FreeBalance Inc

FreeBalance Government Resource Planning (GRP) Cloud (SaaS)

The FreeBalance GRP Cloud includes a core set of modules designed exclusively for public financial management.The GRP cloud modules provide comprehensive budget execution and commitment accounting functionality such as: Budget Controls, General Ledger, Commitment Management, Approval Management, Payment Management, Receipts Management, Management Reporting, Statutory Reporting

Features

  • Budget-controls prevent overspending.
  • General Ledger serves as the central-repository for all transactions.
  • Commitment Management tracks expenditure and controls it based on budget.
  • Approval Management approves expenditures/budget-transfers based on government fiscal procedures.
  • Payment Management manages payments, government receipts and bank accounts.
  • Receipts Management monitors and tracks government receipts.
  • Management Reporting assists in better management-of-budgets, liquidity and government-outcomes.
  • Statutory Reporting follows period end procedures.
  • Unifying Platform where all modules reuse underlying components.
  • Open system enabling integration using the Web Services standards.

Benefits

  • Enables Government Organisations to rapidly implement whilst meeting requirements.
  • Ease-of-adaption due to future changes being supported by Progressive-Activation.
  • Facilitates learning and use via adjustable-terminology, language and help-content.
  • Overspending is prevented by our modules being budget aware.
  • Single point of metadata management with tight and seamless integration.
  • Pure-web eliminates overhead of client/server to web translation.
  • Absence of private-sector features help facilitate use.
  • Ease-of-use due to multiple operating-systems, databases and hardware-systems supported.
  • Multiple budgets can operate simultaneously.
  • Meets International and National public sector accounting standards.

Pricing

£110158 to £357643 per user per year

  • Excluding VAT
  • Minimum contract period: Other

Service documents

G-Cloud 8

399801774119920

FreeBalance Inc

Matthew Olivier

(613) 301-9653

molivier@freebalance.com

Support

Support
Name Content
Support service type
  • Service desk
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Onsite
Support accessible to any third-party suppliers Yes
Support availability The FreeBalance Customer Portal operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round
Standard support response times FreeBalance shall respond to a customer support requests in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.
Incident escalation process available Yes

Open standards

Open standards
Name Content
Open standards supported and documented Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Name Content
Service onboarding process included Yes
Service offboarding process included Yes

Analytics

Analytics
Name Content
Real-time management information available Yes

Cloud features

Cloud features
Name Content
Elastic cloud approach supported No
Guaranteed resources defined Yes
Persistent storage supported Yes

Provisioning

Provisioning
Name Content
Self-service provisioning supported No
Service provisioning time It varies depending on the specific need-implementation. It can be 2 days or 5 days for example.
Service deprovisioning time 2 days.

Open source

Open source
Name Content
Open-source software used and supported Yes

Code libraries

Code libraries
Name Content
Languages your code libraries are written in
  • Java
  • Hibernate
  • Spring
  • Jasper Report
  • Zkoss
  • Trinidad My Faces

API access

API access
Name Content
API access available and supported Yes
API type SOAP web service.

Networks and connectivity

Networks and connectivity
Name Content
Networks the service is directly connected to
  • Internet
  • Public Services Network (PSN)
  • Police National Network (PNN)
  • New NHS Network (N3)
  • Joint Academic Network (JANET)

Access

Access
Name Content
Supported web browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10+
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
Offline working and syncing supported No
Supported devices
  • PC
  • Mac
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet

Certifications

Certifications
Name Content
Vendor certification(s) ISO 9001-2008

Data storage

Data storage
Name Content
Datacentres adhere to the EU code of conduct for energy-efficient datacentres Yes
User-defined data location Yes
Datacentre tier TIA-942 Tier 4
Backup, disaster recovery and resilience plan in place Yes
Data extraction/removal plan in place Yes

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Name Content
Data protection between user device and service
  • PSN assured service
  • PSN protected service
  • CPA Foundation VPN Gateway
  • TLS (HTTPS or VPN) version 1.2 or later
Assured by independent validation of assertion

Asset protection and resilience

Asset protection and resilience
Name Content
Datacentre location
  • UK
  • Other countries with data protection treaties
Assured by contractual commitment
Data management location
  • UK
  • Other countries with data protection treaties
Assured by contractual commitment
Legal jurisdiction of service provider UK, assured by contractual commitment
Datacentre protection Yes, assured by contractual commitment
Data-at-rest protection
  • FIPS-assured encryption
  • Secure containers, racks or cages
  • Physical access control
Assured by independent validation of assertion
Secure data deletion CESG or CPNI-approved erasure process, assured by independent validation of assertion
Service availability 99.98, assured by contractual commitment

Separation between consumers

Separation between consumers
Name Content
Cloud deployment model Public cloud, assured by contractual commitment
Type of consumer No other consumer, assured by contractual commitment
Services separation Yes, assured by assurance of service design
Services management separation Yes, assured by assurance of service design

Governance

Governance
Name Content
Governance framework Yes

Configuration and change management

Configuration and change management
Name Content
Change impact assessment Yes

Vulnerability management

Vulnerability management
Name Content
Vulnerability assessment Yes
Vulnerability monitoring Yes
Vulnerability mitigation prioritisation Yes
Vulnerability tracking Yes
Vulnerability mitigation timescales Yes

Event monitoring

Event monitoring
Name Content
Event monitoring Yes

Incident management

Incident management
Name Content
Incident management processes Yes
Consumer reporting of security incidents Yes
Security incident definition published Yes

Personnel security

Personnel security
Name Content
Personnel security checks
  • Security clearance national vetting (SC)
  • Employment checks

Secure development

Secure development
Name Content
Secure development Yes
Secure design, coding, testing and deployment Yes
Software configuration management Yes

Supply-chain security

Supply-chain security
Name Content
Visibility of data shared with third-party suppliers Yes
Third-party supplier security requirements Yes
Third-party supplier risk assessment Yes
Third-party supplier compliance monitoring Yes

Authentication of consumers

Authentication of consumers
Name Content
User authentication and access management Yes, assured by independent validation of assertion
User access control through support channels Yes, assured by independent validation of assertion

Separation and access control within management interfaces

Separation and access control within management interfaces
Name Content
User access control within management interfaces Yes
Administrator permissions No

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
Name Content
Identity and authentication controls
  • Username and two-factor authentication
  • Username and TLS client certificate
  • Username and password
  • Username and strong password/passphrase enforcement
Assured by independent testing of implementation

Secure service administration

Secure service administration
Name Content
Service management model
  • Dedicated devices on a segregated network
  • Dedicated devices for community service management
  • Direct service management

Audit information provision to consumers

Audit information provision to consumers
Name Content
Audit information provided Data made available

Secure use of the service by the customer

Secure use of the service by the customer
Name Content
Device access method
  • Corporate/enterprise devices
  • Partner devices
Training Yes
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