Proactis eMarketplace connects employees to your major suppliers’ websites and catalogues. Within a single shopping cart, employees can browse across multiple suppliers, compare and choose the product or service providing the best value. Intended purchases are passed through your normal purchase authorisation process and, when approved, the order is placed.
- Cloud-based solution with web browser access.
- Use negotiated supplier catalogues to control user content.
- Drive best-practise purchasing through preferred suppliers.
- Compare products to ensure the best-value.
- Punch-out to supplier's eCommerce websites for browsing and purchasing.
- Automatically track common items and make available for quick purchase.
- Manage and approve supplier catalogues before publishing them to users.
- Promote supplier self-service for catalogue uploads and amendments.
- Pass orders from FMS through Marketplace to suppliers.
- Streamline RFQ processes for buying non-standard products/services.
- Greater buyer adoption of your organisation’s purchasing process.
- Increased savings from greater on-contract spend.
- Decreased maverick buying of un-needed or un-authorised goods and services.
- Increased savings from better buyer purchase decisions.
- Better spend visibility within categories.
- Reduced administrative cost within Procurement.
- More value-added time freed up for buyers.
£10000 per unit per year
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|Software add-on or extension||Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service|
|What software services is the service an extension to||P2P, Supplier Self Management, SRM, Contract Management, e-sourcing, E-Invoicing, DPS.|
|Cloud deployment model||Private cloud|
|System requirements||All services are browser based using latest version of browsers|
|Email or online ticketing support||Email or online ticketing|
|Support response times||
These are defined with specific priorities - as outlined in our Helpdesk Support Guide or in our Standard Agreement - SCHEDULE 2: MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT SERVICES, AND SERVICE LEVEL.
The Service Desk normally operates from 9:00am until 17:30pm Monday to Friday (local time) excluding Bank Holidays.
Support cases are primarily logged using the online PROACTIS Central helpdesk application which can be reached by using http://www.proactissupport.com
|User can manage status and priority of support tickets||Yes|
|Online ticketing support accessibility||None or don’t know|
|Phone support availability||9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday|
|Web chat support||No|
|Onsite support||Yes, at extra cost|
|Support levels||We provide one fully comprehensive level of support. The support desk is available from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. We have a team of full time staff that are all very experienced and have considerable knowledge of the product and the specific configurations of our customers. This service provides second line support to your own administrators. This support will be provided for the lifetime of your contract.|
|Support available to third parties||No|
Onboarding and offboarding
|Getting started||PROACTIS have a comprehensive on-boarding service which includes scoping and configuration workshops, onsite training for administrators and end users (if required), documentation and unlimited 2nd line support from our support desk. Our system has a number of different import routine which allow customers to upload configuration data e.g. suppliers, catalogues, users etc.|
|End-of-contract data extraction||PROACTIS has defined customer exit strategy which can be provided upon request. For shared multi-tenancy systems, data is extracted using reports and custom scripts in the customer's required format. If the customer has opted for a private system (single tenancy), then a database export can be provided.|
|End-of-contract process||Within 14 days of termination we will provide the customer, in encrypted format a full copy of their data in SQL format (other formats are available at additional costs), this is performed once FOC as part of standard off-boarding processes. Any additional works required, e.g. extract of documents from data, querying or additional extracts of specific data are additionally charged based on requirements. Once data has been successfully transferred, PROACTIS will either destroy any data still in its possession or anonymise if system integrity is affected by deletion. For more information on all the services available please contact your Account Manager.|
Using the service
|Web browser interface||Yes|
|Application to install||No|
|Designed for use on mobile devices||No|
|Description of service interface||The Service Interface allows users (Administrators, Buyers and Suppliers) to access the application via a GUI. Administrators can configure, manage and monitor all aspects of the system relating to their organisation. Buyers can create, modify and view basket, orders, receipts, invoices and all data relating to their purchasing activities. Suppliers can receive and respond to order and invoices relating to their organisation.|
|Accessibility standards||None or don’t know|
|Description of accessibility||The Service Interface allows users (Administrators, Buyers and Suppliers) to access the application via a GUI. Administrators can configure, manage and monitor all aspects of the system relating to their organisation. Buyers can create, modify and view basket, orders, receipts, invoices and all data relating to their purchasing activities. Suppliers can receive and respond to order and invoices relating to their organisation.|
|Accessibility testing||We have tested using these technologies ourselves without involving third parties.|
|What users can and can't do using the API||We have many different interfaces for our product, most are based on RESTful web services and we try to use open XML standards where possible. Custom interfaces can be designed as required.|
|API documentation formats|
|API sandbox or test environment||Yes|
|Description of customisation||For this product, as this is a multi-tenanted environment, product customisations occur through Enhancements. These can be suggested by customers and are also determined internally by Proactis. Proactis provides customers with channels to make suggestions for product changes. Feedback is provided to customers, whether the Enhancement is accepted or not. The product has functionality configuration which is controlled through the application. The scale of this, and the control of which users within each organisation can do this, is also configurable (typically by a Sysadmin or such super users).|
|Independence of resources||Proactis pre-build sufficient capacity into the Marketplace platform, ahead of customer demand. The infrastructure is continuously monitored and additional capacity is implemented as existing capacity nears predetermined thresholds. Many aspects of the system capacity are monitored including storage, CPU utlilsation, memory usage, network usage and many have real time alerts built in. In addition, analysis is carried out for all development. All projects include a risk assessment which includes impacts on functionality, security and system capacity & performance.|
|Service usage metrics||Yes|
|Metrics types||These are configurable depending on the customer requirements.|
|Reporting types||Regular reports|
|Supplier type||Not a reseller|
|Staff security clearance||Other security clearance|
|Government security clearance||Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)|
|Knowledge of data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Data storage and processing locations||United Kingdom|
|User control over data storage and processing locations||No|
|Datacentre security standards||Managed by a third party|
|Penetration testing frequency||At least once a year|
|Penetration testing approach||‘IT Health Check’ performed by a CHECK service provider|
|Protecting data at rest||
|Other data at rest protection approach||Access to the hosted environment is only by approved Proactis personnel commensuate to their requirement in order to provision the service. All data is held on a secure back end network and securables (e.g. passwords etc) are 1 way salt encrypted.|
|Data sanitisation process||Yes|
|Data sanitisation type||Deleted data can’t be directly accessed|
|Equipment disposal approach||A third-party destruction service|
Data importing and exporting
|Data export approach||All our solutions come with advanced reporting tools allowing customer to extract the data they require in the format they require it in.|
|Data export formats||
|Other data export formats||
|Data import formats||
|Other data import formats||
|Data protection between buyer and supplier networks||
|Other protection between networks||Some elements of the system are limited by IP address, e.g Invoice images, SSO metadata.|
|Data protection within supplier network||
|Other protection within supplier network||TLS (Version 1.2 or above) is the preferred protocol.|
Availability and resilience
|Guaranteed availability||99.9% during core business hours (8am-6pm), Monday to Friday, excluding English bank holidays.|
|Approach to resilience||We operate our systems under no single point of failure. Additionally we operate warm DR systems in a separate data-centre meaning we are capable of bringing live systems back with a 6hr RTO and 30 minute RPO.|
|Outage reporting||Proactis will notify any customers affected should an outage occur to the customers nominated representatives.|
Identity and authentication
|User authentication needed||Yes|
|Other user authentication||
The is up to the customer but we support both username and password and SAML2 for Single Sign on capabilities.
Either by username and password over TLS connection or by single sign on (SAML2 configuration to verify users identity back to the customers Active Directory).
|Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels||Support channels can only be used by recognised and registered personnel. Management interfaces and access to them are fully controlled by the customer who can assign roles and responsibilities as required.|
|Access restriction testing frequency||At least every 6 months|
|Management access authentication||
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||At least 12 months|
|Access to supplier activity audit information||Users have access to real-time audit information|
|How long supplier audit data is stored for||At least 12 months|
|How long system logs are stored for||At least 12 months|
Standards and certifications
|ISO/IEC 27001 certification||Yes|
|Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001||QMS International|
|ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date||18/12/2018|
|What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover||NIL.|
|ISO 28000:2007 certification||No|
|CSA STAR certification||No|
|Other security certifications||Yes|
|Any other security certifications||ISO9001|
|Named board-level person responsible for service security||Yes|
|Security governance certified||Yes|
|Security governance standards||ISO/IEC 27001|
|Information security policies and processes||Security governance forms part of our accreditations. As such, all staff members must sign to state they have read and understood the IS policies and this to be repeated no less than annually. Failure is reported at Board level. All new starters are required to read and confirm all policies and procedures and again at least annually. Any changes made during the period are notified to all staff. As part of our externally-audited standards, we operate a Compliance committee headed up by the Group Compliance Manager. He reports to the Executive Vice-President of IT Availability Services, who reports to the CIO, a member of the Proactis Board.|
|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 our source code is tracked through life using Jira, Crucible and Subversion which logs all changes made and impacts, additionally, all changes made to our hosted environments follow a full electronc change control process both are audited as part of our ISO27001 accreditations.|
|Vulnerability management type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Vulnerability management approach||We use a variety of sources to recognise potential threats, we also scan our enviornments for known threats on a weekly basis. Additionally, any code fix issues can be patched and deployed within 24 hours depending on the severity of the issue.|
|Protective monitoring type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Protective monitoring approach||Through our ISO/ISAE requirements, we have specific processes and procedures in place to actively monitor and react to any potential compromises, as does our Service Provider. This process includes Board Level notification of any such suspected breaches. If such a comprise is discovered them an immediate impact assessment is performed and necessary actions taken based on this immediate review. Normally we would inform any customers affected as soon as is practical except for where criminal investigations must take place, in which case notifications would be done as soon as authorised by relevant authorities.|
|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||Our incident management process is audited through our ISO accreditations, the exact process would differ based on the type and severity of incident and whether forensic analysis or legal conformance is required.|
|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||No|
|Price||£10000 per unit per year|
|Discount for educational organisations||No|
|Free trial available||No|