Avaya P.A.S.S program Avaya P.A.S.S program zstic78 (TechnicalUser) (OP) 15 Mar 10 10:02 Has any one heard of this? Partner Assurance Support Services for All Nortel Products. Details are kind of lacking. Thanks RE: Avaya P.A.S.S program notme11 (TechnicalUser) 15 Mar 10 10:52 Basically you can get support from Avaya after the transition is complete but for this you have to be up to date on your software or 2 levels back,if you are not once they are completely in control there will be no support from them. RE: Avaya P.A.S.S program zstic78 (TechnicalUser) (OP) 15 Mar 10 11:06 Well this is what we are being told. Partner Assurance Support Services for All Nortel Products• Technical Support (Tier3)• Remote technical assistance and emergency recovery • Corrective Content (Software Updates) (Tier3)• Delivering and applying patches and maintenance releases• Software Upgrades (formerly branded as SRS)• Delivering and applying software upgrades in accordance with Nortel standard specifications and procedures • As of July 1, 2010, if the customer has not purchased a PASS service then the Partner can not reach out to Tier 3 former Nortel for remote technical support or corrective content. This is a New policy from manufacturer to partner to access Tier 3 support on behalf of customer. I take this to mean after july 1, you will not be able to down load patches for the systems you maintain unless the customer subscribes. Now the Tier 3 stuff I am not too worried about because Our NOC is fantastic, and usually are able to pin point issues before going to Nortel. The problem I see is that a customer has a maintenance contract. As my customer does, with a service provider at 2 sites and with Nortel at 2 others. ( just signed in Jan. ) so now the sales staff has to go back to the customer and inform them they have to pay an additional fee to maintain this service? So I am trying to find out if any one has come across this yet, and if this is a moving forward with NEW contracts (customers) or if it is the "sorry you have to pay more" that I am seeing it as. RE: Avaya P.A.S.S program grumpyone60 (TechnicalUser) 15 Mar 10 11:42 There is a PASS and there is a PASS+ program still confused as to which one we need,,, wish I had planned better for retirement, things are changing too fast and too confusing to keep up with anymore,You want dialtone? you want it on your computer? you want it to be as reliable as that pair of copper wires? you silly,,,,, RE: Avaya P.A.S.S program allenmac (TechnicalUser) 15 Mar 10 13:32 PASS+ includes the SRS program.According to my sources, the ESPL is going away on July 1, so you will download PEPs the same way as today. RE: Avaya P.A.S.S program zstic78 (TechnicalUser) (OP) 15 Mar 10 14:10 Its pretty confusing. RE: Avaya P.A.S.S program allenmac (TechnicalUser) 16 Mar 10 10:14 Yes.Basically they are transitioning all users to the Avaya support model.