Data security at our core

SMART by GEP® is among the most secure platforms available anywhere, with robust security protocols and features backed by Microsoft, which helps ensure your data is always safe

Security

Supplier information, spend data, contract documents — all of this is business-critical, confidential data that must always be kept secure. Many procurement organizations, even today, share their most critical data using email. Processed, refined, and easily interpretable data — concerning the company’s spend, top suppliers, saving opportunities or anything more critical — well presented on a spreadsheet and sent out as reports to various stakeholders via email sounds like trouble.

Though your core transactional data is safe behind the firewall, the spreadsheet has distilled, critical information replicated to all your stakeholder’s laptops, phones and tablets. If any of the devices are lost or stolen, your critical data could fall into the wrong hands.

Secure Data – Always, Everywhere

SMART by GEP is native to the market-leading Microsoft Azure cloud platform that provides unmatched data security. But it doesn’t stop there. SMART by GEP secures your most sensitive data with multi-layered security. While we refrain from sharing intricate details of our security mechanisms publicly (for obvious reasons), be rest assured that your procurement data is a lot safer in SMART by GEP than any behind-the-firewall solution in the market.

The scale of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform gives far greater scope for redundancy and disaster prevention than any enterprise can plan for or budget. User information is limited to login credentials and business configurations, and no third party has access to any data, unless required to do so by applicable laws. State-of-the-art encryption, cryptography and database infrastructure ensure that your data is always secure, no matter where it resides, or is accessed. Also, if a device is ever lost, stolen, or compromised, your data is still safe.

 

"GEP has been our partner in procurement organization transformation from the beginning. They have really supported and validated the design of the organization that we should implement… the key success factor to me is that GEP has the ability to operate like somebody wearing our name badge."

– Craig Fix, Corporate Director of Global Procurement and Sourcing, Dentsply Corporation

THE SMART by GEP ADVANTAGE

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Data Protection

Your most valuable data assets are kept secure. By eliminating file and message-based sharing, you can ensure that detailed business information can be shared only with those who need to know … and no one else, but still give access wherever needed

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Back up and Redundancy

SMART by GEP is a cloud-native solution that delivers complete data protection through replication, backup and redundancy, without any intervention or impact on you or your users. How? By using the world’s most sophisticated cloud infrastructure

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Disaster Recovery

By installing software on your premises or in a third-party data centre you will need to gather the evidence that your procurement solution is disaster-proof.  SMART by GEP delivers that by default through genuine state-of-the-art cloud deployment

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High Performance Procurement

Scalability, responsiveness, uptime and performance – these are critical in a fast-growing business. As your business grows and changes, so do the demands on your systems. SMART by GEP will scale with you, at your pace, however fast that may be

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One Version of Truth

Making crucial decisions supported by data you can trust is critical for success. Cloud-native SMART by GEP ensures that the report, document or contract you see is the latest version. No more vital documents getting lost in email or paper files

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The Azure Advantage

SMART by GEP is native to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, providing unmatched security, scalability and robustness that becomes yours to command. Wherever you are, whatever device you use, you have access to the same procurement power