Severity 1 Issues



This article provides detailed information regarding Severity 1 issues.

It includes information on how to classify an issue as Severity 1 and the general guidelines to follow when you experience a Severity 1 issue.




A support request is considered Severity 1 when the issue is related to one of the following scenarios:

  • Complete Outage: The system is completely inaccessible or unusable.
  • Core Functionality Defect: The system is accessible, but a core function is completely unusable and there is no non-manual workaround for the issue.
  • Data Loss: The issue has caused or will likely cause a material loss of data in the near future.


Best Practices for Reporting Severity 1 Issues

  • Always use the web portal for reporting Severity 1 issues.   Please help us to categorise your issue accurately by explaining how your issue meets the criteria for a Complete Outage, Core Functionality Defect, and/or Data Loss.
  • If you need to follow up on an already-reported issue, then you can do this via the web portal or by calling us 
  • When your call is answered, please immediately inform the agent that are calling to follow up on a Severity 1 issue, and provide the ticket number.
  • If your call is not answered and you leave a voicemail, please leave your ticket number in your message.  
  • If you are a Platinum customer you may be prompted to press 1 in the IVR (Interactive Voice Response) if you have a Severity 1 issue.


Platinum Customers

As a Platinum Customer, you are prioritized to receive a faster response on Severity 1 issues 24 x 7. If you report a Severity 1 issue after normal business hours Support will respond within 4 hours to begin working the issue. After submitting your ticket you may also call our Platinum hotline at +1 972-587-7883.

To help our agents identify your ticket as a Severity 1 issue, as quickly as possible, please select Urgent as the priority, begin the subject line with Severity 1 and in the issue description explain how your issue is a Severity 1 issue using the three defined terms above.

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    SWBC Support, Team

    I am trying to report a Sev 1 and use this number: 1-800-712-9273 it states the number is down, no longer in use, and then gives a busy signal.

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