Analyst Guidance Reports for Audit Management, Compliance and Oversight Software
Recognizes Cloud-Based ACL GRC

VANCOUVER, May 6, 2015ACL, the technology company that is transforming audit and risk, today announced that its flagship audit, risk and compliance management software system ACL™ GRC has been listed as a representative vendor in recent market guide reports from leading technology analyst firm Gartner. The 2015 Market Guide for Audit Management Solutions and 2015 Market Guide for Corporate Compliance and Oversight Software feature an analysis of the major players in these GRC-related software categories.

“Compliance professionals have seen their roles become ever more visible, more challenging and more important within their organizations over the last five to 10 years, as the global legal and regulatory landscape continues to become more complex,” Gartner states in the report1. This changing role has only increased the need for sophisticated compliance software.

ACL offers a cloud-based audit, risk and compliance management solution that is frequently cited for its ease of use, low IT infrastructure requirements and extremely high rates of customer satisfaction. A recent survey of audit and compliance leaders at current ACL GRC customers found that more than 80% found the product “easy or very easy” to learn and over half stated that using ACL GRC led to an immediate improvement in how their team is perceived by senior management. One hundred percent of customers reported that they have been able to broaden the scope of their team’s work with the help of ACL GRC.

“We believe being listed as a representative vendor in not one but two of Gartner’s defined GRC use cases is great validation our data-driven approach to GRC and our true, cloud-based multi-tenant deployment strategy,” said Dan Zitting, Vice President of Product Management and Design at ACL. “Whether you lead a compliance or audit team, the value of assessing risk, analyzing actual transactional data and easily surfacing true risk to corporate performance cannot be overstated. It resonates with senior leadership and that’s what makes GRC professionals sought after.”

1 Gartner, Market Guide for Corporate Compliance and Oversight Software, Jeffrey Wheatman, 30 March 2015.

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About ACL
ACL delivers technology solutions that are transforming audit and risk management. Through a combination of software and expert content, ACL enables powerful internal controls that identify and mitigate risk, protect profits, and accelerate performance.

Driven by a desire to expand the horizons of audit and risk management so they can deliver greater strategic business value, we develop and advocate technology that strengthens results, simplifies adoption, and improves usability. ACL’s integrated family of products—including our cloud-based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solution and flagship data analytics products—combine all vital components of audit and risk, and are used seamlessly at all levels of the organization, from the C-suite to front line audit and risk professionals and the business managers they interface with. Enhanced reporting and dashboards provide transparency and business context that allows organizations to focus on what matters.

And, thanks to 25 years of experience and our consultative approach, we ensure fast, effective implementation, so customers realize concrete business results fast at low risk. Our actively engaged community of more than 14,000 customers around the globe—including 89% of the Fortune 500—tells our story best. Visit us online at

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