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  • Submitted: Thu, May 12, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, August 15, 2014

  • Reported By: joe — Charleroi Pennsylvania United States of America
OmniTech support
Internet United States of America

OmniTech Support REVIEW: OmniTech Support executive team and employees are committed to customer satisfaction. Omni Tech Support’s goal is to be the leading online technical support company in regards to customer satisfaction, will go all lengths to achieve their goal. Los Angeles , Californa
*UPDATE: Omni Tech Support pledges their commitment to always improving their operations by joining Ripoff Report’s Corporate Advocacy, Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. A program that benefits the consumer by increasing their confidence when doing business with a member business. OmniTech Support recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to OmniTech Support for its commitment to excellence in customer service.

Ripoff Report’s discussions with Omni Tech Support have uncovered an ongoing commitment by the company to total client satisfaction. Omni Tech Support has worked hard to improve customer service to ensure that all clients will be satisfied with their online tech support plans and join the hundreds of thousands of customers that are satisfied with Omni Tech Support’s service. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. Omni Tech Support listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services. [continued below]....
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The information provided in this report is based on comments made by Mark Haverman, Shiymy Bayer, and Dominque Porche-Goode during an on-site inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Customer Focus Services.

Customer Focus Service’s (CFS) target market is anyone with a computer that is trying to use it primarily for work purposes that are having problems or issues needing to be resolved which stops them from being able to accomplish tasks. The company has been providing technical support for large corporations and companies. They feel they are very skilled at solving large issues as they have been in business for over 12 years. CFS states they have resolved close to half a million issues which provides their strong expertise and development of a deep knowledge base of issues that can be resolve over that period of time.

The typical experience that a customer may experience when working with CFS starts when the client calls in about a technical problem. The client will then explain the issue and CFS will describe how to fix the problem and how much it will cost. The company then sends the client an agreement of this term which is to be signed and sent back. From there, the company works with customers to fix problems. If for some reason CFS cannot fix the problem they will refund the customer’s money and tell them where the next best place to get the item fixed.

Most of the company’s advisement in products and services is handled in the sales department. They are trained to see symptoms and know what can be done to fix issues but are not trained to do them in that department. The sales department knows general things like if X is happening then Y would usually be the answer and they’ll recommend that. CFS has all the reps ask them if everything has been resolved during the course of working with the client. They take notes during the conversation and have the reps go through each point to ask them if there is anything else they can do. The company recently started sending out a survey to everyone after they have spoken with them. It is about 10-12 question survey asking all different aspects of their experience such as: How quickly was the issue resolved? Was the issue resolved to your satisfaction? How knowledgeable was the rep you spoke to? How would you rate them? Do you have any comments? The company states they are constantly asking the customer for feedback, what their thoughts are and what they want them to do. They ask the customer what they want and if it is in reason the company tries to accommodate the request.

STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM OMNITECH SUPPORT.

Omni Tech Support has taken step to improve our customer service by hiring a team of expert customer service personal that work right here, with the CEO, in the corporate office. This enables us to see directly into what issues customers are bringing to our attention and we can roll out the necessary improvements and changes with moments notice, as the heads of the team work in the same office as the management.

In working with customers to make sure they understand their purchases, the company feels they have developed a pretty solid system. When the customer signs up, CFS sends them the terms of service and anything relevant to what they offer. Additionally, the company sends them an ecosign summarizing what they are paying for (the price, what is included, etc.) and the customer has to sign and send it back. After that is completed, the company will then work on their computer. The customer has to acknowledge they know what the company is doing and they agree with the charges.

Customer Focus Services wants to be able to cut the time it takes to resolve an issue. Mark Haverman stated, “Many times a customer’s computer is slow or there are issues with the computer speed or the Internet speed and we are constantly looking for ways to decrease the amount of time it takes to diagnose the issue and to resolve the issue. To that effect we are increasing our knowledge base to make sure that the agent tech support has the most current information about that issue and the fastest way to fix that. There’s still improvement to be made when our tech support is having trouble so instead of having a technician to sit there and try to work it out their self, we escalate it to a higher level much quicker. We’re investing in automated tools that will help fix the issues. There are a number of initiatives that we are in the process of that will reduce the amount of time it will take to resolve the issue. That is probably our number one thing that we need to do as an organization in order to provide a better level of service to our customers.”

The company states when resolving complaints it is taking too long to fix an issue. To remedy this, CFS basically focuses on the issue, is thorough and acts as quick as possible. They feel they actually have a knowledge base that lends to anytime anything is ever happened in any computer and was resolved successfully its added to their knowledge base. When a customer contacts the company they can discover what the problem is so that the lower tier technicians will look through the knowledge base and see what works to try first. The company is working to speed up their processes.

Dominque Porche-Goode recalled an instance of working with a customer stating. “We had somebody from Canada who we connected his computer but his computer was painfully slow so we couldn’t run scans. We had him send his computer to us and we paid for his shipping. We tried to fix his computer here but it was so badly infected so we bought him a new laptop. He wasn’t satisfied in the beginning because it was taking too long and the techs were telling him his computer wasn’t working fast enough to have it scanned.”

Since the company has received complaints through Ripoff Report, they have started sending out surveys. Additionally, they have been following up with customers closer to when they have been escalated. The company also notes they have been taking a lot of inbound calls in their corporate office. If a customer calls the main line and it is not resolved right away they will take it in the corporate office. The difference between their office and the other office is that they can do whatever we need to in their corporate office.

Customer Focus Services feels the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program commits to certain standards of how to deal with customers by making sure that important issues are dealt with appropriately. The company states they resolve the issues for customers or we provide them with a refund and have a number of different 24/7 customer service and support reps if they have an issue we get it resolved quickly. Mark Haverman stated “The CAP program is our commitment to following Ripoff Report’s guidelines of providing our customers a quality experience.”

Within the company’s upper management they state that they want every customer satisfied. Mark Havermen mentions, “Sometimes we cannot resolve the issue and the customer still has an issue that is beyond our capability. In that case we issue a full refund but there can be a situation where the customer still has a problem and we can’t help them. We refer them out to an offsite technician or the manufacturer and tell them we try to do whatever we can do to make the customer satisfied whether it is a full refund or a gift certificate. There have been times where we paid for the shipping for them to send the computer to our office to fix. We try to do whatever we can do to satisfy the customer within our abilities. We have learned the speed of resolution is really important and having 24/7 customer service is important. We definitely have learned things from the feedback we are getting and we have definitely built a better business from it.”



Omni Tech Support / Statements from the owner.

Omni Tech Support has grown exponentially in the past few years to become one of the leading online tech support companies available. We have also doubled and trippled our efforts to be the best provider of 3rd party support for Microsoft products, and offer ongoing training and tips to both our staff and clients alike to ensure that the highest level of support is always available. Omni Tech Support is committed to cutting edge technology; by hiring an executive R&D department that tests the latest and greatest in tech support, we ensure that everything we do is cutting edge and will help our clients to the best of our ability.

Omni Tech Support's service team have expressed that they feel very confident doing their job. The project manager at Omni stated "The research and development team is absolutely amazing. We can login in the morning to the ever growing K-Base and find hundreds of updated articles, service materials and references that we didn’t see the previous day. With support at the level, it is understandable why we are referred to as experts.”

"Satisfying a customer’s expectations to our best ability is the best sign of growing success". Some of the other things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its investigation: typical customer feedback reads: “Omni Tech Support truly communicate all aspects of the job in a timely and effective manner. We are very pleased with the responsiveness that he and his employees show us. They are serious about meeting commitments, and deliver on all their promises."

In summary, after our investigation, which included discussions with the CEO of Omni Tech Support, and many of his past and current associates, Ripoff Report is convinced that Omni Tech Support is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Rip-off Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it’s a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

Read about Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program,.. A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works.

As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer .. OmniTech Support technical staff did just that with no problem.

NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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OmniTech support Passed themselves off as Microsoft Support and ruined my computer. Internet

I typed in "Microsoft Vista Support" in google and clicked on microsoft support. I got this company and regret it.  They passed themselves off as microsoft.  I just purchased microsoft vista and microsoft flight simulator x gold and installed it on the computer using three monitors. I added a four as to get the best results, you can stretch the two center monitors to 900 x 3200 resolution insted of 900 x 1600 for each and it would count as one monitor.  I explained this to the tech support person and he said he would have to access my computer and said to type logmein123 in the box. Once he got in my computer, he started to tell me he could make my computer run faster and make the games operate with better resolution. 

All this would cost $359 for two years, i said no thanks, then he gave a sales pitch on one for $199, after i said no thanks, he tried for the $99 special for 6 months. I informed him that i purchased vista and have the receipt and serial number and all i needed was how to combine the two monitors.  He stated that all you get when you purchase a windows product is the disk and if you want any more information about installation and operating proceedures, you would have to purchase  a package from him.  I questioned him about working for microsoft or him saying that he was a certified microsoft technician means he actually works for microsoft. I said anyone can say that they are a certified mirosoft technicial, but do you work for "Microsoft"???? He got upset, arrogant, and would not answer the question.  

I asked if he knew how to combine the two monitors in vista and he said yes, but it would cost me.  I figured right then that he probably did not work for microsoft. It was too late.  He ended the session.  I went back into microsoft flight simulator and after only minutes, it froze.  He did something to get back at me.

I called omni support again later and the next technician said he would fix the problem, accessed my computer and started the same pitch again.  After i figured out that he was after money again and confronted him, he did the same thing.  This time it was even worse.

I tried to call back and they must have my telephone number, after it answers and goes through the sequence, it just hangs up on me.  I tried a different number and they answer until you mention your name and then, bang, they hang up on you.  They got into the registry because i watched them with the mouse pointer and damaged it so if you say no to the sales pitch, you get screwed and have to deal with them.  I was lucky not to get any of their scam warranty plans, but the blasted my computer.  

It was brand new and ran perfect before i called them and they got access to it.  I ran flight simulator x for two to three hours at a time. Now after 2 or 3 minutes, it slows down and freezes.I called microsoft and they informed me that there is nothing they can do as omintech is not microsoft, it is it's own company and i would have to deal with them to get my computer back the way it was.  I would like to warn anyone within shouting distance to stay clear of omnitech and don't ever let them take over your computer.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/12/2011 08:06 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/OmniTech-support/internet/OmniTech-support-Passed-themselves-off-as-Microsoft-Support-and-ruined-my-computer-Inter-728719. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

This company Does claim official connection with Microsoft

AUTHOR: mec - ()

 Both on the website and verbally.  Microsoft denies any relationship but declines to take steps to repair their reputation by actively repudiating the claimes of this company.

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There is no way, we can pass ourselves off as Microsoft and indeed we never do so.

AUTHOR: OTS - (USA)

In an advance, we would like to say that Microsoft sites are not directing customers to our site! Here, it needs to be clear that we are individual organization and running this business successfully with pride and passion more than 10 years. One can easily find about our business in www.omnitechsupport.com website. There is no way, we can pass ourselves off as Microsoft and indeed we never do so.
 
This person has misunderstood our technician. With hundreds of Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE) figuring amongst our OTS technicians, we give remotely managed computer repair services a new complexion. Daily we provide support through remote access and resolve the technical issues on customers computer without any hassle. We never screw up anyones computer by taking remote access and we cannot do so as it is a very transparent process. Whatever our technician does throughout the remote connection that always be visible to the customer. This person does not have
much knowledge about the remote access. One cannot ruin the brand new computer only by taking remote access for few seconds. The system must have malicious software installed or virus affected and thats resulted inoperable machine.
 
Our technician offered him such a beneficial service plan which could have saved his computer. However, this person was not aware of the status of his own computer. This person is an example who wants all the resolutions for his issues (which may take more time and efforts than expected and also may cost more price than our offered price for the valuable service) without giving any returns.
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