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Savant Limited

Savant Stock Control (SSC) Service

The Savant Stock Control system (SSC) is a secure, cloud-based stock management service for clinical laboratories. The software suite covers all aspects of stock management including deliveries, issues, movements, quarantines, discards, reconciliation and reporting and ordering.


  • Web application supported by handheld devices with barcode scanning.
  • Delivery and issue of stock items.
  • Internal and external stock movements.
  • Multiple quarantine options - product batch and individual stock items.
  • Stock discard – select products and view discarded products.
  • Messaging Dashboard providing information and actions for users.
  • Flexible reporting facility enables users to create and save reports.
  • Full audit trail for individual stock items.
  • Android version running on Zebra devices.
  • RFID coming soon.


  • Allows tracking of high value items from delivery to issue.
  • Handheld devices for all stock item processes.
  • Enables sites to have control of consumable items in stock.
  • Ensures accurate stock level control.
  • Saves money by optimising the ordering process.
  • User permission levels can control access to data/processes.
  • Cloud-based system – with you in control.
  • GS1 standard compliant labels.
  • Multi-site compatible.


£200.00 to £3,000.00 a licence a month

  • Free trial available

Service documents

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Service ID

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Savant Limited Rachel Wood
Telephone: 01524 784400

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
There is the potential to integrate the system with other software, however currently this is a standalone system.
Cloud deployment model
Private cloud
Service constraints
There are no service constraints that buyers should know about.
System requirements
  • Web Browser - IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera
  • Web or mobile internet access
  • PC, laptop or tablet
  • Scanner
  • Label Printer

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
There are 2 support levels:

1. Basic support providing telephone and email support Monday to Friday between the hours 9.00 am and 5.00 pm which is included in the licence price.

2. Enhanced support to cover other hours as required. Costs can be provided on application.

All clients have a technical account manager who they can contact during working hours.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
A training course is provided for the service as well as user documentation. Training can be carried out on-site or online. Assistance is provided with a data load and initial implementation.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
End-of-contract data extraction
Data can be extracted into an Excel spreadsheet. All PDF documents can be extracts as PDF's.
End-of-contract process
There will be no additional costs at the end of the contract unless the client specifically requests for data to be extracted into a specific format in which case there will be a cost.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
Application to install
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
SSC uses a DataLogic Skorpio hand-held computer for barcode scanning and user input – which communicates with a portable Zebra label printer using Bluetooth. An Android version running on Zebra TC52 devices will be available Q2 2022.
Service interface
User support accessibility
None or don’t know
Description of service interface
Uncluttered layout with a good contrast of colours. Font size set to ensure text is easy to read. There are intuitive menus appropriate to process.
Accessibility standards
None or don’t know
Description of accessibility
The service is browser based so accessibility extensions within browsers can be used.
Accessibility testing
No testing has been carried out with users of assistive technology.
What users can and can't do using the API
User's do not have access to the API.
API documentation
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
Description of customisation
Savant will work with clients in order to customise reference data needed to run the software, thus having a system that is most suitable to their needs.


Independence of resources
We continually monitor the database sizes and the overall processing load on our servers and expand requirements to ensure no degradation in service. Our servers are specified to ensure they will maintain service with the maximum number of users permitted by the client licences.


Service usage metrics


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Supplier-defined controls
Penetration testing frequency
Less than once a year
Penetration testing approach
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Scale, obfuscating techniques, or data storage sharding
Data sanitisation process
Equipment disposal approach
A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Users are able to export data from the software via an excel file (analytical purposes) or via PDF.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
Data import formats
Other data import formats
Savant is able to import data on request.

Data-in-transit protection

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

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
SSC can be hosted either on-site or on a virtual server by Melbourne Server Support, part of the IOMART Group. IOMART give 99.95% Service Level Agreement (SLA) for network connectivity. This means that the client's server will be accessible via the internet for 99.95% of the time, which equates to a maximum of 4.38 hours downtime per year.
Approach to resilience
Savant Ltd uses a number of data-centres to support its services. We ensure a high level of resilience as a priority. We will discuss and agree with a client the most appropriate data-centre to meet their needs.
Outage reporting
Savant Ltd will contact our customers directly by phone or email in the event of any outages.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
User levels are defined in order to restrict access in management interfaces.
Access restriction testing frequency
Management access authentication
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
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
How long system logs are stored for

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
Lloyds Register LRQA
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
No aspect of the service is not covered by our ISO/IEC 27001 certification or the ISO/IEC 27001 of our hosting provider.
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Cyber essentials
Cyber essentials plus
Other security certifications

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes
Savant's Improvements Manager reports to the Managing Director and is responsible for ensuring our Information Security policies are adhered to. Savant Ltd has an Information Security Procedure, which must be followed by all staff. The Procedure covers identifying interested parties and defining their interest, identifying information assets and categorising them, grouping information assets into information classes, identifying asset owners and assessing the class value. Risk are identified against each information asset, risks are linked to the ISMS controls; the likelihood of the risk occurring and the asses class risk of compromise are identified and the risk acceptance criteria assessed. Treatment Plans are defined by an asset class, the procedure for the execution of the treatment plan is defined and the procedures for re-assessing the risk score are documented. Regular internal audits ensure that the procedures are followed. Staff are encouraged to promptly report any suspected security breaches.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
All services are subject to Savants configuration and change management procedures. Each service has a specific procedure defining the steps to be taken to release a new version. These procedures cover requirement specifications for all proposed changes, test scripts for all proposed changes, testing procedures to include regression testing, release schedule, customer liaison and the production and issue of release notes. All bugs are recorded in our TestTrack system from initially being reported through to the update of the software and release to the customer.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
Savant continually assess vulnerabilities to ensure that our hosting services provide the highest levels of vulnerability management. We maintain awareness of vulnerabilities that might affect our software services and regularly test/audit our software services to ensure any potential vulnerabilities are identified and corrected promptly.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
Savant carries out daily checks on its server to identify any potential compromises. We also have email alerts set up to notify staff of any compromises. In the event of a potential compromise being identified we will immediately lock-down the server affected and inform any affected customers. We aim to respond to any such incidents as quickly as possible and in any event within one hour during normal working hours. Outside of normal working hours, our hosting provider would take action on our behalf.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Savant has a Business Continuity Plan that identifies our critical services and the actions to be taken in the event of an incident. Savant uses a hosted Business Continuity software service to store and maintain its Business Continuity data and plans. Processors are defined to be followed in the event of a specific incident. There is a defined process for users to report incidents using the business continuity software enabling text messages to be sent to the Incident Management Team. All details of an incident are recorded and an Incident Management report produced by the software recording all actions taken.

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

Social Value

Fighting climate change

Fighting climate change

During the COVID 19 pandemic, a high percentage of the workforce has been working from home. This will be taken forward as a hybrid solution for discussion at Management level. Prior to this, employees were encouraged to car share where possible. The company has had a number of employees use the 'Cycle to Work' scheme in previous years.
Covid-19 recovery

Covid-19 recovery

During the COVID 19 pandemic employees (where possible) worked from home. Where employees needed to be office based, workplace improvements were put in place, such as screens and social distancing rules. Those working from home were regularly contacted to support the physical and mental health of employees.

Moving forward, the company may look towards a hybrid way of working for staff.
Tackling economic inequality

Tackling economic inequality

Savant Ltd recognises that by law, Equal pay is a legal requirement. Employees performing work of the same value must be paid at the same rate, regardless of their protected characteristics.

As a part of the employee's annual appraisal, their training needs are reviewed and skill gaps addressed. Salaries are (if needed) adjusted in line with others who are in the same role. This is by way of the company's commitment to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited under the act.
Equal opportunity

Equal opportunity

We are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the community it serves at all levels of the organisation. Employees are encouraged to develop new skills to meet current contracts and for future development into higher paid roles.


In order to support the wellbeing and mental health care of employees, staff are encouraged to take part in training that would either be relevant to their role or of benefit the company.

As a result of this, some staff are trained in staff well being and mental health awareness. The company has also ensured mental health is covered on its private medical care available to all employees to further support them in this area.


£200.00 to £3,000.00 a licence a month
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
Limited access (14 days) to a web based version of the software.

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.