Public Sector Software Escrow Agreements
Proud to support over 150 public sector organisations across the UK
G-Cloud is a government initiative designed to make it easier for government departments and public sector organisations to access cloud technology and services. Through G-Cloud, public sector organisations have access to a digital marketplace of cloud vendors that have been assessed and approved to provide their services to the government and the public sector.
SES is a highly accredited Crown Commercial Supplier in the Digital Marketplace and is already delivering services to a range of Government and Public Sector clients under the framework to support and drive better value for the Public Sector.
As the UK's Trusted Advisor and Leading Authority on SaaS Escrow Services. We provide solutions to protect the continuity of Cloud Applications in Amazon web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure and maintain copies of Cloud Application Source Code, Data and Virtual Images and Provide re-deployment capabilities of Cloud Application and Data.
We’re G-Cloud 12 approved
Our Cloud Escrow solutions are Government approved through the G-Cloud 12 framework, enabling public sector organisations to purchase our Software Escrow and SaaS Escrow solutions with speed, ease and confidence.
With more than 15 years of experience providing industry-leading Software Escrow solutions to public sector organisations, SES is perfectly positioned to understand your challenges and build solutions that meet your specific requirements.
Software Escrow tailored to your business
At SES we have broken our core Software Escrow services into four distinct service levels to make it easier for our customers to choose the right protection for their business. All of our Escrow Agreements can be used to protect both on-premise and hosted software applications, are secured to ISO: 27001 standards and include the highest liability indemnity insurance available (£5 million).
Already have an Escrow Agreement in place with another supplier? Our Free Transfer Offer enables you to transfer your existing Escrow portfolio to SES at no additional cost. There are no setup fees and SES will manage the entire process on your behalf.
Level 1 - Basic
Includes contract fees and two deposits of code annually with Basic Deposit Reporting on each deposit.
Level 2 - Code Validation
An annual, consultant-led validation process to ensure the application can be rebuilt from the source material held in Escrow.
Level 3 - Code & Deployment Validation
Level 4 - Continuity 365
Complete and rapid accessibility to hosted applications in the event that the supplier is no longer available.
Our expertise. Your questions answered
Why do I need a Software Escrow Agreement?
For End Users of business-critical applications, a Software Escrow Agreement protects you against the developer of your business-critical applications no longer being able to support their applications.
For Software Developers, an Escrow Agreement helps build credibility and trust that you have your clients interests at heart.
How does a Software Escrow Agreement work?
In its simplest form, an Escrow Agreement is a tri-party agreement between an End User, a Software Developer and a third party Software Escrow Agent. The Developer licenses the application to the End User as usual but also deposits a copy of the source code for the application and any other material required to accurately redeploy the application into Escrow which can then be released to the End User if a release event contained within the Escrow Agreement is triggered.
How much does a Software Escrow Agreement cost?
The answer to this is entirely dependent on the level of protection you need. SES offers a range of Software Escrow Agreements depending on how many clients will be added to the agreement (for Software Developers), how many business-critical applications the agreement will be used to cover (for End Users) and whether the application/s in question is installed on-premise or delivered through a SaaS model.