This is an orientation guide to help you understand the various support resources at PolicyPak.
We try to enable you to be as self sufficient as possible. The faster you can solve your own problem, the happier you are.
As such, here is the strategy we recommend.
The most important thing you can do to become quickly oriented with PolicyPak is to watch our daily webinar. If none of the times work for you contact your PolicyPak sales person for a replay. You will quickly understand all the moving parts to PolicyPak and it answers more than 90% of “What does PolicyPak do and how do I install it?” types of questions. You really don’t want to continue without knowing what you already own / what it can do. Sign up for the “IT Admin” webinar at this link.
When you log on to the PolicyPak Portal, you then get the ability to download Bits, Paks, Manuals and other items. This is what enables you to create PolicyPak directives and perform other PolicyPak tasks.
If you are unable to logon, contact your PolicyPak Sales person for credentials. To get oriented to the PolicyPak Portal and what it can do, please watch this video.
Note: The PolicyPak Portal is NOT the PolicyPak Cloud service. The PolicyPak Cloud service has its own login credentials. To learn how to use PolicyPak Cloud service, please watch this PolicyPak Cloud Quickstart video here.
PolicyPak has an extensive library of detailed manuals. The most important ones to read are:
Very often in the manuals we explain a concept and back it up with a video to further explain and demonstrate a concept. For instance, from the PolicyPak On-Prem Quickstart and User Guide:
Additional materials can be found in the PolicyPak Support Center.
In the Support Center you can quickly search across the entire knowledge base. Just start typing to reveal a list of matching articles.
You can also read about getting started with a Product by selecting it.
Interested in a specific Component, then dive into its Knowledge base. Want to see the Component in action, explore its Video Learning Center for demonstrations on how to use the Component to solve common challenges.
If you cannot find the answer to your “How do I” question using the self-help resources on the website, please ask your “How do I” questions in the forums. You log into the forums with the same username and password as the PolicyPak Portal. Just click FORUM.
Or if you are already logged in.. select it this way.
Use the email support [att] policypak.com for the following reasons:
Said another way:
-The support FORUMS are for “How Do I” questions about the product or something that could benefit others.
-The support EMAIL is for “Everything else” … anything that’s specific to you.
TIP: We respond EQUALLY fast to the FORUMS or EMAIL. So, please please use the FORUMS whenever possible… FIRST.
When submitting support by email, here is the suggested FIVE STEP process:
Why five steps? Because YOUR EMAIL system might eat the attachments you send to us and the email! So, if you attach log files in Step 1 with your first email, we might never see the email, and you won’t get an SRX number. Then, we request in step 5 a simple email like “I’ve uploaded the log files” so we can SEE that they made it there. Because again, in step 4, maybe they get obliterated at upload or attachment, and you’re wondering why we’re not working on your case yet. It just means we likely DONT yet have the log files.
The 1-800 number for PolicyPak will let you leave a voicemail for our support team. We are around (generally) during normal business hours EST. The support phone number should only be used when:
Only then can we call you back and work with you if someone is available, or if we’re not available, we’ll do our best to at least schedule some time with you.
Again: All phone calls must be preceded by an SRX in order to get a callback from support.