GRC Archives - ACL

12 tips to help you “become sought after”

David Coderre President, CAATS At the annual ACL user conference (Connections 2017) the recurring theme was “Being Sought After.” Employees who are sought after are recognized by senior management. In the case of ACL users, this means their ability to use analytics to...

ACL delivers government organization 702% return on investment

Few organizations can claim a 702% return on investment from technology implementation but one government organization has been able to achieve exactly that with ACL GRC and Analytics. ACL commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct an independent Total Economic...

Technology deficiencies in the Three Lines of Defense

Dan Zitting, CPA.CITP, CGMA, CISA, GRCA Chief Product Officer, ACL      Since the emergence of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the use of technology in processes related to risks and controls has truly started to take meaningful shape in many organizations....

How to take the time (and stress) out of reporting

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...

How multiple departments at ACL use ACL technology

Guess what? At ACL we actually use ACL as a tool in multiple departments across our organization as a corporate “crystal ball” that gives us never-before seen, real-time oversight. From finance to IT, all the way up to the CEO, our team is constantly looking for cool...

GRC professionals and spreadsheets … time for a “new car”?

John Verver, CPA CA, CISA, CMC Advisor to ACL      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...

Customer Spotlight: See who’s doing amazing things with ACL

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. In...

How healthcare GRC professionals can save lives

What do you think was the number one cause of accidental deaths in the United States in 2016? A common answer is car accidents, which used to be the number one cause of accidental deaths back in the day. In fact, the number of accidental car deaths reached its peak in...

Your data specialist is leaving. Now what?

Shane Grimm Senior Product Manager, ACL Imagine the scenario: Your data specialist is leaving your office and you’re still letting the news sink in. They’ve been your go-to person for years, giving you the information you needed from whatever system you came across....

Building a business case for GRC technology

There’s never a good time to “buy software,” but it’s always a great time to make a rewarding investment! I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the brightest audit, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) leaders in the world for nearly a decade. All too often...