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Secure IT Solutions

Bishopsgate supplies, installs and services a range of secure IT Solutions that can greatly enhance the security and performance of your business systems and operations.

CashControl used in conjunction with SafeCash products provides a web-based software solution for the online management of cash handling in all outlets or stores. Data can be shared with your CIT operator allowing better route planning, on-demand collection. Data shared with your bank can provide automatic crediting. Cash levels per denominationCashControl

SafeControl provides an innovative software solution for the management of all your safe deposit lockers worldwide.

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Egress Switch secure data exchange provides a broad platform encryption service (PES) that enables you to share sensitive and confidential electronic information, both internally and externally, whilst maintaining your compliance, security and control protocols. The Egress Switch suite of hosted and on premise encryption services is the leading security software solution for all forms of electronic data and information sharing and exchange across a multitude of platforms providing you with many benefits including:

  • A one-stop solution for secure email, file transfer & collaboration platform

  • Full integration at the gateway, desktop and any hosted environments

  • Real-time revocation of sent data from your modules

  • Tracking, reporting & auditing of all data sent from your office IT systems

  • Support to mobile workforce using secure apps

  • Compliant with industry regulations on data exchange including CoCo, DPA, FCA & BMA

  • Single sign-on support

  • Free for recipients to use all Switch service lines

 Egress Switch product concept

Egress Switch Introduction

Egress Switch

Egress Switch

Secure Email from Egress Switch provides an easy to use email encryption service that readily integrates with your existing IT infrastructure and enables users to send and receive information and data across multiple devices and applications secure in the knowledge that it is safe from prying eyes. Whilst email remains the most convenient and widely used method to communicate and share information, both internally and externally, sending sensitive documents and data in clear text considerable diminishes an organisation?s confidentiality and poses a serious threat to their security policies.

Benefits of the Egress Switch Secure Email service:

  • Encryption you can trust with government & industry certification

  • Encrypt information shared internally and externally

  • Real-time control over what a recipient can do with shared information

  • Detailed audits & reports to track data leaving your organisation

  • Free of charge for your recipients to use

  • Flexible & secure access across desktop, email, web and mobile apps

  • Enforce centralised data protection policies by removing the decision-making from end-users

  • Flexible multi-layer authentication

  • Seamless authentication & federation via ADFS & SAML2

  • Choice of hosting for on-premise, hosted or hybrid options

  • No infrastructure required in hosted implementations

 Receiving a Secure Email for the First Time

 How to send Encrypted Email using Outlook

Egress Switch Secure Email

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Egress Secure E-mail

Egress Switch Secure E-Mail

Secure File Transfer. By combining hosted storage with the Egress Switch award winning file encryption software, Secure File Transfer makes sharing large files not only easier than ever, but also more secure than existing storage providers. Using Switch, files that are too large to be sent by conventional email can be uploaded to hosted storage in one single click. Better still, not only will your recipients be notified automatically once the file has been uploaded, but you will also maintain complete visibility and control over the secure files, even after they have been downloaded. This enables you to audit and revoke access in real-time wherever the information resides.

To make the process of sharing files even easier, the latest Switch release (v4.2) includes full large-file transfer integration with Microsoft Outlook. This new functionality allows users simply to attach files (regardless of size), whilst remaining in their Outlook client. By clicking the ?Attach large files? button that sits on the top ribbon, a sidebar will automatically open on the right-hand side of the email field, allowing the user to either drag & drop files from anywhere on their PC, or alternatively use the browse function to locate the required file from a specific folder.

 How to send Large Files Securely

Egress File Transfer

 14-day free trial Egress File Transfer

Egress Secure File Transfer

Secure Web Form provides an effective mechanism for sharing sensitive information between external users and organisations. The forms provide a secure system that manages the lack of security between a hosted web service and a corporate network and requires no Switch account sign up to use the service.

Using Secure Web Form, customers, partners and other third parties can securely submit confidential information and large files from any computer or mobile device. As a result organisations benefit from ensuring the flow of sensitive information into their network is kept secure and tracked at all times for compliancy and auditing purposes.

Egress Switch Secure Web Form

 14-day free trial Egress Web Form

Egress Switch Web Form

Secure Workspace is a collaborative file sharing platform tool designed to cater for a variety of online data sharing scenarios. Users of Dropbox will be familiar with the concept, whilst Secure Workspace offers the significant advantage of automatically securing and encrypting all your files rendering them inaccessible to anyone outside your predefined hierarchy and protocols. By leveraging patented encryption, Secure Workspace offers the ability to securely share files with built-in version control as well as capture and encrypt unstructured associated meta-data, all seamlessly integrated with existing archive and document management systems.

Switch Secure Workspace enables users to create and edit documents in real-time alongside each other. Utilising tracked changes, version control and sophisticated user permissions, Switch Secure Workspace provides full visibility and control over all edits made. Compatible with a variety of file types, Switch Secure Workspace offers functionality such as creation of text documents, spreadsheet management and collaboration on presentations with both colleagues and approved external users.

Egress Switch Secure Work Space

 14-day free trial Egress Web Form

Egress Switch Workspace

Egress Switch Reference

Egress Switch Administration Panel - User Guide

Egress PES Clients

Admin & Client Panel

Elcom PECOSTM e-Procurement (Professional Electronic Commerce Online System) is a web-based software system designed specifically to enable purchasing departments to link electronically with their approved supplier base to view, compare and order any kind of product using a clear, simple and easy purchasing process that can be executed in just three clicks of a mouse button. PECOSTM is the world's most advanced multi-tenancy e-procurement solution available to government, parastatals, educational organisations, healthcare institutions, commercial enterprises and all buying departments.

By the simple implementation of Elcom's e-Procurement, a user can expect to save 10% to 20% of their procurement budget that is managed through the PECOSTM platform.

The PECOSTM Concept

The PECOSTM system has been tailored to provide a facility for commercial banks to offer a value-added service to their key customers. The PECOSTM system is made available to the bank for use by its customers free of any upfront fees, except for the cost of the initial installation and staff training for the bank's client. The value-added element for the bank is that the bank's client will pay a monthly service charge that is based upon a small percentage of the client's expenditure made through the PECOSTM platform.

There are additional financing facilities that form part of the PECOSTM e-procurement process for which the bank may make additional charges should the client wish to utilise these services. These additional features are described below in more detail under “The PECOSTM Early-Settlement Funding”.

The Elcom PECOSTM platform is only made available to users through their bankers and so the bank is the primary facilitator of this unique service to its clients. The benefits obtained by the bank's client from using the Elcom PECOSTM system, both in terms of cost savings and improved business processes, are exceptional and more than cover the cost of the bank's service fee.

Benefits of PECOSTM to The Bank's Clients

Clients using the Elcom PECOSTM e-procurement platform can expect savings of up to 20% of their procurement budget resulting from its dynamic and beneficial features that include:

  • Quick implementation (within three months)
  • Easy to use with as few as 3 clicks of a mouse to create purchase orders
  • Improved procurement controls & procedures
  • Lower transaction costs
  • Comparative and competitive pricing
  • Elimination of non-compliant expenditure
  • Faster payment cycles
  • Fewer disputes
  • Economies of scale
  • Search tools covering a vast resource of information
  • Integration with most existing logistics and finance systems
  • Amalgamation of over 100 separate systems into one simple platform
  • Web based for easy access & utilisation
  • Operates over mobile phones
  • No upfront charge other than for installation & training
  • Fees based only on ad valorem usage

After using PECOSTM 98% of users have confirmed that they would not want to return to their old purchasing method.

Deployment of PECOSTM to the Bank's Client

The first stage to implement and install the basic PECOSTM service involves the following three simple steps:

  1. The bank obtains an order from the client's purchasing department for the PECOSTM software, which is supplied free of charge, with only an installation fee based on the number of users/PCs. This charge includes the cost of installation and training of the client's designated staff.
  2. The bank's client will then populate the PECOSTM system with their own protocols and procedures, such as the payment terms for each supplier, order value restrictions for their designated staff, which managers and what management levels are required to approve the purchase orders. We can assist with this process if required.
  3. The client's purchasing department can then request all their approved suppliers to upload their product catalogue to the Elcom PECOSTM portal, which is designated for the client's exclusive use eg, specially discounted prices offered by the suppliers to the client can only be viewed by the selected management of their own organisation.

This completes the basic set up and deployment, following which the client will have created and have access to its own customised internal ‘Marketplace' through the PECOSTM platform. The client's designated staff will then be able to view, compare and purchase any of the products that have been uploaded by their approved suppliers via the PECOSTM portal (subject of course to the order confirmation protocols and procedures input to PECOSTM by the client).

Ordering from an external Marketplace (i.e. from non-approved suppliers that have not uploaded their catalogues) is also enabled by PECOSTM. External Marketplace orders are imported into the PECOSTM system and processed with the same protocols established by the customer during the initial set up process (see below “PECOSTM ordering from an external Marketplace”).

 How PECOSTM Marketplace works

 View video PECOSTM Basic Search & Order Process

 View video PECOSTM Order in 3 Clicks

 View video PECOSTM Order Approval Process

 View video PECOSTM Invoice & Receipt Process

Elcom PECOSTM Product Features: Purchase to Pay

Elcom PECOSTM Product Features: E-Invoicing

Elcom PECOSTM Product Features: Sourcing

  PECOSTM Ordering from an external Marketplace

PECOSTM Reporting Tools and Data Mining

The reporting tools provided by PECOSTM will identify much previously undetected inefficiency within a user's purchasing process. For example, by using PECOSTM the Scottish Government discovered that they had over 70 suppliers of A4 paper, with each supplier invoicing at different price levels (plus freight charges), whilst several were delivering the same product to the same building. The Scottish Government's procurement department were able to reduce their A4 paper suppliers from over seventy to just six, renegotiate their prices, eliminate the additional delivery charges and consequently saved 12% of their original costs. Implementation of the PECOSTM platform over all their departments has saved The Scottish Government in excess of €1bn in only 7 years.

Elcom PECOSTM Product Features: Reporting

PECOSTM Early-Settlement Funding

Following installation of the PECOSTM portal, the e-procurement process may be further and greatly enhanced by implementing the unique and very powerful feature of Elcom's latest software, which is the early-settlement funding facility. On top of the significant savings that can be made by the customer by using PECOSTM, the software also provides the customer's suppliers with the option to select ‘early-settlement' of their sales invoices. This can be initiated by a supplier when accepting the customer's purchase order and enables the supplier to deliver without delay in the certain knowledge that he will receive prompt payment for the goods and services provided.

The early-settlement funding facility within PECOSTM works as follows:

  1. The bank will provide its client with a finance facility that will enable the bank to pay the client's suppliers direct when the supplier has selected the early-settlement option. The finance facility provided by the bank is typically based on a revolving credit line that is rolled over on a monthly basis. However, the financing period may be extended or restricted based on the bank's own arrangement with the client.
  2. When an approved purchase order is issued by the client, their supplier has the option on the PECOSTM platform whether to accept the standard payment terms (as input by the client through PECOSTM) or alternatively to receive early-settlement payment direct from the bank.
  3. When early-settlement payment is selected, the supplier will fulfil the order and submit an invoice to the customer via the PECOSTM platform. Once the customer has approved the supplier's sales invoice, a copy of the approved invoice together with the associated data will be forwarded electronically by PECOSTM to the bank, which is then obliged to process the payment immediately. The value of the invoice payment made by the bank is then debited to the client's revolving credit line.

    Value-Added Service to the Bank

    The inclusion of the early-settlement payment option within the Elcom PECOSTM platform provides a truly unique feature to the e-procurement process. The early-settlement facility greatly enhances the ability of the customer's purchasing department to deliver its KPIs (key performance indicators) with a smooth and seamless buying process. At the same time, the bank is able to offer its clients an extremely powerful and useful tool that improves their client's business process and in addition generates value-added income for the bank.

    PECOSTM Early-Settlement Finance Insurance

    Lloyds of LondonThe bank may understandably have concerns about providing a revolving credit facility to some clients. In order to allay any initial concerns and so assist the bank in providing the necessary funding to its clients for the early-settlement finance, Elcom PECOSTM can arrange insurance through Lloyd's of London to underwrite the revolving credit line in Nigeria in the event of default by the bank's client.

    PECOSTM Service and Support

    Elcom PECOSTM provides the bank's client with 24/7 maintenance of their PECOSTM platform and, through Bishopsgate, a full on-site service support for their staff and IT systems in Nigeria.

    PECOSTM Case Study

    Economists have estimated that if the early-settlement payment system were implemented across the board, it could increase local economic activity by as much as 31%, which in turn would generate much needed additional tax revenues to government. PECOSTM is a tool that has the potential to have a significant economic impact that government should consider utilising to assist the local economy.

    The Scottish Government Testimonial Elcom PECOSTM Scotland Case Study
Elcom PECOSTM Contract Management helps you to organise and analyse your business contracts, saving you time and money. PECOS Contract Management enables access to your organisation's contracts from anywhere in the world using only a standard internet browser. You can create a single database of all your contracts, add images of your contract paperwork, generate reminders, manage supplier risk, control variations, message your contract managers, produce great reports plus lots more!

Contracts play a pivotal role in the day to day operation of your organisation and come in many guises but the intention is the same – to define the responsibilities of two parties when they enter into a business relationship. Typical contracts in use in most organisations include standard commercial contracts, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, employment or general agreements. All of these documents need to be stored and referenced at key points in their life cycles. Most companies have bundles of paper-based contracts across multiple filing systems in several locations. It's only when it comes to renewal time or when there's a dispute that they attempt to recover the original paperwork - and this can be a real headache.

PECOSTM Contract Management provides an easy way to record and manage these contracts electronically, with a wealth of tools to help manage your business relationships more effectively.

Elcom PECOSTM Product Features: Contract Management

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