BSM IMPACT LIMITED

SkillsTx

SkillsTx™ is the World #1 SFIA SaaS solution for managing digital skills.
Baseline the digital skills you have, define the skills you need to ensure you have the right people, with the right skills deployed where they deliver best value.

Features

  • Individual Skills Assessment
  • Organisational Assessment
  • Skills Validation
  • Role Profiles and Job Description Creation
  • Professional Development
  • Position Matching
  • Recruitment
  • Analytics

Benefits

  • Answer the "what skills do we have" question
  • Confirm and baseline the current skills of individuals & organisations
  • Answer the "what skills do we need" question
  • Define role profiles and/or job descriptions
  • Gap analysis between current capability and needs/requirements
  • Recruitment: interview & select resources based on intelligent skills matching
  • Professional development - match candidates, identify training/development needs
  • Transform talent and skills management

Pricing

£43.20 to £51 per person per year

Service documents

G-Cloud 11

350246875350287

BSM IMPACT LIMITED

Matthew Burrows

07850641206

matthew.burrows@bsmimpact.com

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model
  • Public cloud
  • Private cloud
  • Hybrid cloud
Service constraints No known constraints
System requirements
  • Internet access
  • Browser

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times 4-hours
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 No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Response within 4 working hours.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Various options are available, including onsite and online training, support videos and help menus, workshops and consultative-led engagements.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats HTML
End-of-contract data extraction A data extract is provided if required.
End-of-contract process Everything described is included. Pricing includes a number of optional items.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • 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 None
Service interface No
API Yes
What users can and can't do using the API Some API integration available upon request.
API documentation No
API sandbox or test environment No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation Customer branding can be added, roles and jobs/position can be defined. Organisation-specific skill attributes, training and other development interventions can be added and managed.

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources Fully scalable enterprise solution, hosted on Microsoft Azure.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types A full range of reporting and analytical data is provided and embedded into the administration console.
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request

Resellers

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

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Staff screening not performed
Government security clearance Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency Never
Protecting data at rest Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
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 An export file is provided to users on request.
Data export formats CSV
Data import formats CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability The cloud host enables up to 24 hours 7 days a week up time. For internal maintenance and updates an estimated 2 hours of outages to perform these updates should be expected. Outages are performed during off-peak times for any major assessments in progress.
Approach to resilience Data centre is set up using Azure Cloud hosting. More information is available on request.
Outage reporting System administrators receive email notifications on any issues appearing on cloud host. Login page for the system has an alert ticker that will report any system maintenance or planned outages

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Separate sites are used to perform service provider functionality compared to user survey functionality. Role based security used to control access to the sites.
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access 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 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 have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for User-defined
How long system logs are stored for At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification No
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified No
Security governance approach We strictly control administrative access to the system. We make full use of the Azure monitoring capability and get notification if unusual activity is detected
Information security policies and processes BSMimpact are accredited to ISO9001 and have implemented an Integrated Management system to support the governance and management of our business processes. We align to the Cyber Essentials requirements.

All processes have named process owners and managers responsible for the successful operation and compliance of their designated processes. Incidents are recorded and reviewed by the management team, as appropriate.

We have supporting documentation such as an IT Security Policy, Data Protection/Privacy Policy and Data Export Agreements with our Suppliers.

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 All changes to the system are managed and reported via the Jira Tracking system and an code source changes are maintained via a Git Repository.
Changes are first deployed to a Test environment which goes through 2 layers of system testing and user acceptance testing. Once the testing is confirmed the patch is scheduled into the next maintenance window or if deemed critical will be patches as soon as possible. While avoiding possible impact to current active assessments.
Vulnerability management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach Potential threats and critical patches to the skillstx system are usually deployed with 24 hours of being identified.

Infrastructure threats and security is managed by the cloud host which conforms to CSA CCM v3.0.

Potential threats are usually identified by notifications received from industry sources such as Microsoft as part of the belonging to the Azure partnership relationship.
Protective monitoring type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach Potential compromises are logged into the Jira Incident Tracking system.
Incidents are usually dealt with as soon as possible within an hour up to 24 hours if a compromise is detected. All key staff are available on call to be able to enact upon issues.
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 Knowledge base is available for common issues found for users.
Users have access to report incident directly into the Jira tracking system
Key contact resources are available to be contacted for assistance.
Incident reports can be generated by the Jira tracking system.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No

Pricing

Pricing
Price £43.20 to £51 per person per year
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial Free 30 day trial for up to 10 users - full functionality for the trial period.
Link to free trial https://skillstx.com/try/

Service documents

pdf document: Pricing document pdf document: Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card pdf document: Service definition document pdf document: Terms and conditions
Service documents
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