Exostar provides the following services and applications to Rolls-Royce and their trading partners:
eTools represents a group of eBusiness applications that are being used by Rolls-Royce and its supplier community. eTools includes a simple subscription and fee structure for all suppliers and provides access to the following applications through a single login ID and password:
Managed Access Gateway (MAG) is used to manage Rolls-Royce suppliers that require access to the eTools set of applications, and other Exostar products.
Federated Identity Service (FIS) provides digital certificates to R-R users for use cases such as accessing the R-R Global Supplier Portal, authenticating to a website, digitally signing a document, or encrypting an email. These digital certificates are often associated with the term PKI (Public Key Infrastructure). eTools requires a basic digital certificate that is renewed annually. Medium level certificates are also available through FIS and applicable for some business requirements when working with Rolls-Royce.
Global Supplier Portal (GSP) is managed by Rolls-Royce but the access to it through MAG is provided by Exostar. The Global Supplier Portal creates an interactive online location for Rolls-Royce and suppliers to conduct business transactions, post key information, answer questions and resolve business issues.
Supply Chain Platform (SCP-RR) is used by suppliers to view and respond to planning schedules. There is also visibility to goods receipts, invoice status and long term forecasts. SCP-RR allows suppliers to view and respond to orders and outline agreements. Rolls-Royce Marine suppliers can use SCP-RR to view and respond to orders, view goods receipts from Rolls-Royce and create advance shipment notifications.
SourcePass allows Rolls-Royce to collaborate with suppliers on its procurement (sourcing) needs. Suppliers can respond to RFI/RFPs/RFQs and participate in e-auctions within SourcePass. The response/bid information can be analyzed and suppliers can be awarded business within SourcePass.
Users for these two applications are also administered through MAG, but they are not part of the eTools subscription process:
ForumPass enables Rolls-Royce and its partner organizations to work together in a shared internet-based workspace. ForumPass is built on the Microsoft SharePoint Platform and is most commonly used for project and workflow collaboration.
ProcurePass is implemented globally across the Rolls-Royce enterprise as a web-based, self-service requisition-to-pay eProcurement tool that enables catalog and off-catalog purchasing of indirect goods and services from corporate suppliers.
The following applications are available to Rolls-Royce employees:
Enterprise Access Gateway (EAG) allows R-R employees to use their R-R network login credentials to access Exostar and other third party applications such as the Boeing Supplier Portal, instead of being issued login credentials from Exostar.
LDAP Proxy is a directory look-up service provided by Exostar for R-R users who have been issued digital certificates by Exostar. Using a simplified and automatic look-up function, R-R users that have registered their public keys can send secure and encrypted email to other R-R users and even users within other Exostar customer organizations.