Named Support Contacts Explained

Amanda Jennewein
Amanda Jennewein
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As a part of your Maintenance and Support contract with Jama, Support issues raised via ticket need to be directed through your company’s Named Support Contacts (NSCs). There are several reasons why this is important: 

    1. Process: Many of our customers have an internal team that supports Jama; directing requests through this team ensures internal processes and expertise are honored.

    2. Security: Oftentimes, Jama Support is engaged to request system changes (particularly in the case of our Cloud environment), and we want to be sure we are dispensing this advice to the individuals responsible for the overall health of Jama. For this reason, we do not allow distribution lists, list serves, or shared inboxes to be designated as NSCs.

    3. Domain Expertise: Each customer uses Jama differently, and routing questions through your company’s Named Support Contacts ensures that business processes or unique use cases are considered and addressed.
      1. Cloud customers require functional contacts: these are contacts who act as local Jama Connect expert​s, have Org Admin permissions​, have received training on using the tool, ​and understand company use-cases​.

      2. Self-hosted customers should have system admin contacts in addition to the functional contacts described above. Sys admins are necessary if there are performance or unavailability issues in Jama Connect; we expect a Linux admin with permissions to the app server​ and a database admin with knowledge of the type​ in use locally. One contact must be available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific.

If a non-Named Support Contact reaches out to Support, we will kindly ask that them to direct their question through the Named Support Contact. Please note, it is possible for non-Named Support Contacts to participate in Support requests by being Cc'd on the ticket.

Lastly, if for any reason you need to update the Named Support Contacts listed for your organization, please have a designed Named Support Contact request to update your NSCs via the form at the top of the Jama Support portal. All customers may start discussions or submit questions on the Community, however.

Thank you for your understanding and please do let us know if you have any questions.


Additional Documentation & Resources: 

Jama Software® Subscriptions Maintenance and Support Service Services Agreement

Customer support hours and the toll-free phone numbers for Severity 1 - Production issues

Product Severity, Ticket Priority, and Service-Level Agreements

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