Castle Computer Services Ltd

Qlik BI

Castle offer the Qlik Sense & Qlik View BI solutions, which are a revolutionary analytics tool that anyone in your organisation can easily create personalised reports, manipulate dynamic dashboards, explore associations within the data and gather meaningful insight.
Castle offer licences, services and support for the solution

Features

  • Qlik Sense -Self Service Visualisation
  • Qlik View -Guided Analytics
  • Qlik Sense or Qlik View Licences
  • Multiple Data Sources - One Version
  • Storyboarding - Interactive visualisations
  • KPI Dashboarding
  • Intuative & Simple for End Users
  • Mobile Technology
  • Data Discovery
  • Enhanced Reporting - Nprinting

Benefits

  • Uncover hidden trends and make discoveries in your data
  • Ask questions and pursue ideas on your own, or collaboratively
  • Search across all your data to get a complete picture
  • Drag-and-Drop visualisations
  • Quickly connect to multiple systems and data sources
  • Solve problems on the go, anywhere, anytime, on any device.
  • Qlik Sense’s storytelling functionality makes it easier to share
  • Move seamlessly from desktop to tablet smartphone.
  • Users can create their own visualisations, dashboards and reports
  • Goverend data ensures consistent, secure libraries of correct data.

Pricing

£25 per user per month

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

6 1 4 2 2 8 4 8 0 1 6 4 5 8 3

Contact

Castle Computer Services Ltd

Paul Sutherland

01698 844600

paul.sutherland@castle-cs.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
No
Cloud deployment model
Private cloud
Service constraints
No constraints
System requirements
None

User support

Email or online ticketing support
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
Castle’s support model is based around ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) best practice. ITIL is a best practice framework developed by the Office of Government Commerce and is rapidly becoming the worldwide de facto standard for the delivery of IT support to businesses.
Castle’s ITIL based Support methodology will then be used to ensure that the highest quality, proactive and responsive support service is provided to you.
We adhere carefully to IT industry best practice, and follow the ITIL standards (IT Infrastructure Library). Our support function is provided via our dedicated helpdesk in Strathclyde Business Park, Bellshill from where we provide high quality support to over 500 customers
We use a number of leading edge systems and software applications to help maximize our service to customers, such as:
• Cherwell service management call handling software
ITIL accredited software for handling, monitoring and reporting Castle’s service against agreed SLA’s
• Network streaming software
This allows us to take control (remote control) of any PC or server that can connect to our web site .
• And our innovative myCastle self service support portal
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
A range of On-Boarding services are available including - Project Scoping, planning and deployment. Project Management and on-site training services
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
Data extraction services are part of the solution we offer, ensuring clients can de-couple from the solution and retain all of their data
End-of-contract process
The contract incorporates the licences to use the Qlik solution. Additional/Optional services and costs are The Professional Quality Implementation Services (PQIS) . These include Training consultancy, deployment consultancy, design consultancy, integration consultancy, data migration consultancy and Project Management

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
Yes
Compatible operating systems
Windows
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
There are no functional differences between the mobile and desktop application.
Service interface
No
API
No
Customisation available
No

Scaling

Independence of resources
Dedicated application servers can be issued to minimise other user impact on services

Analytics

Service usage metrics
No

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
QLIK

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
None

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
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process
No
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
Export process is part of the PQIS consultancy and is provided by Castle
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
Private network or public sector network
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
The Service is available 24/7 365 days per year and has an uptime average of 99% over the past 9 years. From time to time planned outages are agreed with customers for the implementation if upgrades etc.. Typically these are once a quarter and are implemented outside office hours.
Approach to resilience
The platform has been implemented with a redundant and fault-tolerant High Availability Architecture (HAA) to ensure that no single point of failure can affect the availability of the overall solution (the concept of duality is applied to all aspects components of the architecture).

The Network has been designed to be multi-zone separated by firewalls. Security has been implemented across the applications and uses industry standard authentication.
Outage reporting
If outages or part outages occur it is Castle's policy to transparently discuss this with our customers. Castle has also implemented the following ways to communicate outages to our customers:-
1. As soon as an outage occurs Castle will email all relevant customer contacts
2. Castle will post a status update page that will be updated with any developments and this page is accessible by all customers.
3. If the problem is ongoing Castle will email all end users directly and send text messages to affected users
4. When the outage is over Castle will update all users impacted by the outage via email and text message
5. Castle provides each impacted customer with a detailed outage report that includes a detailed description of the problem that occurred and a plan to ensure that the problem does not occur again.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Management Interfaces are restricted based on Group membership. Company Administrator access is limited to views of a company's data and all access if restricted via 2-factor authentication.
System level access is restricted to the Castle help desk operation leaders.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
You control when users can access audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
User-defined
Access to supplier activity audit information
You control when users can access 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
No

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
Yes
Security governance standards
CSA CCM version 3.0
Information security policies and processes
Within the company, we have an acceptable usage policy for all IT equipment. This covers, any office technology extensively, in regards to it's security, software on the devices and the usage of the software/hardware. It is designed so that adherence to the DPA is vital and always present.

Technologies such as Active Directory Services, and Group Policy are in place to make sure that company wide administration is present and no preventative measures can be made to disable Anti-Virus, firewalls, HIPS, Anti-Phishing, Email-protection etc.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach
All system changes have to formally documented, fully regression tested to ensure no application conflicts.

Changes applied to a test environment first

Customer UAT is required before transfer to a live system
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
With both the head office and the private cloud, we deploy a unified threat management system, which helps monitor all information going in and out of each location. The UTMs is equipped with firewall, intrusion prevention, utm management and advanced threat protection technologies.

We run regular patching to our platforms through WSUS, and application specific software releases. We usually deploy these in waves, so that if a patch was to break a service it would break a small amount of our private cloud and not the entire cloud. This is to help prevent any outages.
Protective monitoring type
Undisclosed
Protective monitoring approach
We regularly carry out tests to ensure that code injections and other similar attacks (OWASP A1,
A2 and A5 classes). In addition we use 3rd parties to test and ensure no access to restricted information using direct object and URL
references (A4 and A8).
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
All incidents reported via the Castle ITIL support services desk. Routes to support include Telephone, Email and Web

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Pricing

Price
£25 per user per month
Discount for educational organisations
Yes
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
Free 'Personal Edition' available to trial the solution. Please contact Castle Sales or download from Castle's website at the following:
www.castle-cs.com
Link to free trial
https://www.castle-cs.com/go/showcase/?zPage=qliksensereg-e9c809c9

Service documents

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