TCS

TCS Finance and Accounting Platform

TCS' Finance and Accounting platform encompasses General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Expense Management, Fixed Assets and Cash Management. The platform hosted in the UK is provisioned on a SaaS model and provides a single point of ownership, improved performance metrics and adherence to service level agreements.

Features

  • End-to-End finance process coverage
  • Ready-to-Go Oracle EBS R12 environment with preconfigured processes
  • Hosted in UK on scalable and secure infrastructure including DR
  • Fully auditable SSAE16, ISO 27001 compliant infrastructure
  • Augmented by TCS value adds, enhancements and accelerators
  • Integration with the customer and third party systems
  • SLA based application maintenance services
  • Single point of accountability for end to end services
  • Pay-per-Use commercial pricing model

Benefits

  • Robust finance and accounting system enabling process scalability
  • Consolidated and standardised financial processes
  • Optimised working capital and improved liquidity
  • Improved visibility across financial processes with single source of truth
  • Faster financial closure by reducing the overall closure period
  • Reduced reconciliation efforts
  • Improved Compliance with adherence to IFRS, GAAP and SOX requirements
  • Rapid onboarding with TCS accelerators
  • Lower TCO and minimised CAPEX investment

Pricing

£45000 per unit per month

Service documents

G-Cloud 9

344176977705991

TCS

Alan Brennan

020 3155 2237

UK.PublicSector@tcs.com

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Private cloud
Service constraints Access to the TCS solution is through the internet only. If Customer chooses to access the TCS solution through an MPLS connection, costs for such connectivity with adequate bandwidth will be borne by the Customer.
System requirements Working Internet connection

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Severity 1 – 6 business hours
Severity 2 – 3 business days
Severity 3 – 12 business days
User can manage status and priority of support tickets No
Phone support No
Web chat support No
Onsite support Onsite support
Support levels Severity 1 – 6 business hours
Severity 2 – 3 business days
Severity 3 – 12 business days

We provide ServicePlus as the support tool.
Support available to third parties No

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started User documentation will be provided.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats HTML
End-of-contract data extraction Integration that enable export / import of data will be provided.
End-of-contract process Renew contract or exit points as mentioned in standard contract template.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10+
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service The service been designed to work on mobile devices. We support Android and iOS mobile operating systems.

There are no differences between the mobile and desktop service.
Accessibility standards None or don’t know
Description of accessibility TCS F&A Platform operates on SaaS model hosted on Cloud and accessible through the internet.
Accessibility testing Not evaluated with users of assistive technology.
API No
Customisation available No

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources We perform usage and resource utilisation monitoring, This coupled with performance testing enable capacity planning.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types We provide ServicePlus as the support tool that will provide service usage metrics.

ServicePlus consists of:
1.Clarifications – regarding navigation, business process flow, workflow status, interfaces.
2.Data Management – Requests requiring correction to data and User Requested Data Extracts. TCS will support up to 10 Data Management requests per month beyond which Change Request charges apply
3.User Account Management – Request for providing user roles privileges
4.Exception Transaction Management – Request for processing ad-hoc transactions or approved exceptions . TCS will support up to 5 Transaction Management requests per month beyond which Change Request charges apply.
Reporting types
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Asset protection

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 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 In-house
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Other
Other data at rest protection approach FIPS Assured
Secure containers, racks or cages
DB access provided only to fixed IPS
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 Integration that enable export / import of data will be provided.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats XLS
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats XLS

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • Other
Other protection between networks MPLS (Optional)
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network Intrusion Prevention System

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability 98% availability
Approach to resilience High Availability across all layers
Outage reporting We have provisioned monitoring/ alerting tools.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Username or password.
Through access restriction and using separate management VLAN.
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for At least 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 TUV NORD
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date Initial certification: 2006. Last re-certification 27th March 2015.
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover -
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification Yes
CSA STAR accreditation date -
CSA STAR certification level Level 1: CSA STAR Self-Assessment
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover -
PCI certification Yes
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification -
PCI DSS accreditation date -
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover PCI/ DSS certifications are mandated for entities dealing in Credit card payments. Specific projects go in for PCI/ DSS certification.
Other security accreditations No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance accreditation Yes
Security governance standards
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards SSAE16/ ISAE3402
Information security policies and processes TCS adopts a process based approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, maintaining and improving the effectiveness of the TCS Information Security Management System (ISMS).
TCS has adopted the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” (PDCA) model that is applied to all ISMS processes. This ensures that an ongoing management process is in place for Information security.

TCS has a defined and implemented Information Security Management Framework based on ISO 27001 security standard. TCS has received Enterprise wide Triple ISO (27001, 9001, 20000) certification.

The TCS Information Security Management Framework consists of the following:
• Information Security Policy
• Information Security Standards
• Information Security Procedures.

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 change management procedure conforms to ISO 27001 standard and ensures that all changes are controlled, including the submission, recording, analysis, decision making, and approval of the change.

• Changes are analysed for business and technical impact. This analysis is shared with Change Management Committee and on approval changes are planned for implementation.
• Changes are documented, tested and based on user approvals migrated in Production. Changes are tested in development and QA environment. Roll back mechanism is in place in case of any adverse effect.
• Changes are tracked in Change Register and are reconciled at regular interval.
Vulnerability management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach Application Security assessment includes testing of the vulnerabilities identified (Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), Authentication, Authorization, Data Validation, SQL injection and so on.

Tools selection is done keeping in mind specific application scenario which ensures that tools best suited for an application are used. For Application Assessment TCS uses a various tools such as HP Webinspect, IBM Appscan, Paros, Nikto.

Network Security Assessment:
Network Security assessment includes testing of the Host, internal network, and perimeter. For Network Assessment TCS uses a various tools such as Nessus, Core Impact, Wireshark, Nmap.
Protective monitoring type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach TCS has implemented both IDS and IPS. Alerts generated by the IDS & IPS devices are continuously monitored. The Network Monitoring team takes appropriate action based on any suspicious activity observed. There is a dedicated (Corporate SOC) team to ensure 24*7 monitoring.
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 TCS provides its ticketing tool – ServicePlus as the primary channel for support. Customer SPoCs will be expected to:-
• Log tickets in ServicePlus for incidents/queries/requests related to TCS Platform
• Coordinate with TCS Platform service delivery team dor ticket resolution status, conduct 1st level validation of TCS resolution and close ticket in ServicePlus
• Notify resolution of tickets to respective Customer users, post resolution by TCS
• Manage internal business change for new functionality releases.

Note:
For Priority-1 issues TCS will also provide on call support.
The Customer is expected to provide Level – 1 support to its Users.

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 £45000 per unit per month
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available No

Documents

Documents
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Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card View uploaded document
Service definition document View uploaded document
Terms and conditions document View uploaded document
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