Elevator for JIRA provides a simple escalation workflow that is independent of any defined JIRA workflows.  This enables all issue types to be escalated regardless of JIRA configuration, and requires no changes to your JIRA setup to get started

Overview of the Escalation Workflow

Workflow Stages

Escalated

When an issue is escalated Elevator for JIRA finds the on-call user, assigns the issue to them and sends out immediate notifications.

If there are multiple tiers configured for the roster and the issue is not acknowledged within the first tier's escalation timeout window the issue will automatically be escalated to the second tier.  This process will repeat until either the escalation is acknowledged or there are no more tiers available in the roster

An escalated issue can also be re-escalated to send the issue to a different roster 

Acknowledged

When an escalation is acknowledged:

An acknowledged issue can be re-escalated to send the issue to a different roster 

Completed

When an escalation is completed: