Harbour Assist

Harbour Assist

A cloud based Harbour and Marina Management solution. Provides asset management, customer invoicing, CRM and productivity tools for running marine operations.


  • Vessel and Location Management
  • Customer Invoicing
  • Asset Inspections
  • Task/Productivity Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Bulk Communications
  • Online Customer Portal
  • Mobile device support
  • Asset Mapping
  • Reporting engine


  • Improved productivity for harbour operations
  • Audit trail for asset inspections
  • Communication history against account record
  • Marina/Harbour real-time visibility on map
  • Real-time occupancy views
  • Mobility for operational staff
  • Customer self-service via online portal


£365 to £1375 per unit per month

Service documents


G-Cloud 11

Service ID

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Harbour Assist

Nick Gill

+441208 590616


Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
No Constraints
System requirements
  • Chrome, Firefox, Edge or IE 11 Browsers
  • Internet Connectivity

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Functionality question 2 working days
Outage 2 hours

Support 9-5 Monday to Friday.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Phone support
Web chat support
Onsite support
Support levels
We have 1 support level. Support tickets are submitted within the application and we aim to repspond based on the following SLAs:

Sev 1 1 hour
Sev 2 Team unable to work 3 hours
Sev 3 Major bug – ability to perform function significantly reduced 1 day
Sev 4 Minor bug – does not impact ability to perform function 2 days
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Our standard service is online training, with online documentation. Customers can opt for onsite training for additional cost.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
A user will need to supply a support ticket and we will output the data as a series of CSV or Excel files. Any attachments/documents will be supplied on DVD or online upload of choice.
End-of-contract process
The entire service is available within the price of the contract. Any bespoke development or onsite training is additional.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
No difference; application is responsive and adapts to different screen sizes.
Service interface
Customisation available
Description of customisation
There are a variety of configuration options to configure:

Layout of marina/harbour
Asset Types
Vessel and Customer types
Order types + invoice templates
Email Templates
Mail Merge Templates
Task Types
Task escalation rules
Document Types
Custom Smart Lists/Customer Segments.


Independence of resources
Each Tenant on Harbour Assist runs their own Database, which isolates data performance.
Web-server instances are shared, but these are highly monitored and auto-scale at times of increased demand. We run at 1/10 capacity at all times.


Service usage metrics


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Staff screening not performed
Government security clearance

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach
A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
In addition to the "End of Contract" data download, there are a number of "Download to Excel" options within the application.

All reports can also be downloaded to Excel.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • Excel
  • PDF
  • Word
Data import formats
Other data import formats

Data-in-transit protection

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

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
We offer 99.99% availability. If the service is down for more than 10 minutes in 1 day, we refund the cost of that day.
Approach to resilience
All elements are fault tolerant.

Web Server
We run 3 x large azure app service instances, each on different network and power circuits. Loss of up to 2 of these will result in no loss of service.

All traffic is load-balanced and in the event of an instance experiencing outage/disk failure, it is immediately taken offline and traffic routed to remaining instances with no loss of service. A new instance is automatically spun up and when ready traffic is re-routed to both instances.

Each Tenant runs their own database. SQL Database uses SQL Server active-active clustering (2 nodes). Each node is on separate power and network circuit (within same datacentre) and the data is transactionally replicated between them - i.e. both nodes have exact replicas of data. In the event of the primary node failing, the secondary node takes over with no loss of service. A new secondary node is immediately provisioned automatically and becomes the secondary node once the data is populated. Each node is RAID configured, and data is stored on no-less than 7 physical disks. Disk failure has no effect on service.
Outage reporting
Email Alerts
Public Dashboard

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Support tickets are only available to authenticated users. Management interfaces are verified via source email address.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
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
Users have access to real-time 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
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification
Securious Limited
PCI DSS accreditation date
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover
Third party payment providers: Paysafe and Paypal.
Other security certifications

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance approach
We follow security governance best-practice, but are too small an organisation to go through certification.
Information security policies and processes
The overall responsibility for InfoSec is the CTO. All data storage and transmission follows our Privacy and data-storage policies.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
All changes to code are reviewed by Architect and evaluated for security and code quality.
All code is unit tested and failing tests will stop the automated build process.
New releases are manually tested to ensure quality and a stanard suite of manual tests are also applied before any new version is released.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
We are manually penetration tested every year, and automated vulnerability scanned every 4 months.

All vulnerabilities identified as Medium or higher are patched within 3 weeks.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
We log and monitor all successful and unsuccessful login activity.
System auto-locks out any user after 6 consecutive failed logins.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
During an incident that affects multiple tenants, we issue every-hour notifications to affected users of our progress to restore service.

Once service is restored, we have an internal wash-up on how the incident happened and what we can do to stop it happening again. This is used to generate a formal incident report document, which is distributed to affected users.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks


£365 to £1375 per unit per month
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available

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