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.