Entries by Lauren York

Open Options Helps Customer with Global Expansion

A customer in the petrochemical industry was expanding globally and had a need for local support at their new sites in Scotland, Holland and Norway. At first, the customer was reluctant to ask Open Options to help identify local resources because they were unsure of the company’s international contacts, but when they did inquire, they were pleasantly […]

Missing Data Link Prompts Professional Services to Uncover Access Control Problem

An integrator was seeking assistance with the conversion of an existing access control system, consisting of 12 different locations, 19 controllers, 170 doors and over 800 personnel records. The Professional Services team from Open Options was tasked with assisting in gathering as  much data as possible to build the system in-house before going on-site to install DNA Fusion and test the system. But they […]

“The Demo must go on!”

One of Open Options’ customers called in the midst of installing a demo for an end-user because they were having issues with getting the license to install correctly at the site. After working with the client for a few minutes online, it was determined that the license file was corrupt on the server they were trying to install it on. For this pre-sales situation, a top engineer from the Professional Services department of Open Options went immediately to work on the problem, as the clock was ticking on this on-site demo.

Helpful Tips to Share from our One-on-One Training Sessions

But when the Covid pandemic start, training sessions went to one-on-one sessions (hello, WebEx), the sharing of challenges, learnings, and insights have not been so easy to come by but the Open Options trainers provided some scenarios to get the students strategizing. With that, we thought we’d share with you a few things both dealers and end-users have been dealing with and learning in recent weeks.

Summer Heats Up with Tech Support’s Hot Fixes

city government customer was having problems while trying to utilize custom fields for personnel entries and badge printing. This information was important to have associated in DNA Fusion and included on their printed badges. The Technical Support team at Open Options wasted no time developing the hot fixes – and going above and beyond.

Overcoming the Disruption of Employee Departures on Access Control

A property management company that had a workforce reduction was having trouble logging into DNA Fusion because one of the operators was no longer with the company. Without a password that was required, this existing Open Options customer was in dire need to solve the problem. Their main contact at their dealer, unfortunately, had also […]