OpenKey Support Policy

OpenKey Support Policy


OpenKey Support Policy

This outlines OpenKey's support structure and classifies issues into separate tiers based on urgency, technical requirements, and requester type. 


OpenKey offers the following products:

Tier 1 - End-user mobile application questions and general questions on functionality or access.

End-User Questions:  These issues are specifically related to guest-use and should be handled by the Hotel Staff. Examples include downloading the application, receiving/using a verification code, accessing the mobile key, navigating the app, adding shared guests, etc.  

Client Questions: OpenKey provides our clients with a detailed Knowledge Base to provide training and answer such frequently asked questions (FAQs).  If the client reaches out to Support for what is deemed as a Tier 1 issue, they will be referred back to our Knowledge Base.  

Tier 2 - Any issues resulting in disruptions in service to the property or substantial recurring malfunctions in the software.

These are issues that cannot be resolved by the Hotel Staff using information available in the Knowledge Base. 

Please see the table below for a list of examples of Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 support issues.

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SUPPORT ISSUETIER 1TIER 2App user questions regarding permissions, mobile keys or app functionality, privacy policy, data usageX

Severity Levels for Tier 2 Support Issues

There are three severity levels for Tier 2 support issues, as defined in the table below. Each severity level has response and resolution goals, which correspond to when OpenKey Support will respond to any client inquiries about the issue and to when we will aim to resolve the underlying problem.  "Peak Hours" are defined as Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm CT.  "Off Peak Hours" are defined as 8pm to 8am CT, Monday through Friday.  On weekends, our Support Representatives are available in case of emergencies by calling 1 (877) 800-2008.

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*Note: In cases where OpenKey is dependent on a third party, it may not be feasible to resolve the root cause of a support problem per our resolution goal. Examples include PMS integration issues stemming outside OpenKey, third-party mobile key servers being offline, VPN disconnections in hotels that do not grant server access to OpenKey Support, or bug fixes that require a scheduled app or portal release. 

Continuous Monitoring

OpenKey monitors the stability of our production systems continuously through the following channels:

  1. Mobile apps: OpenKey uses analytics tools to monitor stability and crashes associated with mobile apps on both iOS and Android platforms.
  2. OpenKey HOST: user-facing products such as our web portal are built on cloud-based application and database systems with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Multiple senior developers are automatically notified of any downtime associated with these back-end systems, including on holidays and weekends. 
  3. Automated data monitoring: OpenKey has automated procedures in place, which are continually evolving, that process all the logs and data received by the servers to preemptively detect anomalous conditions that may indicate faults.

Contacting OpenKey

Technical Assistance:

Billing Questions:

Training Needs: