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2013 Training and Support Schedule

The training and support services vary based on where the program is in the enrollment process. New users receive one-on-one web-based orientation and more intensive assistance as they begin to use the system.   Ongoing user support is primarily delivered through online forums   includes an extensive knowledge base with task specific instructions, how-to videos and other documentation as well as a formal support ticket system.   Face-to-face group trainings are offered at least once a year.   Support requests must be submitted by email or online and cannot be initiated by telephone. That said, it is possible support tickets initiated via email result in a 1-1 phone call in order to resolve the user’s issues.

Online Documentation and User Support:

We have developed a state of the art user friendly knowledge base accessed at Support.MyHomeKeeper.org.   Resources available include:
•     User announcements and product updates
•     Setup and getting started instructions and orientation materials
•     User manual with step-by-step instructions
•     How-to guides for common tasks
•     Recordings of trainings
•     User Tips and Tricks
•     Links to related third-party support, resources and products
•     User Questions and Answers

Individual Support Requests:

Paying Members can submit support tickets at  Support.MyHomeKeeper.org or by emailing support@MyHomeKeeper.org. Our Member Support Associate fields all support requests and refer technical tickets to an outside contractor when necessary.

Setup Assistance

Cornerstone provides limited assistance to new HomeKeeper users during the setup process.   The setup process is outlined for new users online, Cornerstone meets with new users for a 1 hour meeting prior to installation to review their completed New User Setup survey and answer any questions.   At that time, Cornerstone also screens users organization for additional support required by the organization for data migration, custom configuration, or multi-site setup. Users interested in advanced or custom setup support are referred to salesforce.com developers.

One-on-one orientation for new users

Once HomeKeeper has been installed, HomeKeeper users attend a web-based orientation meeting lasting approximately 2 hours.   Additional meetings can be scheduled up to 6 hours within the first 3 months of installation.     Prior to the first meeting, users are asked to prepare for the meeting by completing setup worksheets and signing up for an account at homekeeper.zendesk.com .

Purpose of the one-on-one Orientation meetings

  • General orientation to HomeKeeper
  • Orientation to HomeKeeper Support Forums
  • Setting up historical AMI data
  • Entering a complete buyer and transaction file from beginning to end
  • Establish next steps for moving forward withHomeKeeper adoption

Webinars

Webinars are the primary means by which group training is offered.   Webinars are scheduled at least 6 times a year and are recorded for future reference. They can be found in the members-only training forum in the Knowledge Base.

2013 Calendar:

  • March 21 – Security Basics
  • April 18 – Intro to Campaigns
  • June 19 – Intro to Salesforce Workflows
  • July 26 – Making the Most of HomeKeeper
  • September – 26 – New User Orientation
  • October 18 – Intro to Dashboards
  • November 7 – Introducing the Social Impact Report
  • December 13 – Introducing 1.9 our 2013 update!

In Person Training

In person trainings are offered at least once a year for an additional training fee. Content and frequency will be dependent on interest, level and experience of attendees.   Training fees will be set to cover the costs of producing the training (room rental, A/V support, internet connection, trainers).

  • May   22 – Data Hygiene
  • May   22 – Making the Most of HomeKeeper and  Making the most of Salesforce
  • May 23 – Customizations for HomeKeeper and  Advanced Customization
  • May 23   – Reporting Basics and Advanced Reporting
  • November 13 – All About Appraisals

Office Hours

We host monthly “Office Hour” webinar meetings where users can call in and get questions answered on the spot.   The agenda is left open and the content will be based on user questions.   Whenever possible, a salesforce developer is on hand for the call.   Additional written documentation is developed for the Support Forums based on questions and documentation requests that arise on these calls. 2013 Calendar:

  • March 8
  • April 10
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12  
  • August 9  
  • September 13  
  • October 11  
  • November 8
  • December 13 – Introducing 1.9 our 2013 update!

Advanced and Custom Training

Users can request and schedule additional advanced or customized trainings either in person or via the webinar platform.     We can provide an estimate to interested organizations based on anticipated prep and delivery time required.   Content developed for individual trainings may be re-used or posted at homekeeper.zendesk.com for others to reference.

 

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