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Software support agreement (basic)

This is a short-form software support services agreement template, designed with ease-of-use in mind.

Although comparatively short, and optional service level agreement is included with the document as a schedule. This schedule may be used to provide detail about how the services will be provided.

If you are looking for a more sophisticated document, please consider our standard and premium software support agreements.

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Software support agreement (basic) contents

  1. Definitions: definitions.
  2. Term: commencement of term; end of term.
  3. Support Services: support services provision; standard of support services; support services in accordance with SLA; suspension of support services.
  4. Customer
    obligations:
    general second party obligations; access to computer systems.
  5. Charges: obligation to pay charges; time-base charges limitations; amounts inclusive or exclusive of VAT; variation of charges.
  6. Payments: issue of invoices; time for payment of charges following invoice; payment methods; interest on late payments; interest on late payments.
  7. Warranties: first party general warranties; second party warranty of authority; exclusion of implied warranties and representations.
  8. Limitations and exclusions of liability: caveats to limits of liability; interpretation of limits of liability; no liability for loss of profits; no liability for loss of revenue; no liability for loss of use; no liability for loss of opportunities; no liability for loss of data or software; no liability for consequential loss.
  9. Force Majeure Event: obligations suspended for force majeure; force majeure notification and information; mitigation of effects of force majeure.
  10. Termination: termination by either party without cause; termination by either party upon breach; termination upon insolvency.
  11. Effects of termination: surviving provisions upon termination; termination does not affect accrued rights; charges on termination of contract.
  12. Notices: methods and deemed receipt of contractual notices; contact details for contractual notices; substitute contact details for notices.
  13. Subcontracting: no subcontracting without consent; subcontracting permitted; first party responsible for subcontracted obligations.
  14. General: no waiver; severability; variation written and signed; no assignment without written consent; no third party rights; entire agreement; governing law; exclusive jurisdiction.
  15. Interpretation: statutory references; section headings not affecting interpretation; calendar month meaning; no ejusdem generis.

SCHEDULE 1 (SOFTWARE PARTICULARS)

  1. Identification of Software: identification of software prompt.
  2. Financial provisions: financial provisions prompt.

SCHEDULE 2 (SUPPORT SLA)

  1. Introduction: introduction to support SLA.
  2. Helpdesk: helpdesk obligation; purpose of support services helpdesk; access to helpdesk; times of helpdesk availability; all requests for support to go through helpdesk.
  3. Response and resolution: software support issue categorisation; allocation of support issue severity categories; support response times; contents of response to support request; support resolution times.
  4. Provision of Support Services: support services to be provided remotely.
  5. Limitations on Support Services: excessive use of support services; specific exceptions to support services; support services and unrelated issues.
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