Phocas software technical specifications

Overview

  • Phocas is a governed and self service data analytics application
  • HTML5/JavaScript presentation layer
  • NET business logic layer
  • Microsoft SQL Server database layer
  • the web application is deployed on premise or in the cloud on Microsoft IIS7
  • NET 4.5 is required to deploy the web application
  • access to the application is available to any HTML5 compliant browser running on a desktop or on any mobile device
  • the application has been optimized for the type of device (desktop, notebook, tablet or smartphone)

Governed data discovery

  • access to secured data by your IT team with restricted access to business users via Phocas administration
  • data available for business user data discovery is audited and provides a single version of the truth
  • complex data mashups can be constructed simply by business users or your IT team
  • connectivity to all ODBC and JDBC compliant databases
  • controlled deployment of staging and production databases
  • control of business user functionality and security
  • native or LDAP authentication
  • governed data analytics options available with all deployment options

Integrations

  • in addition to connectivity to all ODBC and JDBC compliant databases Phocas provides connectors for many ERP and CRM systems
  • connectors can build a full solution in minutes and your IT team can customize these solutions to meet your business needs
See our out the box solutions for popular ERPs

 

Deployment

  • On premise
    minimum requirements – Windows Server 2008, IIS 7, SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft .NET 4.5
    direct access to hosted Documentation/Help
    web application accessible to all HTML5 compliant browsers and devices

  • Hosted - Phocas Private Cloud
    Rackspace private cloud environment
    data locations: US/UK/Australia
    dedicated resources
    managed backup service
    managed 24/7 security intrusion monitoring service
    Rackspace 100% Network Uptime Guarantee
    independently qualified as best practice
    regular penetration testing

  • Cloud – Software as a service
    fully maintained environment
    always using the latest version of Phocas
    web application accessible to all HTML5 compliant browsers and devices
    managed backup and restore service
    managed 24/7 security intrusion monitoring service
    Rackspace 100% Network Uptime Guarantee

Mobile

  • available on all deployment options
  • compatible with all browsers with HTML5 support
  • web based application rather than maintaining native apps on devices – great for ease of deployment in a BYOD environment
  • phone browser detection for ease of use on a small screen phone or device

Performance

  • hybrid in-memory/on disk storage database technology
  • fast performance is due to the Phocas indexing algorithm technology, which collects, analyzes and stores data for fast and accurate retrieval
  • the indexing algorithm design incorporates interdisciplinary concepts from linguistics cognitive psychology, mathematics, informatics, physics and computer science

Scalability

  • from one to thousands of users
  • simple, scalable hosted deployments
  • auto-scaling for cloud deployments

Cloud security

  • Phocas currently deploys solutions on the Rackspace private cloud environment
  • security managed and monitored 24/7 by Rackspace and Phocas
  • independent regular vulnerability and penetration testing
  • security incident response policy developed and in place
Rackspace security includes:
  • PCI-DSS Data Security Standard certificate audited by Trustwave Inc.
  • ISAE No. 3402 Certificate - audited by Ernst & Young
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 compliance certificate
  • CSDA certified
  • ISO 9001:2008 compliant