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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
Nobody wants to cause business leaders to roll their eyes and consider audit processes and reports as just one more challenge to endure. Let’s also look at some best practices that can help auditors add the most value and be seen in a whole new light.read more
The prescription drug epidemic is huge…but what can the GRC professional do about it? With proper data management and access to multiple sources of data, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) professionals have a unique ability to tap sought-after insight into the root cause of issues, using data analytics, mapping and visualizations.read more
Imagine the scenario: Your data specialist is leaving your office and you’re still letting the news sink in. Don’t panic. Here are three ways to help ease the transition of this important job.read more
In this post, ACL’s Nonie Dalton discusses why procurement fraud is a risk that everyone needs to mitigate, and shares ways to look for procurement fraud in your organization.read more
It may seem like there’s a trade-off between running a high-performance process versus reducing the risks of fraud, error, abuse and regulatory non-compliance, but combining some best practices with risk and control management software can put you well on your way to reducing fraud, error, abuse and compliance violations in a number of ways.read more
If your organization is in the financial sector, the chances are high that you’re aware of the regulatory requirements and risks around money laundering. But what about other industries? What sort of risks are there and what measures are needed to address them?read more
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