October 03, 2019
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons
- Noble uses the same code for either Premise or Cloud, making the decision for us to go 100% Cloud simple. Our industry, like so many others, is looking to migrate to Cloud wherever possible. Deployments in a Cloud environment are much faster, from adding Agent Licenses to implementing additional products in the Noble suite. Noble monitors all servers, and adjusts as necessary, automatically, with courtesy communication to end-user as to what action was taken to prevent any production impacting event.
- Noble's Enterprise Support is WORLD CLASS, providing 24/7 support. First call resolution is superb, with a "No Hassle" escalation process, all the way to CEO, if necessary. Dedicated Account Management with a tenured group of Level II technicians, assures quick resolution. Enterprise Support comes weekly/bi-weekly meetings to discuss open tickets and opportunities to upgrade to new versions of the product.
- Customer inspired Road Maps to ensure needs and requirements are met, in a timely manner. Enhancements and product adds are often as a result of customer requests. Noble will tackle one-off requirements for a fee, too.
- Noble Product Suite is extremely robust, resulting in minimal-to-zero additional vendor requirements, stacking on top of the product. Our IT requirement has been review and consolidates vendors where possible, and bringing Noble into the organization did just that. From Quality Assurance and Compliance to Multi-Session opportunity, Noble reduced the need to engage multiple vendors.
- Selfishly, I would love for Noble to provide their own instance of gateways for SMS and Email. This is one area where additional vendors are required, to serve as the gateway to launch texts and emails. This opens opportunities for breaks that require additional resources to trace the root of the issue.
- Some of Noble product offerings require extensive start-to-finish resources. While there is not much room for improvement, end-user should know some products require much more upfront work than others. Prerequisite courses and questionnaires are almost always required, along with on-site training. It should be made very clear, Noble has these requirements to absolutely ensure end-user are proficient in taking full advantage of the product, once released to Support.
- Post-Upgrade testing is time-consuming, especially if the number of products utilized is extensive. While Noble deploys most all upgrades to a DEV environment and engages multiple resources when deploying to PROD, ensuring all products don't resort to "Default" isn't 100%. End-User is required to complete significant testing, too, but there are opportunities for misses, that may result in production impact. Upgrades, with testing, could take 4-6 hours.