NDL Software Limited

Licencing, implementation and support for Fx electronic form (eForm) platform

FX is an easy-to-use, drag and drop toolkit that puts you in control of your eForm design, distribution and management. The toolkit allows you to create eForms, with workflow, that integrate directly with any back-office system, creating paperless processes that allow you to improve efficiency, security and service delivery.

Features

  • Highly intuitive eForm platform, drag and drop elements and controls
  • Fully extensible, allowing advanced developers to embed their own code
  • Responsive design across devices including computers, mobile phones and tablets
  • WYSIWYG display when building forms using embedded browser
  • Simple controls: text boxes, check boxes, buttons, images
  • Complex controls: payments, address lookup, progress bars and file upload
  • Queuing function to orchestrate, prioritise, streamline and queue transactions
  • Supports SQL, web services, workflow, emails and can produce PDF’s
  • Management capability with audit and diagnostic logging capabilities
  • Supported by a large user group and online community

Benefits

  • Rapid development of electronic forms to help you go paperless
  • Great looking, responsive and easy to configure with no code
  • Non-expert users can create simple or complex eForms at speed
  • Developers can include custom made functionality
  • Develop, manage, test and live preview before deployment
  • Queue and prioritise large numbers of transactions and workflow
  • Can fully integrate with your back-office systems
  • Unrestricted licence, eForms can be used by staff and public
  • Secure and provided with a management functionality
  • Increase the speed of development by using available eForm templates

Pricing

£18000 to £24000 per licence per year

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

5 3 6 0 5 4 8 5 0 6 8 7 5 2 3

Contact

NDL Software Limited

Tom Wright

01937 543 500

tom.wright@ndl.co.uk

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
No
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
None
System requirements
Please see Service Definition document for list of system requirements.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
See Service Definition document.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
No
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
See Service Definition document.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
We offer, as standard 5 days of professional services for onboarding, including training customer staff. Additional professional services days can be requested ad hoc.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • ODF
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
If hosted within the customer's server, all data will reside with the customer for the duration of the contract. If hosted by NDL, a full database export will be provided at the end of contract
End-of-contract process
Configurations and assets are retained by the client and the service is terminated.

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+
  • Opera
Application to install
No
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
Forms created through Fx are available for use on all internet browsers. The development software must, however, be operated from a desktop or laptop
Service interface
Yes
Description of service interface
Browser based eForms and windows based management/studio console.
Accessibility standards
None or don’t know
Description of accessibility
None
Accessibility testing
None
API
Yes
What users can and can't do using the API
Initiate and automate interaction with Applications, enable 2 way data flow between the Eform , data service and target Application.
API documentation
Yes
API documentation formats
PDF
API sandbox or test environment
Yes
Customisation available
Yes
Description of customisation
Electronic forms are fully customisable, customer has full control via studio.

Scaling

Independence of resources
NDL have a robust contingency plan and employ sufficient staff to meet our service demands.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
User defined metrics based on available meta data.
Reporting types
Real-time dashboards

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Staff screening not performed
Government security clearance
Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations
Yes
Datacentre security standards
Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency
Less than once a year
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
A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
If hosted within the customer's server, all data will reside with the customer for the duration of the contract. If hosted by NDL, a full database export can be provided upon request.
Data export formats
CSV
Data import formats
CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network
IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
SLA contract dependant
Approach to resilience
Architectural, platform and data centre resilience. More information available on request.
Outage reporting
Client communications via agreed channels.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Role based access, and privileged identity management.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)

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
No
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
No
Other security certifications
Yes
Any other security certifications
Cyber Essentials Certificate

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
No
Security governance approach
All data is held on customer infrastructure, whether that be on premise or in the Azure Cloud option. The customer can apply their chosen standard security governance policies.
Information security policies and processes
Supplier defined controls.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Supplier defined controls.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
Available on request.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
Available on request.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Available on request.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Pricing

Price
£18000 to £24000 per licence per year
Discount for educational organisations
No
Free trial available
No

Service documents

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