Certus Solutions

engage™ Testing Services - Oracle ERP, HCM, Talent Acquisition Cloud

engage™ Implementation Services comprises a purpose built "Adopt & Adapt" templated accelerator; implementation methodology and optional Support Service all designed specifically to facilitate the rapid and agile delivery of Oracle® SaaS Cloud Services for ERP (Financials, Procurement, Projects), HCM, Payroll, Performance Management and Talent Acquisition (Recruitment) for UK Public Sector.

Features

  • Testing service for Oracle Cloud implementations
  • Incorporates Test Strategy, Design and Assurance
  • End-to-End Test Management and Control
  • Use Case and Test Artifact Creation and Management
  • Management and Execution of System Integration and User Acceptance Testing
  • Management and Execution of Data Assurance for Migration Implementations
  • Management and Execution of Payroll Testing
  • Management and Execution of all Non Functional Phases
  • Defect Management & Control with End Stage Assessment Reporting
  • Production and Management of Metrics Dashboards for Risk Assessment

Benefits

  • Proven testing approach for the delivery of Oracle Cloud Services
  • Can be accessed on a utility basis if required
  • All test processes and procedures are ISO9001 compliant
  • Ready-to-use templates, processes, tools to operate proven mature testing processes
  • Reduction in upfront delays and costs for test design
  • Scalability to meet each project or programmes requirement
  • Risk based testing, objectives aligned to the Project
  • Cost of quality does not outweigh overall cost of project
  • Accurate Metrics documented to mitigate risk to Project
  • Complete transparency in the Management of the Testing Lifecycle

Pricing

£300 per person per day

Service documents

G-Cloud 9

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Certus Solutions

Mark Sweeny

01483 610 220

mark.sweeny@certus-solutions.com

Planning

Planning
Planning service Yes
How the planning service works Engage™ Testing Services provides a comprehensive planning service as part of any engagement clearly to determine the following the scope of testing service to be provided and a detailed plan for delivery of Services. This will involve an onsite engagement (circa 5 days) with the incumbent project team to understand the over arching project plan, current status and where Certus can add and deliver the most value to the organisation. Details of our approach and methodology of this element of the engage™ implementation services can be found in our supporting service description.
Planning service works with specific services Yes
Hosting or software services the planning service works with
  • Oracle ERP Cloud (Financials, Procurement, Projects)
  • Oracle HCM Cloud
  • Oracle Payroll Cloud
  • Oracle Talent Acqisition Cloud - Taleo
  • Oracle Performance Management Cloud
  • Oracle Talent Management Cloud
  • Oracle EPM Cloud

Training

Training
Training service provided Yes
How the training service works Certus offers engage™ as a modular approach. engage™ Training Services provides a comprehensive programme that can be tailored to the specific clients needs. Certus is in a unique position across the market place in that it is both an Oracle© Platinum Partner and an approved supplier to Oracle Alliances & Channels and Oracle University to sell and deliver Oracle Cloud ERP, HCM and Talent Acquisition (Taleo) Cloud courses using Oracle approved material and instructors. To ensure the quality of training delivery is always maintained, Certus does not subcontract or outsource this activity. A differentiator to our service proposition is that training is delivered by Certus Solutions trained practitioners. Training can be delivered onsite in classroom site or from our configured training and education facility at Certus Headquarters in Guildford, Surrey. Training can also be delivered remotely via the web.
Training is tied to specific services Yes
Services the training service works with
  • Oracle ERP Cloud (Financials, Procurement, Projects)
  • Oracle HCM Cloud
  • Oracle Payroll Cloud
  • Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud - Taleo
  • Oracle Performance Management Cloud
  • Oracle Talent Management Cloud
  • Oracle EPM Cloud

Setup and migration

Setup and migration
Setup or migration service available Yes
How the setup or migration service works Engage™ by Certus Solutions comprises a comprehensive proven and fully reference-able “service wrap” designed to specifically deliver, deploy and provide on-going support for Oracle© Cloud Applications for UK Public Sector. The service wrap comprises a pre-configured template - "engage.gov™" enshrining Central Government best practice processes for Finance, Procurement, HR and Payroll that can be taken stand alone as is or used as an "accelerator"; a proven end-to-end implementation methodology and on-going Business Support Service. engage.gov™ promotes "adopt & adapt" philosophy and challenge to best practice processes delivered by Security Cleared Oracle certified Cloud Consultants who have deep knowledge of the UK Public Sector. The implementation provides modular services that not only includes functional configuration, but also a comprehensive Data Migration and Testing Services. engage™ also offers an optional "Phase Zero" for those clients who need to understand more about the Cloud before embarking on their journey. Phase Zero guides the Client in not only forming their business case but getting them ready for the change that they are about to embark upon through education and awareness.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services Yes
List of supported services
  • Oracle ERP Cloud (Financials, Procurement, Projects)
  • Oracle HCM Cloud
  • Oracle Payroll Cloud
  • Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud - Taleo
  • Oracle Performance Management Cloud
  • Oracle Talent Management Cloud
  • Oracle EPM Cloud

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing
Quality assurance and performance testing service Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works Engage™ Testing Services comprises End-to-end Test & Quality Management and Control procedures; processes and protocols.
• Templated ISO9001 compliant Quality Management & Testing Strategy compiled in collaboration with the client • Templated test plans for each testing phase, produced from a business perspective • Test execution scheduled to target most complex business functions first, utilising Smartbear QA Complete to plan and track all test execution giving complete visibility in real-time • Management dashboard for each testing phase of the project providing objective and accurate metrics
• Defect Management and Control • Full traceability of defects to tests utilising QA Complete; streamlining investigation, resolution and retests • End Stage Assessment Reporting • An End Stage Assessment report produced at the end of each phase of testing and also at the end of the testing lifecycle. These document the actual test results, defects and issues and highlights complex and problematic functional areas for the next stage of the project. Non-functional testing, such as performance testing, is not deemed necessary for Oracle Cloud SaaS implementations. Information about the performance/scalability/resilience of the Oracle Cloud platform is available from Oracle Corporation directly.

Security testing

Security testing
Security testing service No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support
Ongoing support service Yes
Types of service supported Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works Engage™ Business Support Services provides a comprehensive on-going support package to protect a customers' investment in Oracle ERP, HCM and Talent Acquisition Cloud post go-live, providing comprehensive 3rd line support to manage the configuration and handle upgrades seamlessly. The offering has been designed specifically for Oracle Cloud Applications customers and delivers the following services: • Service Delivery Management - To monitor the service and ensure expectations are being met • Service Desk - Access support via telephone, web portal, and email • Fix-on-fail & SR Management - Investigation and resolution of any unexpected failures and liaison with Oracle as required • How To’s - Any question in relation to the use of the in-scope modules • Change Requests - Changes and enhancements to the solution such as integrations, reports and additional configuration • Training - Formal training or ad-hoc knowledge transfer sessions • Upgrade Planning - Proactive planning and preparation for upgrades including arrangements with software vendor on preferred outages, patch timings, and environments • Regression Testing - Regression testing following product upgrades or major patches • Release Management - Deployment of fixes into staging areas and management of approval and release into Live

Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints Support is primarily undertaken remotely from our Headquarters in Guildford, Surrey by Security Cleared members of staff within the support hours stated. However engage™ Business Support Services has been designed to be flexible and therefore can be tailored to each clients individual requirements.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Engage™ Business Support Services - 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday. Additional Service Hours; Weekend and Bank Holiday can be supported if required. The offering is tailored to the Client's individual need.

Severity 1 Response 30 mins / Severity 2 Response 2 hours / Severity 3 - Response 4 hours.

Incident escalation process is available.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Support levels Engage™ Business Support Services provides a comprehensive application ISO9001 support service designed to protect a customer’s investment and provide easy access to a broad range of expertise delivering 3rd line support services. The service can be tailored to an individual clients needs and offers total flexibility in terms of commercial models from "Pay As You Go" and Fixed-Fee Multi-Year arrangements. (see Pricing Template). The Service is supported by a dedicated support team including Service Managers.

Resellers

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

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Pricing

Pricing
Price £300 per person per day
Discount for educational organisations No

Documents

Documents
Pricing document View uploaded document
Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card View uploaded document
Service definition document View uploaded document
Terms and conditions document View uploaded document
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