Advantage Plus Support
Product Instruction, Technical Support, Knowledge Base Access, and more…
Advantage Plus Features
Advantage Plus Support customers can call with inquiries about the Omtool product. These inquiries include using the product, enabling product features to meet specific requirements, and reporting problems and other related matters.
Technical Support is available 24-hours, 7 days a week. The response procedure will vary, depending on the time of the call. See below.
All reasonable efforts will be made to meet the estimated response time(s). Response times are estimated, but are not guaranteed. Unlimited toll free access to the Omtool Technical Support Center is provided for Advantage Support customers. The toll free number is accessible from anywhere within the United States and Canada.
Advantage Plus Support customers, under agreement, will receive 24-hour access to Omtool’s Support Web site at www.omtool.com.
Under the Technical Support page, Advantage Plus Support customers will find our Knowledge Base Support Services, including an FTP site for software downloads. Advantage Plus Support customers may submit technical support requests using our on-line form or by e-mail and fax.
Advantage Support customers receive access to the following:
- Online Knowledge Base – available 24/7
- Available software downloads
- Submit email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a two day response time.
- Fax a Technical Support question to 978-659-1301. There is a two day response time.
- Software Maintenance Releases
Software Maintenance Releases
Advantage Plus Support Customers Receive Software Maintenance Releases Inclusive with their Support Contract.
Maintenance releases will only be available to the Advantage Support customer who has been under an active maintenance agreement thirty (30) days prior to the shipment of a maintenance release.
These intermediate releases contain many general and non-specific improvements to the code base developed through the normal course of software engineering. They may also include operational enhancements to existing core products, minor new features, and bug fixes. Maintenance releases are applied to the current version of software. They do not include software version upgrades that are sold, licensed, or otherwise marketed separately.
The original manufacturer warranty is passed through to the Advantage Plus Support customer. Advantage Plus Support customers may contact the manufacturer for warranty services after the one (1) year period. Omtool offers a service of advanced ship for an Omtool-supplied modem in exchange for an in-warranty defective modem. Advanced hardware exchange is available at no extra charge to Advantage Plus Support customers.
Advantage Plus Support customers also have the option of Return to Factory for repair/replacement. Advantage Plus Support customers will ship the defective modem to Omtool and Omtool will process the repair/replacement for them. Typical lead-time is 14 days. Any repair charges assessed to Omtool by the manufacturer, for any reason, will be billed to the Advantage Plus Support customer. Payment is required prior to return of the exchange/replacement.
The Advantage Plus Support customer also has the option of processing in-warranty exchange/repair directly with the hardware manufacturer. Further information can be found in the original documentation, shipped with the hardware or by visiting the vendor’s website.
Installation & Integration Services
This service is not included as an entitlement of your support contract. Omtool provides installation & integration services to speed the deployment and insure quality operation of our fax and secure email products. As part of the installation & integration service, Omtool will dispatch a qualified installation engineer to the customer site, to install and configure the application specifically for the environment. For more information please visit our Professional Services page or contact your Regional Manager.
Due to the potential complexity of custom configuring the installation, Omtool cannot provide full installation & integration services over the telephone. In the event the customer chooses not to contract for installation & integration services, Omtool will provide basic installation support including answering questions and providing minor installation problem resolution by telephone. This service is offered with a four (4) hour maximum. If the installation phone support reaches the four (4) hour maximum, the customer will be asked to purchase full services, and a qualified installation engineer will be dispatched to install and configure the software.
Advantage Cost Structure and Billing Cycle
Advantage Support will be invoiced at twenty (20%) of the total list price of software products purchased, unless otherwise noted. Omtool automatically invoices the Advantage Support customer for their renewal one to two months prior to expiration. In order to reinstate an Advantage Support contract which is 30 days or more (up to one year) past due, the Advantage Support customer will be charged an additional 10% of the total list price of software products purchased. Advantage Support contracts which have expired for one year or longer will be charged an additional 40% of the total list price of software products purchased in order to reinstate support. Omtool reserves the right to suspend or interrupt support for the Advantage customer for any contracts that are 45 days past due.
The terms of your maintenance agreement is for one (1) year and is renewed on an annual basis. Maintenance payments and support dates can be adjusted several ways due to overpayment or billing error. Omtool allocates resources to provide the support for an entire year and unfortunately reimbursement of all or part of the support maintenance is not economically possible. For more information please contact the Support Renewal department at 888-303-8098.
Please Note: There is a $995 contract minimum for all Fax Sr., AccuRoute, Genifax, and Genidocs products.
Software patches and service packs will no longer be generated against any versions prior to Fax Sr. 3.2. Customers not wishing to upgrade to 3.2 are entitled to purchase Advantage Support at an additional charge. Pricing for the retired versions are as follows:
Customers running versions prior to Fax Sr. 3.1, Genifax 3.4 or AccuRoute 2.1 will be charged 30 % of list price for their contract renewal.
Advantage Plus Support does not include:
- Product upgrades
- Product upgrades for third party products sold and/or supported by Omtool
- Installation & Integration Services
- Company designated holidays
- Consulting Services (product modifications or custom programming)
- Unsupported configurations and third party applications support
- Weekend support