Mindjet MindManager MSA, 1Y, 50-99U, 5Plus, ML

Mindjet Software Assurance and Support
Guide to Customer Support Services
Mindjet Corporation
Toll Free: 877-MINDJET
1160 Battery Street East · San Francisco CA 94111 USA
Phone: 415-229-4200
Fax: 415-229-4201
www.mindjet.com
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Contents
Contents ................................................................................................................. 2
Introduction ............................................................................................................ 3
Support Services at a Glance ..................................................................................... 4
Mindjet Software Assurance and Support ..................................................................... 4
Working with Support Services .................................................................................. 5
Designating Authorized Contacts ............................................................................. 5
Contact and Hours of Operation............................................................................... 6
Online contact ...................................................................................................... 6
Phone contact ....................................................................................................... 6
Service Level Performance Guidelines ......................................................................... 7
Support Case Escalation ............................................................................................ 7
Third Party Software Add-Ins Support ......................................................................... 8
General Policies ....................................................................................................... 8
Supported Mindjet Products ....................................................................................... 8
Supported Product Environments ............................................................................... 9
Supported Product Duration ...................................................................................... 9
Product Releases and Maintenance Policy .................................................................. 10
Support Services Availability .................................................................................... 11
Support Topic Limitations ........................................................................................ 11
Appendix A: .......................................................................................................... 13
2010 Holiday Calendar ......................................................................................... 13
Mindjet Office Holidays......................................................................................... 13
Appendix B: .......................................................................................................... 14
Designated Contacts Template .............................................................................. 14
Appendix C: Training Services ................................................................................. 15
Appendix D: Feature Requests and Suggestions ......................................................... 15
Mindjet Corporation ................................................................................................ 16
Worldwide Corporate Headquarters ........................................................................ 16
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Introduction
On behalf of Mindjet’s Customer Support and Service Team, welcome to Mindjet’s Guide to
Customer Support Services.
We understand that technology alone isn’t always enough to meet your dynamic business
and information needs. We are committed to providing the Customer Support (“Support
Services”) you need to help you maximize the benefits of your Mindjet investment.
This guide provides essential information about Mindjet’s Support Services, policies,
procedures and processes. It will help you understand where to find technical and product
information through self-service resources, and explain how to log a case for questions that
may require additional attention.
We’ve created Mindjet Software Assurance and Support (“MSA”) to provide additional
product, deployment and usability content, as well as to provide access to essential phone
support with our product and technical specialists who can help you troubleshoot product
implementation and technical issues quickly and effectively.
Our goal is for you to be successful with Mindjet’s products (“Products”). We will help you
as efficiently as possible to get your application installed and deployed and to keep it up and
running so as to help you achieve your desired results.
Mindjet Customer Support and Service Team
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Support Services at a Glance
Mindjet recognizes that your success is our success, and to this end, MSA offers a variety of
software support options to get you up and running quickly and easily, whether you are
installing on a personal desktop or deploying across the enterprise.
Mindjet Software Assurance and Support
When Purchased
Time of license purchase
24x7 Self-Service Resources
Web Support
Phone Helpdesk Support
Product Updates
Product Upgrades
Local Time Zone Coverage*
Case Queue Prioritization
Case Escalation
Authorized Contacts
Large-Scale Deployment Assistance
* 9-5pm Local Support Call Center time; Americas Support hours are 9-5 Pacific and Eastern time.
Mindjet Software Assurance and Support
MSA is for individuals and enterprise customers who recognize that they would like support
assistance and would also like to take advantage of the incentive to guarantee an upgrade
to the next version of the Product. MSA is only available at time of Product license purchase
and must be purchased on per user/per product license basis per year.
Upgrades to the Next Product Version: take advantage of the early low-cost purchase
commitment to ensure seamless access and availability to our next Major Release, as
defined in the Product Releases and Maintenance Policy.
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Updates within the Current Product Version: electronic notification and reminders of
Minor or Maintenance Releases, as defined in the Product Releases and Maintenance Policy,
which include version updates, and other fixes delivered in advance when feasibly and
practically possible.
Priority Queuing Online Web Form Support: submit cases through the Mindjet Support
Services website for the most efficient response. Customers will be automatically routed to
their regional Support Call Center.
Telephone Helpdesk Support: direct contact between MSA customers’ designated
contacts and the Mindjet Customer Support and Service Team, Monday through Friday
excluding holidays of the Support Call Center’s host country.
Designated Authorized Contacts: authorized contacts are your organization’s interface to
Mindjet Customer Support and Service Team and allow for managed and efficient response
to your company’s support needs.
Large Scale Deployment (LSD) Assistance: take advantage of the installation guidance
and documentation created for large scale deployments, and utilize the expertise of Mindjet
Customer Support and Service Team Support Technicians.
Working with Support Services
Designating Authorized Contacts
MSA for enterprise customers entails assignment of designated contacts that are authorized
to submit support cases. Generally, for every 100 users, one designated contact is
authorized. Purchase of MSA will provide each company with a minimum of two authorized
contacts per account. The actual number of designated contacts may be determined as
mutually agreed upon between the parties. All authorized contacts and their information
should be submitted via the means provided for in Appendix B below or through your
Mindjet Account Manager.
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Contact and Hours of Operation
Support hours are as listed below. Mindjet reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to
change, modify, add, or remove regional points of contact and availability.
Online contact
Self-service and web form case submission is available 24x7 on Mindjet Support Services
website. Additionally, Mindjet offers Live Chat during normal business hours available on
Mindjet Support Services website homepage.
Mindjet Support Services Website homepage
www.mindjet.com/support
Technical support case submission
www.mindjet.com/app/support.aspx
Phone contact
Support Center
Language
Hours
DACH
German
9am – 5pm CET
(GMT +1)
+49 (0) 180 - 500 - 9129
UK
English
9am – 5pm
(GMT)
+44 (0) 845 - 355 - 5500
France*
French
9am – 5pm CET
(GMT +1)
+33 (0) 821 - 230 - 109
Phone
+49 (0) 6023 - 9645 - 333
EMEA
English
9am – 5pm CET
(GMT +1)
+44 (0) 845 - 355 - 5500
Americas
English
6am – 5pm Pacific
(GMT -8)
+1 877 - 646 - 3538
Asia/Pacific, incl.
English
9am – 5pm Pacific
(GMT -8)
+1 877 - 646 - 3538
Japan**
* Mindjet provides limited French speaking technical support during normal business hours, as set forth above. If
French speaking agent is not available, your call will be routed to the European English speaking agents.
** Asia and Pacific Region customers, including Japan. are currently supported by the Americas’ Support Call
Center. Support response time will be based on case receipt during Support Call Center operational hours. Mindjet
does not provide Japanese language phone support at this time.
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Service Level Performance Guidelines
MSA allows for case submission via phone, live chat, and web form. Most cases can be
handled by first level Support Services. At times, issues will arise that require more
extensive testing and/or that require second level (local specialized) or third level
(corporate developer) Support Services.
Various factors can influence the ability to resolve problems. Some of these factors are
outside the control of Support Services. Mindjet will use commercially reasonable efforts to
meet the response and resolution times set forth below and are provided as a framework for
communicating our goals and setting common expectations.
Priority
Definition
1st Level Support
2nd Level Support
3rd Level Support
Initial
Initial
Initial
Response
Goal
Resolution
Goal
Response
Goal
Resolution
Goal
Response
Goal
Resolution
Goal
Problem or issue
High
that is impacting
Within 4
Within 1
Within 1
Within 2
Within 3
Within 6
or adversely
business
business
business
business
business
business
affecting product
hours
day
day
days
days
days
Within 1
Within 2
Within 2
Within 3
Within 5
Within 8
business
business
business
business
business
business
day
days
days
days
days
days
installation or use
Non-critical
problem or issue
Standard
and/or question
about product
use or feature
request.
Support Case Escalation
We recognize that for one reason or another there are times when support cases must be
escalated. If you are not satisfied with the progress of your case, please communicate your
concerns to the regional Support Call Center or your designated Mindjet Account Manager.
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Third Party Software Add-Ins Support
Mindjet contributes towards and promotes certain software partner product integrations.
Support Services for these partner products is provided directly by the originating vendor.
Mindjet does not provide Support Services for any third party products.
General Policies
Mindjet reserves the right to limit the time spent by a Support Technician on each telephone
call. Mindjet may also limit or terminate support to a customer who uses the service in an
irregular, excessive, abusive, or fraudulent manner.
Terms, conditions, support features, procedures, pricing and support availability are subject
to change at Mindjet’s sole discretion. Any such changes will not materially detriment the
Support Services provided to existing MSA customers. Coverage is non-transferable and is
valid for the MSA purchasing entity and designated contacts only.
Local and/or onsite support, programming, customization, consulting services, individual
setups, and Product updates, above and beyond Support Services customarily provided and
as outlined in this document, are not included in MSA, and may or may not be available for
purchase separately.
Detailed service level statistics and self-service case management are not currently
available. Training, Solution Partner and Developer services are provided separately.
Supported Mindjet Products
Support Services are available for all currently available Mindjet products for purchase
and/or available for download as described on Mindjet Support Services website and those
that have not yet been retired as described herein under “Supported Product Duration”.
Eligibility benefits and Support Services availability for a Mindjet product are subject to
change at Mindjet’s sole discretion. Any such changes will not materially detriment the
Support Services provided to existing MSA customers.
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MSA does not cover any Mindjet Labs’ solutions and add-ins that are provided free in the
Mindjet Labs section of Mindjet Support Services website or any other products which are
provided free of charge. Use of the foregoing solutions and add-ins are subject to separate
terms and conditions. Mindjet reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to offer any
solutions, add-ins, and/or products for sale. These gratis add-ins/products are provided AS
IS, without any warranties and use of such add-ins/products are at the risk and the
discretion of the end user.
Supported Product Environments
System requirements for a Product release specify the hardware and software supported
environments and are listed in the Product Information section of Mindjet Support Services
website.
Mindjet will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide Support Services through
attempting to reproduce and resolve problems on a supported environment. If the customer
environment becomes suspect during the problem resolution process, we may require
customers to validate their issue in a fully verified environment to further isolate the
problem and to proceed with the resolution process. Support Services are not provided for
unsupported environments.
Supported Product Duration
Mindjet provides Support Services for all current “Generally Available” Product releases and
will supply patches and fixes, as specified and as set forth herein. In general, these are
provided as Minor or Maintenance Releases, as defined in the Product Releases and
Maintenance Policy below.
Mindjet periodically “retires” older versions of its software Products in order to focus
resources on developing and supporting newer versions. When a version of MindManager
software is “retired”, live Support Services (telephone, chat, and web form support) is
discontinued for that version. Online Support (Knowledge Base, User Forum, and
Whitepapers) will remain available.
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Generally, Products will be supported for up to two years after the general availability date
of the most current Major Release version of the Product. The list of current Product
lifecycles is available on Mindjet Support Services website at:
http://www.mindjet.com/support/product-resources/lifecycle-policy
Product Releases and Maintenance Policy
This policy will set forth consistent Support Services terminology and customer notification
and expectation management.
Product Upgrades: Product Upgrades, also known as Major Releases, introduce important
new features or significantly enhance existing Product functionality. These releases are
made available on a product-by-product basis. Product Upgrades are available free of
charge to purchasers of MSA, as specified herein, or available without the purchase of MSA
for an additional charge as set forth on the Mindjet Price List, or as otherwise contractually
agreed upon between the parties.
The first digit of the version number signifies the Major Release.
Ex: 8.0.217
Product Updates: Product Updates, also known as Minor or Maintenance Releases,
incorporate service packs that provide bug fixes and, may also include, other minor fixes or
modifications that enhance Product usage or functionality. These releases are made
available on a product-by-product basis. Product Updates are provided free of charge and
are available for download from the Mindjet Support Services website.
The second or middle digit of the version number signifies a Minor Release.
Ex: 8.0.217
The third digits of the version number signify a Maintenance Release.
Ex: 8.0.217
Patches: If Mindjet discovers a severe problem after a Product has shipped, Mindjet
produces patches on an as-needed basis to provide interim or emergency fixes to one or
more critical problems. Potentially affected customers are alerted with instructions on how
to obtain and apply the necessary patch or run the registry script executable.
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Support Services Availability
Support Services are limited to the duration of MSA, the starting point of which is the date
of purchase. Service availability may occasionally deviate from stated hours due to
downtime for systems and server maintenance or local Support Call Center observed
holidays.
Support Services are available through the following entities:
•
Mindjet GmbH for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa territories in German, English,
and French language.
•
Mindjet LLC for the Americas, Asia, and Pacific Region in English and Japanese
language.
Support Topic Limitations
Support Services inquiries are limited to the following Mindjet product areas:
•
Installation and deployment;
•
Upgrade assistance (where applicable);
•
Microsoft® Office® integration; and
•
Basic usability and functionality (as described in the MindManager Help Guides and
Tutorials).
Mindjet is also open to Support Services inquiries with basic connectivity issues for the
purpose of using Mindjet software to access other products or services as they pertain to
Mindjet software functionality.
Mindjet will not be responsible for resolving integration issues caused by:
•
Third party services such as: web services, service providers, 3rd party add-ins; and
•
Other software or hardware and unsupported environments.
These third party companies must be contacted directly.
Support Services does not cover inquiries on issues related to:
•
Development;
•
Application consulting; and
•
Training.
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Large scale deployment assistance under MSA is limited to electronic documentation,
remote troubleshooting, and telephone guidance of reasonable duration; extensive or
ongoing assistance, on-site coverage, or other deployment specific deliverables may be
subject to additional fees at Mindjet’s then-current time and materials rates.
Additional Mindjet Software Assurance and Support Terms and
Conditions
The MSA Terms and Conditions, available on the Mindjet Support Services website, shall
also apply to the provisions of Support Services in connection with the purchase of MSA.
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Appendix A:
2010 Holiday Calendar
Mindjet Office Holidays
Holidays 2010
DE
UK
US
FR
Christmas Eve
Thursday
24.12.2009
X
X
Christmas Day
Friday
25.12.2009
X
X
New Years Eve
Thursday
31.12.2009
X
X
New Year
Friday
01.01.2010
X
X
Epiphany
Wednesday
06.01.2010
X
Martin Luther King jun. Day
Monday
18.01.2010
X
President’s Day
Monday
15.02.2010
X
Good Friday
Friday
02.04.2010
X
X
X
Easter Monday
Monday
05.04.2010
X
X
X
Early May Bank Holiday
Monday
03.05.2010
Christi Ascension
Thursday
13.05.2010
X
X
Whit Monday
Monday
24.05.2010
X
X
Spring Bank Holiday
Monday
31.05.2010
Memorial Day (US)
Monday
31.05.2010
X
Independence Day
Friday
04.06.2010
X
Flag Day
Monday
14.06.2010
X
Corpus Christi
Thursday
03.06.2010
National Holiday (F)
Wednesday
14.07.2010
Labour Day (USA)
Monday
06.09.2010
Summer Bank Holiday
Monday
30.08.2010
Columbus Day (US)
Monday
11.10.2010
All Saints Day
Monday
01.11.2010
Election Day (USA)
Tuesday
02.11.2010
X
Armistice Day / Veterans Day
Thursday
11.11.2010
X
Thanksgiving (USA)
Thursday
25.11.2010
X
Christmas Eve
Friday
24.12.2010
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Appendix B:
Designated Contacts Template
Designated contacts are not applicable for individual customers purchasing MSA in Mindjet’s
Online Store. Individual customers will create a Mindjet.com Account as part of the order
process and will have purchased MSA associated immediately with their customer account.
Enterprise customer purchasing MSA as part of their license program must submit their
designated contacts information as follows:
First Name:
Last Name:
Company Name:
Department:
Title/Position:
Full Address:
Phone:
E-Mail:
SIN*:
* Support Identification Number (SIN) will be provided by Mindjet to the MSA purchasing entity and is used to
identify MSA customers. The SIN should be referenced when logging a support case or when calling into the
Mindjet Support Call Center.
Please send your designated contact information via our web form or email to your regional
Support Call Center:
Web form: Customer Support and Service Team www.mindjet.com/contactus
Email: Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region
MJ-CustomerServiceEMEA@mindjet.com
Email: Americas, Asia, and Pacific Region
MJ-CustomerServiceAmericas@mindjet.com
Please create a Mindjet.com Account and register your Product license key(s) and SIN(s).
Doing so enables you to retrieve this information should it become lost or if you need to
reinstall the product, gives you direct access to our Support Download section, and allows
you to easily log a support case on Mindjet Support Services website.
Create a Mindjet Account at: https://www.mindjet.com/accounts/register.aspx
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Appendix C: Training Services
In addition to Support Services, Mindjet offers Customer Training, a separate program with
offerings available for purchase. Mindjet training offers a variety of courses to meet your
MindManager requirements. Whether you are looking for general Product training or training
in specialized MindManager applications, you will find courses designed to suit your needs.
Options for receiving Mindjet MindManager training include public courses, custom on-site
sessions, live web-based classes, and custom web training. Our courses can be tailored to
fit the specific needs of both beginners and advanced users. Mindjet also ensures superior
training quality and value through its network of Mindjet-approved trainers.
For a detailed description of each course, enrollment schedule and purchase options, please
visit the Training section of our website at:
http://www.mindjet.com/products/training/default.aspx
Appendix D: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Mindjet tracks all customer requests for Product features and enhancements. During each
Product release planning cycle, Mindjet’s Product planning committee reviews the requests
for inclusion in the current or a subsequent release.
Whereas requests and suggestions can be offered via our various contact channels, Mindjet
makes all Product roadmap decisions in its sole discretion and cannot provide any
guarantees regarding the determination of content and release schedule for Product
Updates and Upgrades.
Please feel free to submit a suggestion at: http://www.mindjet.com/contactus
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Mindjet Corporation
Worldwide Corporate Headquarters
1160 Battery Street East, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
Phone +1(415) 229-4200
www.mindjet.com/contactus
www.mindjet.com
EMEA Headquarters
Mindjet GmbH
Siemensstraße 30
63755 Alzenau
Deutschland
Phone +49 (0) 60 23/96 45-0
www.mindjet.com/contactus
www.mindjet.de
United Kingdom
Mindjet (UK) Ltd.
1000 Great West Road
Brentford TW8 9HH
United Kingdom
Phone +44 (0) 208 261 8240
www.mindjet.com/contactus
www.mindjet.co.uk
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