Technolutions offers a comprehensive array of service and support to our partners. These methods of support include:
Slate Launchpad is where implementation truly begins. Slate Captains from each school are invited to New Haven, Connecticut for a four-day training course that lays the foundation for implementing Slate. A team of Technolutions experts will guide them through the interconnected tools of Slate and help strategize ways of maximizing Slate’s versatility and customizability to meet individual institutional needs.
Extensive documentation, guides, training videos, webinars, technical articles, and other relevant resources have been crafted and categorized within the Slate Knowledge Base. In addition to resources within the Knowledge Base, itself, inline documentation is present directly within Slate. Clicking the lightbulb icon at the top-left of any page will dynamically present articles relevant to the page a user is currently viewing.
Perhaps the best support resource for implementing institutions comes in the form of community support. A community forum has been created that allows schools to pose questions to the larger Slate community about best practices, tips and tricks, and other ways to empower advancement offices.
Slate Advancement Showcase
Implementing schools have the ability to provision a Clean Slate environment that pulls from Slate's Advancement Showcase database. This environment displays examples of advancement best practices within Slate, as well as how various elements may be configured.
Should an object be helpful, it can be briefcased from the showcase environment into a school's production or test environments for further modification and customization.
Program Manager Milestone Calls
Each school is assigned a Program Manager to assist with a school's implementation. Program Managers will hold regular calls with the Slate Captains and act as a guide through the implementation process.
Primarily strategic in nature, the purpose of these Milestone Calls are to assist with the underlying thought process the building of objects within Slate - and to guide partners to the appropriate resources and functionalities as they seek to translate business processes into Slate.
Focused calls allow partner organizations to spend between 30-60 minutes on the phone with a Slate specialist in a particular subject area. These calls typically focus on a single project and require an agenda and explanation in advance of the call. The Slate specialist can assist with recommending a best practice approach that solves a business need within the office.
Service Desk Requests
In addition to all of the other resources provided, up to 3 Slate Captains can submit a request to the Service Desk. These requests are routed to the appropriate internal team for a resolution.
It is imperative that requests are written with C-L-E-A-R instructions. Following this method of submitting a request will assist in Slate staff members being able to more expediently resolve requests:
|Categorize||Requests will be routed to specialists, so proper categorization will result in faster response times|
|List Examples and URLs||Requests should always include examples with full URLs that link to them.|
|Expected Behavior||Provide exactly what is expected or desired to happen.|
|Actual Behavior||Use specific terms to describe what is currently happening.|
|Rank||After submitting the request, rank it and click “Submit Priorities."|
Service Desk vs. Email Service Desk requests are routable, trackable, rankable, and updatable. An email to a Program Manager does not benefit from access to the comprehensive array of Technolutions resources and staff.
The Service Desk exposes questions and requests to the entire company. This provides a direct line to specialists in areas where a particular set of skills is needed.