The Access Group

Access CRM

Access CRM is a cloud based CRM (Customer Relationship Management) application, incorporating functionality to support Marketing, Sales & Service functions. Access CRM also includes integration capabilities, an extensible platform, data enrichment and management tools.


  • Sales Force Automation
  • Marketing Automation
  • Account Management
  • Contact Management
  • Case Management
  • Workflow
  • Enterprise security
  • Extensible platform
  • Mobile app


  • Improve sales process
  • Drive Marketing ROI
  • Improve sales conversions
  • Drive revenue growth
  • Improve customer service teams
  • Business process efficiency improvements


£600 a user a year

  • Education pricing available

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The Access Group Natalie Giles-Grant
Telephone: 01206322575

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
System requirements
Internet Access via supported browsers (html5 enabled)

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Access has developed a range of support plans. Our online Knowledge base and Community service plans are available to all our clients. We have made significant investment in our client support tools. The Success portal provides around the clock access to log incidents, browse
articles and videos to find solutions. Our Support teams are available M-F 9-5 ( or 8-6 on Standard/Premium) On these plans P1 cases are responded to in 1 hour. Please refer to Access for further details
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Online ticketing support accessibility
None or don’t know
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Basic Success Plan - provides you with an on-line support experience with on-line support case submission and self-service Knowledge Base access. No additional cost Standard Success Plan- offers an enhanced reactive service, including telephone and e-mail support, as well as priority response times and longer support hours. Larger customers will also get access to a primary named support analyst who will deal with the majority of your support questions. Charged at 15% of your subscription fee. Premier Success Plan- provides proactive services, including access to a customer success manager with quarterly and annual review. Charged at 25% of your annual subscription fee.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Onsite scoping, configuration and training included in cost of set up.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
End-of-contract data extraction
All data held in CRM belongs to the customer. Data can be extracted at the end of the contract via the export tool within the application.
End-of-contract process
Documentation is provided to help your extract your data at no additional cost. Support can be provided to extract data for you on a time and materials basis. Data is then deleted 90 days after your subscription end date.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
Application to install
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
Access CRM has a native application across iOS and Android with some offline capabilities. From the app you can browse, search and add information including images and dictations. Some actions do need to be performed from the desktop site such as raising quotes.
Service interface
User support accessibility
None or don’t know
What users can and can't do using the API
Documentation can be provided to guide set up of real-time integrations that push and pull data into the application using one of the supported web services APIs. Real-time integrations effectively increase the number of transactions that the system experiences, especially if they involve reads or writes of data in the Access CRM database. A chatty real-time integration could require an additional web server dedicated to API requests or additional database server capacity to keep performance under control.
API documentation
API documentation formats
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available


Independence of resources
Access CRM is a single-tenanted deployment i.e. each customer is deployed independently in their own Linux container.


Service usage metrics
Metrics types
CRM can show what pages and modules are being visited by your users to build a picture of how your account is being used.
Reporting types
Real-time dashboards


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

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
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 another standard
  • Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
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
Access CRM has simple, standard export functions across various modules including Accounts, Contacts, Leads, etc.
Data export formats
Data import formats

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the SaaS available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for unavailability during emergency or routine maintenance.
Approach to resilience
Each tenant is implemented in a PRIMARY >> WARM-STANDBY model i.e. with a primary service under normal operation & with a failover to another server on different host in a different data centre available for failover if access to some or all of the PRIMARY is lost for any reason. More detailed information is available on request.
Outage reporting
Users can subscribe to email alerts giving updates on scheduled maintenance and outages.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
We operate role profile based Access Control - based on least privilege access. This applies to all our services
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • 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
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
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
Nothing is excluded from the Standard
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
All controls included within Annex A of the ISO27001:2013 standard. Statement Of Applicability (SOA) available on request.

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
All change management is undertaken in line with ISO27001:2013 using JIRA for audit purposes.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
Patched and audited by our patch management system. All non-critical OS patches are applied within one calendar month of release, first into pre-production and then into production, as part of the scheduled maintenance window.
AV Updates - Signatures are updated hourly. / Rules are reviewed at minimum every 3 months. Logs are reviewed at minimum every 3 months.
Access staff responsible for the maintenance of our hosting services subscribe to industry newsletters, belong to various security forums and we additionally receive notifications from our vendors.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
We have traffic monitoring and content based alerting on changes to the site and/or traffic flows implemented at infrastructure level. We keep daily historical reports from servers which provide the facility to identify when changes occurred. We proactively monitor third party suppliers vulnerability reporting and security fix availability. We patch any vulnerabilities found in a timescale appropriate for their level of severity. Our infrastructure response is within 1 hour in the SLA period 8am-8pm Monday – Friday.
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
We operate a robust incident management process in line with ISO27001:2013 Staff are encouraged to report all incidents using a pre-defined process using a form available on our Company Collaborate site Incident reports will be provided following forensics and closure

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

Access UK Limited is a Software author and provide associated services, including Hosting, Payroll Bureau and Payment services. We recognise that although we do not undertake manufacturing, our day to day operations will have impact on the environment at global, national, and local level. We are committed to the care of the environment and the prevention of pollution. •Access ensures that all our operations are carried out in with the minimum adverse effect on the environment but implementing many available resources and approved processes •We protect the environment by striving to prevent and minimise our contribution to pollution of land, air, and water •We keep wastage to a minimum and maximise the efficient use of materials and resources, and manage disposal of all waste in a responsible manner •We use energy, water, and natural resources wisely and prevent pollution by minimising waste, recycling whenever possible and properly disposing of waste that cannot be recycled. •Our management processes are developed to ensure that environmental factors are considered during planning and implementation •We raise employee awareness and encourage best practices for sustainability at work
Equal opportunity

Equal opportunity

We want everyone to feel at home at Access, knowing that they are valued for what they do, not who they are. We want people to feel that they truly belong here regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes them individual; after all, if we were all the same it would be a pretty dull place. We love the fact that we’re all different. Having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us support our customers, and when you think about it, it's just more fun. For us, this all starts with helping everyone feel part of the family and being at their best every day, making Access a place where everyone can love what they do and do what they love. We all have regular check-ins with our leaders, take part in monthly employee surveys, have lots of chances to share our views and ask for help, and with our own learning system, 'Access Shine', we really can make things even better each and every day. At Access we'll always hire the best candidate but we're continually looking for creative ways to increase the mix of diverse candidates into our recruitment process. On the basis that you ‘have to see it, to be it’, one thing we're doing is sharing more stories to celebrate the wonderful diverse range of talent we have at Access. It is important for us that our employees understand and reflect the customers and communities we support, and we want everyone to feel at home here, knowing that they are valued for what they do, not who they are. We want people to feel that they truly belong here regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes them individual.


Access places specific emphasis on the health and wellbeing of its staff and provides a “Well-being” hub in workspace that provides support for Mental Health, Finances, Social, Physical, Emotional and purpose. Assistance from Health Assured is available for all staff and there are training resources for “working in the new normal” and “Mental health and wellbeing” . Access also has “well-being” champions throughout the organisation. This is supported by monthly employee “check in” surveys and offers of flexible working for staff to meet caring commitments.


£600 a user a year
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available

Service documents

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