GRC technology leader is first to provide aggregated metric of risk and compliance assurance
ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 20, 2017 – IIA GAM Conference – ACL, a software provider helping governments and the world’s largest companies quantify risk, stamp out fraud and optimize performance, today announced its Spring 2017 product release, becoming the first software firm to combine risk assurance and compliance assurance into a single, aggregated metric. This release more aggressively launches the company into the growing enterprise and operational risk management software market.
In addition to building the first visualized data-driven way to manage enterprise risk, ACL has also revolutionized how to map and track regulatory changes to minimize the daily operational burden of compliance. The combination finally provides boards and executive teams with a simple and holistic understanding of their organization’s global risk management and compliance posture.
“Risk management is notoriously subjective, and it’s time that organizations had a more objective way of understanding and acting on it,” commented Dan Zitting, chief product officer at ACL. “We’ve created a data-driven methodology for continuous assessment that actually enables an informed, quantifiable, real-time approach to enterprise risk management that is mapped to strategic objectives, including aligning KRIs with KPIs.”
An objective, quantified approach to enterprise risk management (ERM)
Organizations are demanding a more scientific approach to ERM in order to better evaluate and seize performance opportunities. ACL customers are now able to map risks directly to specific strategic performance goals within the software and then systematically, using data analytics, assess and act on the roadblocks on the path to achieving those goals. Spring release updates include:
Lightening the operational burden & cost of regulatory compliance
With thousands of regulatory changes occurring each year, keeping on top of compliance can be daunting. Add in an increasing risk of massive penalties and, in some cases, being held personally liable, and it’s overwhelmingly clear how important it is to maintain updated, accurate compliance records.
ACL’s Spring 2017 updates enable compliance managers to track and quickly map the requirements that matter most, easing the compliance burden while documenting everything to provide clear, self-serve oversight for regulators.
“With these enhancements from ACL, we can easily create an objective picture of our combined risk and compliance assurance,” commented Rod Verhulp, vice president of finance at Equinix. “We can thoroughly understand our own performance and the obstacles we’re facing—all informed by our own transactional data.”
To see how Equinix is using the ACL Platform for data-driven enterprise risk management, visit: www.acl.com/project/data-driven-enterprise-risk-management-at-equinix.
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