Brandworkz Brand Management Software
Brandworkz provide cloud Brand & DAM software enabling organisations to ensure that their brand vision and marketing content is consistent in every channel. It’s easy to use & provides complete control, brand compliance, content consistency and rapid distribution of your brand assets.
- CMS for creating online Brand Guidelines
- Digital Asset Management: Centralised repository for all digital assets
- Workflow: approval based workflow for streamlined marketing production
- Web-2-Print: Provide users compliant templates for localised artwork
- Enterprise search: Fast, intuitive search across all content
- Reporting: Provides real time metrics and intelligence on asset use
- Global 24/7 web based access
- Granular access controls: provide appropriate premissions and access for users
- Meets the highest system and hosting security criteria
- Experienced brand management consultants to implement/support system
- Ensure consistent/positive representation of your brand at every touchpoint
- Centralise all of your content in one access controlled repository
- Showcase the best work from your global marketing teams online
- Educate all team members about your brand with web-based guidelines
- Reduce time spent searching for, sharing and re-purposing assets
- Reduce time to market with online collaboration
- Eliminate artwork localisation costs with W2P module
- Provide secure, permission based access to all staff and suppliers
- Fine tune your brand management with reports/analysis
- Produce compliance based audit trail of approvals and comments
£7920 per transaction per year
- Education pricing available
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|Software add-on or extension||No|
|Cloud deployment model||Public cloud|
|Service constraints||Any planned maintenance around fixes and upgrades is agreed with the client in advance, and timed to take place during low impact periods (weekends, night time etc.)|
|System requirements||Web access via common major browser|
|Email or online ticketing support||Email or online ticketing|
|Support response times||Support response times via Zendesk ticketing software system|
|User can manage status and priority of support tickets||Yes|
|Online ticketing support accessibility||WCAG 2.1 A|
|Phone support availability||9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday|
|Web chat support||No|
Brandworkz provide a consistent level of support for all clients, as dictated by our service level agreement built into all contracts.
All clients have named administrator access to our helpdesk (email or phone). However, the logging of an incident must always be done by a clients 1st line support by sending an email with enough detail for us to replicate the issue. The response time is calculated as starting from the time this email is received.
Response times are included in the previous section. As a result of our support we contractually agree to offer 99.9% guaranteed availability over the course of any 12 month period measured as HTTP response availability of the log-in page of your web application as measured by us. If this is not achieved, we credit the cost of 1 day of SaaS service costs for every 15 minutes for which the site is unavailable, up to an aggregate maximum of two hours unavailability of the site in any one calendar month provided that you report the unavailability and request the credit in writing to us within two Business Days of the downtime occurring.
Support costs are built into the SaaS license.
|Support available to third parties||Yes|
Onboarding and offboarding
Brandworkz is an extremely user intuitive system to work within and therefore our experience is that minimal training is required whether it be for administrators or front-end users. Typically, 1-2 days training is need for the former dependent upon the modules employed. Included in this training is a section that covers the front-end user interface, which has allowed our customers then to use administrators as an internal training resource.
However, training and help material is provided to all users via the ‘help’ link in every instance of Brandworkz. This takes the user to a video enabled help site, covering advice on all main tasks.
Further training and help material can be produced and held within the system itself, and can be in the form of documentation, web articles or videos.
|End-of-contract data extraction||
Client admins have full access to all data during the lifecycle of the system and can, at any time, conduct a full export of meta and download of assets.
Furthermore Brandworkz exit management policy includes provision for data extraction as a part of the contract.
The exit management schedule states: 1 Migration
1.1 Where the Services provided to Customer are dependent on equipment which is not owned by Customer, Supplier will ensure the necessary migration of all Supplier Software, data and other materials from such equipment to similar equipment owned by Customer or a new service provider. Implementation of the change shall be carried out by Supplier in such a way as to cause the minimum possible disruption to the supply of the Services.
1.2 Any costs for professional services to complete such a migration will be quoted for by the supplier and agreed between the customer and the supplier in advance.
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||The DAM element of Brandworkz is based on a responsive design so that the display will adjust to the screen size of the device being used i.e. on a mobile device the assets will display as a single column and the menu will concertina. Not all modules are yet mobile optimised though; whilst the brand guidelines and workflow modules are accessible via any browser device the features are not all optimised for view and touch screen use.|
|Description of service interface||Our system provides client admin teams with access to the admin service UI allowing for the management of users, assets, reports, site configuration and metadata attributes.|
|Accessibility standards||WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549|
|Accessibility testing||We use browser extensions and onscreen readers.|
|What users can and can't do using the API||
Yes: The Brandworkz REST/JSON based, open API is ready to be used on projects where tight integration with third party systems is needed; CMS, Ecommerce, Email marketing etc.
Our open RESTFUL/JSON API system is built as a SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). This means that the functionality of the system is broken out into separate services, for example, a service that deals with assets, another for albums, another for categories, etc.
Each service then is a standalone entity that communicates using the same architecture.
The benefits of this approach for developers and clients are:
- Development Time
|API documentation formats||
|API sandbox or test environment||Yes|
|Description of customisation||
Brandworkz is a fully functional Brand Management portal. Customisation can fall into two categories:
1. Standard configuration inc. site skin, choice of page templates, content architecture, meta-schema, logo finder structure, showcase structure, user groups, permissions, reports, workflow stages. All of these elements can be configured by system admins at Brandworkz or on the client team following appropriate training, using the admin interface provided as standard.
2. Bespoke customisation: Clients are able, with our help, to customise elements such as:- page templates, integrations, SSO (Single Sign On), new features (either bespoke or directed development approach), mobile apps. Depending on the nature of the customisation the work would need to be carried out by the Brandworkz product team based on agreed specification s with the client.
|Independence of resources||
All server types are in auto-scaling clusters, which means that if the number of simultaneous users increases, we will automatically launch more servers to deal with the increased demand.
Auto-scaling is included for the following server types:
• Image transcoding servers:
• Video transcoding servers:
• Zip servers:
|Service usage metrics||Yes|
The Brandworkz reporting module enables reporting on asset usage, including detailed reports on downloads and uploads. Configurable reports included in the system are:
Top 100 viewed assets
Top 100 viewed folders
Top 100 downloaded assets
Top 100 search terms
Top 100 users (based on number of logins)
Top 100 users (based on no. of downloads)
Top 100 download wizards
Top 100 IP addresses
Uploads for a time period
Downloads for a time period
Logins for a time period
Asset Views for a time period
Folder Views for a time period
Disk space usage
|Supplier type||Reseller providing extra features and support|
|Organisation whose services are being resold||Brandworkz|
|Staff security clearance||Conforms to BS7858:2012|
|Government security clearance||Up to Developed Vetting (DV)|
|Knowledge of data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Data storage and processing locations||European Economic Area (EEA)|
|User control over data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Datacentre security standards||Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)|
|Penetration testing frequency||At least every 6 months|
|Penetration testing approach||Another external penetration testing organisation|
|Protecting data at rest||
|Data sanitisation process||Yes|
|Data sanitisation type||Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation|
|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||
• All assets exported to a folder hierarchy matching the one set up in the web-UI,
• Associated spreadsheets/CSV files for each section with all metadata present for each asset.
This provides the most flexible and standard ability to import the assets and the associated metadata into another system.
If required we can explore using sidecar files for associated metadata, though this adds time.
Timescale and effort will vary based on the amount of assets but all assets would be exported within 2 to 5 days of effort. We would typically do this within 30 days.
|Data export formats||
|Other data export formats||
|Data import formats||
|Other data import formats||
|Data protection between buyer and supplier networks||TLS (version 1.2 or above)|
|Data protection within supplier network||
Availability and resilience
We guarantee 99.9% availability over the course of any 12 month period measured as HTTP response availability of the log-in page of your web application as measured by us.
1: Guaranteed Availability excludes scheduled downtime including:
- required restarts after installation of critical software updates or software installations which will so far as possible be performed outside Business Hours and
- scheduled hardware/software updates to the network (which is usually performed between 1 and 5 am in the morning UK time).
2: Guaranteed availability excludes unavailability occurring due to technical faults arising on networks outside the control of our hosting provider.
If Guaranteed Availability is not achieved, we will credit you the cost of 1 day of your SaaS service costs for every 15 minutes for which the site is unavailable below the level of Guaranteed Availability up to an aggregate maximum of two hours unavailability of the site in any one calendar month provided that you report the unavailability and request the credit in writing to us within two Business Days of the downtime occurring. In the event that you are entitled to multiple credits arising from the same event, such credits shall not be cumulative.
|Approach to resilience||
Our hosting partner is Amazon Web Services who operate some of the most secure, state-of-the-art facilities in the world:
- UK and other clients are hosted in Amazon Ireland (across multiple data centers) Backup and Disaster Recovery is at Amazon Frankfurt, Germany
- 24 hour video recording/surveillance.
- Bio-metric entry.
- Dry-pipe fire suppression.
- 20 mins battery power for entire building in case of power brownouts
- Diesel generators for power in case of power blackouts
Hosting Security Overview:
- All client data encrypted at rest (AES-128)
- Encryption of data in transit (HTTPS/TLS – 2048bit)
- Firewalls (incl. NAT)
- Network monitoring and intrusion prevention (DDOS, MITM, IP spoofing, Port Scanning, Packet Sniffing)
- Minimal attack-surface
- Hosting provider has following accreditations: ISO 27001, PCI DDS Level 1, SOC 1/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (SAS70), SOC 2, SOC3 FISMA, DIACAP, FedRAMP, DOD CSM levels 1-5, ITAR, FIPS 140-2, MTCS Level 3, HIPAA, CSA, MPAA
- Dev, QA and Production environments completely segregated
- Only necessary ports open
- Trend Micro anti-malware installed
- Hardened OS
Our internal monitoring includes tools such as:
Uptime Robot, AOI Science and AWS Alerting. These provide us emails and sms alerts as to outage or performance issues, along with our own dashboard monitoring.
Outages are communicated to clients via email with full details as to cause and resolution activity.
Identity and authentication
|User authentication needed||Yes|
|Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels||
Granular user permissions are easily created and managed in Brandworkz by your administrators; setting up appropriate groups, with associated permissions, that multiple users can be added to. The actual configuration of permissions is done through simple clicks against folders that you want to allow or restrict access to.
Your administrators, by virtue of their user profile in the system, will have access to a specific management interface where they alone will be be able to manage elements including:
-Site Skin (Branding)
|Access restriction testing frequency||At least once a year|
|Management access authentication||Username or password|
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 contact the support team to get 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||Yes|
|Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001||Ernst & Young|
|ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date||11/12/2013|
|What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover||
Certificate covers our cloud-hosting service.
Internal/office IT processes not covered.
|ISO 28000:2007 certification||No|
|CSA STAR certification||Yes|
|CSA STAR accreditation date||11/12/2013|
|CSA STAR certification level||Level 3: CSA STAR Certification|
|What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover||
Certificate covers our cloud-hosting service.
Internal/office IT processes not covered.
|Other security certifications||No|
|Named board-level person responsible for service security||Yes|
|Security governance certified||Yes|
|Security governance standards||
|Other security governance standards||Our hosting provider is accredited to PCI DDS Level 1, SOC 1/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (SAS70), SOC 2, SOC 3, FISMA, FedRAMP, DOD CSM Level 1-5, ITAR, FIPS 140-2, MTCS Level 3, HIPAA, CSA, MPAA|
|Information security policies and processes||The hosting provider is accredited to PCI DDS Level 1, SOC 1/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (SAS70), SOC 2, SOC3 FISMA, DIACAP, FedRAMP, DOD CSM levels 1-5, ITAR, FIPS 140-2, MTCS Level 3, HIPAA, CSA, MPAA|
|Configuration and change management standard||Supplier-defined controls|
|Configuration and change management approach||
Internal change processes to general software:
• Write business case,
• Approve business case
• Write technical spec and if relevant design wireframes and visuals
• Optionally invite interested clients to review if major change/improvement
• Approve spec
• Enter change as ticket(s) in Jira – including assign to upcoming release
• Code the changes incl. peer review
• Commit code changes to GIT
• Submit Jira tickets to testing and QA
• Functional, integration and scalability testing
• Change will become part of general release and outlined in release notes
|Vulnerability management type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Vulnerability management approach||
* Regular scheduled scans with Qualysguard Vulnerability Management (DAST/WAS and VM)
* Prioritisation as per Qualysguard severity ranking
* Critical are scheduled for implementation/hotfix immediately
* Hotfix regression tested, deployed and a rescan done to confirm fix
* The timescale for implementing severities less than critical are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and are typically released as part of our software release schedule
|Protective monitoring type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Protective monitoring approach||
* QualysGuard penetration and DAST testing.
* Pro-active monitoring of entire environment via AWS Inspector (pro-active monitoring of services/processes, abnormal activity on servers, etc. Scheduled security assessments running automatically, with pro-active alerting).
* Log shipping to protected log store for log files (AWS CloudTrail + shipping of own log files to offsite ElasticSearch index)
|Incident management type||Supplier-defined controls|
|Incident management approach||
Yes Brandworkz have a well defined and documented approach to cover system and security incidents. Relevant staff are trained in these processes and they are detailed, reviewed and made available to staff in these specific policies:
1.Security Breach procedure
2. Business Continuity Policy
3. Information Security Policy
Our security breach procedure in particular includes steps for identifying, resolving and reporting on incidents.
We are happy to supply the full documentation on request.
|Approach to secure software development best practice||Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed|
Public sector networks
|Connection to public sector networks||No|
|Price||£7920 per transaction per year|
|Discount for educational organisations||Yes|
|Free trial available||No|