Reporting a Defect
A defect is an error, flaw, mistake, or material failure in the Bonterra Software. If the User is experiencing an error in using or accessing the Bonterra Software, the User should contact Bonterra Support and provide a detailed description on the steps the User attempted that led the error. A Bonterra Support specialist will log in to the User Portal with the User to diagnose and to determine if a defect exists.
When the User contacts Bonterra Support with a potential defect, a case will be
entered into the Bonterra internal tracking system and the User will be given a case number. If it is determined by Bonterra Support that a defect, as defined herein, exists, the User will also be given a defect number which should be used in preceding contact with an Bonterra Support specialist. The Bonterra Support specialist will assign a severity to the defect based on the table below. Resolution time is highly dependent on the severity.
A Client is encouraged to provide feedback regarding the severity of the issue based on the priority for their organization to be resolved. Each time a User contacts Bonterra Support with a defect-related issue, a new case number and a defect number will be provided to the User. The User will receive communication from a Bonterra Support specialist on the status of the case and defect based on the criteria set below.
Severity and Resolutions
Major functionality issue that prevents Client from being able to use Bonterra Software or a major functionality issue which does not have a workaround that is key to Client’s platform performance and causes major impact to Client.
The Development Team works to resolve these issues immediately with a target resolution of two business days or less.
Customer Support will provide daily updates of the status until the issue is resolved. Escalation of the issue to the COO will occur if issue is not resolved within the target resolution time.
A major-to-moderate function does not work in a core area of the Bonterra Software, but there is a workaround; however, the workaround is time consuming.
The Bonterra Development Team will fix within its normal release cycle. The target is to fix the issue is within 30–120 days.
Clients will receive an automated update when the issue resolution is scheduled to be deployed.
Minor functionality less key to ETO is not working or there is functionality that is not working but there is an easy workaround.
These issues will be targeted to be addressed when there is work being done in the functional area that contains the defect. Issue can be categorized as a higher priority if it is affecting multiple clients.
Status will be provided via the User Portal and User will receive an automated update when the resolution is scheduled to be deployed.
Cosmetic or inconsistency issue that does not affect functionality in a significant way.
These issues will be targeted to be addressed when there is work being done in the functional area that contains the defect.
Status will be provided via User Portal and User will receive an automated update when the resolution is scheduled to be deployed.
Note: The Bonterra Development Team typically deploys three to four major updates/releases to the software per year but reserves the right to change the release cadence in-line with Bonterra business need. Client is given advanced notification of maintenance periods and upcoming updates on the Client Portal login page and via an e-newsletter.
If you have a defect that you believe should be reclassified, you can contact your Client Success Manager at CMemail@example.com