Brovanture Ltd

Planning in the Oracle EPM Cloud (PBCS)

Oracle PBCS is a solution that underpins excel and converts it into a multi dimensional planning, budgeting and forecasting solution.

Features

  • Real time reporting
  • Multi-dimensoional, multi-user planning engine
  • In built taskflow
  • Supports driver based budgeting and rolling forecasts
  • In built financial intelligence
  • Source agnostic
  • Drag and Drop

Benefits

  • Reduce Planning and budgeting cycle
  • Virtually no learning Curve
  • Minimal IT involvement
  • Centralised planning source data
  • Organisation wide planning
  • Reduced total cost of ownership
  • Completely embedded with Microsoft Office

Pricing

£10000 per unit per year

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

G-Cloud 11

495365315453233

Brovanture Ltd

Malcolm Brock

01483 685450

Malcolm.Brock@brovanture.com

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service
What software services is the service an extension to PBCS integrates with Oracle Fusion and NetSuite as the Planning & Budgeting component in the financials module.
Cloud deployment model Private cloud
Service constraints No
System requirements Microsoft office

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Yes, at extra cost
Support response times Support response times 1. Total apparent system loss 30 mins Response 2. A large number of users unable to access the system as normal. One or more users are unable to carry out critical business process. 1 hour Response time 3. One or more users are unable to perform some functions within the system. No critical systems/ processes affected 10 hours Response time. 4 Minor or Cosmetic problem with some functions with the system. Does not stop system from performing designed function. 10 hours Response Time.
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 Support response times 1. Total apparent system loss 30 mins Response 2. A large number of users unable to access the system as normal. One or more users are unable to carry out critical business process. 1 hour Response time 3. One or more users are unable to perform some functions within the system. No critical systems/ processes affected 10 hours Response time. 4 Minor or Cosmetic problem with some functions with the system. Does not stop system from performing designed function. 10 hours Response Time.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started As part of our implementation process we ensure that users have full training and documentation to support them moving forward. Our training is conducted onsite in a practical class room setting, allowing users to practice and develop skills on their own test application.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats HTML
End-of-contract data extraction We take a Zip file of all the data and back ups, which is then transferred to the client in a secured format.
End-of-contract process At the end of the contract period we hand over all data control and support of the application to the client. There is no offboarding costs.

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+
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service Exactly the same functionality exists in the tablet view as in the desktop view.
Accessibility standards WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing Oracle regularly conducts testing to ensure that the user interfaces are perceivable, operable and understandable by people with range of abilities. Continually testing coding, visual operation, manual operations, too-assisted operations across people with and without disabilities.
API No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation Users can customise reports, dashboards, structure, interface visuals and budgeting & forecasting processes.

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources Each user is given a defined user access login, with security to prevent users interacting with data not relevant to their role and responsibility.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Speed, performance, uptime
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Reseller providing extra support
Organisation whose services are being resold Oracle

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
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 European Economic Area (EEA)
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 every 6 months
Penetration testing approach In-house
Protecting data at rest Encryption of all physical media
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 importing and exporting
Data export approach Data is exported via an in built ETL (Extract transfrom load) tol, in a CSV or XLS format.
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)
Data protection within supplier network TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Oracle guarantees a 99.5% uptime (outside the scheduled service windows) for the Oracle productio applications for all customers.
Approach to resilience This is available on request.
Outage reporting Email alerts to Brovanture and the client

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Each user is assigned a role and responsibility with in the system, which is then defined by assigning security to each user to limit access to reports, data and dashboard relevant to that user.
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access authentication Username or password

Audit information for users

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 have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for User-defined
How long system logs are stored for User-defined

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 QMS International
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 02/08/2017
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover Everything is covered under our ISO 27001 certification which was accredited by QMS International.
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications Yes
Any other security certifications ISO:9001

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes We adhere to ISO:9001, adopting best practise information security polices. Our reporting structure is detailed in our quality management ssystem and follows our business operating structure.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach Change management forms part of our project management and acccount management team responsibilities throughout the contract. Change management requests are escalated to senior management / board level who review the risk and agree terms of change with the client.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach The independent Research Community is tasked with finding security vulnerabilities, within Oracle's suite of products.A ny vulnerabilities rasied are fixed with an issue of a critical Patch Update (CPU).
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Oracle has an internal body that over see security and information security assessments. Continual risk assessment and security vigilance is upheld to minimise compromises. In the event that a compromise is detected a notification is immediately distributed and Oracle endeavour to rectify the issue with minimal disruption to business.
Through out this process Brovanture will support the client where appropriate.
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 Users can report incidents via our support desk portal - Zendesk. Users can log requests, review reports and explore commonly raised queries.

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 Yes
Connected networks Public Services Network (PSN)

Pricing

Pricing
Price £10000 per unit per year
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available No

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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