Beyond Systems Limited

Beyond Cloud Applications

The “Beyond Cloud Applications” is a suite of products that have been developed primarily to support and enhance any implementation of an Oracle ERP Cloud.

Features

  • Forecasts are auto generated via flexible rules engine
  • Central Finance controlled workflow
  • Forecast formula inclusion / exclusion rules
  • Commentary entry at multiple levels
  • Budget Managers review and update generated forecasts
  • Fully auditable – who has reviewed which forecasts and when
  • Cloud or on-premise
  • Historical forecasts for trend analysis
  • Integrated with source ERP security requirements

Benefits

  • Easy to use and requires little or zero training
  • Integrates with Oracle E-Business or Oracle Financials Cloud
  • Empowers budget holders to take ownership and accountability
  • Time taken to forecast is significantly reduced
  • Dramatically improved financial accuracy
  • Optimal collaboration between budget manager and finance
  • Streamlined forecasting
  • Provides a cloud dedicated to supporting any Oracle ERP Cloud
  • Allows information from multiple systems to be brought together
  • Allows you to build unique customisations for Oracle ERP Cloud

Pricing

£9 a user a month

  • Free trial available

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

2 1 3 8 0 8 6 8 7 7 9 7 3 8 9

Contact

Beyond Systems Limited Mark Daynes
Telephone: 08450940998
Email: mark.daynes@wegobeyond.co.uk

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
This is an extension to Oracle ERP Cloud
Cloud deployment model
Private cloud
Service constraints
Constrained by the Oracle Cloud Database which can have planned maintenance arrangements.
System requirements
Oracle Cloud Database

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
During working hours Mon-Fri 9.00 -17.00 - questions are acknowledged same day. Response times are rolled forward to the next working day if raised at weekends.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
No
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
For all applications Beyond will provide a basic level of software support during business hours (excluding public holidays and the period between Christmas Day and New Years’ Day), Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.
The customer will be expected to provide 1st line support and a documented scenario will need to be produced and reported to Beyond for investigation. Should the customer spawn a fault investigation that is subsequently not proven not be a software error, then Beyond reserve the right to charge for that time consumed to aid the customer investigation.
Support available to third parties
No

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
At the start of the engagement there is a one off on-boarding/implementation process. A feasibility study will be carried out prior to the engagement to ensure the customer setup is compatible with our software and a custom on-boarding plan will be built. Training can be procured separately. User documentation is embedded within the application.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
HTML
End-of-contract data extraction
Most of the applications pass the data back to the originating users application. Once the contract ends, the service will be deleted along with the data. For applications that hold users data, an extraction process will be agreed with the user prior to the contract end date where a charge will be agreed.
End-of-contract process
At the end of the contract the cloud service will be terminated which is included in the cost. Additional charges will be agreed for any data extraction required at the termination.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install
No
Designed for use on mobile devices
No
Service interface
Yes
Description of service interface
Oracle application screen is used to configure this service
Accessibility standards
WCAG 2.1 AAA
Accessibility testing
Oracle regularly conducts testing to ensure that the user interfaces are perceivable, operable and understandable by people with range of abilities. Continually testing coding, visual operation, manual operations, too-assisted operations across people with and without disabilities.
API
No
Customisation available
No

Scaling

Independence of resources
We do not provide the hosting services. The hosting services are provided by Oracle and this is their guarantee with the user. Our service is not shared between other users.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
There is an auditing function which records which users have reviewed the forecasts.
Reporting types
Regular reports

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Oracle Corporation

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations
Yes
Datacentre security standards
Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
In-house
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
  • Other
Other data at rest protection approach
Data at rest is held on an Oracle Hosting Service and this is protected by Oracle's own standards.
Data sanitisation process
Yes
Data sanitisation type
Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach
A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Beyond export the data to users on their request in a specified format, e.g through a flat file or comma separated format.
Data export formats
CSV
Data import formats
CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
Other
Other protection between networks
The data protection between buyer and supplier is controlled by third party hosting providers but this is usually - TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
Other
Other protection within supplier network
The data protection within the supplier network is the responsibility of the third party hosting providers but usually this is not encrypted.

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
The application is available 24 hours per day with a small window to upload the latest data. Where necessary, Service Levels and outcomes will be agreed with the customer prior to any engagement. Under such circumstances, we would be happy to discuss Financial Recompense Models.
Approach to resilience
Available on request
Outage reporting
Email alerts and/or telephone calls to impacted customers

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Access is restricted in management interfaces and support channels by roles within the application to ensure only those authorised can access the system
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
No audit information available
How long system logs are stored for
At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
No
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
No
Other security certifications
Yes
Any other security certifications
Cyber Essentials

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
No
Security governance approach
Our security governance aims to be compliant with ISO:27001:2013
Information security policies and processes
Beyond have a written security policy available on request.

Security roles are assigned to specific individuals with their defined responsibilities, including access security as well as the network.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
All change is governed by a Change Management Board.
A configuration and change management log tracks all changes needed and the reason, plus the person responsible for making the change. All change must be approved by our Project Manager and this approval date is recorded in the configuration log. All technical changes are controlled by source control system so we are able track any change that has triggered an error.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
Monitoring and assessment is a continual process and we deploy counter measures before potential threats arise.

We work closely with Oracle who advise of potential threats and patches as they are identified.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
Monitoring and assessment is a continual process. We work closely with Oracle who advise on any potential threats when they arise.

All potential compromises are dealt with as urgent and requiring immediate assessment and resolution.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
At the start of the engagement the incident management process is agreed with the customer along with how they wish to report incident as well as how they wish reports to be issued to them.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Pricing

Price
£9 a user a month
Discount for educational organisations
No
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
We can offer our applications as a trial service so the applications can be demonstrated on either the customers/Beyond Oracle cloud or the customers own database.

Service documents