SoftwareONE UK Ltd

Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365 is a product line of enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management applications. Includes Dynamics 365 for Sales, for Field Service, for Customer Service, for Project Service Automation, and full PowerApps P2.

Features

  • Access to all of the Dynamics365 for Sales capability
  • Access to all the Dynamics365 for Customer Services capability
  • Access to all the Dynamics365 for Field Service capability
  • Access to all the Dynamics365 for Project Service Automation capability

Benefits

  • Access to all of the Dynamics365 for Sales capability
  • Access to all the Dynamics365 for Customer Services capability
  • Access to all the Dynamics365 for Field Service capability
  • Access to all the Dynamics365 for Project Service Automation capability

Pricing

£0.21 per user per month

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents

G-Cloud 11

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SoftwareONE UK Ltd

Tom Hook

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publicsectortenders@comparex.co.uk

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Public cloud
Service constraints Full details of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 service can be found here - https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=30185 and for Dynamics 365 Operations here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/#pivot=solutions&panel=solutions_operations
System requirements
  • Processor - 1.9GHz x86- or x64-bit dual core processor
  • Memory - 2-GB RAM
  • Display - Super VGA with a resolution of 1024x768
  • Bandwidth greater than 1Megabit per second (125 KBps)
  • Latency under 150 ms
  • Windows 10 - Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge
  • Windows 8.1 - Internet Explorer 11
  • Windows 8 - IE10, Windows7 -IE10, IE12
  • Support for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari
  • https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/fin-and-ops/get-started

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times P1: Critical - Response Time: 2hr  
P2: Major - Response Time: 4hr
P3: Important - Response Time: 8hr  
P4: Minor - Response Time: Varies on request
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 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support Web chat
Web chat support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Web chat accessibility testing Chat window provided by 3rd party "liveperson" subject to their accessibility
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Technical support options come in various costs and benefits, depending on the needs of the customer. Further details regarding the support plans can be found here - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/support
Also Premier Support is available at further cost. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftservices/support.aspx
Support available to third parties No

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Microsoft Dynamics 365 makes available comprehensive guidance, help, training and troubleshooting materials as part of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Service. Within the Administration Portal, there are links to many of the resources available, including:
Help articles for users and administrators who need to manage Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Community forums/wikis where help articles and white papers are published
Service Health dashboard for information regarding outages/issues.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats HTML
End-of-contract data extraction At any point user can export data from Microsoft Dynamics 365. This use the Software Development Kit (SDK), manually export data using the data export functionally.
End-of-contract process No more than 180 days after expiration or termination of Customer’s use of an Online Service, Microsoft will disable the account and delete Customer Data from the account.
Transfer of Customer Data. Unless Customer has opted out of the Standard Contractual Clauses, all transfers of Customer Data out of the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland shall be governed by the Standard Contractual Clauses. Microsoft will abide by the requirements of European Economic Area and Swiss data protection law regarding the collection, use, transfer, retention, and other processing of personal data from the European Economic Area and Switzerland. For more see http://trustoffice365.com/

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service Dynamics 365 allows access and functionality to be provided via a mobile device,  web browser or mobile application. The solution supports a model that only requires configuration to be carried once regardless of how the solution is accessed.
With Dynamics Unified Interface, someone that is using a Dynamics App (for example, Customer Service or Sales) will have the same experience on a mobile device or on a web browser on the computer or directly inside Outlook client.
In fact, the liquid layout scales to optimize the viewing experience, adjusting for various screen shapes and resolutions.
Service interface Yes
Description of service interface The Web API provides a development experience that can be used across a wide variety of programming languages, platforms, and devices. The Web API implements the OData (Open Data Protocol), version 4.0, an OASIS standard for building and consuming RESTful APIs over rich data sources.
Accessibility standards WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing More information on accessibility can be found here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/get-started/accessibility/
API Yes
What users can and can't do using the API Please see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/web-api/about?view=dynamics-ce-odata-9
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats HTML
API sandbox or test environment Yes
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a highly customisable and flexible business application. The bulk of the customisations can be carried out without requiring custom development. This includes amending and creating new entities, forms, view and workflow processes. For cases that do require custom development, Microsoft provides a software developer kit (SDK).

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources The service operates multiple scale groups in each data centre and automatically provisions new customers into a scale group. The architecture of scale groups is designed to meet the many needs of operating a service at scale, including security, scalability, performance, tenant isolation, serviceability, and monitoring. Each customer has their own individual database, separate from other customers’ databases. Data processing is logically segregated through capabilities specifically developed to help build, manage, and secure multi-tenant environments.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Organization Insights provides quick view of key Dynamics 365 metrics such as the number of active users and page requests.
Reporting types Real-time dashboards

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold Microsoft

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance None

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
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 ‘IT Health Check’ performed by a Tigerscheme qualified provider or a CREST-approved service provider
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Other
Other data at rest protection approach The data within the Dynamics 365 system is encrypted using a PFX or BYOK encryption key. All
instances of Dynamics 365 use Microsoft SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
to perform real-time encryption of data when written to disk, also known as encryption at rest.
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Data can be exported from Microsoft Dynamics 365 through the Export to Excel feature and using web service APIs documented in the Dynamics 365 SDK. Data can also be exported using the data export service.
Data export formats Other
Other data export formats
  • Data in various open formats can be exported from Dynamics365
  • Use the web service APIs documented in Dynamics 365 SDK.
  • Files in XML Spreadsheet, TXT, CSV, XLSX
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats
  • Data in various open formats be imported into Dynamics365
  • Use the web service APIs documented in Dynamics 365 SDK.
  • Files in XML Spreadsheet, TXT, CSV, XLSX

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
  • Other
Other protection between networks Please see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/azure-network-security
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network Please see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/azure-network-security

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/Downloader.aspx?documenttype=OST&lang=English
Approach to resilience https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/resiliency/disaster-recovery-azure-applications
Outage reporting Via the service status portal, Email, Alerts or Mobile Application

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication Dynamics 365 uses Azure Active Directory for authentication. Azure Active Directory is a
comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution that provides a robust set of
capabilities to manage users and groups. It helps secure access to on-premises and cloud
applications, including other Microsoft online services like Office 365 and many non-Microsoft
SaaS applications. The customer can enable multi-factor authentication on their AAD tenant.
For details on the Dynamics 365 security architecture:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/sysadmin/security-
architecture
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels R o l e - b a s e d   a c c e s s   c o n t r o l   ( R B A C ) enables you to grant access based on the user’s assigned role, making it easy to give users only the amount of access they need to perform their job duties. You can customize RBAC per your organization’s business model and risk tolerance.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/sysadmin/role-based-security

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/developer/security-dev/how-role-based-security-control-access-entities
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

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 Between 6 months and 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users receive audit information on a regular basis
How long supplier audit data is stored for Between 6 months and 12 months
How long system logs are stored for Between 6 months and 12 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 BSI
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 27/03/2018
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover Statement of applicabilty for ISO 27001 for Dynamics 365: https://servicetrust.microsoft.com/ViewPage/MSComplianceGuide?command=Download&downloadType=Document&downloadId=d383c8df-1387-4a08-8604-b3e8aa647206&docTab=4ce99610-c9c0-11e7-8c2c-f908a777fa4d_ISO_Reports
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification Yes
CSA STAR accreditation date 29/04/2016
CSA STAR certification level Level 1: CSA STAR Self-Assessment
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover Service scope for CSA STAR Certificate is decribed in  this document: https://servicetrust.microsoft.com/ViewPage/MSComplianceGuide?command=Download&downloadType=Document&downloadId=6d07d7e3-da62-4153-a91c-14d259dac9f1&docTab=4ce99610-c9c0-11e7-8c2c-f908a777fa4d_ISO_Reports
PCI certification No
Other security certifications Yes
Any other security certifications
  • EU Model Clauses
  • EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 27018
  • SOC 1
  • SOC 2
  • FIPS 140-2
  • HIPAA/HITECH
  • CCSL (IRAP)

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards FISMA/FedRamp, EU Model Clauses, HIPAA/HITECH, ISB 1596, ISO 27018, SASE16 SOC1 & SOC 2
Information security policies and processes https://download.microsoft.com/download/6/D/F/6DFD7614-BBCF-4572-A871-E446B8CF5D79/MSFT_cloud_architecture_security.pdf
http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/E/3/CE357CE2-3A98-4493-BAEB-CEB13F333302/Cloud_App_Security_datasheet.pdf
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/enterprise-mobility-security/cloud-app-security

Operational security

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 The operational change control procedure considers the following actions:
• The identification and documentation of the planned change.
• An assessment process of possible change impact.
• Change testing in an approved non-production environment.
• Change communication plan.
• Change management approval process.
In particular, the following items are in scope:
• Identification and recording of significant changes.
• Planning and testing of changes.
• Assessment of the potential impacts, including security impacts, of such changes.
• Formal approval procedure for proposed changes.
• Communication of change details to all relevant persons.
Vulnerability management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach Dynamics 365 has developed robust processes to facilitate a coordinated response to incidents
if one were to occur for Dynamics 365. A security event may include unauthorized access
resulting in loss, disclosure, or alteration of data. Dynamics 365 Incident Response process
follows five phases.
1. Identification
2. Containment
3. Eradication
4. Recovery
5. Lessons Learned
Protective monitoring type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/azure-threat-detection
Incident management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=55110

Secure development

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

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No

Pricing

Pricing
Price £0.21 per user per month
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial 30 Day Trial of the service

Service documents

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