Mazepoint Limited

Mazepoint Data Visualisation Services

This service offers a comprehensive choice of software tools to help organisations visualise and interpret data, including Mazepoint's Mazeview, Excel, Jedox, R, Tableau, Qlik and PowerBI. Configured with
Mazepoint's business, software and graphic design Support Service skills this service delivers persuasive views of the past, present and future.

Features

  • Streamlined planning, forecasting, reporting and analysis presentation, web, mobile, desktop
  • Familiar Excel skills deployed to design and build Jedox outputs
  • Report templates connected to the analytics database refresh automatically
  • Tight integration of analytics database with third party visualisation tools
  • User-friendly budgeting, planning what-if scenario presentation tools and wizards
  • Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI fast and rich visualisations from complex data
  • User-specific single sign-on web portal for controlled performance information sharing
  • Geographical map-based analysis with dashboards, alerts and other tools
  • Visualisation best practice standards applied, including Hichert IBCS, Stephen Few
  • Integrated statistical analysis and prediction toolsets using R

Benefits

  • Streamline reporting, budgeting, planning and forecasting cycles, cutting costs
  • Familiar user tools save training time and help user adoption
  • Fast access to performance histories, trends, forecasts and benchmark comparisons
  • Wide choice of visualisation tools for best cost benefit implementation
  • Complex tasks made easier with built-in automation and visualisation tools
  • Performance insights created that were previously too hard to build
  • Granular administrator control over who sees what and when
  • Context and content-rich navigation drives efficiency and adoption
  • Best practice visualisations build consistency, credibility and speed of interpretation
  • Machine intelligence improves scenario forecasting and planning accuracy and administration

Pricing

£0 to £700 per user per month

  • Free trial available

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

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Contact

Mazepoint Limited

James Noble

020 7348 7600

jnoble@mazepoint.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service
What software services is the service an extension to
Other Mazepoint G-Cloud listings (Cloud Hosting, Cloud Software, Cloud Support)
Cloud deployment model
Private cloud
Service constraints
On-site support at extra cost. Remote support available in the UK during normal office hours 8:30 to 17:30 (except public holidays, weekends or between Christmas and New Year).
System requirements
  • Browsers: MS Edge v15 and Chrome v48 and above
  • Mazeview software licences
  • Jedox software licences
  • Tableau, Qlik or PowerBI software licences
  • MS Office, including Excel 2007 or higher
  • Windows: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor or newer
  • MAC and Windows: min 1366x768 screen resolution, 2-8GB RAM
  • 20Mbps Internet connection recommended

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Yes, at extra cost
Support response times
Response times depend on the level of support required, ranging from 1 hour response for Critical issues for the Premium Service, resolution target within 4 hours, to 2 days response and 5 days resolution target for Standard Service. Support hours do not include week-ends.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
No
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Our approach to service levels is based on ITIL standards and is detailed in our Cloud Support Service Description document. In principle it supports the identification, management, resolution, and considered future mitigation of issues through a multi-level support structure, contactable through various channels and operating during normal UK office hours of 8:30 - 17:30, Monday to Friday (except UK public holidays and the period between Christmas and New Year). Other support arrangements are available on request.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Tailored to each customer's requirements, can include onsite, online training and user documentation
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
Users can extract defined data utilising the User Interface available within the software. Upon request, Mazepoint will provide a complete data set, at an extra cost.
End-of-contract process
The service will be turned off at the end of the contract and no further charges will be incurred. However there would be an additional cost for further data extraction depending on the amount of data requested, for which Mazepoint will provide a quotation.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install
Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
  • MacOS
  • Windows
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
Please refer to our Service Definition document for more information.
Service interface
No
API
Yes
What users can and can't do using the API
Please refer to our Service Definition document for more information.
API documentation
Yes
API documentation formats
PDF
API sandbox or test environment
Yes
Customisation available
Yes
Description of customisation
The Data Visualisation Service is entirely customised to each customer’s data and requirements for analysis, reporting and other outputs. A significant part of this is self-service. Mazepoint’s Cloud Support Service covers those visualisations where Mazepoint’s input is required.

Scaling

Independence of resources
Server capacity is managed within the virtualisation environment which is controlled by the infrastructure team using monitoring tools. Systems usage and capacity are monitored through the router logs which provide alerts to potential performance and capacity limits. Performance of specific customer applications is monitored regularly to ensure continuity of service. Customer websites and applications are continuously monitored with Site24x7. Project managers and delivery and support staff will be immediately updated on any resource capacity issues that arise on a customer's environment.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
Please refer to our Service Definition document for more information.
Reporting types
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Microsoft, Jedox, Tableau, Qlik, The R Foundation

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations
No
Datacentre security standards
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process
Yes
Data sanitisation type
  • Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
  • Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach
In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
User interface included within the software that enables users to query the data held and export if required.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • XML
  • SQL
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other
Other data import formats
  • XML
  • SQL

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Availability is defined as the time the service is available during the agreed service window i.e. outside of agreed downtime for maintenance and upgrades. Any further agreed downtime does not count towards the service availability statistic. Generally, Mazepoint offers a 99.7% service availability measured on a monthly basis which will be confirmed in the SLA. Any case of a breach of an SLA will be reported as an incident in Mazepoint's support ticketing system and assigned an impact and urgency level, which is accessible to the client.
Approach to resilience
The software solutions provide a degree of resilience through componentisation. A failure in one component will not necessarily effect others. Further resilience at the application level (e.g. clustering) is not supported by the analytical components.
The underlying virtualised infrastructure runs on resilient host hardware. Virtual machines can be migrated between hosts with no loss in service and minimal disruption.
Firewalls are clustered and configured to failover in the event of an individual one failing.
Mazepoint’s data centre provider has highly resilient infrastructure including dual power feeds & backup generator capacity, and redundant cooling, offering power uptime SLA’s of 99.999%.
Internet connectivity is multi-homed via several suppliers to ensure continuous connectivity in the event of an ISP failure.
Outage reporting
Service availability at a client level is continuously monitored by Mazepoint. Any service failures will alert the Mazepoint Infrastructure team who will deal with the issue accordingly. An incident support ticket will be created, alerting the customer, and will be resolved in accordance to the agreed SLA. Live public service dashboards and direct email alerts are available on request at an additional cost.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Mazepoint’s User Access Management Policy establishes the procedures for restricting access to prevent unauthorised access to information systems. The procedures are documented for new users, managing change, password and privilege management as well as regular reviews of user access rights. Group-based permissions are supplied within each service application, generally administered by the customer, with the capability to control each user’s data and information access rights down to an individual data cell. Mazepoint’s Password Security Policy establishes the standards required for password complexity and compliance measurement. Access to Mazesupport, Mazepoint’s support ticketing system, is governed by similar user-access rights and passwords.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
Other
Description of management access authentication
Management access is operated through the Mazesupport ticketing system and implemented by Mazepoint staff subject to the contract and Service Level Agreement. There is no direct access management portal.

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
ACS Registrars Ltd.
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
13/09/2012
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
There are no exclusions to Mazepoint's ISO27001 certification.
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
No
Other security certifications
Yes
Any other security certifications
Cyber Essentials Plus

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
Yes
Security governance standards
ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes
Without exception, all Mazepoint staff are contractually obliged to adhere to the principles of ISO27001:2013 and the GDPR in respect of information security. The company’s ISO27001 accreditation is based on a variety of policies, procedures, risk assessments and responsibilities, all of which are subject to regular external and internal audits, and staff are regularly reminded of their obligations and notified when policies and procedures are updated. The company’s ISO accreditation is led by the Managing Director, the management representative, who retains responsibility for overall observance of policies, processes and updates while delegating responsibility for monitoring and compliance, primarily to the infrastructure and administration teams but also to the software development and new business teams. Each policy and process includes compliance measurement which is carried out by the policy owner and verified by the management representative. The company’s online Information Security Management System maintains all policy and process information, including ISO9001:2008 documentation and the Feedback Reporting System for use by all staff. The Managing Director and all team leaders attend the audits to ensure that any observation or potential non-conformance is addressed with the appropriate level of urgency, and management reviews are carried out and documented by the management representative.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach
Mazepoint follows the ITIL methodology for configuration and change, defined mainly as Standard or Normal. Requests are logged via Mazepoint's support ticketing system (Mazesupport) and assessed in terms of impact and urgency. A priority matrix is referred to determining the response and resolution time for each request. For system critical items, users are also required to inform Mazepoint by telephone. Users will be notified of an approximate time for resolution at the outset and regularly updated until completion.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
Mazepoint’s Vulnerability Management Policy documents this process which is enforced by the infrastructure team. Common vulnerabilities and exposures are routinely checked in accordance with the CVE database and other third party sources. Systems are monitored to detect and assess vulnerabilities which are then classified and prioritised by risk and urgency. Vulnerability removal is then planned and executed. Software updates are applied on a regular basis or immediately in the case of high risk, urgent vulnerabilities. User identity and access rights, hardware and software configuration standards, and network vulnerabilities are all regularly reviewed, assessed and tested, and remediation plans implemented.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
The firewall logs are regularly reviewed using the Intrusion Protection System monitoring tool dashboard to understand potential compromises. Firewall logs can be filtered based on IP address and server, and the SmartMonitor application monitors VPN connections and firewall activity. Management of incidents is documented in the Information Security Incident Management policy.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Mazepoint’s Information Security Incident Management Policy documents this process. Security incidents that have a direct impact on a customer’s application or data will result in the customer being contacted immediately following incident identification, as well as the Information Commissioner's Office if applicable. Security incidents are logged in Mazepoint’s support ticketing system, Mazepsupport, and the progress of open tickets tracked. Upon closure of a security incident ticket, the customer will receive a full report covering the time the incident was identified to its resolution. Monthly security and service reports are available to the customer at an additional cost.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
Yes
Connected networks
Other
Other public sector networks
Firecrest

Pricing

Price
£0 to £700 per user per month
Discount for educational organisations
No
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
Please refer to our Service Definition document for more information.

Service documents

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