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This page has a few notes about the different Support Models that people use and what features we provide (or don't provide yet!) within SiT! to help out.
A pre-arranged contract which may specify SLA terms, product coverage, a fixed duration and may also name a fixed number of contacts who are entitled to receive support.
Ownership of an item with a unique, pre-registered, serial number provides automatic entitlement. Sometimes the term of the entitlement is a fixed length starting when the item is first owned by the end-user.
Ownership of an item with a unique serial number that is not pre-registered to an individual customer or contact.
Owning an item provides automatic entitlement, no serial number or contract is required, however the customer must be pre-registered. Support is generally provided for the entire lifecycle of the product.
Owning an item provides automatic entitlement, no serial number, contract or pre-registration is required. Contacts are registered at the time they request Technical Support. Support is generally provided for the entire lifecycle of the product.
Contacts that are pre-registered receive an entitlement.
In-house Help desk
Everybody receives an entitlement and typically is not pre-registered.
Incidents are billed individually or in pools of 5, 10 or 25 incidents (for example).
Contracts are billed individually, any incident logged for the contract is covered.
The amount of time spent working on an incident is recorded and billed after the incident is closed.