Technolutions offers a comprehensive array of service and support to our partners. Some representative methods of support include the following:
Fundamentals of Slate
Designed to acquaint users with the core principles and foundational concepts of Slate, our Fundamentals events empower database decision makers to gain a solid understanding of how to build and maintain their institution's database. Fundamentals events are the successor to the training events previously known as Launchpad.
Fundamental events span 14 days, allowing users to learn at their own pace through interactive course content. During this time, event participants will join six live video meetings with Technolutions staff in order to ask questions, receive best practice recommendations, and learn from the cohort of all participants.
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, inline documentation is directly available within Slate and dynamically displays relevant articles.
In the Slate Community Forums, users may ask questions, share best practices, and solicit answers and advice from the broader Slate community. Slate is in a constant state of evolution with continuous enhancements published throughout the year. Our feedback portal allows for bidirectional communication about Slate features and functionality. The development roadmap is shared transparently with all users who can quickly and easily provide feedback about all aspects of the Slate experience.
Implementing schools may launch a 'clean Slate' environment from Slate Showcase, which contains examples of best practices for how various elements may be configured. This Showcase database may be used for both admissions and student success.
Slate's Briefcase tool can be utilized to copy any data object from the Showcase environment into a production or test environment for further modification and customization.
Client Success Manager Implementation Calls
Each school is assigned a Client Success Manager to assist with an implementation. Client Success Managers hold regular calls with the Slate Captains and act as a guide through the implementation process.
Primarily strategic in nature, the purpose of these implementation calls are to assist with the underlying thought process regarding 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. Implementation Checkpoint Calls can also take place in collaboration with a Technolutions Client Support Engineer, where the topic of the call focuses on a particular module required to implement Slate. Client Support Engineers are Slate subject matter experts and work closely with Client Success Managers to understand a partner's process in order to tackle more complex projects.
Focused calls typically concentrate on a single project and consist of 30-60 minutes with a Client Support Engineer who can recommend best practices to solve a business need within the office.
Service Desk Requests
In addition to all of the other resources provided, up to three Slate Captains can submit a request to the Service Desk. Others on the team may be copied on the request. These requests are routed to the appropriate internal team for a resolution.
Requests should be written and submitted according to the following C-L-E-A-R instructions to assist Slate specialists with resolution:
|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 Client Success 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.