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Using workflow we can provide extensive business process automation to greatly reduce existing manual processes and save time for those who need to understand them.

Features

  • Automated, custom notifications for any action within SharePoint
  • Create and update content automatically, based on specific requirements
  • Automate multi-staged business processes, with multi-level, task driven assignments
  • Call web services to interact with external systems

Benefits

  • Automated, audited business process management
  • Save time through less user intervention
  • Unification of multiple processes and stages
  • Increase ROI through staff productivity improvments

Pricing

£0.00 to £414.80 a user a month

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 13

Service ID

5 9 0 2 0 9 4 1 0 4 0 0 2 2 9

Contact

Core Paul Saer
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 626 0516
Email: webenquiry@core.co.uk

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 Secure Productive Enterprise E3, Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E5, Office 365 Enterprise E3
Cloud deployment model
  • Public cloud
  • Private cloud
  • Hybrid cloud
Service constraints
No known constraints at this time.
System requirements
See https://products.office.com/en-GB/office-system-requirements

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Response times are dependent on the request raised. For Managed Services tickets, the response times for different request types are listed in the Service Description document.
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
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
No
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Depending on chosen products and services.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Core have various plans available for training. Some training is face to face for Administrators but we have extensive user based online training for our SaaS offerings. User documentation is provided where required in electronic format.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
  • PDF
  • Other
Other documentation formats
Microsoft Word (.doc)
End-of-contract data extraction
Core provide a data extraction service for all of our customer data. 3rd party migration software will be used at an extra cost depending on where the data resides and the amount of data to offboard. Standard day rates apply for this service as per the Core rate card. All data is securely deleted to all government standards for OFFICIAL level data upon termination of service. We can provide data extracts from the platform as appropiate or we can off board virtual machinesn were applicaple. However licensing is not transferable and the client is responsible for ensuring they are compliant with Microsoft and any 3rd party licensing for software that may be running on any system we provide as an extraction request.
End-of-contract process
The off-boarding high level process is as follow: • An authorised client representative formally notifies Core to terminate the service. • The date and time at which access to the service will be formally agreed. o All access to servers will cease at this time. o All networking components / VPN connections will be halted at this time. • All data requested to be extracted from the servers will be taken out after the access have been cut off. Data extraction fees are on a time and materials basis from the Core rate card. • Once all data extracts are complete all servers wre appropiate for the solution will be programmatically wiped from the IaaS backend including all backups, storage and recovery vaults. This process cannot be reversed once completed and data is permanently wiped and totally unrecoverable once removed. • Billing for the service will be calculated up to the point at which all servers and services have been wiped from the system and a final bill with usage breakdown will be issued.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Opera
Application to install
Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
  • Linux or Unix
  • MacOS
  • 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.
Service interface
No
User support accessibility
WCAG 2.1 A
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

Scaling

Independence of resources
Core monitor services for trending growth and add dynamic services as required. The nature of the design in Azure guarantees no impact to end users.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
Infrastructure or application metrics
-CPU
-Disk
-HTTP request and response status
-Memory
-Network
-Number of active instances
-Other

Other metrics
-Website availability
-Website loadtimes
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Microsoft, Quest Software, One Identity, Beezy, Nintex, K2

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2019
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
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
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
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
Please see https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-online-data-portability
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other

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)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
99.95% Severity 1 Incident Response Time: 60 Mins Resolution Time: Continuous. 6% of the Daily Charges for the Service Month in which the incident occurred if Company does not respond to and resolve 100% of the Severity 1 Incidents within the Resolution time within a Service Month Severity 2 Incident Response Time: 2 hours Resolution Time: Continuous unless customer ops out 4% of the Daily Charges for the Service Month in which the incident occurred if Company does not respond to and resolve 100% of the Severity 2 Incidents within the Resolution time within a Service Month Severity 3 Incident Response Time: 4 hours Resolution Time: Continuous effort between hours of 9-5 2% of the Daily Charges for the Service Month in which the incident occurred if Company does not respond to and resolve 100% of the Severity 3 Incidents within the Resolution time within a Service Month Severity 4 Problem Response Time: 8 hours Resolution Time: Continuous effort between hours of 9-5 2% of the Daily Charges for the Service Month in which the incident occurred if Company does not respond to and resolve 100% of the Severity 4 Incidents within the Resolution time within a Service Month
Approach to resilience
Additional information on request but Core apply best practice Azure IaaS build specifications.
Outage reporting
Service outages in Azure are publicly available by default. Instance outages and failovers are reported during an outage of any kind. This will be further reported against during the service review meetings.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
All support access channels are controls via privileged account management (PAM) with auditing.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
You control when users can access audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get 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
Lloyds Register
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
15/04/2020
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
Not applicable
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
Yes
CSA STAR accreditation date
15/06/2020
CSA STAR certification level
Level 1: CSA STAR Self-Assessment
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover
The CSA Star certification covers Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Services not delivered on these platforms are excluded from CSA Star certification.
PCI certification
Yes
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification
Coalfire Systems Inc
PCI DSS accreditation date
29/07/2021
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover
PCI DSS Certification is specifically for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure hosted services, including OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online. Services not delivered on these platforms are excluded from PCI DSS certification.
Cyber essentials
Yes
Cyber essentials plus
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
Information security policies and processes
Core follow ISO27001 and ISACA COBIT 5 methodology for policy, process and framework. Other connected frameworks that make up our entire managed service and internal IT support service include ITIL, TOGAF and Prince2. These policies and processes also closely map to the UK Governments Cloud Security Principles. Our framework is managed directly through the CTO's office at Core where the role of DPO also resides for any GDPR compliancy.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Core has a robust and controlled Change Management process. Requests for change (RFC) are evaluated for the intended (and unintended) outcomes. A risk assessment is performed to understand the risk and impact to both the end user and the client entity. The risk of and the impact of failure is calculated as high, medium or low. The RFC requires three signatories (Platform operations, Platform Security and Service Operations) for the change to be implemented. Services, components, and required changes are tracked through the Service catalogue and Change processes. The service lifetime is aligned to Microsofts product, technology and service lifecycle.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
Core have Nessus Cloud and Microsoft Ssystem Center Configuration Manager deployed across all servers and desktops. These products back each other up to provide up to date information on known vulnerabilities and patching requirements. We also use a variety of Microsoft licensed products (but this depends on our client purchasing and risk profiles. These include Cloud App Security, Advanced Threat Protection (Email and endpoint) and Azure Security Centre. Patches are applied as soon as we receive an alert (so within 24 hours of information dissemination).
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
Compromises are identified instantly through DLP and Information Protection Policies. Security Incident response is dependent on whether the client wants to purchase this from Core but typically as soon as an event is triggered or observed. This will then be followed up in accordance with contract SLAs or OLAs.
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
Core run an ITIL compliant helpdesk and incident management approach. All calls can be made directly to our 24/7 ServiceDesk function. Reports will be generated by the incident team and delivered to the client via the service delivery manager.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Social Value

Fighting climate change

Fighting climate change

All Core solutions are hosted in the Microsoft Cloud platform, which is currently 79-93% more energy efficient than a traditional on premise datacentre. Currently over 60% of energy used in Microsoft Cloud datacentres is renewable, Microsoft have pledged to be carbon negative by 2030.

Core runs no on premises IT infrastructure and all internal services are cloud-based, ensuring that all service compute is done using high efficiency hardware and powered by renewable energy. It reduces the demand for mined precious materials, manufacturing and road transportation impacts associated with acquiring and receiving private infrastructure, as well as overall energy consumption inefficiencies of running infrastructure that may not be being optimally utilised.

Core advocates and supports the adoption of Hybrid Working to reduce unnecessary travel and associated emissions, reduce our corporate office footprint and support flexible working practices for our teams.

All Core staff are issued with modern Energy Star rated laptop devices which typically consume 2/3 less electrical power than desktop computers. 95% of Core staff work remotely on any given day, reducing the overall load on public transport infrastructure, helping to reduce overall emissions.

In addition to the above, Core is also taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of our hybrid working operations.

In early 2022, we completed an audit of all end user devices in use across the company and calculated the carbon footprint generated as they are used to deliver our business outcomes, and we are currently developing a program to not only offset this in a properly accredited scheme, but to provide offerings to support our customers and partners to be able to easily do the same.

Microsoft, with their commitment to reaching net zero emissions by 2030, will enable Core to become a net zero emissions organisation in the same timeframe.
Covid-19 recovery

Covid-19 recovery

Core changed our operational policies to protect our staff during the Covid 19 pandemic, and to help our customers to continue to build and develop services to support a hybrid workforce.

We provide solutions to help customers make the most of remote working, including the ability to support and manage services without having to travel to specific office locations. However, these solutions also seamlessly enable users to work in the office environment too.

This includes full collaboration and communication solutions and employee wellbeing platforms to ensure that staff are supported and included, regardless of their location.

Our solutions will help customers to continue to work with no impact on user productivity in the event of a future wave of Covid-19 causing health concerns or impacting travel or office attendance capability, such as lockdown or if a member of staff tests positive for Covid-19.
Tackling economic inequality

Tackling economic inequality

Core is a London Living Wage accredited employer, ensuring that our staff members are able to live and thrive in their life outside of work (Decent work and Economic Growth)
We are an inclusive employer, hiring people based on their talents and capabilities, regardless of any other factors (Gender Equality and Reduced Inequalities)
Core hires new entrants to the employee marketplace where possible, such as graduates, then trains and develops them to start their IT career journey with Core, building skills and experience (Decent work and Economic Growth)
Core’s hybrid working policy enables people who may have personal responsibilities such as care for children or other dependants who may not be suited to an environment where they have to attend an office on a daily basis (Gender Equality and Reduced Inequalities)
Core is continually hiring staff as our business grows and develops. We currently have open roles in both London and Gdansk, and every new contract, such as this one, secures existing employment and presents opportunities for us to continue to grow our team. (Decent work and Economic Growth)
Core funds training and development of all staff and encourages involvement in programmes that enable us to continuously develop our technical acumen. (Decent work and Economic Growth)
Every employee at Core has a vested stake in our business success, all qualifying post probationary employees participate in an Enterprise Management Incentive where they have an equity stake in the Core business (Decent work and Economic Growth)
Core’s employee benefits package includes Life Assurance and Private Healthcare coverage for the employee and the option of their immediate families at no cost to the staff member, other than the income tax liability (Good Health and Wellbeing)
Every member of permanent staff is enrolled in the company’s Pension Scheme (Decent work and Economic Growth)
Equal opportunity

Equal opportunity

We are an inclusive employer, hiring people based on their talents and capabilities, regardless of any other factors (Gender Equality and Reduced Inequalities)
Core hires new entrants to the employee marketplace where possible, such as graduates, then trains and develops them to start their IT career journey with Core, building skills and experience (Decent work and Economic Growth)
Core’s hybrid working policy enables people who may have personal responsibilities such as care for children or other dependants who may not be suited to an environment where they have to attend an office on a daily basis (Gender Equality and Reduced Inequalities)
Core funds training and development of all staff and encourages involvement in programmes that enable us to continuously develop our technical acumen. (Decent work and Economic Growth)
Every employee at Core has a vested stake in our business success, all qualifying post probationary employees participate in an Enterprise Management Incentive where they have an equity stake in the Core business (Decent work and Economic Growth)
Core’s employee benefits package includes Life Assurance and Private Healthcare coverage for the employee and the option of their immediate families at no cost to the staff member, other than the income tax liability (Good Health and Wellbeing)
Every member of permanent staff is enrolled in the company’s Pension Scheme (Decent work and Economic Growth)
Wellbeing

Wellbeing

All Core permanent staff are entitled to 25 days annual leave per year, plus Public Holidays.
Core’s hybrid working policy enables people who may have personal responsibilities such as care for children or other dependants who may not be suited to an environment where they have to attend an office on a daily basis (Gender Equality and Reduced Inequalities)
Core’s employee benefits package includes Life Assurance and Private Healthcare coverage for the employee and the option of their immediate families at no cost to the staff member, other than the income tax liability (Good Health and Wellbeing)
Core conducts frequent Employee surveys, collecting feedback from our team on how the business can adapt or improve, internally or externally. We get good engagement from this process and all employee feedback is reviewed, discussed and implemented where appropriate. (Good health and Wellbeing)

Pricing

Price
£0.00 to £414.80 a user a month
Discount for educational organisations
Yes
Free trial available
No

Service documents

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