Getting Started on the Veeva Product Support Portal:
The Veeva Product Support Portal is the first place our customers can go to find Veeva Product Support information. It is redesigned to organize content making it more findable and easier to browse. The Support Portal is designed to provide a complete Self-Service option for Veeva customers enabling them to find answers to questions and help resolve problems quickly.
The Veeva Product Support Portal is open for use. A wide variety of knowledge content is available on the portal and is published by Support staff, Product teams, CSMs & Services, and Marketing. Google searches for knowledge content can be done and resulting links will point to the content on the Support Portal. Anyone can browse and view much of the Support Portal content without logging in. When any user accesses the Support Portal, they can do the following:
- Search for knowledge base articles
- Check status of systems using the Trust site information
- Access Product Release notes and Help documentation
- Manually navigate all knowledge base articles for each product
- and more!
However, It is important to note that some information is only available through a Support Portal Login Account. Thus, a user must log into the portal to see all available content. In addition, if a ticket is to be opened or a post is made to the Community, the user is asked to supply login credentials prior to doing so. To request a Support Portal account, the user must supply a business email address and complete the following form: Veeva Support Portal Account Request. This form can be accessed by navigating to: Resources --> Support Portal Account Request.
Prior to logging into the Support Portal, the user sees the following menus on the Home page. Some functionality and content is not available to users who are not logged into the portal.
User not logged into portal:
User logged into portal:
After logging into the Support Portal, the user is positioned on the Home page. At that time, a logged-in user has additional ability to:
- Open a ticket with Veeva Support
- Add a new post or comment on an existing post in the Product Support Communities
- View knowledge base content reserved for signed-in users
At any time, to return to the Home page, click the Veeva Logo.
The Home page provides two banners in the header area:
- Blue Banner - This banner provides information regarding service degradation or important system information/alerts for our customers
- Search area Banner - Below the search box, we have added a way to post text & links to point our customers to important information. It may include information about a new feature that might be of interest to our customers or a hot topic regarding one of our products. It also may include limited hours notices due to Global Support holiday schedules.
The Support Portal provides the following menus at the top of the page:
A description of each hyperlink, menu or option follows:
- Veeva Logo - Clicking the Veeva logo navigates the user back to the Home page.
- Search Bar - To search for a knowledge article, click in the text area where it reads: What do you want to know? Type in search criteria (a partial title, keywords, or phrases) to find articles in your search. A list of articles appears as you type your criteria. When you press the Enter key, a list of results will appear in a popup box. Click the title of the article needed to open the article. It is important to note that this feature includes a Federated Search, in that product Help documentation pages as well as knowledge base articles are searched. A knowledge base article will have a label of Veeva Product Support Portal. Otherwise, the result without this label is assumed to be from the help pages. Both sets of content will appear in the results set.
- Getting Started - When a new user accesses the Support Portal, it is recommended to visit the Getting Started pages. The user can navigate through the Support Policy, Support contact information, Community Guidelines, and other helpful materials. Each Product section will also have its own Getting Started section. Example: When the user navigates to Vault content, there is a section called Getting Started with Veeva Vault.
- Knowledge - This link points the customer to all Veeva Products that have knowledge base content on the Support Portal. The user sees a left sidebar navigation that will allow the user to manually browse through all this content. Click the name of the product --> and select the section under it to navigate the foldering structure. Each article section under a product contains knowledge articles pertaining to that product.
- Resources - This menu provides links to Product Documentation, CSM resources, Training information, Trust site access, forms and more!
- Community - This link takes the user to the Product Community page where the user can post product questions, stay informed on product announcements through a notification subscription, and provide product enhancements suggestions. Note: Any user can browse and read the content in the community. A user must be logged-in to the Support Portal in order to create posts to the Community pages. If the user does not have an account, the user can apply for the account using the Veeva Support Portal Account Request form. The user is vetted as a Veeva customer or partner before they are assigned a portal account.
- Tickets - This link allows a customer to open a Support Ticket and manage existing tickets. Tickets can be sent to L1, Product Support, and/or Managed Services. Note: The user must be logged-in in order to create and manage tickets.
- Language Dropdown - Initially allows for English, Japanese and Chinese article translations
- User Profile/Sign In menu - Although the Support Portal is open for anyone to browse, there are some actions that require a login: opening & managing tickets and creating posts to the Product Communities. If the user does not have a login account, click the Signup link or complete the Veeva Support Portal Account Request on the Customer Support page. Once the user is signed in, the button changes to show the username. The user can click on the links in the drop-down next to the username to view the following options:
- My Activities - Allows the user to see all tickets created and tickets the user is CC'd on. The user can also see contributions (posts and comments) to the community. If the user is following content on the portal, the user can see a list of that content and can choose to unfollow it.
- My Profile - Allows the user to see a summary of content followed, # of votes of content approval, and number of subscriptions to content. It also shows a summary of all the posts and comments made to the community. It also shows when the user first accessed the portal and the last activity made on the portal.
- Sign Out - Allows the user to log out of the Support Portal.
On the Home page, all Veeva Products that have Knowledge content are seen in respective boxes. Clicking a Product box takes the user to all the knowledge content regarding that product. Left sidebar navigation allows the user to manually browse through all the article sections for that product.
There are four tabs that can be used to help users find important content. A description of each tab follows:
- Featured tab - This tab lists articles that are publicized due to the nature of the content. For example, it may be a recently recorded webinar or an article that addresses an important topic.
- New Articles tab - (NEW!) This tab lists all recently published articles. The customer is now able to view newly published content on the portal. The contents may change daily depending on the number of articles published that day. This helps our customers stay current on the new product-related information published to the portal.
- Announcements - This tab lists product announcements. For example, it may contain articles that announce upcoming webinars so customers can register to attend. Or, it may list articles that are important to read. In addition, new product features might be introduced thru an announcement. Upcoming Veeva Events are also listed under this tab.
- Community - This tab lists all recent posts and comments made to the Product Support communities.
We appreciate customer comments regarding the Support Portal content! There are multiple ways to send your feedback to Veeva Support:
- Each article that is posted under any product section contains a Feedback survey at the bottom of the article.
- There is a new Support Portal & Community Feedback community where customers can post their feedback regarding the use of the portal and/or their recommendations for improvement.
- At the bottom of each knowledge base article, there is an indicator at the bottom of the article where the customer can indicate if the article is helpful or not. We track all feedback and will respond back to the customer as needed.
At the bottom of the Support Portal page, a footer is added. It is similar to Veeva.com and also provides links to Veeva Social Media pages.
Veeva Product Communities
If the user clicks on the Community link, it takes the user to the new Product Community page to see the list of Products for which there is a community. There is also a new Support Portal and Community Feedback community allows customers to submit improvement ideas for the portal and communities. Read more about the Community Guidelines for posting or commenting on posts here.
Various Veeva staff post to the communities or respond to community posts. You can easily identify Veeva staff when a badge appears next to their name.
The Veeva Community page allows a user to post questions (not requiring a ticket), tips & tricks, and product enhancement requests. Our Product teams also post product Announcements regarding webinars or new product feature information. A community can be followed by clicking the Follow button within the community. Users will receive an email notification whenever a post or comment is mad within that community. Under the user Profile in My Activities, the user can un-follow sections or communities.
Sometimes a community post may require a ticket is opened as the topic is much more involved. The user is notified in the Community post, if that is the case, and a ticket is opened to provide further communications with the user. The user receives an email notification with a link to the ticket that is opened.
Users can vote for comments or posts in the Product Suggestion community. Click the up arrow to give a positive vote for a feature. Or, the down arrow submits a negative vote. The arrows are shown inside the community post.
Access the Getting Started Using Support Self-Service article to learn more about self-services options on the Support Portal. This helps the user stay informed of issues and be more proactive in preventing problems when using Veeva products.
Important Knowledge Articles:
There are a number of articles in the Knowledge Base that can help our customers get started. Some articles, which are related, are grouped together into a Knowledge Collection article. Other articles stand-alone and provide helpful information. These articles can be bookmarked and refreshed occasionally as new content is being added on a regular basis. Access the First Steps on the Support Portal article.
How to receive notifications on new articles and community posts/comments?
To stay informed when a new knowledge base article is added to the portal, use the Follow button on the section that contains that article. An email notification is sent to the user whenever the section is updated with a new article. For article updates, the user should bookmark the important article. Then, perform a refresh on the article.
- Click on the Follow button to be notified on new articles added to a section.
- The button changes to Unfollow when notifications are initiated.
- If notifications are no longer needed, navigate to the user Profile menu, select My Activities, and click the Following tab. The user can see a list of any article, community post, or section that is followed. Click the Following button to unfollow.
Note: Veeva Support recommends that our customers bookmark Knowledge Collection articles and refresh the collections to see any new content added. One example is the Veeva Support Knowledge Collection Reference Guide.
To keep track of the sections or communities you are following, go to the user profile and select My Activities or My Profile.
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