Supply Chain Platform (SCP)
Benefits of using Supply Chain Platform
- Decrease supply chain transaction times and effort
- Improve accuracy of supply chain information
- Provide status of invoices and shipments
- Improve collaboration on demand forecasts
- Proactively evaluate exceptions
- Reduce potential shortages
Roles and Responsibilities
Supply Chain Platform (SCP) applications typically have the following roles:
Organization Administrators are able to:
- Add new users
- Approve user requests to conduct business through Exostar
- Edit user contact information
- Delete users
Application Administrators are able to:
- Approve users for specific applications (in this case, SCP)
- Set up preferences in SCP that will apply to your entire organization
- (Optional) Create and assign user roles – to restrict visibility by account or document type
SCP Users are able to:
- Reset their own password
- Update their contact information
- Select to receive email alerts from SCP
- Configure their screens in SCP
SCP Membership Fees
Exostar offers seven (7) levels of membership which are based on a tiered pricing structure associated with the volume of transactions your organization exchanges using SCP-BAE, BSCP, MOD, SCMP (787) and RSCP. Nine (9) months after your registration is submitted, your membership level is assessed based on the number of transactions you have exchanged during that 9-month period. You are invoiced at the appropriate level at that time. You are invoiced in advance for all subsequent years of membership. Your subscription is valid for 12 months from the date of registration or renewal. For information on how to pay SCP membership invoices, click here.
Transaction Volume1, 2
Free Supplier Membership
0-100 per year
Bronze Supplier Membership
101-500 per year
Silver Supplier Membership
501-1000 per year
Gold Supplier Membership
1,001-1,500 per year
Diamond Supplier Membership
1,501-5,000 per year
Platinum Supplier Membership
5,001-10,000 per year
Unlimited Supplier Membership
Over 10,001 per year
Pricing in effect as of January 1, 2017.
1 Assessment policy: In order to assess your first year's membership level and associated fee, transaction volume will be assessed 9 months after the registration date, extrapolated to establish a 12-month forecasted volume. The following year's membership level and fee will also be based on the first 9 months of transactions, extrapolated to establish a 12-month forecasted volume. All subsequent years' membership levels and fees will be based on the previous 12 months of transactions.
2 Transaction Types include: Discrete Purchase Orders, Purchase Order Changes, Blanket Purchase Orders, Blanket PO Changes, Blanket Releases, Schedule Agreements, EDC Notifications, Advance Ship Notices, Goods Receipts, Invoices, Forecasts, Planning Schedules, Long Term Forecasts, Long Term Plan Schedules, Inventory Status, Pull Requests, VMI Inventory Status, Shipment to Hub, and Hub Receipts. Responses from your company to Purchase Orders, Schedules, RFQ, RFI, RFP or participation in reverse auction ARE NOT included in your transaction assessment.
Most Supply Chain Products require Two-Factor Authentication for access. Each SCP Hub has minimum 2FA requirements for access. The following Two-Factor Authentication credentials are accepted by SCP applications:
|User ID and Password||1|
|Basic Level of Assurance (BLOA) Software||2|
|Basic Level of Assurance (BLOA) Secure Email||2|
|One Time Password Hardware Token||2|
|Phone One Time Password||2|
|One Time Password Hardware Token with Proofing||3|
|FIS Medium Level of Assurance (MLOA) Software||3|
|FIS Medium Level of Assurance (MLOA) Hardware||4|
|DoD CAC Card||4|
|NGC One Badge||2-4 (Dependent on Application Owner)|
|Enterprise Access Gateway (EAG)||1-4 (Dependent on Application Owner Proofing Process)|
*Please note that the higher the level, the stronger the credential strength.
The table below lists each SCP Hub, the minimum credential required for login and all levels of acceptable 2FA credentials.
Minimum Credential Required
All Acceptable Credentials
|SCP-BAE||User ID and Password||Level 1-4|
|BSCP/787 SCMP||One Time Password Hardware Token with Proofing||Level 3-4|
|Embraer SCP||User ID and Password||Level 1-4|
|SCP-NNS||FIS Medium Level of Assurance (MLOA) Hardware||Level 4 (Hardware)|
|Raytheon SCP||Phone One Time Password||Level 2-4|
|Rolls-Royce SCP||Basic Level of Assurance (BLOA) Software||Level 2-4|
These system requirements are applicable to Exostar's Managed Access Gateway (MAG), ForumPass, ProcurePass, SourcePass and Supply Chain Platform.
Browser and Operating System Software
In order to provide a stable and reliable platform, Exostar continues to upgrade our recommended user configuration to account for browser and operating system updates provided by Microsoft and other software vendors. These software vendors provide maintenance through patches, service packs and new software versions. As new releases are made available by the software vendors, support for the older versions is retired. In the event Exostar's customers experience a problem running our Internet solutions using the old versions of their software, they will be directed to upgrade to the latest release and test to see if the issue has been resolved. At times, software vendors may release new updates at a cadence that Exostar will not match. In some cases, users may utilize different browsers or recently released browser versions or that Exostar has not yet fully reviewed with its products.
Exostar will always make every effort to provide support for issues our customers have accessing and using our solutions. The limitations to that support may be technical, and subject to either actions needed on the part of the user (upgrades or alternate browsers), or the need for future enhancements to Exostar’s solutions. Exostar will make best efforts to maintain Internet solutions that work with the current and previous version (if still supported by MS) browser and operating system combinations provided by Microsoft. Based on our website statistics, over 95% of our current customer base utilizes Microsoft products.
The following outlines the system requirements for accessing Exostar solutions:
|Exostar Browser/OS Support|
Exostar Solutions will work with these browser/OS combinations
Exostar has conducted high-level testing of its Solutions to identify any critical issues. Support will be provided but may be limited to the extent issues have been identified.
(RS) Roadmap Support
Exostar recognizes the potential need for future support but has not conducted any testing to date. Inclusion in future roadmap scope is not guaranteed, but has been identified as a candidate.
(NT) May work but not tested on for new upgrades
Exostar Solutions are not tested with these browser/OS combinations.
|**IE 11||Please note that IE 11 users may experience page rendering or performance issues within Exostar's Trading Partner Manager (TPM). Please use compatibility mode in IE11 if you experience issues.|
Recommended workstation configurations:
Operating System/Browser Combination
These OS/Browser combinations are not all inclusive, but have been proven as stable combinations.
512 MB or higher memory is recommended for best performance. Proper system memory allows for efficient operation of the applications.
Exostar's services are primarily browser driven. System performance improvements from additional RAM will be evident to the extent overall system improvements are realized
1 GHz or better CPU speed is recommended for best performance.
The more powerful (faster) CPU speed will allow for more efficient operation of the applications.
2Mb/sec or better
(A lower connection speed will result in slower performance or possible system time outs due to extended run times.)
Exostar utilizes Adobe Reader for downloading training and other support materials.
JRE Version 8 or higher
The most current version of JRE is recommended, however Version 7 or higher is acceptable.
In addition to major software releases, Microsoft offers ongoing product enhancements through service packs and 'product updates'. Exostar will maintain currency with these updates as part of our ongoing release cycle testing, ensuring that our planned major release testing utilizes the latest software updates available. In the event that our customers experience a problem running our Internet solutions using the old versions of the software, including an out of date 'update' level, they may be directed to upgrade to the latest 'update' level to resolve the reported issue.
You can see the Microsoft supported configurations at: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps/#Internet_Explorer.