Victoria Forms design bespoke electronic forms, and provide a range of 250 online template Electronic Forms and Calculators, for Revenues and Benefits, Licensing, Environmental Health and more. Our eForms are tailored to an Organisation's branding and provide in-form intelligence for error checking and validating responses, dramatically reducing application processing resources.
- Cloud Based System presents, processes and stores eForms
- Readymade Template Libraries available, or Bespoke Design Services Offered
- 200+ readymade forms for multiple departments; regularly updated for legislation
- Service available for Banded Council Tax Reduction Schemes
- BackOffice Integration - Capita Academy, Northgate iWorld, Idox Uniform
- Relevant questions appear only when needed
- Saving capabilities for partially complete forms
- Optional Offline Forms, Attachments Module, Statistics Module
- eForms accessed on desktop, laptop, mobile devices and tablets
- Forms work in any browser with no additional software required
- Integration eliminates time spent on rekeying information
- Online forms dramatically reduce printing costs
- Intelligent forms reduce errors and improve user experience
- Customer focused approach develops most efficient service for you
- Over 13 years of experience supplying Local Government
- Readymade solutions allow customers to be up-and-running quickly
- Forms are fully customisable allowing Councils to replicate existing forms
- Anyone can fill in forms, no need to register beforehand
- Secure save capability stops users having to restart forms
- Completed forms easily downloaded as PDF for personal records
£600 per licence per year
- Free trial available
|Software add-on or extension||Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service|
|What software services is the service an extension to||
Victoria Forms Solution can integrate with third-party Back Office Systems provided by Northgate, Capita, Civica, Idox etc.
Additionally, the Victoria Forms System can link in with Payment Software, Risk Based Verification Software, Third Party Integration Software, Maps Software and CRM / Portal Systems.
|Cloud deployment model||Private cloud|
The main Enterprise Forms Server Software is only compatible with Windows and should be installed on Windows Servers.
Please Note: End Users can access eForms using any operating system, it is only the core software that is constrained to Windows.
|Email or online ticketing support||Email or online ticketing|
|Support response times||
Target Initial Response Time: 60 Minutes
Target Incident Management Response Times -
Priority 1: 60 Minutes
Priority 2: 180 Minutes
Priority 3: 24 Hours
Priority 4: None (Logged for information purposes only)
Support Desk open Monday - Thursday 09:00 to 17:30 UK Time; Friday 09:00 to 17:00 UK Time. Excluding English Bank Holidays and Public Holidays, and between Christmas and New Year. Out of hours technical support is available upon request and as mutually agreed.
|User can manage status and priority of support tickets||No|
|Phone support availability||9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday|
|Web chat support||No|
|Onsite support||Yes, at extra cost|
Email and Telephone support are included within product and maintenance costs at the times specified. Onsite Support is provided at extra cost, of £900 per day.
All customers will have a dedicated Account Manager.
|Support available to third parties||Yes|
Onboarding and offboarding
Victoria Forms appoint a named contact for the implementation phase, supported by Consultants, eForms Designers and the Technical Support Team. Through discussion, required information is obtained from the Buyer to assist Victoria Forms in the Setup of the Solution. Any changes required can be discussed and implemented at any time during the project.
Onsite Training is included within the Setup of the Core Enterprise Forms Server Software. In addition, Victoria Forms provide access to a range of manuals to assist with the use of the software.
eForm branding is applied by Victoria Forms, with no need to involve web designers. For End Users to access forms, all that is required is to provide a link from your website to the appropriate eForm (the appropriate link will be provided by Victoria Forms). When a user clicks on the link, the appropriate eForm will open up in a new browser window on the End User’s computer.
|End-of-contract data extraction||
Off-boarding is straightforward; given the data being captured by the system in a submitted eForm is used or captured by the Authority for its own on-going processing and record keeping regularly. Therefore, any data held should already have been captured by the Buyer.
Victoria Forms can provide an additional 2 weeks’ access to the database for the Buyer to download any further eForms submitted in the last days of contract provision, to ensure it has sufficient time in which to download these and capture the included customer data.
When the Buyer has confirmed it has downloaded all records from the system or the 2 weeks’ additional access time has finished, Victoria Forms will permanently delete all data held securely under contract, including any backups to ensure it satisfies all its Data Protection requirements.
|End-of-contract process||At the end of the Contract, removal of the system is included within the Annual Maintenance Fee paid by the Buyer.|
Using the service
|Web browser interface||Yes|
|Application to install||No|
|Designed for use on mobile devices||Yes|
|Differences between the mobile and desktop service||
Relates to end user online forms ONLY:
Mobile eForms are resized automatically to fit the device screen, and the eForm controls shrink to a minimalist bar across the top of the screen allowing more space for eForm questions to reduce excessing scrolling. Controls can be accessed via a mobile menu.
|Accessibility standards||WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549|
|Accessibility testing||Victoria Forms have conducted a number of tests using market leading assistive technology and have also had feedback from visually impaired users of the software.|
|What users can and can't do using the API||
An API is available for integration with CRM/Portal Solutions. Covers ability to Automatically Authenticate registered users, pre-populate eForms, control eForm features, Access partially completed forms, Data Return (two way communication) and Access to the original eForm and eForm History.
Victoria Forms provide documentation about how to set up the service, including example code.
Victoria Forms IT can work with the Buyer's IT to achieve requirements.
Please Note: Integration with third party systems from the Victoria Forms system is not limited to this API.
|API documentation formats|
|API sandbox or test environment||Yes|
|Description of customisation||
Buyers can request a bespoke eForm design service from Victoria Forms. Experienced eForms Design staff discuss requirements with the Buyer, and can create bespoke forms based on a given specification according to requirements.
Buyers also have control over eForm configuration options, via administrative staff who have an account on the core software, allowing complete customisation over content of information shown and sent to the End User at the point of eForm Submission, as well as some controlling eForm Features.
The Service can be branded to the buyer's website or according to specification, including corporate colour schemes and branding guidelines.
|Independence of resources||
Each Victoria Forms Setup is independent of another. Buyers have the option of hosting their own solution internally, or Victoria Forms provide hosting on dedicated servers.
For the End User - the system enables the entire eForm to be loaded by the local user browser, including all the inbuilt intelligence. The next connection with the server is only when the eForm data is submitted on completion or saving of a part-completed eForm. Processing of eForm data takes only a few seconds. Many concurrent users can complete eForms while the server remains unburdened.
|Service usage metrics||No|
|Supplier type||Not a reseller|
|Staff security clearance||Other security clearance|
|Government security clearance||Up to Security Clearance (SC)|
|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||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|
|Data sanitisation process||Yes|
|Data sanitisation type||Deleted data can’t be directly accessed|
|Equipment disposal approach||In-house destruction process|
Data importing and exporting
|Data export approach||
The eForms System exports data as PDF files and/or XML Files.
All forms can be exported as PDF files. These can be be sent to a document system via email, or manual upload. Alternatively, with some custom coding, our system can generate detailed indexing information for each form, and send this along with the form, directly to a document system.
Selected forms can export as XML files, which can be sent to a Back Office System via connectors or APIs, to allow data to be integrated with existing Back Office Systems.
|Data export formats||
|Other data export formats||
|Data import formats||Other|
|Data protection between buyer and supplier networks||
|Data protection within supplier network||TLS (version 1.2 or above)|
Availability and resilience
Where Victoria Forms provide hosting, the eForms System will be hosted by Microsoft Azure. Microsoft’s data centers are engineered to provide 99.999% availability to meet their customer’s SLAs and service needs.
98+% Target Service Availability
98+% uptime guarantee does not include scheduled maintenance - normally conducted outside working hours and as previously notified.
Service Desk Support Hours
Monday to Friday
09:00 to 17:00 GMT
Excluding English bank and public Holidays and between Christmas and New Year. Out of hours technical support is available upon request and as mutually agreed.
|Approach to resilience||Information available upon request.|
Within the Enterprise Forms Server System, any error alerts are displayed in the 'Filled Forms' area of the system, notifying users if there are forms waiting to be downloaded.
Should systems be unavailable for extended periods of time, Victoria Forms will notify the Buyer and will work to reinstate systems as soon as possible.
Identity and authentication
|User authentication needed||No|
|Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels||All data is held securely within an internal system, separate from the external system that presents eForms for completion. The eForms System is hosted on a secure servers, provided by the customer, or by Victoria Forms (Microsoft Azure) - servers are restricted by a whitelist of IP Addresses, as well as requiring a username and password for access.|
|Access restriction testing frequency||At least once a year|
|Management access authentication||
|Description of management access authentication||Restriction by whitelist of IP addresses.|
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 have access to real-time audit information|
|How long supplier audit data is stored for||User-defined|
|How long system logs are stored for||User-defined|
Standards and certifications
|ISO/IEC 27001 certification||No|
|ISO 28000:2007 certification||No|
|CSA STAR certification||No|
|Other security certifications||No|
|Named board-level person responsible for service security||No|
|Security governance certified||No|
|Security governance approach||We follow best practice for maintaining security of data – our policies are incorporated into our contracts with customers.|
|Information security policies and processes||Information available upon request.|
|Configuration and change management standard||Supplier-defined controls|
|Configuration and change management approach||
Victoria Forms use Source Control Software to track components of our services through their lifetime.
Changes are assessed using an in-house code review programme.
|Vulnerability management type||Supplier-defined controls|
|Vulnerability management approach||
Testing is carried out to assess potential threats to the service. Where possible, threats will be replicated and fixes/updates will be applied to the system to rectify any vulnerabilities.
Major System updates are applied every 18 months. Minor updates are applied approximately every 6 months. Where vulnerabilities have been identified, patches will be applied immediately.
Potential threats are identified via Penetration Testing, Customer Feedback and Regular research on current/potential threats.
|Protective monitoring type||Supplier-defined controls|
|Protective monitoring approach||
Potential compromises are checked for alongside vulnerabilities.
In the event of the discovery of a potential compromise, Victoria Forms will endeavour to correct the issue, and assess the impact and escalate priority as required.
Upon discovery of any compromise, Victoria Forms will escalate the incident to the highest priority, and will provide a response to the affected party within 60 minutes.
|Incident management type||Supplier-defined controls|
|Incident management approach||
Incidents or issues can be raised through our Support Helpdesk, which will be responded to by a member of the Support Team.
For high priority incidents, where the service availability has been affected, an Incident Report Form will be completed by Victoria Forms, and if required, provided to the relevant party.
|Approach to secure software development best practice||Supplier-defined process|
Public sector networks
|Connection to public sector networks||No|
|Price||£600 per licence per year|
|Discount for educational organisations||No|
|Free trial available||Yes|
|Description of free trial||
Victoria Forms provide Buyers with links to a comprehensive selection of Demonstration eForms, which can be accessed at any time - completed, saved, and submitted.
A Free Trial of the core Enterprise Forms Server software is not available.