Veracross provides training and support to its clients in three major areas: documentation, training, and support.
Learn Veracross (this site)
Find documentation articles, webinars (both upcoming and recorded), product updates (called "VC Updates") and onboarding training.
Client Digests and Email Communications
Veracross produces a monthly Client Digest that pulls together information from across our platforms, highlighting timely tips and news. We also send emails of major enhancements and updates, often with links to webinars and documentation, to keep clients abrupt of the latest Veracross news.
Training Events (https://www.veracross.com/events)
We host Veracross events across the world, for instance our Asia and Europe Summits, and our “Boot Camp” training at our main office in Wakefield, MA, as well as regional trainings on a rotating basis. We also put on a massive Veracross User Conference every 2-3 years. Check out the Events page on our website, which includes events at which Veracross is exhibiting or presenting.
Note: During the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, summits and in-person training events are suspended indefinitely. Thank you for your understanding during this time.
The primary training resource for most Veracross Software and workflows are found via Veracross University, a fully functional LMS comprising many short training videos, self-testing resources, and "try it yourself" guidance. Ask your Veracross leadership (tech office) at your school for an invitation if you are interested. If your school are not already invited to Veracross University and would like to be, please send a support ticket to Veracross.
Frequently, training requirements may exceed the scope of the free Training resources found at Veracross University.
During initial implementation services, personalized training and workflow consulting sessions are provided as a part of the implementation project plan and delivered remotely, typically via Zoom.
For clients currently in Support, if additional personalized training is required, please ask your account manager for pricing and what remote training sessions may be supplied.
Client Portal & TST
All clients are set up with their own “client portal,” an online tool to submit questions and support requests, and we consider it our “first line of defense.” At our Wakefield office, our Technical Support Team (TST) is a Tier 1 support layer that serves as the first stop for all tickets, and the entire stop for many. The TST owns most technical issues in tickets from submission through resolution. They will communicate anticipated timelines, clarify issues and intended outcomes on the ticket, and communicate with the AM when needed. All client requests come through the system, enabling quick responses to many questions, and easy funneling of larger issues directly to the dedicated account managers.
Dedicated Veracross Account Manager (AM)
Our account managers are the main hub of client support and relationship management. They serve as schools’ main contact at Veracross who assist in managing priorities, planning yearly projects, and surfacing timely information and resources. It is a standard practice to hold regular — often weekly — calls with their schools to troubleshoot any issues, provide general guidance, follow up with Client Portal tickets as needed, and offer tips and suggestions for using Veracross. In addition, they work with their support engineer, so that both the AM and engineer quickly get to know the particular nuances of how *your* school does business.
Support Engineering (SE)
While a school doesn’t directly interface with the Veracross support engineering team, they provide technical support on issues and questions as needed. Tickets are submitted to the SE team via the TST or the school’s Account Manager.
We offer emergency support during non-business hours. Read more about emergency support.
There is a Veracross Google User’s Group that is also a nice forum to post questions and get help/answers from your peers. Search for “Veracross” in Google Groups to locate and request to join.
Included Support Services
Point Person Guidance
Continued coaching of the school’s Veracross point person is an important part of the service an AM provides.
Communication of Best Practices
A school’s account manager often provides insight into best practice of VC use to the school’s point person and other approved staff.
Minor Module Re-Configuration
Small configuration changes that require little to no code changes can be made.
Additional Extra-Cost Services
Personalized or Group Training for new Staff
A variety of different training opportunities are available each year. These range from regional trainings for specific departments to highly personalized training provided remotely. Forms of training include:
- Formal Web-Training
- Regional Group Training
A Veracross Product Consultant or Senior / Product Expert can work with a school or with certain departments, lending an experienced voice toward solving complicated problems, or re-designing new workflows within Veracross.
Supplemental Project Management
At times, schools may require additional project management services. A Veracross team member can be made available to help lead small to large projects for set periods of time.
Major Document or Module Re-Configuration
It is not uncommon to require changes to originally implemented modules or other VC functionality. Veracross can help make these fundamental changes along with helping navigate the many implications such changes can have on the wider system. One example would be grading period changes.
Additional Academic Documents
Veracross works with schools to build custom Report Cards, Transcripts, and Progress Reports.
Veracross can provide data import services not made available via the Veracross Import tool.
A School can request a restore of a backup to recover accidentally deleted or corrupted data.
School-Sponsored General Product Development
Schools will sometimes sponsor specific system changes or enhancements that are not already on the Veracross roadmap.
School-Specific Custom Configuration
Some areas of the Veracross system support custom configuration (GPAs, Admission Web Forms, etc). It is not uncommon for schools to work with Veracross on non-default configuring in those areas.
School-Specific Custom Projects
The Veracross team is happy to work with schools on custom projects. While project feasibility and timeline is based on a number of factors, many schools utilize the expertise of VC engineering to create functionality tailored to their organization.