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

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

4 9 5 3 6 5 3 1 5 4 5 3 2 3 3

Contact

Brovanture Ltd

Malcolm Brock

01483 685450

malcolm.brock@brovanture.com

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

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

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

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.
Service interface
Yes
Description of service interface
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.
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

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

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

Resellers

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

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connection to public sector networks
Yes
Connected networks
Public Services Network (PSN)

Pricing

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

Service documents

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