Equiniti ICS Ltd

Content, Document and Record Management with SharePoint and Office 365

Content, Document and Record management built on a secure platform. Provides a platform to store, organise, share, access, collaborate, retain and dispose of information from any device. Provides a simple information architecture and topology with automated approval, review and retention processes. Built on a SharePoint, RecordPoint and Records 365 platform.

Features

  • Collaborate in and outside your organisation across mobile devices
  • Powerful search and intelligent ways to discover information
  • Automated information architecture build and content migration
  • Integration using Web services, client API, Microsoft Flow and Powerapps
  • Unique and powerful integration with Microsoft Teams, Outlook and Office
  • Built on a secure UK hosted cloud environment
  • Comprehensive support and training package
  • Automated records management, abstracted from end users
  • Define retention, disposal and classification through thousands of metadata properties
  • Mobile Apps for access on Android and iOS devices

Benefits

  • Provide compliance to legislation (GDPR) without impacting user experience
  • Increase collaboration and content sharing without clogging email servers
  • Work directly from Microsoft Outlook or Office
  • Maximises existing investments on Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint
  • Automated and rapid deployment, configuration and migration
  • Streamlining and efficiency savings through workflow automation
  • Full auditing, reporting and BI across all content interaction
  • Hosted on a platform adhering to UK Government Security principles
  • Simple Microsoft UI with reduced training needs for end users

Pricing

£7.61 to £61.17 per user per month

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

9 3 1 6 4 4 2 2 1 8 1 0 0 4 6

Contact

Equiniti ICS Ltd

Julie McMenemy

02890 454 166

G-Cloud@equiniti.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service
What software services is the service an extension to
Microsoft SharePoint
Cloud deployment model
  • Public cloud
  • Private cloud
Service constraints
Our Service Descriptions are available at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office-365-service-descriptions.aspx and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/enterprise/services-overview
System requirements
  • https://products.office.com/en-gb/office-system-requirements
  • Memory - 2-GB RAM
  • Display - Super VGA with resolution 1024 x 768
  • Windows 10 - Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge
  • Windows 8.1 - Internet Explorer 11
  • Windows 8 - Internet Explorer 10
  • Windows 7 - Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 12

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Equiniti’s service levels for incident response and restoration, are defined by Priority Level (P1 – P4) for time taken to provide an automated response (Acknowledge), in-person response (Respond) and Fix / Restore. Standard response times are : P1 – Critical Acknowledge - 30 minutes Response - 1 Hour Target Resolve - 4 Hours P2 – High Acknowledge - 1 Hour Response - 4 Hours Target Resolve - 8 Hours P3 – Medium and P4 – Low response times, are agreed per contract. The response times are applicable during 09:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday and excludes public holidays and weekends.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
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
Equiniti’s service levels for incident response and restoration, are defined by Priority Level (P1 – P4) for time taken to provide an automated response (Acknowledge), in-person response (Respond) and Fix / Restore.

Equiniti’s standard response times are as follows:

P1 – Critical
Acknowledge - 30 minutes Response - 1 Hour
Target Resolve - 4 Hours

P2 – High
Acknowledge - 1 Hour Response - 4 Hours
Target Resolve - 8 Hours

P3 – Medium and P4 – Low response times, are agreed per contract.

The above response times are applicable during 09:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday and excludes public holidays and weekends.

We provide a single contact point for all problems including advice on all aspects of the solution.
Support available to third parties
No

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
The FastTrack service from Microsoft includes scenarios which help users adopt new, more productive ways of working. See http://fasttrack.microsoft.com/
Community forums/wikis where help articles and white papers are published
Service Health dashboard for information regarding outages/issues. Microsoft offers a range of services to organisations, eg FastTrack to aid onboarding to the service, and the Dynamics Learning Portal to help partners and organisations optimise the use of the service.

Equiniti also provide JIT (Just in Time) training mechanisms in the form of Floorwalkers and short videos focusing on specific functionality that the client will be leveraging. This is bolstered by user training, train the trainer training, administrator training and user manuals for all users.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
You own your data and retain all rights, title, and interest in the data you store with Office 365.
You can download a copy of all of your data at any time and for any reason, without any assistance from Microsoft.
Exchange Online data, including emails, calendar appointments, contacts, and tasks, can be downloaded to a local computer by any end user at any time via the Import and Export wizards.
SharePoint Online documents can be downloaded at any time from the workspace into your local computer.
Vanity domain names such as contoso.com can be removed by following the Domain Removal instructions in Office 365 Help.
To download a copy of end-user metadata (such as email address, first and last name, and other data), you can use PowerShell cmdletscommand let, including the Get-MsolUser Windows PowerShell cmdletcommand let for Office 365. If you use Exchange Online, you can also use the Get-MailUser and Get-User Exchange PowerShell commands.
Upon expiration or termination of your Office 365 subscription or contract, Microsoft will provide you, by default, additional limited access for 90 days to export your data.

Additional export requirements are agreed as part of change control.
End-of-contract process
Equiniti places great emphasis on ensuring continuity of services for our customers. With an exit strategy in hand at the outset of the relationship, our customer’s needs will be incorporated into the contract, ensuring minimum business and customer disruption in the event that the relationship is completed. The exit strategy will be reviewed annually, or when significant change occurs.
There are several considerations to be made when developing an exit plan. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Continuing Service Requirements
• Data Security and Privacy
• Knowledge and Documentation Transfer
• Costs
• People

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
  • Android
  • IOS
  • Linux or Unix
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
The service is optimised for mobile, desktop and tablet use and there are differences. Core functionality is available across all platforms. See https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-Online-browser-support-AD1303E0-A318-47AA-B409-D3A5EB44E452
Service interface
No
API
Yes
What users can and can't do using the API
The full API details are avilable online at dev.office.com
API documentation
Yes
API documentation formats
HTML
API sandbox or test environment
Yes
Customisation available
Yes
Description of customisation
Please see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn788774.aspx

Equiniti also provide highly professional, experienced and certified resources to carry out customisations on the clients behalf and to client specification.

Scaling

Independence of resources
Please see http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54249

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
You can easily see how people in your business are using Office 365. For example, you can identify who is using a service a lot and reaching quotas, or who may not need an Office 365 license at all.

Reports are available for the last 7 days, 30 days, 90 days, and 180 days. The reports become available within 48 hours.

Equiniti also provides dashboards and reporting aligned to particular solution requirements. Typically these show case or call run rate, response times, status, process stages and root cause analysis as well as any Business Intelligence or Management Intelligence information required.
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports

Resellers

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

Staff security

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

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
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
‘IT Health Check’ performed by a Tigerscheme qualified provider or a CREST-approved service provider
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Other
Other data at rest protection approach
For data at rest, Office 365 deploys BitLocker with AES 256-bit encryption on servers that hold all messaging data, including email and IM conversations, as well as content stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. BitLocker volume encryption addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers and disks.
In some scenarios, we use file-level encryption. For example, the files and presentations uploaded by meeting participants are encrypted by using AES encryption.
Data sanitisation process
Yes
Data sanitisation type
Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
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
You own your data and retain all rights, title, and interest in the data you store with Office 365.

You can download a copy of all of your data at any time and for any reason, without any assistance from Microsoft.

Exchange Online data, including emails, calendar appointments, contacts, and tasks, can be downloaded via the Import and Export wizards.

SharePoint Online documents can be downloaded at any time from the workspace into your local computer.

Full details are available at;
Please see https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-online-data-portability
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • .TXT
  • .XML
  • .XLSX
  • https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-online-data-portability
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other
Other data import formats
  • .TXT
  • .XML
  • .XLSX
  • EMail
  • Contacts
  • Documents
  • Calendar items

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
  • Other
Other protection between networks
For data in transit, all customer-facing servers negotiate a secure session by using TLS/SSL with client machines to secure the customer data. This applies to protocols on any device used by clients, such as Skype for Business Online, Outlook, and Outlook on the web.
see also http://aka.ms/Office365CE
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network
Full details can be found at http://aka.ms/Office365TI and http://aka.ms/Office365CE.

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Availability guaranteed at 99.9% through contractual agreement with Microsoft.

SLA's are provided on a monthly uptime calculation. Service credits may be payable for less than 99.9% availability and range from 25% to 100% credit. Calculation of Uptime is ((User Minutes - Downtime)/User Minutes) x 100.

Where Downtime is measured in user-minutes; that is, for each month, Downtime is the sum of the length (in minutes) of each Incident that occurs during that month multiplied by the number of users impacted by that Incident.

Full SLA details can be found at http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/Downloader.aspx?DocumentId=13695
Approach to resilience
Data resilience is available directly from Microsoft. Further information can be found at http://aka.ms/Office365DR.
Outage reporting
Via the service status portal.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication
Users with cloud identities are authenticated using traditional challenge/response. The web browser is redirected to the Office 365 sign-in service, where you type the user name and password for your work or school account. The sign-in service authenticates your credentials and generates a service token, which the web browser posts to the requested service and logs you in.

Users with federated identities are authenticated using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 or other Security Token Services. The service determines that you are part of a federated domain and offers to redirect you to the on-premises Federation Server for authentication.
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Office 365 comes with a set of administrator roles that you can assign to users in your organisation. Each admin role maps to common business functions, and gives those people permissions to do specific tasks the Office 365 admin center.

https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/About-Office-365-admin-roles-da585eea-f576-4f55-a1e0-87090b6aaa9d?ui=en-US&rs=en-GB&ad=GB

https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Assign-admin-roles-in-Office-365-eac4d046-1afd-4f1a-85fc-8219c79e1504?ui=en-US&rs=en-GB&ad=GB
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password

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
SGS United Kingdom Limited
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
12/02/2017
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
Statement of Applicability is available upon request.
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
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards
FISMA/FedRamp, EU Model Clauses, HIPAA/HITECH, ISB 1596, ISO 27018, SASE16 SOC1 & SOC 2.
Information security policies and processes
The Microsoft Cloud Security Policy is available via the Service Trust Platform aka.ms/stp

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
Once logged via Equiniti Service Desk and routed to the appropriate support team:
• The proposed change is processed, tracked and managed via the Equiniti Service Desk, facilitating management reporting on overall change status
• The proposed change is assessed for impact to the business and process requirements inc. solution design and architecture, infrastructure, security, and resource personas
• Approval or rejection of a change is formally given and recorded and all interested parties notified
• The change is progressed effectively, in a timely and controlled manner
• Configurable items associated with the change are maintained
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
In support of the Information Security Policy, multiple layers of antivirus software ensure protection from common malicious software. Servers run anti-virus software that scans files uploaded and downloaded from the service for viruses or other malware. Mail coming into the service run through the Exchange Online Protection engine, which uses multiple antivirus and antispam engines to capture known and new threats.

Additional information may be found in the relevant service descriptions and Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Microsoft has its own Security Response Center (MSRC) that also supplies information to all our customers covering the whole range Microsoft products.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
Office 365 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 Office 365 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
Please see http://aka.ms/Office365SIM

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)

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
Yes
Connected networks
  • Public Services Network (PSN)
  • NHS Network (N3)

Pricing

Price
£7.61 to £61.17 per user per month
Discount for educational organisations
Yes
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
30 day free Office 365 trial

Service documents

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