Base Maintenance Plan
Base Maintenance Plan
Candle offers a comprehensive Base Maintenance Plan to ensure that you realize the greatest value possible from your Candle software investments. We have more than 200 technicians providing support worldwide, committed to being responsive and to providing expedient resolutions to support requests. Technicians are available worldwide at all times during the local business day. In the event of an after-hours or weekend emergency, our computerized call management and forwarding system will ensure that a technician responds to Severity One situations within one hour. For customers outside of North America, after-hours and weekend support is provided in English language only by Candle Customer Support technicians located in the United States.
Candle provides consistently reliable levels of service—thanks to our worldwide support network of dedicated experts trained for specific products and operating systems. You will always work with a professional who truly understands your problem.
We use an online interactive problem management system to log and track all customer-reported support requests. We give your support request immediate attention by routing the issue to the appropriate technical resource, regardless of geographic location.
Level 0 Support is where your call to Candle Customer Support is first handled. Your support request is recorded in our problem management system, then transferred to the appropriate Level 1 support team. We provide Level 0 manual interaction with our customers because we support more than 170 products. We feel our customers would prefer personal interaction to a complex VRU or IVR selection menu.
Level 1 Support is the service provided for initial support requests. Our Level 1 team offers problem determination assistance, problem analysis, problem resolutions, installation assistance, and preventative and corrective service information. They also provide product usage assistance.
Level 2 Support is engaged if Level 1 cannot provide a resolution to your problem. Our Level 2 technicians are equipped to analyze and reproduce errors or to determine that an error is not reproducible. Problems that cannot be resolved by Level 2 are escalated to Candle’s Level 3 R&D support team.
Level 3 Support is engaged if a problem is identified in Candle product code. At Level 3, efforts are made to provide error correction, circumvention or notification that a correction or circumvention is not available. Level 3 support provides available maintenance modifications