From implementation and training to daily assistance, CDG supports our clients' every step.
Service is a tradition at CDG, and whether clients need technical support beyond that contained in our documentation or step-by-step procedural assistance, CDG's support and training professionals are dedicated to providing solutions. Special circumstances sometimes require customized assistance, and CDG's outstanding service reputation was built on our ability to listen and respond to such needs.
At CDG, customer support is more than an 800 number. CDG dedicates a Customer Support Representative (CSR) with concentrated knowledge to every account. Personal assistance is available through email or phone, and timely service response is assured through systems that log and track the status of each client contact filed by a CSR. To reduce users' learning curve, CDG also provides personalized training and even job shadows billing cycles during new installations of our billing products. With support like this, we give you all the tools you need to use our systems to their full potential.
CDG is devoted to providing a smooth transition throughout our clients' entire implementation, training and practical application phases. CDG implementation employs training specialists, support representatives, programming analysts and information technology specialists, when appropriate, to coordinate new product installations.
CDG's conversion plans and implementation timelines are based on customers' needs and requirements and defined business rules. Our conversion procedures and programs are developed and tested with several iterations of test conversions, and data verification is performed by CDG and/or the client. Clients participate in frequent status meetings and/or conference calls, as needed, to ensure a coordinated, effective conversion process.
Our training programs are as flexible and comprehensive as our MBS and BDS-I systems. From our experienced trainers, users gain a practical understanding of every module's design and function, as well as an overview of system work flows, relationships, terminology and navigation. CDG offers instructional seminars at CDG's headquarters, as well as client-site and online training. We believe training is a vital element to efficiency; we are committed to excellence in education for each of our customers, while keeping value and convenience the key to providing them the most effective training experiences possible.
Post-installation training includes applied tutoring as your operation's database is completed, business rules are established and parallel billing processes are performed. Ongoing education is provided through specialized and online training based on users' comfort level and experience. Advanced education expands and updates your organization's knowledge to help your users maintain maximum productivity. Because no system stays exactly the same, we are always happy to tailor our training programs to suit specific user needs and system requirements.
In addition to direct and personal training, our trainers provide your staff with guides to use as a reference during system operation. Our online help and user guides include task-oriented instructions, helpful examples, insightful tips and other reference materials, which assist users in understanding both our software and underlying complexities of the telecommunications industry.
For your security, CDG provides automated data backups both in aggregate and on a company specific basis. Our backup servers allow us to quickly restore both complete databases and selective data in the event of a hardware failure or when a client needs to retrieve a prior version of data.
As an additional safeguard for your revenues, disaster preparedness plans have been created and tested to enable CDG to recover data and processes should a natural disaster occur at our headquarters. By maintaining multiple backup servers at a secure business recovery site, we can restore your data and billing systems in as little as 24 hours in the event of a companywide disaster.
These safeguards for your data can help ensure the uninterupted flow of client revenues if the unexpected occurs. In the event of regulatory questions or audits, we assure instant and complete access to your records. By taking proactive steps to safeguard your critical data, CDG minimizes your risk of costly service interruptions or data loss.
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I cannot say enough good things about the support that we have received from the CDG MBS and [BDS-I] support team. It is so comforting to know that help is always just a phone call away. Not waiting hours or days for someone to talk with on a problem or question.