do I receive Fast-Flex Plus support and software updates, or answers to my “flex plan” questions, now and in the
A. What we DO for Product Support:
Product support for Fast-Flex
Plus (our software for pre-tax benefit plan administration) is unlimited and free for as long as you use it! Updates
to the Fast-Flex Plus software are also always free. We do not charge for any software updates whether
they are for bug fixes, tax law changes, newly added features, or version changes. Likewise, we do not
charge any kind of annual product maintenance or support fee, and there are no “per issue” charges for us to answer
your questions. We have a 95 percent track record of solving your problem within 24 hours of you contacting
us. How could customer support be better than that?
also provide several “instant” self-help avenues to answer your questions:
Our “Frequently Asked Questions” on this website have answers to virtually every question (there
aren’t that many) that we have been asked in 20 years of operation. Before contacting us, please
save yourself some time and the cost of a phone call by referring to the F.A.Q. link, above, for answers
to questions about both our company and our products.
to specific Fast-Flex Plus operational questions are best provided by:
- Reading the Operator’s Manual end-to-end before beginning your flex plan administration.
- Pressing the “F1”
key within Fast-Flex Plus for context-sensitive help
- Using the built-in
“hover help” by placing the mouse cursor over the Fast-Flex Plus field labels on most form screens
- Referring to the “Frequently Asked Questions” at this website for updates to the
manual and supplemental information specific to Fast-Flex Plus.
us, as outlined in the following section…
for Contacting Us:Why do we have rules for
In addition to all the Help resources
listed above, we offer “Soup Nazi” individual customer support. Like the delicious soup prepared
by the “Soup Nazi” in the famous Seinfeld episode (refer to this link if you have no idea what we are talking
about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Soup_Nazi ) our individual customer support is excellent, but
there are a few rules you must follow to receive it. If you do not follow the rules, then "No support for you!"
Other companies also have their rules for customer and product support. They just don’t
state them up front and you have to figure them out through trial and error. We’re different.
- To keep costs low so that we can avoid charging you for support.
- To provide better overall support for all
of our customers. Step-by-step procedures are easier to follow when read than told.
- To be totally “up-front” about our customer support
So what is the procedure for contacting us if you
need questions answered?
- There is really only one rule. You must always provide your email address in any communication
to us. The best way to do this is to contact us via email. (See the email link
at the bottom of this page.) We are an internet-based business, so we answer all of your inquiries
to us by email. It is OK to leave us a voice message or question, but you must remember to state
your question in detail and leave an email address where we can contact you with an answer. Without your
email address, we will not reply.
we DON’T do for Product Support
- We do not reply to your inquiry with a telephone
call except in certain, pre-arranged (through email) situations where in OUR opinion a phone conversation is required.
- We don't respond to a vague phone
or email request like: “I have some questions. Call me back at….” If
you can’t make the effort to state your questions, and tell us what you have already tried to resolve the issue, we
can’t afford the time to repeat answers that are most likely already available to you. (See “What
we do for Product Support”, above.)
- We do not read the Fast-Flex Plus Operator’s Manual or Help Screens to you over the phone. If
you refuse to read emails, manuals, and help screens, we must also refuse to have you as a customer. Sorry.
(No soup for you!)
- We don’t troubleshoot your computers or network. (Call Bill Gates or Michael Dell.
Their direct phone numbers are ….)
- We don’t train your newly designated Fast-Flex Plus operator person if the old one suddenly quits.
You are responsible for ALL of your backups.
- We don’t provide training on Microsoft Word, Excel, or Windows Explorer. There are just
certain things about computer operations that you are expected to know before using Fast-Flex Plus or any of our other products.
In summary, we don’t want our support
policy to come across as negative in any way. Our support policy is effective, reasonable, and FREE.
We do require that you, as a customer, be competent (but not expert) with computers, and industrious enough to utilize
our many self-help facilities. But we will never leave you high and dry without support. You
can always contact us as outlined above and we will always respond quickly (via email).
it is in our total interest to make your experience with Fast-Flex Plus a positive one. The main reason
that we offer a no-cost, no-obligation, 90-day trial of Fast-Flex Plus is that it provides a good test for both of us to decide
if we are a compatible team. We see ourselves as your business partner. If you aren’t
happy during this 90-day free trial, we never get paid. Our experience is that once Fast-Flex Plus is installed
and you make it through the “Paycheck Withholding/Reimbursement Request/Reimbursement Check Printing“ cycle, requests
for additional support are rare. But when the need arises, we will be here to help.