This article explains what happens when you submit a ticket to email@example.com and how GMS communicates system-wide issues.
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Ticket Life Cycle
When tickets are submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, there is a process they go through until they are solved out by a CarePortal Support Team member. Sometimes this process takes 5 minutes, other times it takes multiple months depending on the issue/enhancement.
1. New Ticket Received
Support tickets can be created through email, the mobile app, and the support/chat widget. When submitting tickets, remember to include as many details as possible. The most helpful pieces of information to include in a ticket for our team to properly troubleshoot an issue are:
- What you were trying to do
- What you were expecting to happen
- What actually happened
- Any relevant email addresses, request IDs, links, screenshots, etc.
2. Claim & Categorize Ticket
Once a ticket has come into our queue, a Support Team member will claim it and determine whether the ticket is a bug or enhancement. A bug is functionality that is not working as developed. An enhancement is functionality that either does not exist today or needs to be changed to function in a different manner.
3. Communicate with End User
The Support Team member will aim to communicate with you within 24 hours. Depending on what is needed, they often need additional details to troubleshoot thoroughly and provide the next steps.
4. Escalate to Developers
When necessary, the Support Team member will escalate tickets to the development team. If the ticket is a bug, Support will create a prioritized ticket with the developers. For large-scale issues, status.careportal.org will be updated. If the ticket is an enhancement, it will go through a review process and be implemented based on impact.
5. Resolve Ticket
For bugs, the support ticket will stay "On-hold" until a Support Team member can follow up with the user(s) who reported the issue to verify resolution. If the bug was added to status.careportal.org, they will also update that, notifying all subscribers that the issue has been resolved. For enhancements, the support ticket will be closed, and in an effort to keep the platform simple and delightful, we cannot guarantee all enhancements will be implemented.
Process for Communicating System-Wide Issues
As mentioned in step 4 of the Ticket Life Cycle above, if a bug is submitted that impacts an entire group of users or is system-wide, a Support Team member will update status.careportal.org. The following steps outline the process for updating that page to notify users of the bug:
- The Support Team becomes aware of the issue and thoroughly troubleshoots
- If able to replicate, the Support Team member will then determine the extent of the issue - if it is system-wide or impacts a large number of users, the issue is escalated to the Support Manager
- The Support Manager will confirm with the Development Team that the issue is system-wide or impacts a large group of users and then update status.careportal.org under the appropriate category
- Users who have subscribed to system.careportal.org will be notified of the issue and any updates that the Support Team provides
- When the issue has been resolved, the Support Team will update status.careportal.org that all systems are operational again
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