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.


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


  • 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


£43.20 to £51 per person per year

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G-Cloud 11

Service ID

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Matthew Burrows


Service scope

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

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Online ticketing support accessibility
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Response within 4 working hours.
Support available to third parties

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
Documentation formats
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

Web browser interface
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
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
Service interface
What users can and can't do using the API
Some API integration available upon request.
API documentation
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
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.


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


Service usage metrics
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


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

Staff security

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

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
Data sanitisation process
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 export approach
An export file is provided to users on request.
Data export formats
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
IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

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

User authentication needed
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

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
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
Other security certifications

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
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

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

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

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks


£43.20 to £51 per person per year
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
Free 30 day trial for up to 10 users - full functionality for the trial period.
Link to free trial

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