FMS is committed to providing professional support of all our products. We offer free access to our on-line FAQ and forums. Bug reports, feature requests, suggestions, or general pre-sales questions related to our products are always available at no cost.
Additional maintenance plans are available to provide subscribers with enhanced technical support. This is the best way for you to stay current with the rapidly changing technologies that impact project development, and to ensure you are getting the maximum return from your software investment.
|Access to FAQ|
|Access to Forums|
|Minor Upgrades/Bug Fixes|
|Telephone Support||Per Incident||First 30 days|
|Email Support||Per Incident||First 30 days|
|Priority Response Time 1|
|Senior Engineer Support Team|
|Email Project for Testing|
|Programmatic Code Assistance 2|
|Major Upgrades for Current
(not between versions)
|Additional fee||Additional fee|
(based on product and quantity)
|Annual Fee||Fee Per Incident||Included|
The Premium Subscription is the ideal option for customers seeking the highest level of support from FMS. The annual fee entitles you to telephone and email technical support from a senior support engineer.
From time to time, FMS may release new versions of existing products which add new features. These are point releases (e.g. from version 16.0 to 16.1) and are different from new builds that correct problems in existing features (e.g. from version 16.00.0001 to 16.00.0002).
These point releases are available for a nominal upgrade fee to existing customers. Premium Technical Support subscribers receive these upgrades automatically and for no additional charge during their subscription term.
NOTE: Upgrades between versions (for instance going from Access 2013 to Access 2016) are not considered Point Release Upgrades and are not included in the Premium Subscription.
Subscriptions are available on a per product or suite basis for a twelve month period, and may be purchased at any time. You must be the registered owner of the product to purchase a subscription and the only person contacting FMS for support under the subscription.
Please ensure you have purchased the Subscription you need for each product or Suite.
Our Per Incident package is available individually or by purchasing multiple incidents in advance.
The Per Incident support package provides Telephone and/or E-mail technical support from a Senior Technical Support Engineer for resolving one Incident.
An Incident is defined as a single question related to one of our products. The Per Incident period is from start to finish (report of the incident to resolution) for a single Incident.
Should an answer to your question lead to multiple questions related to that answer, there is no additional charge. Should multiple unrelated questions arise, there is an additional cost per incident even if they are discussed in a single correspondence. Should you have new questions that arise new costs may apply.
If you anticipate multiple questions for a single product, we recommend purchasing the Premium Subscription option. You can purchase a Premium Subscription at any time, but Per Incident costs cannot be applied to the cost of the subscription.
Our Standard Support comes with every product purchased for no additional cost. The standard subscription comes with access to our FAQs and forums, and response to bug reports for that version.
Please note that the person requesting support must also be the registered user of the product. Registration is required and may be requested by our Technical Support professionals.
An annual Premium Support Subscription is offered when you order a product. Here, you can renew your subscription to add an additional year at a discounted rate.
To qualify for the renewal discount, you must place your order within 30 days of your subscription's expiration.
Please have your subscription number to order on line, or call us to place your order. For new subscription orders place call us directly.
|Premium Support Subscription|
|Individual Product (purchased with product)||$299||$999|
|Total Access Ultimate Suite||$1,169||$3,599|
|Total Access Developer Suite||$539||$1,799|
|Total Visual Developer Suite||$359||$1,079|
"I want to praise your support staff for being very helpful and friendly. Technical support was extremely helpful and gave me much more information than your average support person ever does. Thank you."
- Nora L.