Savant Limited

Savant Stock Control (SSC) Service

The Savant Stock Control system (SSC) is a secure, cloud-based stock management service for clinical laboratories. The software suite covers all aspects of stock management including deliveries, issues, movements, quarantines, discards, reconciliation and reporting and ordering.


  • Web application supported by handheld devices with barcode scanning.
  • Delivery and issue of stock items.
  • Internal and external stock movements.
  • Automated supplier orders based on current stock levels.
  • Multiple quarantine options - product batch and individual stock items.
  • Stock discard – select products and view discarded products.
  • Messaging Dashboard providing information and actions for users.
  • Flexible reporting facility enables users to create and save reports.
  • Full audit trail for individual stock items.


  • Allows tracking of high value items from delivery to issue.
  • Handheld devices for all stock item processes.
  • Enables sites to have control of consumable items in stock.
  • Ensures accurate stock level control.
  • Saves money by optimising the ordering process.
  • User permission levels can control access to data/processes.
  • Cloud-based system – with you in control.
  • GS1 standard compliant labels.
  • Multi-site compatible.


£200.00 to £2500.00 per licence per month

Service documents

G-Cloud 10


Savant Limited

Rachel Wood


Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints There are no service constraints.
System requirements
  • Web Browser - IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera
  • Web or mobile internet access
  • PC, laptop or tablet
  • Scanner
  • Label Printer

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday
Excludes weekends and Bank Holidays
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 There are 2 support levels:
1. Basic support providing telephone and email support Monday to Friday between the hours 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. This is included in the licence price.
2. Enhanced support to cover other hours as required. Costs can be provided on application. All clients have a technical account manager who they can contact during working hours.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started A training course is provided for the service as well as user documentation. Training can be carried out on-site or online. Assistance is provided with a data load and initial implementation.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats PDF
End-of-contract data extraction Data can be extracted into an Excel spreadsheet. All PDF documents can be extracts as PDF's.
End-of-contract process There will be no additional costs at the end of the contract unless the client specifically requests for data to be extracted into a specific format.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Using the web interface Savant will set user permissions and access as required.
Web interface accessibility standard None or don’t know
How the web interface is accessible Uncluttered layout with a good contrast of colours. Font size set to ensure text is easy to read. There are intuitive menus appropriate to process. The service is browser based so accessibility extensions within browsers can be used.
Web interface accessibility testing No testing has been carried out with users of assistive technology.
Command line interface No


Scaling available Yes
Scaling type Automatic
Independence of resources We continually monitor the database sizes and the overall processing load on our servers and expand requirements to ensure no degradation in service. Our servers are specified to ensure they will maintain service with the maximum number of users permitted by the client licences.
Usage notifications Yes
Usage reporting Email


Infrastructure or application metrics No


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Asset protection

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 Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach In-house
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Scale, obfuscating techniques, or data storage sharding
Data sanitisation process No
Equipment disposal approach A third-party destruction service

Backup and recovery

Backup and recovery
Backup and recovery Yes
What’s backed up
  • Databases
  • Files
Backup controls Back-ups are carried out automatically.
Datacentre setup Single datacentre with multiple copies
Scheduling backups Supplier controls the whole backup schedule
Backup recovery Users contact the support team

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability SSC can be hosted either on-site or on a virtual server by Melbourne Server Support, part of the IOMART Group. IOMART give 99.95% Service Level Agreement (SLA) for network connectivity. This means that the client's server will be accessible via the internet for 99.95% of the time, which equates to a maximum of 4.38 hours downtime per year.
Approach to resilience Savant Ltd uses a number of data-centres to support its services. We ensure a high level of resilience as a priority. We will discuss and agree with a client the most appropriate data-centre to meet their needs.
Outage reporting Savant Ltd will contact our customers directly by phone or email in the event of any outages.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels ISO:27001 and ISO:9001. Carrying out staff training.
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access authentication Username or password
Devices users manage the service through Directly from any device which may also be used for normal business (for example web browsing or viewing external email)

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 Lloyds Register LRQA
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 29/01/18
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover No aspect of the service is not covered by our ISO/IEC 27001 certification or the ISO/IEC 27001 of our hosting provider.
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications No

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 The Improvements Manager reports to the Managing Director and is responsible for ensuring our Information Security policies are adhered to. Savant Ltd has an Information Security Procedure, which must be followed by all staff.

The Procedure covers identifying interested parties and defining their interest, identifying information assets and categorising them, grouping information assets into information classes, identifying asset owners and assessing the class value. Risk are identified against each information asset, risks are linked to the ISMS controls; the likelihood of the risk occurring and the asses class risk of compromise are identified and the risk acceptance criteria assessed.

Treatment Plans are defined by an asset class, the procedure for the execution of the treatment plan is defined and the procedures for re-assessing the risk score are documented. Regular internal audits ensure that the procedures are followed. Staff are encouraged to promptly report any suspected security breaches.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach All services are subject to Savants configuration and change management procedures. Each service has a specific procedure defining the steps to be taken to release a new version. These procedures cover requirement specifications for all proposed changes, test scripts for all proposed changes, testing procedures to include regression testing, release schedule, customer liaison and the production and issue of release notes. All bugs are recorded in our TestTrack system from initially being reported through to the update of the software and release to the customer.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Savant continually assess vulnerabilities to ensure that our hosting services provide the highest levels of vulnerability management. We maintain awareness of vulnerabilities that might affect our software services and regularly test/audit our software services to ensure any potential vulnerabilities are identified and corrected promptly.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Savant carries out daily checks on its server to identify any potential compromises. We also have email alerts set up to notify staff of any compromises. In the event of a potential compromise being identified we will immediately lock-down the server affected and inform any affected customers. We aim to respond to any such incidents as quickly as possible and in any event within one hour during normal working hours. Outside of normal working hours, our hosting provider would take action on our behalf.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Savant has a Business Continuity Plan that identifies our critical services and the actions to be taken in the event of an incident. Savant uses a hosted Business Continuity software service to store and maintain its Business Continuity data and plans. Processors are defined to be followed in the event of a specific incident. There is a defined process for users to report incidents using the business continuity software enabling text messages to be sent to the Incident Management Team. All details of an incident are recorded and an Incident Management report produced by the software recording all actions taken.

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)

Separation between users

Separation between users
Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart No

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency
Energy-efficient datacentres No


Price £200.00 to £2500.00 per licence per month
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available No


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