Essential strategies for a seamless and effective nonprofit web development experience
Developer-Staffed Technical Support
Our clients love our support services because they are in direct contact with our senior developers. There’s no hidden ticketing system, just a visible conversation and shared backlog that are focused on fixing your issues.
Of course our technical support means more than fixing problems. We proactively manage your sites, using an advanced suite of tools that monitor and scan for potential issues. 90% of issues are prevented or fixed automatically before you or your users notice any difference.
- Drupal support
- Tierless technical support
- Transparent ticketing system
- Direct developer access
- Advanced monitoring and management
- Predictable pricing
- 100% client satisfaction
That’s ‘agreement’ in the singular. All our clients get the same great level of service. We pledge to fix urgent issues within an hour, including rebuilding your site from scratch if we need to.
Our support contracts are for a set number of hours each month. We help you budget by keeping your payments the same - unless you decide to add some extra hours as a one off.
Tierless support means you don’t have to explain the same problem to three different people to get it escalated to someone who can fix it. The experts who build your sites maintain them.
For us, support isn’t just about fixing problems, it can also be about making tweaks and improvements. You can increase monthly hours if you’ve got a big project on the go, and we’ll do our best to make it a success.
How we manage your support queries
Having direct access to our senior support engineers doesn’t mean that we ratchet up the number of hours spent on support for you or deal with support issues in a chaotic manner. Our process is one of the most organized and controlled support setups you will probably ever see.
All support clients have direct contact with our people through their preferred channels - Slack, email or phone. An engineer will usually respond to a query within a few minutes to clarify the issue and the urgency of the problem. The issue is then logged as an item to be fixed in the shared product backlog for the client. The client and the engineer agree on the priority of the problem and it is slotted into the support backlog where urgent things are at the top. If the event is severe, such as the site being down, it will be dealt with immediately.
The client and the support engineers meet regularly to check the items in the backlog and make sure that the right issues are being dealt with at the right time. All of this is visible to the clients, so details and progress can be seen instantly. Our clients tell us they love the responsiveness and openness of our approach - and it works for us too.
In our 7 year relationship with the Ministry for Tourism of the Bahamas Government, we adopted, managed and supported multiple sites for them. Our people brought their different sites together and upgraded them to the appropriate Drupal versions, using support hours to carry out much of this enhancement work.
Our support contract expanded from technical support and management to making enhancements and ongoing development. We even created and maintained a new online TV station built for them on Azure, which we also managed and supported. They loved our flexibility and we love being able to help our clients where it matters to them.
Our technical support is delivered as a partnership with our clients. We prioritise issues together and clients always have direct access to our engineers, all the way up to our CTO. Clients regularly tell us how much they love our support, and that’s the result we strive for.