Bramble Hub Limited

Bramble Hub InPhase – Supplier and Contract Management software

InPhase enables you to work either in collaboration with suppliers to achieve joint outcomes, or as a standalone tool for internal analysis, reminders and prompts. You can bring this together with contracts, choosing to define common Supplier and Contract framework(s) that will apply to many, if not all your suppliers

Features

  • Maintain visibility of negotiated contracts
  • Alerting when contracts are due renewals
  • Contract repository for all contract information
  • Scheduled Event and Timeline Monitoring
  • Build a best value supplier database
  • Full connectivity to transaction data
  • Real time discussion around contracts
  • Both a supplier and contracts portal
  • Secure areas accessible by your suppliers

Benefits

  • Greater contract spend under full management and review, real time
  • Timely re-negotiation or termination based on supportable
  • Easy access to better information for negotiation and consolidation
  • Reduce cost of unwanted contract renewals
  • Reduce cost of admin-support in managing the supplier / contract
  • Scheduled Event and Timeline Monitoring to ensure contracts are reviewed
  • Integrated risk analysis and project management for each supplier
  • Monitor and analyse contract activity

Pricing

£0.00 to £100.00 a person a month

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

3 2 7 4 1 8 4 9 8 3 9 4 1 0 0

Contact

Bramble Hub Limited Neil Simpson
Telephone: +44 (0) 2077350030
Email: contact@bramblehub.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
The main InPhase application
Cloud deployment model
  • Public cloud
  • Private cloud
  • Community cloud
  • Hybrid cloud
Service constraints
None
System requirements
  • Software licences
  • Template Application

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
95% of calls answered on first call.
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
Web chat
Web chat support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard
WCAG 2.1 A
Web chat accessibility testing
JAWS Assistive Tech
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Full on site technical, consulting and training support is offered if desired. This is typically based on a day rate and the cost will vary according to travel time, location, seniority of the consultant, and number of days.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
The software is commissioned for you. There is full on site and off site training. There are a full range of consultants services to help you get up and running with any customisation of dashboards. Full performance management consultancy services. Full BI consultancy services.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
  • Other
Other documentation formats
  • Word
  • Excel
End-of-contract data extraction
InPhase can provide this service at an additional cost, or you can download it via the front end table views.
End-of-contract process
A full copy of your database is available at an additional cost. Everything else is included.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install
No
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
Full data capture, self service and reporting is all achieved via the mobile device.
Service interface
Yes
Description of service interface
This is the main inphase application
Accessibility standards
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing
Jaws and other screen reading software tested and supported
API
No
Customisation available
Yes
Description of customisation
1) Full UI and all reports are entirely customisable. 2) number of levels of access, and navigation is fully flexible. 3) security parameters are entirely controllable.

Scaling

Independence of resources
The Hosted service is available as either a fully elastic resource or as a customer separated fixed resource where desired, ensuring the resource for one customer is never impacted by another customer.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
This is part of the audit trail built into each clients own instance of the software.
Reporting types
Real-time dashboards

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
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
User control over data storage and processing locations
Yes
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
In-house
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
  • Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process
Yes
Data sanitisation type
  • Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
  • 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 export approach
Users export either as pfd, excel, word, bmp or other image file type. automating export to MS Office eg task integration is also possible.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • PDF
  • Excel
  • Word
  • XML
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats
  • XML
  • Oracle
  • SQL
  • Access
  • ODBC
  • SSRS
  • Excel

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Other
Other protection between networks
SSL3.0 Azure AD and 2FA
Data protection within supplier network
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network
SSL3.0, Azure AD,

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
INPHASE is designed to deliver 100% connectivity and an availability of better than 99.9% for the solution. Over the past year INPHASE hosted customers experienced availability of better than 99.975%, based on single combined web and application server. In the previous 5 years they experienced 100% availability, excluding scheduled maintenance. Service credits for the non-availability of connectivity are defined.
Approach to resilience
InPhase has built its solution upon the Microsoft development stack, in large part for the highly resilient, fault tolerant and performant nature of the platform. The datacentre hardware setup is configured with 100% failover hardware resilience.
Outage reporting
Email Alerting

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)
  • Limited access network (for example PSN)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
ISO 27001 compliant. Specified individuals access.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • 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
User-defined
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users receive audit information on a regular basis
How long supplier audit data is stored for
User-defined
How long system logs are stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
Lloyds Register LRQA
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
29/5/2015
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover

Activities other than -the build, deployment and support of cloud and managed hosting solutions - systems integration and IT managed services are not covered.
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
Yes
CSA STAR accreditation date
On Azure - 15/10/2016
CSA STAR certification level
Level 3: CSA STAR Certification
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover
CSA Star certification on INPHASE on Azure covering the networking, compute, database on Azure. Non-Azure not STAR Certified.
PCI certification
No
Other security certifications
No

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
We have a defined in house structure of security policies that effect each department differently. For all matters relating to security the process is immediate CEO level reporting.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Component traceability, version control, throughout their lifetime with software source control. Appointed security officer assessment and test.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
Use of industry leading third party threat detection and prevention software and hardware systems including automated security patch deployments. Microsoft Gold Partner for related threat and security information and updates.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
ISO 27001 compliance. Detailed access audits. DOS threat monitoring and automated email alerting.
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
IS0 27001 compliant Multi-channel reporting supported.

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
NHS Network (N3)

Pricing

Price
£0.00 to £100.00 a person a month
Discount for educational organisations
Yes
Free trial available
No

Service documents