How to get ready for the GDPR

How to get ready for the GDPR

Written by Richard Adams on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Last month, we provided an update on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Today, we outline the practical steps you can take ahead of the May 2018 deadline.

Firstly, there is no need to panic. The GDPR should not be a significant change for organisations, due to compliance with current European Union (EU) law and the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in the UK.

However, it does introduce new and enhanced protections for EU citizens and clients need to have a plan ahead of the implementation date in May 2018.

To help you prepare, we have identified 11 steps to take on your journey to compliance.

Get ready for the GDPR

Get ready for the GDPR

Written by Richard Adams on Wednesday, 06 September 2017. Posted in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In a previous blog last year, we gave readers a whistle-stop tour of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this blog, we provide an update as the deadline approaches and the Brexit dust settles.

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to strengthen and unify data protection laws for individuals across the European Union (EU) and simplify the regulatory environment for business.

Unlike the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC which was implemented inconsistently across Europe and not legally binding, the GDPR does not require national governments enact any legislation and is compulsory. It will replace all data protection legislation in EU member states such as the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in the UK.

Think Different (please)

Think Different (please)

Written by Richard Adams on Monday, 07 August 2017. Posted in Press coverage, PC Pro, Information Technology

This letter was written by Alan Ingram (Technical Director) and published by PC Pro magazine in their October 2017 edition (issue 276, page 28).

Why is Jon Honeyball obsessed with Apple? In issue 275, he tells us all about Samsung's desktop-on-a-phone idea, which it pinched from Microsoft. Both seem to have done a good job, but neither is apparently acceptable, and Jon is waiting for Apple to have a go instead.

Apple is the company that just spent $5 billion on a donut for its new HQ but can't seem to innovate even the simplest of commodities, like a new Wi-Fi router to replace its defunct AirPort range. It seems that all 100,000+ of its employees are too busy designing the all-new iPhone to think up anything new, so he may be waiting some time.

Read the full letter here.

BP Logix named a “Hot Vendor in Business Process Management” by Aragon Research

BP Logix named a “Hot Vendor in Business Process Management” by Aragon Research

Written by Richard Adams on Monday, 07 August 2017. Posted in Business Process Management, Process Director, BP Logix

Process Director by our partner BP Logix has been named as a “Hot Vendor in Business Process Management” in the Aragon Research 2017 Hot Vendor BPM Report.

According to Aragon Research, “The secret sauce for BP Logix is in the Process Timeline™, which is unique in the process management market. The Process Timeline simplifies the way of modelling processes, and managing the task completion and the visualisation of process completion to desired outcomes.”

We are pleased to see BP Logix highlighted as a “Hot Vendor in Business Process Management” by Aragon Research. Once again, it reaffirms our choice of partner and offers well-deserved recognition of their unique product offering including the Process Timeline™ which is unmatched by any other iBPMS software solutions in the market and offers business users advanced notice of potential delays, leading to faster and more accurate decision-making.

Alan Ingram, Technical Director, ePC

Process Director is the BPM software behind CapEx approval software solutions for Rentokil Initial and Millennium Hotels. To book a demonstration, please contact us.

ePC secure early transition to BN ES ISO 9001:2015

ePC secure early transition to BN ES ISO 9001:2015

Written by Richard Adams on Thursday, 06 July 2017. Posted in Company news

ePC has achieved BN ES ISO 9001:2015, the internationally recognised quality management standard for “Data Capture and Business Process Management Solutions as well as the Supply and Development of Boxed and Bespoke Software".

Achieved 14 months early, the transition from BN ES ISO 9001:2008 to BN ES ISO 9001:2015 reaffirms our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Our certificate is available to view here.

I would like to pay particular tribute to the commitment from management and the investment in people and training that enables ePC to provide an efficient service to their customers

Neil Urquhart, ISO Auditor, CQS (Certified Quality Systems) Ltd

The standard sets out a framework for effective quality management systems and includes major clauses on leadership, risk, interested parties, people and measurement and analysis.

We are proud to have achieved certification to the most widely recognised international standard for quality management 14 months ahead of schedule. It further demonstrates our commitment to quality and placing customer satisfaction at the heart of the business

Alan Ingram, Technical Director, ePC
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