with the Software.

up to [NUMBER OF DEDICATED CONTACTS] dedicated contacts designated by [PARTY B] in writing that will have access to support services.

bug fixes and code corrections to correct Software malfunctions in order to bring the Service into substantial conformity with the operating specifications.

all extensions, enhancements and other changes that [PARTY A] makes or adds to the Service and which [PARTY A] offers, without charge, to all other Subscribers of the Service.


Tags
Slight Pro-Provider License Services
Specified support levels
Compare | Copy to Clipboard  |  Share Example

 Support Services

Scope of Services. [PARTY A] shall provide [PARTY B] with the following support services

telephone or electronic support during business hours in order to help [PARTY B] locate and correct problems with the Software,

Internet-based support system generally available seven (7) days a week, twenty-four (24) hours a day, and

up to [NUMBER OF DEDICATED CONTACTS] dedicated contacts designated by [PARTY B] in writing that will have access to support services.

Support Levels. [PARTY A] will use its best efforts to cure, as described below, reported and reproducible errors in the Software. [PARTY A] utilizes the following four (4) severity levels to categorize reported problems

Severity 1 Critical Business Impact. The impact of the reported deficiency is such that the customer is unable to either use the Software or reasonably continue work using the Software. [PARTY A] will commence work on resolving the deficiency within one (1) hour of notification and will engage staff during business hours until an acceptable resolution is achieved.

Severity 2 Significant Business Impact. Important features of the Software are not working properly and there are no acceptable, alternative solutions. While other areas of the Software are not impacted, the reported deficiency has created a significant, negative impact on the Customer's productivity or service level. [PARTY A] will commence work on resolving the deficiency within two (2) hours of notification and will engage staff during business hours until an acceptable resolution is achieved.

Severity 3 Some Business Impact. Important features of the Software are unavailable, but an alternative solution is available or non-essential features of the Software are unavailable with no alternative solution. The customer impact, regardless of product usage, is minimal loss of operational functionality or implementation resources. [PARTY A] will commence work on resolving the deficiency within one (1) business day of notification and will engage staff during business hours until an acceptable resolution is achieved.

Severity 4 Minimal Business Impact. Customer submits a Software information request, software enhancement or documentation clarification which has no operational impact. The implementation or use of the Software by the Customer is continuing and there is no negative impact on productivity. [PARTY A] will provide an initial response regarding the request within one (1) business week.

Remedial Services. This agreement is not intended as a consulting agreement for customer services. With respect to severity one (1) reported deficiencies, [PARTY A] may, with the concurrence of the Customer, elect to send senior support or development staff to the Customer location to accelerate problem resolution. [PARTY A] will be responsible for the costs associated with this escalated problem resolution if the problem is determined to be related to Software. If it is determined that the problem was not related to the supported Software, the Customer agrees to pay reasonable travel and lodging expenses in addition to Sass Company Australia's standard consulting rates. Travel time will be charged at consulting rates.

Support Exceptions. [PARTY A] does not provide support for hardware faults/misconfiguration and/or hardware setup.


Tags
Slight Pro-Providee License Services

About

  • Clause Taxonomy: Services
  • Organization: Public
  • Updated: 03/15/2019
  • Rating

Overview

The Support Services clause in a software as a service or subscription agreement is similar to the support and maintenance clause in a license agreement. However, in the case of a SAAS agreement maintenance and updates are performed directly on the host platform.

Clause elements

  • Form of support
    • Telephone/online support
    • Number of dedicated contacts
  • Response times
    • Severity 1: system down
    • Severity 2: system seriously affected
    • Severity 3: system moderately affected
    • Severity 4: non-critical issues