Drive your business forward with confidence, knowing you can support even the largest enterprise customers.
Through the SUSE Technology Partner Support programs, you can tap into the world-class SUSE support organization to provide the quality services that make customers select and return to you as their preferred technology vendor.
As a SUSE Technology Partner, you can choose from several program levels to ensure you receive the support, account management and training benefits that best match your needs. We recommend you choose your Technology Partner Program by the level of dedication that makes the most sense for your business.
||TPS 100||TPS 250||TPS 500||TPS 1000|
|Service Requests||5, 10, or 20||25||50||Un
|Premium Support Engineer|
|Type of Engineer||NA||NA||ASE||PSE||DSE|
|Hours of Access||NA||NA||Busi
||NA||NA||1 hour||30 mins||15 mins|
|Onsite||Optional||Optional||Optional||Up to 4 days/year||Up to 4 days/week|
|Service Account Manager||NA||X||X||X||X|
||NA||NA||1 week||2 weeks||2 weeks|
*All Technology Partner Support program benefits are annual programs, regardless of payment method structure.
**Your ASE is only available during the business hours of the local support center, but you may contact the Support Center 24x7.
***You may contact your PSE or DSE after hours by phone for critical Severity 1 issues.
All Technology Partner Support service requests are handled by senior engineers with priority response times averaging 1 hour during regular business hours
Service Account Management
Service Account Management is one of the most valuable aspects of the Technology Support program. Your Service Account manager will develop a close working relationship, developing a knowledge of your business and support needs so they can help you strengthen your service organization. In addition to escalation assistance, communication coordination and incident and satisfaction reviews upon request, your Service Account Manager will coordinate a periodic Business Review to share reporting on your support usage and to gather feedback about your service needs.
Premium Support Engineers
Premium Support Engineers, provided in the TPS 250, TPS 500 and TPS 1000 programs, greatly elevate your support experience. A Premium Support Engineer provides a single point of contact for all your support queries, understands your technical environment, and responds to your problems more quickly. Higher levels of dedication provide higher levels of personalized, responsive service.
Assigned Support Engineer
An Assigned Support Engineer (ASE) provides the first level of personalized support, managing issues from recognition to resolution. Assigned Support Engineers are available over the phone during business hours.
Primary Support Engineer
A Primary Support Engineer (PSE) solves problems and provides proactive guidance. Because they are assigned to only a few accounts, these engineers can give you more of their time and develop a more personalized technical support relationship with your business. A Primary Support Engineer will visit you on-site periodically during the year and is available 24x7 by phone for emergency situations. PSEs are located in major cities and near our field offices, allowing them to have a closer relationship with you while maintaining a tight link to our support infrastructure.
Dedicated Support Engineer
A Dedicated Support Engineer (DSE) serves and supports your business as their primary focus. They solve problems, perform proactive maintenance, work closely with our resources to resolve issues and work on site at your business. There is no stronger support relationship available than that of the DSE.
Advantage Incident Pack
Advantage Incidents allow you to get fast access to a senior engineer who are staffed to respond to your support issues in an hour or less during local business hours. If needed, you may also open your incident after hours with the Support Center, and then request that it be escalated to the Advantage team during the next business day.
Support Center Access
Rest assured, you have the SUSE award winning support organization standing by to assist should technical issues arise. As a technology partner, you have 24x7 access to our global support centers, with a priority response time of 1 hour to senior engineers during business hours. The number of service requests vary by program level as outlined in the benefits table above.
Based on a custom training assessment, we will build and provide customized training that meets the unique needs of your organization. Most training is provided in an online live format, providing you the luxury of having a live instructor for your support personnel located around the world. They can train together without the associated travel costs. Online tools are used to view instructor demonstrations, send the instructor questions, chat with other participants and complete online labs.
SUSECon is our premier technology conferences and provide the opportunity to hear strategic business and technology announcements, attend technology seminars and labs, and interface with key employees and partners.
Resources and Contact Information
- Download the Technology Partner Support Flyer
- SUSE Technical Support Handbook -- How to Access and Use Technical Support
- Learn more about PartnerNet
- Call your local SUSE Channel representative
- Call the SUSE Customer Response Center at 888-321-4272 (toll-free) or 1-801-861-4272 (toll) and select the Technology Partner line
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org