The flexibility of Credit allocation
PTOne is our unique and all-encompassing ICT SLA solution which covers all our core services and alleviates the need for fixed support visits. Based on one annual support contract, PTOne provides faster response times, gives you the flexibility to use whichever service you require and saves you money.
How does it work for our existing supported schools?
PrimaryTec has changed the way in which technology support is delivered to education, providing a more flexible and economical way for your school to take ICT services.
Feedback from our supported schools and expansive research identified that the standard method of support delivery could be improved and made more efficient meeting the requirements of the school of today
What is the solution? How do we resolve this?
PTOne converts your current fixed visit time into Credits. Those Credits can then be used on any of PrimaryTec’s core services; ICT Support, Consultancy, Training, Audio & Visual, Network Infrastructure, Telecoms or Procurement.
Each core service is given a Credit value. Helpdesk and Remote Support are allocated 30% of Credits, and 32% of Credits are allocated free of charge. This gives complete remote support for each school.
I am happy the way things are; do I need to change?
No, you do not need to change. If you are happy with the way your fixed ICT visits work and the older SLA works for you, then we are happy to continue as you are. However, we would definitely recommend a phased approach so you can start to experience how the flexible way of working would benefit your school.
What if I need more Credits? Can I still purchase service without Credits?
More Credits can be added at any time. Our sales team can assist with any Credit queries you may have. You can also continue to pay directly for any services should you not wish to use Credits.
Will we use Credits for minor issues which require a site visit?
If an issue arises which we believe can be only be resolved by a member of staff visiting on site, then a Credit will need to be allocated and you will be advised of this. We will always try to talk someone through the fix first, if at all possible. If you specifically request a visit then a Credit will be used. Details of your school’s available Credits, and Credits allocated, can be viewed on our portal.
SLAs – New vs Old
Remote support will always offer a much faster response than the fixed-visit way of working.
Analysis of previous years’ figures collated from our automated support system shows that on average 62% of issues could have been resolved remotely and therefore much faster, some almost immediately, by removing the fixed-visit.
Support will be available through our directly contactable, East Yorkshire based help desk via either phone or email or online Live Chat. Live Chat enables users to connect directly with a member of the Helpdesk Support Team. This will enable teachers in the classroom to request assistance at the time they need it and get an immediate response, even if still teaching.
PTOne’s new way of working enables faster SLA response times while still providing the flexibility that schools require.