Kepion Enterprise Planning Cloud
Kepion delivers a web-based financial planning platform for enterprise-wide budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis, designed for multi-industry use cases. Built on the Microsoft BI and Azure platform, Kepion’s robust technology consists of comprehensive security and intuitive modeling capabilities that gives way to quick implementations for on-premise and cloud environments.
- intuitive modeling
- real-time reporting and analytics
- design and build flexibility
- multi-source data integration
- scalable framework
- The tool for complex processes
- Embed external interfaces
- Native connection with MS products
- Optimal technology and performance
- remote access
- Web-based solution accessible by all devices
- Automate data mapping from various systems into Kepion
- Elastic modeling environment that grows with the business
- Enterprise security that is supported down to the unit level
- conduct what-if scenarios at any level and facet of data
- better accuracy with driver-based planning
- applications built around the way you plan
- flawless performance on the Microsoft platform
- Erich planning with dynamic reports and visualizations
- robust modeling capabilities made friendly for the business
£800 per instance per month
- Education pricing available
- Free trial available
|Software add-on or extension||No|
|Cloud deployment model||
|Service constraints||Determine applicable constraints based on buyers requirements.|
|Email or online ticketing support||Email or online ticketing|
|Support response times||
9am to 6pm (UK time), Monday to Friday
24/7 support available as premium support option.
|User can manage status and priority of support tickets||Yes|
|Online ticketing support accessibility||WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549|
|Phone support availability||9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday|
|Web chat support||Web chat|
|Web chat support availability||9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday|
|Web chat support accessibility standard||WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549|
|Web chat accessibility testing||Testing is conducted via 3rd party verification sites.|
|Onsite support||Onsite support|
Standard support is provided to all subscribed customers, which includes standard support (email, live chat, phone) during local operating hours, upgrades to the latest version, updates, customer support & documentation
Premium support is provided for customers that requires higher level support. This support level includes prioritized feature requests, managed 24/7/365 support services and dedicated support staff. Premium support support is 15% of licensing subscription.
All subscriptions include a technical account manager/cloud support engineer.
|Support available to third parties||Yes|
Onboarding and offboarding
We offer a comprehensive setup guide that takes the admin through a guided, step by step.
Prior to going live, a series of documentations on standard app use becomes accessible the the whole user body. These documentations come in form of written format, videos and illustrative slide decks.
Dedicated training is available onsite and online at the clients request.
|End-of-contract data extraction||Full application database backup is completed in SQL Server and provided to the client prior to official termination.|
Licensing works strictly on annual basis. During the final 6 months of the term of the contract, the parties agree to establish the renewal, extension or discontinuation.
If client chooses to discontinue, uninstalling procedures will ensue. With Kepion, clients have governance over their data and are able to claim ownership after contract expires.
Using the service
|Web browser interface||Yes|
|Application to install||Yes|
|Compatible operating systems||
|Designed for use on mobile devices||Yes|
|Differences between the mobile and desktop service||Web interface design can be customized to either mobile or desktop viewing.|
|Accessibility standards||WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549|
|Accessibility testing||Testing is conduct via 3rd party verification sites.|
|What users can and can't do using the API||Kepion provides an API library to access data within Kepion, execute task functions on the back-end and extend for development purposes. API documentation is provided once subscribed to Kepion Cloud services. Any feedback and requests for changes to API must be submitted to Kepion support team.|
|API documentation formats||
|API sandbox or test environment||Yes|
|Description of customisation||
Kepion is an accelerated approach to building Microsoft BI and CPM apps for Azure cloud environments.
Included in Kepion's platform is Kepion Modeler, which provides a guided interface for setting up the proper dimensions, models, rules (MDX & T-SQL) and input forms and reports that fit your business need.
With our guided click-through process, you will be able to create and deploy planning and analysis modules for your users to start interacting with immediately.
|Independence of resources||
Each Kepion instance provisioned for a client is a dedicated environment, therefore the demand of other users will not affect the customer use.
Performance monitoring is included in the support services and can be adjusted as needed based on clients needs.
|Service usage metrics||Yes|
|Supplier type||Not a reseller|
|Staff security clearance||Other security clearance|
|Government security clearance||None|
|Knowledge of data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Data storage and processing locations||
|User control over data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Datacentre security standards||Managed by a third party|
|Penetration testing frequency||At least every 6 months|
|Penetration testing approach||In-house|
|Protecting data at rest||
|Data sanitisation process||Yes|
|Data sanitisation type||
|Equipment disposal approach||A third-party destruction service|
Data importing and exporting
|Data export approach||Data can be exported via CSV file.|
|Data export formats||
|Data import formats||
|Data protection between buyer and supplier networks||
|Data protection within supplier network||
Availability and resilience
|Guaranteed availability||Kepion will use commercially reasonable efforts to maintain a Service Availability Percentage at or above 99.5% for a given calendar month.|
|Approach to resilience||Available upon request|
|Outage reporting||Please see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/status/ and https://portal.azure.com/#blade/HubsExtension/ServicesHealthBlade|
Identity and authentication
|User authentication needed||Yes|
|Other user authentication||
Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s multi-tenant cloud based directory and identity management service. Azure-AD provides an affordable, easy to use solution to give employees and business partners single sign-on (SSO) access to thousands of cloud SaaS Applications like Office365, Salesforce.com, DropBox, and Concur. For application developers, Azure-AD lets you focus on building your application by making it fast and simple to integrate with a world class identity management solution used by millions of organizations. Azure-AD also includes a full suite of identity management capabilities including multi-factor authentication, device registration, self-service password management, self-service group management, privileged account management.
|Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels||
Azure-AD can designate separate administrators to serve different functions. These administrators will have access to features in the Azure portal and, depending on their role, will be able to create or edit users, assign administrative roles to others, reset user passwords, manage user-licenses, and manage domains, among other things. A user who is assigned an admin role will have the same permissions across all of the cloud services that your organization has subscribed to, regardless of whether you assign the role in the Office365 portal, or in the Azure classic-portal, or by using the Azure-AD module for Windows PowerShell.
|Access restriction testing frequency||At least once a year|
|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||Between 6 months and 12 months|
|Access to supplier activity audit information||Users receive audit information on a regular basis|
|How long supplier audit data is stored for||Between 6 months and 12 months|
|How long system logs are stored for||Between 6 months and 12 months|
Standards and certifications
|ISO/IEC 27001 certification||Yes|
|Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001||BSI|
|ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date||29/02/2018|
|What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover||Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/compliance/iso-iec-27001|
|ISO 28000:2007 certification||No|
|CSA STAR certification||Yes|
|CSA STAR accreditation date||29/09/2016|
|CSA STAR certification level||Level 3: CSA STAR Certification|
|What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover||None|
|Who accredited the PCI DSS certification||Coalfire Systems Inc|
|PCI DSS accreditation date||01/04/2016|
|What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover||Service Scope is identified here http://aka.ms/azure-pci|
|Other security certifications||No|
|Named board-level person responsible for service security||Yes|
|Security governance certified||Yes|
|Security governance standards||
|Information security policies and processes||
An Information Security Management Program has been established to enable Microsoft Azure to maintain and improve its management system for information security. Through establishment of the ISMS, Azure plans for and manages protection of its assets to acceptable security levels based on defined risk management processes. In addition, Azure monitors the ISMS and the effectiveness of controls in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of assets to continuously improve information security.
The ISMS framework encompasses industry best-practices for information security and privacy. The ISMS has been documented and communicated in a customer-facing Information Security Policy, which can be made available upon request (customers and prospective customers must have a signed NDA or equivalent in place to receive a copy).
Microsoft Azure performs annual ISMS reviews, the results of which are reviewed by management. This involves monitoring ongoing effectiveness and improvement of the ISMS control environment by reviewing security issues, audit results, and monitoring status, and by planning and tracking necessary corrective actions.
Also see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/Compliance/ISO-IEC-27001 and The Microsoft Cloud Security Policy is available via the Service Trust Platform aka.ms/stp
|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||
Azure has developed formal standard operating procedures (SOPs) governing the change management process. These SOPs cover both software development and hardware change and release management, and are consistent with established regulatory guidelines including ISO 27001, SOC 1 / SOC 2, NIST 800-53, and others.
Microsoft also uses Operational Security Assurance (OSA), a framework that incorporates the knowledge gained through a variety of capabilities that are unique to Microsoft including the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), the Microsoft Security Response Center program, and deep awareness of the cybersecurity threat landscape.
Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/SDL/OperationalSecurityAssurance and https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sdl
|Vulnerability management type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Vulnerability management approach||
When providing the Antimalware solution for Virtual Machines, Azure is responsible for ensuring the service is highly available, definitions are updated regularly, that configuration through the Azure Management Portal is effective and that the software detects and protects against known types of malicious software. MCIO-managed hosts in the scope boundary are scanned to validate anti-virus clients are installed and current signature-definition files exist.
Vulnerability scans are performed on a quarterly basis at a minimum. Microsoft Azure contracts with independent assessors to perform penetration testing of the Microsoft Azure boundary.
|Protective monitoring type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Protective monitoring approach||
Microsoft Azure employs sophisticated software-defined service instrumentation and monitoring that integrates at the component or server level, the datacenter edge, our network backbone, Internet exchange sites, and at the real or simulated user level, providing visibility when a service disruption is occurring and pinpointing its cause.
Proactive monitoring continuously measures the performance of key subsystems of the Microsoft Azure services platform against the established boundaries for acceptable service performance and availability. When a threshold is reached or an irregular event occurs, the monitoring system generates warnings so that operations staff can address the threshold or event.
|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||
Microsoft has developed robust processes to facilitate a coordinated response to incidents.
• Identification – System and security alerts may be harvested, correlated, and analyzed.
• Containment – The escalation team evaluates the scope and impact of an incident.
• Eradication – The escalation team eradicates any damage caused by the security breach, identifies root cause for why the security issue occurred.
• Recovery – During recovery, software or configuration updates are applied to the system and services are returned to a full working capacity.
• Lessons Learned – Each security incident is analyzed to protect against future reoccurrence.
|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||£800 per instance per month|
|Discount for educational organisations||Yes|
|Free trial available||Yes|
|Description of free trial||30-day Trial Period with Kepion Essentials App|