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To ease some of the fear and misperceptions surrounding the mandated move of federal agencies’ IT systems into the cloud, here are the top four ways cloud is, in actuality, more secure than legacy systems.read more
There is not an audit team on Earth that has an adequate number of people to look at all key aspects of risk with a manual approach, and there never will be. Therefore, in the age of the digital enterprise, it is imperative we extend our reach through data and automation.read more
Real-life stories of how rock star auditors are using the power of automation to deliver a perspective that’s much broader and more objective than what anyone else in the organization can provide.read more
Data analytics is an increasingly critical element of conducting fraud risk management. In this blog, Dave Coderre, President of CAATS, looks at the landscape of fraud risk management, including fraud assessment, monitoring, and investigations, and the key elements of these, in light of a number of guiding reports and best practices.read more
If you have an identified analytics skills gap, or don’t have the time or money to invest in training, here are four ways ACL can unlock your analytics greatness.read more
How can you achieve an optimum balance between running a high-performance financial process and efficiently managing the gaps that exist in your ERP-centric controls?read more
Does the word “reporting” give you anxiety? You’re not alone. Many governance, compliance and risk professionals spend hundreds of hours a year producing reports to fit into a specific format or template. And by the time that long, exhaustive process is finished, it’s...read more
Guess what? At ACL we actually use ACL as a tool in multiple departments across our organization. From finance to IT, all the way up to the CEO, our team is constantly looking for cool new ways to utilize the ACL Platform.read more
To comply or not to comply? That is NOT the question. Taking a black and white approach to compliance is ideal and easy, but with increasing risk in today’s business landscape, compliance management is complex. Addressing every single regulation, standard or rule, and...read more
We sat down with ACL’s Corporate Controller, Adrienne Taylor, to explore how she and her accounting team use ACL to ease those month-end pains and close the books faster and more accurately.read more
In this post, ACL’s Nonie Dalton discusses how to keep government procurement fraud in check and gives four simple steps to help you manage the mitigation process.read more
Managing cell phone costs can be a notorious plague on an organization. In this post, learn how the IT team at ACL uses the ACL Platform to better manage corporate cell phone costs and avoid waste.read more
There are plenty of reasons why many GRC professionals still use spreadsheets, often along with MS Word Docs and SharePoint, to run their risk management and compliance processes. The problem is that the reasons are usually not very good ones.read more
Whether you’re looking to implement a compliance management system or rebooting your current system, this technology buying guide covers the core functional elements that make a big difference in the efficiency of a regulatory or policy compliance management system, as well as user satisfaction.read more
John Verver discusses the 2017 North America Pulse of Internal Audit report from the Institute of Internal Audit’s (IIA) Audit Executive Center, and how it addresses the need for data analytics in organizations.read more
TheTennessee Department of Transportation’s Director of Internal Audit and the City Auditor from City of Gainesville, Florida, shares how implementing a purpose-built solution has supported their initiatives and the long-term sustainability of their team.read more
As the list of ACL customers from all across the globe continues to grow, we are consistently blown away by all of the amazing things they are doing! More than 14,000 GRC teams worldwide rely on ACL to make their day more productive, more valuable and more fun. Here are a couple that we’ve learned a lot from—so forgive us for bragging.read more
Whatever your perspective on the rights or wrongs of transfer pricing or ‘profit shifting’, it looks increasingly likely that country by country reports (CBCR) will have a material impact on transparency. But why is that?read more
Many businesses and government entities are struggling to manage compliance requirements. Here are five compliance challenges we see all the time (so you can avoid them!).read more
Fraud is far too common in today’s environment, consuming an average of 5-10% of an organization’s annual revenue. We asked customers who play a role in preventing and detecting fraud in their organization to answer some questions to help us better understand the business side of the issue.read more
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